The Research and Development Supervisor will be expected to identify, propose, and conduct independent research and development (R&D) projects in the areas of plasma etch hardware improvement and process development. In addition, the Supervisor will assist in managing the Portland Research and Development (PRD) staff in order to meet team, department, and company objectives. These objectives are focused on meeting semiconductor manufacturing customer requirements for current and future technology process solutions, with the goal of achieving new and expanding current business.
Manage the PRD staff according to company policies, procedures and business expectations Develop employees by training, cross training, and providing continuing education opportunities.
Effectively lead a team and provide leadership, guidance and direction as the Supervisor.
Publish or present successful R&D efforts in industry related forums as required to advertise Hitachi’s technical capabilities.
Keep abreast of industry trends and market conditions by continuing education, attending seminars, and reading industry-related publications.
Implement and oversee performance reviews and performance management.
Select, develop, and evaluate department personnel to ensure efficient completion of established objectives.
Plan, coordinate, lead and/or attend meetings related to PRD operations.
Research, create and submit purchase orders for materials and services maintaining accuracy and conformance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Communicate regularly to staff regarding the company’s plans and how their work fits into corporate as well as Semiconductor Equipment Division (SED) goals and objectives.
Coordinate the scheduling and staffing of PRD resources, establish operational objectives, and delegate assignments to subordinates.
Oversee and drive to completion special projects and assigned tasks with minimum supervision.
Day-to-Day responsibilities include: completing assigned tasks in a timely fashion, performing routine development tasks and tool operation, and improving specific process development knowledge and skills.
Hands-on dry etch process development, including performing customer demonstrations, R&D of new dry etch technology trends, and meeting the objectives of customer requirements for current and future technology processes.
Operate Hitachi etch systems and be able to train new engineers in the use of these toolsets.
Analysis of data, design and execution of experiments including Design of Experiment (DOE).
Generate internal and external presentations with engineering specifications.
Lead customer discussions regarding demonstration results and new product evaluations.
Interface with Hitachi Corporate R&D headquarters in Japan.
PhD. Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related science field preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
5-10 years of relevant plasma etch experience may be considered as a substitute for the degree requirements listed above.
0-5 years plasma etch process or semiconductor processing beneficial.
Possible travel to Japan for training or customer sites worldwide as needed. (up to 10%)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
Must be willing to travel to Japan for 3-6 months training assignment in first year.
Periodic international business trips may be required throughout the year.
Candidate must have good verbal and written communication, strong analytical capabilities and problem solving skills.
General technical knowledge of semiconductor devices and wafer processing.
Self-motivated and ability to adapt to changes in a fast moving environment.
Demonstrate effective project planning, and execution, with on-time delivery of milestones.
Strong engineering analytical skills. Understanding of the Scientific Method and experience using it.
Ability to operate safely, with limited supervision, in a complex laboratory environment.
Ability to work in teams in leadership and subordinate roles, as well as, individually.
Must be able to work in a clean room environment for extended hours.
Support research proposal creation and submittal.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software competency.
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About Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. ("HTA") is a privately-owned global affiliate company that operates within the Hitachi Group Companies. HTA sells and services semiconductor manufacturing equipment, analytical instrumentation, scientific instruments, and bio-related products as well as industrial equipment, electronic devices, and electronic and industrial materials.HTA's professionals make contributions of lasting significance for customers through concentration on innovative design, utilization of the world's most advanced technologies, comprehensive marketing, and versatile sales and service experience. Employees work to deliver a brand of products and services that meet or exceed customer expectations in terms of value, reputation, and dependability.Although deeply committed to business success, the Company's culture embraces and employs values of corporate social responsibility, environmental awareness, risk management, and import/export compliance.Our teams are dedicated to successful and profitable partnerships with leading companies worldwide—partnerships directed toward providing customers with superior quality products and services at fair and competitive prices.Sp...ecialties:Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, Electron, Ion, and Probe Microscopy, Life Science Laboratory Equipment, Industrial Solutions, Systems Products