Specification Technician

Shin-Etsu Handotai America Inc Vancouver , WA 98660

Posted 3 weeks ago


SEH is the world leader in semiconductor silicon products, and SEH America ships silicon wafers throughout the world. The Specification Technician converts semiconductor customer requirements for silicon wafers into SEH internal requirements, including the process flow, recipes, dimensional and cleanliness requirements, packaging, labeling and shipping. It requires a detailed knowledge of customer and SEH internal processes. The position involves frequent communication with leading edge semiconductor customers, SEH sales and applications engineers, and SEH internal production personnel.


  • Act as liaison with Engineering and Production departments and other company personnel regarding interpretation of product specifications and component requirements.

  • Enter technical specifications for finished products and/or materials within the Specification Management system as directed.

  • Enter manufacturing standards data for finished goods as directed.

  • Complete timely modifications of finished product and material specifications as directed.

  • Generate specification reports and route for approval within the Specification Management system.

  • Work with data and input from a variety of sources to compile information into complex part and assembly specifications.

  • Review and validate the specification information for accuracy to avoid discrepancies, redundancies, errors or omissions.

  • Communicate any problems or inconsistencies with the project manager, product developer or other team member for resolution prior to routing for approval.

  • Follow up with various workflow approvers and expedite process when necessary.

  • Execute multiple projects concurrently and efficiently. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in STEM discipline. Will consider a combination of a combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Strong math skills (good arithmetic, knowledge of basic geometry and basics of significant digits / rounding, scientific notation).

  • Basic statistics (means, sigma, standard deviation, CpK).

  • Excellent organization skills (ability to handle multiple tasks at one time).

  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • Experience w/ MS Excel (frequent use of spreadsheets to track progress and communicate information).

  • Excellent verbal communication skills (must effectively communicate spec information in meetings and by phone to production supervisors and engineers).


  • Cultural awareness (experience and ability to work with other cultures throughout the world).

  • Japanese and/or Chinese language skills helpful.

  • Science / Engineering education (any formal education in a basic science or engineering discipline is a plus).

  • Computer programming experience is ideal (advanced spec writer involves basic programming).

  • Experience in a semiconductor related industry preferred.


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SEH America offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with low employee out of pocket cost

  • 401(k) plan with a company match plus additional employer contribution

  • Tuition assistance paid directly to school

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short and long term disability

  • Excellent paid time off benefit including vacation, sick, holidays, and other leave programs

  • Subsidized childcare

  • Various award and recognition programs

  • On-site fitness center open 24/7

  • Community garden

SEH America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to military and veteran status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious creed, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. We are a drug free workplace and follow federal standards of what are considered prohibited drugs. Offers of employment are contingent on a pre-employment drug screen. SEH-A participates in E-Verify. More information can be found on our website.

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