Manpower Group Diffusion Process Engineer in Austin, Texas

Diffusion Engineer

SAS is seeking an engineer for the Diffusion team. Primary responsibilities include in-fab tool improvement and sustaining of the AMAT EPI chamber tools. Support daily operations by ensuring quality product flows without interruption. Project management will be a daily activity as well as immediate response to tool quality events. On call required as the main point of contact for any tool ownership needs from the Diffusion Operations team.


  • Open Path Management: Regularly monitor inventory and open paths. Feedback to supervisor and area lead(s) to ensure resources are allocated according to factory priorities.

  • Pull Point Management: Attend shift operations meeting, and communicate any Diffusion issues to the factory and any factory issues to Diffusion Leadership.

  • Perform Daily FDC Trend Monitoring: Identify WOW (Worst of Worst) tools and BOB (Best of Best) tools and verify actions are taken to drive continuous improvement in defects and thickness.

  • Track and Close Urgent Tool Interlock or Faults: Verify corrective actions taken are correct and effective.

  • Disposition Hold Lots: Any product flagged for abnormal defect or thickness data must be evaluated and dispositioned in a timely manner. Basic investigation of root cause, including material, equipment, and process changes should be performed.

  • Perform 8D reports: Verify root cause is identified and corrective and preventative measures are implemented.

  • Create and execute DOE for enhanced tool performance: Regularly monitor feedback left by technical staff to complete experiments with minimal product interruption.

  • Manage Tool Spread Activities: Collect, analyze, and present data to the PCCB (Process Change Control Board) to qualify processes across multiple tools.

  • Drive operational improvements in SOPs: Regularly audit SOPs and OCAPs for completeness and correctness. Interface with office engineers and fab technicians to evolve procedures.


  • Bachelors in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical engineering, Materials Science, or Physics preferred with 1+ years of experience

  • Self-Driven, Highly Motivated Individual

  • Teamwork Demonstration

  • Strong Communication Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Familiarity with basic chemical and mechanical engineering principles

  • Strong analytical skills/ Data Mining (using MATLAB, JMP, Excel)

  • FMEA experience, 6 Sigma and Lean certification a plus

Company Information

Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the United States. SAS produces digital LSI logic components for tablets, smart phones, and other mobile devices. In August, 2012, SAS invested $4 billion to accommodate full System LSI production, bringing our total investment in Austin to more than $17 billion. With 2400 employees and 2.3M square feet of space, SAS is producing a full range of design rule devices. Since 1997, SAS has been at the forefront of manufacturing technology, enabling the world's digital devices to operate at their highest performance.