Systems Engineer, Principal


Responsible for driving innovation at both the total system and specific subsystem levels for wafer and panel ECD and PVD processing equipment. This includes sub-system and critical part conceptualization, fabrication, and testing, in coordination with process engineering team.  Expertise in multiple domains of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing engineering, is required.

Key Responsibilities and Duties / Essential Functions:

  • Works with process engineers and customers to understand system requirements and develop innovative hardware solutions to ensure ASM-NEXX equipment remains ahead of customer requirements.
  • Invents and develops process modules and automation solutions for next generation ECD and PVD equipment.
  • Performs CAD design of hardware, including special fabrication methods and detailed tolerancing as required, and ensure drawings or MBD packages are suitable for fabrication by ASM-NEXX supply chain.
  • Performs simulations, for example in COMSOL, MATLAB, or other simulation software as appropriate to refine design concepts prior to fabrication and to verify design principals on prototype hardware.
  • Defines system electrical, pneumatic and other integration logic using P&ID layouts.
  • Works with software engineering team to define software requirements for equipment sub-systems.
  • Collaborates with electrical engineering team to ensure electrical design and schematics are suitable for system functionality and manufacturing.
  • Partners with manufacturing team to incorporate DFMA analysis into innovations and to ensure prototypes move smoothly into manufacturing.
  • Defines test protocols to verify system performance and reliability. Directs the building of test-stands required to execute testing and collect data.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves process equipment issues using best-in-class tools such as troubleshooting matrices, fishbone diagrams, FMEA and other structured problem solving methods.
  • Leads project teams.
  • Mentor other engineers.

Education and Experience:

  • PhD or MS in Mechanical, Electrical, or Materials Engineering
  • 10 or more years’ experience with equipment engineering, preferably in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry

 Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Proficient in SolidWorks or similar design software
  • Skilled in the use of MATLAB, MathCad, or similar systems for simulations
  • Project Management Skills and a working knowledge of MS Office and MS Project
  • Familiarity with P & ID designs
  • Familiarity with software programming languages—C/C++ preferred
  • Ability to design for manufacturability using DFMA analysis
  • Ability to design and conduct product testing and analyze results

Knowledge of FMEA and other problem-solving methods

Interested candidates may submit their resume, along with salary requirements to: