UCT is seeking an experienced and talented Process Engineer to join our team in Fremont, CA! The Process Engineer will develop and optimize economical industrial processes to make a huge range of products on which modern society depends. A Process Engineer may work in small, medium, and large businesses. The work is concerned with chemical and biochemical processes in which raw materials undergo change, and involves scaling up processes from the laboratory into the processing plant. Responsibilities involve designing equipment, understanding the reactions taking place, installing control systems, and starting, running, and upgrading the processes. Environmental protection and health and safety aspects are also significant concerns.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Working knowledge of quick-turn, engineer-to-order environment
- Proven experience in Kaizen concepts, Lean Manufacturing
- Demonstrated experience in process development and yield improvement
- Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved;
- Assuming responsibility for environmental monitoring and ongoing performance of processes and process plant;
- Applying the principles of mass, momentum, and heat transfer to process and equipment design, including conceptual, scheme, and detail design;
- Supporting the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operation
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Assessing processes for their relevance, and assessing the adequacy of engineering equipment;
- reviewing existing data (also lab analysis) to see if more research and information need to be collated;
- Designing, installing, and commissioning new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes;
- Conducting process development experiments to scale in a laboratory;
- Preparing reports, flow diagrams, and charts;
- Assessing the availability of raw materials and the safety and environmental impact of the plant;
- Managing the cost and time constraints of projects;
- Selecting, managing, and working with sub-contractors;
- Assuming responsibility for risk assessment, including hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies, for the health and safety of both company staff and the wider community;
- working closely with chemical engineers to monitor and improve the efficiency, output, and safety of a plant;
- Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet supply needs;
- Ensuring that all aspects of an operation or process meet specified regulations;
- Working closely with other specialists, including scientists responsible for the quality control of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products; engineers responsible for plant maintenance; commercial colleagues on product specifications and production schedules; and the operating crew.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Manufacturing discipline
- 5+ years related experience in high-technology manufacturing, preferably in semiconductor capital equipment or related industry
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: This section is required for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA)
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Work is performed primarily in a manufacturing and office environment.
- Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, walk, push, pull, and grasp.
- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
- Ability to move arms, hands, and fingers.
- Required to have visual acuity to perform assigned tasks.
- Ability to sit for sustained periods of time.
- The ability to talk on the phone and use a computer for extended periods of time may be required.
- Required to wear personal protective equipment where applicable.
- Subject to noise levels.
- May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers, faxes, computers, etc.
- Work may require out of town travel depending upon assignment (training and meeting).