Asahi Kasei
  • Crystal IS
  • Green Island, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Process Engineer


Crystal IS, Inc. (, an Asahi Kasei company founded in 1997, is a recognized pioneer in the development of single crystal aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates. Our unique technology allows us to manufacture Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes (UV-LEDs) with unsurpassed performance within the optimum wavelength range for germicidal disinfection and instrumental application. Commercially viable UV-LEDs will open new markets in water disinfection and bring a safe, environmentally friendly source of water to more people. 


Crystal IS is looking to hire a Process Engineer at its' Albany, NY Corporate Headquarters.  In this role you will have a tremendous opportunity to impact the growth and success of Crystal IS.  We are looking for an experienced professional to lead the optimization and development of processes for the wafering, slicing, lapping, grinding and chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) of our Aluminum Nitride (AIN) substrates.


We are looking to identify and hire an individual who will report to Process Engineering Manager and capable of doing data analysis, structured (root cause) and solution implementation methodologies while transferring the technology from development to production.


Main responsibilities:


  • Become subject matter expert in Wafering, slicing, lapping, grinding and CMP of single crystal semiconductor material.
  • Data analysis, tracking and reporting, daily yield, Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Develop Critical to Quality (CTQ), Control Plan and review yield and/or throughput to determine ways to continuously improve existing processes.
  • Provide accurate and timely project reporting to stakeholders.
  • Process transfer from development to production.
  • Work closely with Metrology Engineer on characterization of wafer attributes and/or quality and removing of non-value added inspections.
  • Preparation of formal documentation and test reports including standardized documentation such as, process engineering changes, work instructions and visual aids.
  • Training of operators and technicians on operational procedures.
  • Actively adheres and promotes company's safety policy.


Education / Experience Requirements


  • Interested candidates should possess a MS along with a minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Solid problem solving and statistical process control skills
  • Outstanding track record and hands on approach in process optimization and transfer to manufacturing with keen eye for details.
  • Demonstrated capability presenting technical findings to internal and external audiences with strong communication skills (oral & written)
  • Successfully worked across international and cross functional boundaries
  • The ideal candidate is familiar with Wide Bandgap (AlN, SiC, GaN, Sapphire, etc.) semiconductors or the processing of similar hardness materials.


Crystal IS offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary and bonus opportunity. Our benefits package includes a very strong medical, dental, vision, life and 401(k) plan with company match.


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