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UCT is seeking an experienced and talented Senior Research and Development Engineer to join our team in Hillsboro, OR! The main function of this role is to plan, develop and execute the testing, implementation of new technologies aimed at introducing new processes to optimally meet customer needs, and requirements, enhance timely completion of processing, and ensure compliance with applicable requirements and industry standards. Acts occasionally in a project managerial role for analyzing new equipment and/or technologies as to their efficiency for implementation into production processes. May collaborate with other departments to ensure customer and profitability objectives are met. Assists in completing site systems projects, completing required documentation in conformance with Engineering goals. Ensures adherence to quality, safety, compliance, and regulatory standards while monitoring the environmental impact of related processes and solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Process Development Engineer works in conformance with UCT’s Strategic Plans and Core Values.
Researches propose and develop new process technologies to improve internal and external processes with respect to safety, cost, process time, and capability
Design, direct, and publish Statistical Design of Experiments (DOE’s) for process feasibility/optimization
Design and direct process characterization studies
Develop process control strategies for new and existing processes
Observe new processes in the Operations environment to identify/eliminate possible failure modes
Document and protect intellectual property (IP) through invention records and patent applications
Provide support to the Commercial team through customer visits and technical presentations
Generate technical papers for publication and presentation
Provide program cost estimates for budget development
Generate Project Scope and Definition proposals for development programs
Maintain full competency by regularly attending training on processes and science of parts cleaning engineering, OEM parts, and other major tool platforms.
Maintain full knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing micro-contamination requirements.
Collaborate effectively with internal and external customers ensuring that their needs and requirements are met and communicated throughout the organization.
Other Duties

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:

Uses knowledge in engineering, chemistry, and physics to develop new products, coatings, cleaning methodologies, and services for both internal and external customers.
Accomplished in statistical design of experiments, theory, and application
Experience working with / administering statistical process control programs
Good technical writing skills
Process Engineering Experience – including characterization, optimization, and failure analysis
Knowledge of semiconductor tools, materials, theory, and processing
Comfortable preparing and presenting research material to customers while protecting Intellectual Property
Experience with process simulation, product development, and product marketing
Experience working in and understanding cleanroom environments
Developed project management abilities
Strong working knowledge of coating methods and applications
Ability to create disruptive chemical processes and coatings to address our customer’s challenges
Educational/Certification Requirement:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Metallurgy / Hydrometallurgy, or Mechanical Engineering. An advanced degree is preferred.
Experience Requirement:

Work Experience:

This position generally requires 4 to 8 years of directly related engineering experience in a development-engineering role or a combination of directly related process engineering and development activities.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: This section is required for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Criteria:

Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment
Physical Demands:

Work may require the ability to lift 10-20 pounds infrequently
The ability to talk on the phone and use a computer for extended periods may be required.
Environmental Exposure:

May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers, faxes, computers, etc.
May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from manufacturing areas.
Overnight Travel:

Work may require out-of-town travel depending upon assignment (training and meeting). 10%.
UCT offers an excellent benefits package to all full-time employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off.

UCT is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.