Team Leader Cleaning, Plating & CMP Process Engineering
Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! Currently we are looking for an inspirational Team Leader Cleaning, Plating & CMP Process Engineering.
As Team Leader for Cleaning, Plating & CMP Process Engineering (CPE), with a strong technical background in the area of cleaning, plating & CMP process development, you are responsible for the day-to-day support to the Fab for wet cleaning, plating & CMP processes. Together with your team, you develop new cleaning, plating & CMP processes specifically for the area of CMORE (MEMS, actuators, sensors). You are responsible for improvement projects, cycle time and operational efficiency.
Your industry experience will help you to implement methodology in order to develop robust cleaning, CMP & plating processes. Efficient solutions for day-to-day problems regarding process stability and quality in our 200mm (focused on MTM high end specialty components) and 300mm (focused on advanced scaling) R&D Fabs are your first focus. Your practical experience in cleaning, plating & CMP process development is crucial to manage goals, milestones, set the right priorities and ensure high quality processes for your team. You enjoy leading your team with solid knowledge, clear goals and up to date work planning. Being a communicative people manager, you motivate your team to reach challenging milestones. You ensure the daily collaboration with operations, hardware engineering, the cleaning, plating & CMP process development teams as well as equipment suppliers run smoothly.
Your key responsibilities are:
- Securing tool stability by implementing and following up on the right process controls.
- Follow up of the day-to-day issues linked to the processes in the area.
- Follow up and coaching of the process development work supporting various programs and projects.
- Identifying, initiating and implementation of operational efficiency improvements.
- Managing the team resources to optimally support the requests from various stakeholders.
- Coaching the team resources towards enhanced skill levels.
- Contacts with equipment suppliers.
You have a Master’s degree in Engineering, in Applied Sciences or in Science (Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Biochemistry or Physics). Relevant hands-on experience in wet cleaning, plating and CMP process development within the semi-conductor industry is required. You have a passion for progressive technology and processes. You understand the interaction between hardware and process and are able to set-up the right characterization for processes in development and tool monitoring. You have experience in efficiently managing a team and are enthusiastic to take up challenges and reach ambitious objectives with your team. Sharing your experience and knowledge within your team members give you energy in your job. As you will work in and with cross functional teams, strong communication and reporting competencies are required, as well as excellent planning and organizational skills.
We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international and multicultural 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. Furthermore, imec offers a variety of training opportunities and social services.