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Yield and Defectivity Control Engineer
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2000 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. At present we hold positions in our CMORET department for a m/f Yield & defectivity control Engineer.

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.
On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care on site, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.  To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

Job Description:

You will be a member of the CMORET department (CMOS based imager and sensor projects, MEMS and optoelectronic devices). The Process Quality Team strives to improve wafer fab defectivity and solve systematic yield limiting process issues to enable low volume production of niche silicon based projects.

  • You will be a key member of the process quality improvement team constantly involved in improving the overall process quality at imec.
  • Process Quality Improvement involves improving process margins and defect reductions thereby improving the overall process stability and predictability. 
  • You will work closely with the process development group, the Fab and the customers to understand and solve product yield issues.
  • Defect characterization and reduction is an integral part of process quality improvement.
  • Several years of experience within a semiconductor wafer fabrication environment (integration, device or yield experience preferred).
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in science or electrical engineering. 
  • You are capable of leading cross functional teams to solve fabrication and defectivity issues.
  • You must have a thorough understanding of semiconductor processing and a fairly good understanding of testing and product yield.
  • Proficient and analytical with problem solving skills. 
  • Highly responsive to customer demands.
  • Familiar with defect inspection, characterization and reduction. 
  • Familiar with process margin studies and design of experiments.
  • You have excellent communication skills. 
  • You are an enthusiastic and creative team player. 
  • Fluency in English is a must in imec’s international working environment.
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Date Posted: September 10, 2012