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IMT is located in Santa Barbara, California.  It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, nestled between miles of beaches and mountains that motivates you to enjoy an active lifestyle in the beautiful natural environment.

Working for IMT will be exhilarating as you will be interacting with the top professionals in the MEMS industry — providing a fast, aggressive, results-oriented work environment that allows employees to flourish. 

Be one of the team members, and contribute to manufacturing the most complex MEMS devices in the world.  We make MEMS work.

Please click on the appropriate links below to apply — include a cover letter and attach your current resume (text or Microsoft® Word) with the completed employment application form (also available in Adobe Acrobat version) to the human resources department.

IMT is an equal opportunity employer.

 
Positions


Process Development Engineer

  • General Description
    • Develop the processes for MEMS fabrication to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met
    • Troubleshoot development problems with the fabrication process and take corrective action
    • Research the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment
    • Work closely with management and customers on technical issues and problem resolution
    • Compile and present data to management and customers during product development and production
  • Detailed Job Duties
    • Evaluate, implement, and monitor wafer fabrication processes and operating lithography, vacuum, electroplating, and wet etch systems for the development and production of MEMS products
    • Create process flow and DOEs
    • Create/edit/maintain necessary documentation
    • Monitor and improve the efficiency, output, and safety of manufacturing processes through observations and measurements of data
    • Work closely with other Engineers and Technicians for quality control
    • Assume responsibility for safety/environmental issues and ongoing performance of processes
    • All other duties, as assigned
  • Work Experience, Education, and Physical Requirements
    • A minimum of 4 years hands-on experience in silicon and glass wafer processing
    • Experience with stepper-based photolithography, vacuum and wet processing, wafer to wafer bonding, microstructure electroplating
    • MEMS Testing methods, SEM and AFM characterization
    • PhD preferred but minimum of a MS/MA in a scientific discipline required
    • Great communication, interpersonal and computer skills
    • Ability to work in both a clean room environment and office environment
    • Must be able to don and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Job Code: 2015-PDE-02-02 [ Click to apply to this position ]


Process Engineer I

  • General Description
    • Optimize and develop MEMS fabrication processes to ensure quality, cost, and efficiency requirements are met, while maintaining the flow of production material in the Fab
    • Troubleshoot problems with the fabrication process and implement corrective actions
    • Work closely with management, supervisors, and technicians on technical issues and problem resolution
    • Compile and present data to management during product development and production
  • Detailed Job Duties
    • Ensure flow of production material in the Fab is moving according to schedule with proper quality control
    • Evaluate, develop, implement, and monitor processes and operating systems for the development of MEMS devices
    • Create/edit/maintain necessary documentation and data (Eyelit travelers, EOIs, QAIs, MPIs, etc)
    • Work with program manager and manufacturing engineering team to solve problems and resolve technical issues regarding MEMS fabrication
    • Present data to management
    • Assess the availability of raw materials and their safety and environmental impact of the facility
    • Monitor and improve the efficiency, output, and safety of manufacturing processes through observations and measurements of data
    • Work closely with other Engineers and Technicians for quality control
    • Assume responsibility for safety/environmental issues and ongoing performance of processes
    • Proactively lead dispositions on DR’d lots
    • Perform failure analysis
    • Train engineers and technicians on fabrication processes and procedures
    • Writes ECOs and implements changes to processes using ECOs
    • All other duties, as assigned
  • Work Experience, Education, and Physical Requirements
    • A minimum of 2 years hands-on experience in silicon and glass wafer processing
    • Experience with stepper-based photolithography, vacuum and wet processing, wafer to wafer bonding, microstructure electroplating MEMS Testing methods, FIB/SEM
    • BS in a scientific discipline required
    • Great communication, interpersonal, and computer skills
    • Ability to work in both a clean room environment and office environment
    • Must be able to don and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Job Code: 2015-PE-15-01 [ Click to apply to this position ]


Document Control Administrator I

  • General Description
    • Candidate must have the ability to develop and revise documents, process change orders, and maintain online and hard copy records in a high tech manufacturing environment
  • Detailed Job Duties
    • Generate, revise and release manufacturing documents
    • Accurately process Engineering Change Orders
    • Notify customers and suppliers for changes affecting them
    • Maintain online and hard copy documentation
    • Perform department internal audits and take corrective action where necessary
  • Work Experience, Education, and Physical Requirements 
    • B.A./B.S. degree required
    • Minimum 2 years of experience preparing, editing, and finalizing documents desired
    • Attention to detail, good communication, and time management skills
    • Working knowledge of, and ability to work within, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (FDA) and ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive)
    • Software experience mandatory:  MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat
    • Ability to work in office environment
  • Job Code: 2015-DCA-14-01 [ Click to apply to this position ]


Manager of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

  • General Description
    • Will be the cross-function team leader to select, purchase, install, and operate IMT’s first ERP system
    • Subsequently, will implement and manage ERP systems projects and provide ongoing operation/maintenance of the ERP Systems; to act as liaison between the department end-users and the ERP System; and to perform related work as required
  • Detailed Job Duties
    • Architect and full execute ERP systems implementation projects from start to finish
    • Utilizes knowledge of ERP systems to assist users in systemizing business processes and implementing these in ERP software process flows
    • Provides instructions, training sessions, assistance, and technical support services to ERP System end-users
    • Creates and updates ERP policies and procedures, business rules, end user desk aids, and training materials
    • Works with IT team to restore, correct and/or recover data, and to develop and design customer reports
    • Provides management with reports as needed
    • Tests new system functionality, reports, and queries in test databases
    • Troubleshoots system problems
    • Ensures that the end users have optimum use of the system
    • Responsible for continuous improvement in system reliability, availability and performance
  • Work Experience, Education, and Physical Requirements 
    • Must come from a semiconductor manufacturing background -- Internal wafer fabrication, not outsourced
    • Must have helped select and implement ERP systems at least once; preferably 2 -3 times
    • Must comprehensively understand data structures to best plan for some semiconductor-specific IT problems:
      • Yields, & yield tracking by product/process
      • Products change form from wafers to probed die to singulated die
      • Lot tracking systems versus wafer tracking versus die tracking
        • Lot splits: parent/child visibility
        • Lot re-combinations
        • Bonusing back into WIP, products which had been initially scrapped
      • Software to correctly account for Rework
      • Exception processing, so the development organization can work with tools owed and operated by the production organization
    • Must comprehensively understand date structures for the more universal manufacturing IT problems
      • MRP systems: raw materials lead time & procurement
        • Managing min/max stocking levels of raw materials and manufacturing consumables
        • Predicting raw material requirements based on delivery forecasts
      • Scheduling systems: cycle times, lead times, reverse-planning from due dates
        • Availability-to-promise analysis
        • Critical Ratio
      • Dispatch software & algorithms to initiate production by part #, and tool
      • Queuing software & algorithms to optimize throughput
      • Work-in-process linearization software
      • Layered prioritization systems o Backlog and delinquency analysis
      • Optimization of part-numbering systems for traceability and inventory control
      • Software for Bottleneck analysis, capacity planning, and optimization of tool utilization
    • Understand how to optimize the relationship between ERP system software, and MES software (Manufacturing Execution System)
      • Tradeoffs of what functionality is best implemented in which of the two environments, and vice versa
      • Software interface so these two major applications can communicate and work well together
    • Understand trade-offs between hosting ERP on local servers versus cloud-hosted SAS implementations
    • Post-ERP implementation
      • Works well with Production Planning and Control organizations, Customer Service, and Finance
      • Can function well as applications consultant to these three “internal customer” organizations
      • Can recruit and manage personnel to maintain real-time operation of manufacturing IT systems 24/7
    • Educational Requirements:
      • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Sciences; Masters or MBA highly desired
      • Minimum 10 - 15 year experience providing application analysis and support for ERP systems environments required
      • Proficiency in SQL, Excel, Crystal Reports, and familiarity with relational database structures preferred
      • 10 - 15 years of applicable business experience required
      • Experience must demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge in the areas of resource planning, process engineering, and business analytics
      • Industry-recognized certifications in project Management, such as PMP, CAPM, etc.
      • Experience working as a member of an implementation team for a large, full lifecycle development project (from analysis through post-go-live support
      • Experience writing requirements, process and training documents, as well as test cases and plans preferred
    • Other skills and abilities:
      • High level of understanding of application programming concepts and tools
      • Self-motivated and able to prioritize requests and take ownership of tasks from origination to resolution
      • Good at face-to-face customer service
      • Attention to detail using thorough thought processes
      • Excellent problem solving, troubleshooting, organization, time management, and communication skills
      • Committed to company values
      • Ability to think out of the box to adapt conventional systems to unique circumstances
      • Must be able to adapt to flexible and changing circumstances
      • Strong project planning and management skills are a must; ability to breakdown complex problems into manageable goals is required
      • Experience in interfacing effectively with all levels and demonstrated success at building team relationships and partnerships across organizational lines
      • Projects a positive can do attitude
      • Must be committed to the success of the entire organization
      • Availability to work during off peak work hours when necessary to insure smooth operations during office hours – may include on-call support
  • Job Code: 2015-MERPS-01-01 [ Click to apply to this position ]


Quality Engineer

  • Detailed Job Duties
    • Audit, maintain and refine ISO 9001 quality management systems
    • Develop, implement and improve ISO/TS 16949 systems
    • Support Automated Optical Inspection system development
    • Validate production and quality system software
    • Lead and manage Corrective Action Request system
    • Team with Manufacturing and Engineering on improvement projects
    • Analyze product, process, gage, customer and supplier data for compliance and improvement
    • Support QA department
  • Work Experience, Education, and Physical Requirements
    • BA/BS degree required, or advanced degree
    • Minimum 3 years wafer fab experience, MEMS field desired
    • Certified ISO/TS 16949 internal auditor or minimum 3 years’ experience developing ISO/TS 16949 systems
    • Experience validating processes and software
    • Excellent working knowledge of SPC and Gage Capability
    • Ability to work independently, in groups and generate appropriate report
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good working knowledge of MS Office products
  • Job Code: 2015-QE-14-01 [ Click to apply to this position ]


Photolithography Engineer

  • General Description
    • IMT is looking for a talented photolithography process engineer to sustain current production and lead the development of new processes
    • This includes ownership of advanced steppers, mask aligner and coater track equipment, photo process control, qualification operations, equipment performance, and reaction plans
    • Work will take place in IMT’s 150 mm production and development cleanroom in Santa Barbara, CA
    • No travel required
  • Detailed Job Duties
    • Process and sustaining engineering support for photolithography modules in Production and Development programs
    • Develop resist processes including creating recipes for coater track and stepper
    • Ownership of all photolithography SPC (control charts) and ppk performance improvement
    • Document procedures and train techs on stepper maintenance (after receiving OEM stepper training)
    • Match processes on multiple coaters and steppers
    • Create OCAPs, take lead on corrective actions/8D efforts
    • Implement cost reduction strategies and process improvements
    • Design, run, and report DOEs
    • Analyze statistical data with JMP
  • Work Experience, Education, and Physical Requirements
    • B.S. plus 5 years of industry experience or M.S. plus 2 years of industry experience or Ph.D. with/without industry experience
    • Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Material Science, or Chemical Engineering
    • Detailed knowledge and hands-on experience using resists, aligners and metrology equipment required
    • Experience with i-line Nikon Steppers, Suss contact aligners, and SVG and TEL coaters preferred
    • Very strong skills in SPC, 8D, FMEA, OCAPs and DOE
    • Strong documentation skills required
    • Demonstrated skills in problem solving
    • Self directed with experience leading projects
    • Excellent communications skills (oral and written)
    • Experience in photolithography metrology is a plus
  • Job Code: 2014-PE-06-01 [ Click to apply to this position ]


Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift

  • General Description
    • IMT is Seeking talented technician to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on wafer fab manufacturing equipment in a class 100 semiconductor production cleanroom in Santa Barbara CA
  • Detailed Job Duties
    • Work with Equipment Engineers to improve an increase equipment uptime
    • Work with vendors, field service and technical representatives
    • Order parts, attend shift passdown meetings, and communicate daily activities
    • Make database entries to document all work performed on equipment
    • This is a non-exempt position working on a compressed work week shift -- 3rd shift
      • Work hours are 4 pm to 3:30 am Monday through Thursday (after training and attaining certain level of experience)
      • Regular overtime may be required
    • This is an in fab position and requires wearing cleanroom attire and working in a cleanroom environment
    • Standing for long periods and lifting 60+ lbs is required
    • You may be required to wear PPE and be exposed to chemicals
    • Experience with advanced semiconductor equipment such as wafer Nikon stepper, Veeco PVD and STS PECVD, Tystar LPCVD, ICP etchers, SVG/TEL coater tracks, Suss wafer bonders, Plasmatherm RIE, and robotic wet benches is preferred
  • Work Experience, Education, and Physical Requirements
    • Minimum of H.S. diploma with 15 years experience OR A.A. degree in electronics or manufacturing technology or equivalent with 10 years experience
    • Minimum of 3 years experience in production semiconductor process equipment maintenance
    • Excellent analytical, verbal and communication skills required
    • Computer skills with both non-windows and windows operating systems preferred
    • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and responsibilities
    • Hands-on participation and strong sense of ownership
    • Ability to work in fast paced, high volume production environment
    • Ability to work on all IMT shifts
  • Job Code: 2014-MT-04-01 [ Click to apply to this position ]



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