Process Technician (Semiconductor)

Kyocera Corp Vancouver , WA 98660

Posted 4 weeks ago

Kyocera International, Inc. has an opening for an R&D Wafer Technician in our Vancouver, WA facility.

Kyocera International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high tech ceramic which is used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, industrial applications, and semiconductor processing. We have an excellent benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Pension and 401(k) with company match.

The Process Technician will be responsible for preparing, characterizing, and processing semiconductor crystals, wafers and related materials. This work will be performed in clean room and non-clean-room environments and involves working with fragile materials, chemicals, gases, and specialized equipment. The Process Technician works closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and technicians in an interactive environment to establish engineering and production manufacturing capability.

(Tasks listed are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive. An employee in this position may perform any of the tasks listed; however, these examples do not include all the tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.)


  • 1+ years' experience in chemical/material processing, semiconductor processing, or wafer preparation; 2+ or 5+ years preferred.

  • 2+ years' experience working in a semiconductor cleanroom preferred.

  • Experience operating and maintaining machine and processing tools, such as surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, wire-saws, lappers, polishers, and spin-coaters is highly desirable.

  • 1+ years' experience with safe handling of hazardous chemicals.

  • 1+ years' experience with vacuum, gas, and/or liquid plumbing is desirable.

  • Ability to diagnose and correct plumbing, electrical, and instrument issues is desirable.

  • Electrical/instrument experience; experience operating small machine tools such as drill press, hydraulic press, lathe is desirable.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Excellent fine motor skills.

  • High level of personal energy; strong work ethic.

  • Experience with safe handling of hazardous chemicals.

  • Capable of working independently and recording data.

  • Demonstrated safety-oriented mindset.

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must pass background check and drug screen.

  • Ability to communicate clearly in English.


  • Prepares and performs semiconductor-related materials processing in clean room and non-clean-room environments, working with fragile materials, chemicals, gases, and specialized equipment.

  • Independently operates machines and tool for processing semiconductor wafers.

  • Carries out wet processing of materials in a cleanroom environment.

  • Performs evaluations and documents results related to semiconductor wafer preparation.

  • Follows work instructions and other associated process documentation.

  • Works independently.

  • Makes observations and takes measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data.

  • Adapts to changing priorities and schedules.

  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


High school, plus specialized schooling and/or on the job education in a specific skill area; E.G. data processing, clerical/administrative, equipment operation, etc, plus 2-5 years related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Under general supervision where standard practice enables the employee to proceed alone on routine work, referring all questionable cases to supervisor.


Regular use of complex machines and equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software, road and production machines and equipment, etc.)


No public contact.


Basic: Alphanumeric Data Entry, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing


The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; frequently required to walk, sit; and occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.


The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change and other duties may be assigned or removed at any time.

This position may require exposure to information subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Kyocera International, Inc. values diversity in its workforce, and is proud to be an AAP/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran stat

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Process Technician (Semiconductor)

Kyocera Corp