Title: Senior Engineer, MEMS Characterization
Department: MEMS Engineering
Location: Itasca, Illinois
Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) is a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace, and industrial markets. Knowles uses its leading position in MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) microphones and strong capabilities in audio processing technologies to optimize audio systems and improve the user experience in mobile, ear, and IoT applications. Knowles is also the leader in acoustics components used in hearing aids and has a strong position in high-end capacitors. Knowles' focus on the customer, combined with unique technology, proprietary manufacturing techniques, rigorous testing and global scale, enables it to deliver innovative solutions that optimize the user experience. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles is a global organization with employees in 11 countries. For more information, visit knowles.com.
As a Knowles team member, you are encouraged to challenge the status quo and see possibility in unexpected places. Because of our entrepreneurial culture, the only limit is your imagination. If you thrive in an agile, fast-paced and collaborative environment, you will fit right in. If you are driven by constantly redefining the gold standard of products and services that help customers, you will be a valuable member of Knowles. Let's move ideas from concept to reality together.
MEMS Characterization Engineer will work with design, process, and failure analysis engineer on assisting characterization and failure analysis of the MEMS device, while supporting technology development, product qualifications and quality monitoring. Employee will maintain and develop new test solutions, ensure high tool availability and balance/optimize utilization, recommending hardware requirements based on existing trends in characterization.
Developing and maintain MEMS test solutions for development and production, collaborating with design and process engineering to further characterization efforts and drive yield improvement
Ensuring hardware and software installations are flawless in development and production environments.
Continuous improvement of characterization capabilities collaborating with MEMS development team
Developing procedures to support development and manufacturing characterization
Setup and execute calibration protocols to ensure quality of test results
Lead equipment procurement/documentation/maintenance and assist with facilities planning
Support microphone, MEMS, assembly investigations and failure analysis
Work with design and process engineer to define characterization requirements and support execution of the characterization, including submitting work order requests and writing characterization reports.
Bachelor of Science/Engineering in Electrical/Mechanical/Material/Computer Engineering (or related field) or 4+ years industry experience in semiconductor/MEMS/test development environment
Experience troubleshooting, debugging and with failure analysis for MEMS sensors
Familiar with material/device characterization using optical, electrical, mechanical methods
Knowledge of calibration methodologies and best practices
Basic knowledge of statistical analysis (JMP, MiniTab, R) is an asset
Reliability testing experience is an asset
Experience with electrical test equipment such as parameter analyzer, oscilloscope, probe station, and data acquisition system is desired
Experience with advanced surface science methodologies (SEM, Raman, Auger, FIB, FTIR) an asset
Hands on experience on developing environmental testing setup and fixtures for sensors under thermal, vibration, and electrical tests is a plus