Characterization & Process Technician in Fremont, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/11/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Fremont, CA
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  • Duration:
    12 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is hiring right away for an an exciting new manufacturing opportunity in Fremont!

4:45am - 5:15pm / Sun - Tues (Every other Wed off) 

This position will be working in a production clean room with an innovative optoelectronics manufacturer. 


  • Perform material characterization of internal and external Epi material.
  • Maintain standards and calibrations on all characterization equipment.
  • Perform final chemical clean and drying of wafers coming into Epi for regrowth.
  • Perform microscope inspection of epi defects and particle counts of wafers following epitaxial growth.
  • Perform transactions in MES for tracking substrates and wafers in process through the Epi Fab
  • Data entry and have a basic understanding of statistical process control (SPC).
  • Ability to write and run basic growth recipes for the MOCVD reactors.
  • General housekeeping of Characterization Lab and the MOCVD Lab.
  • General clerical duties and light maintenance support.
  • Ability to work compressed shift, day or evening schedule.


  • 1-3 years experience working at an InP or GaAs Wafer Fab.
  • Specific experience as a characterization technician working with InP or GaAs epitaxial wafers and devices.
  • Specific experience in chemical handling and wet chemical etching for sample preparation and measurements.
  • Familiarity with operation of various metrology tools and measurements:  Accent Hall, Polaron ECV Profiler, Accent RPM2000 Reflectance and PL Mapper, Accent DCD Pro high-resolution X-ray diffraction, Tencor Profilometer, and Tencor Surfscan Surface Inspection.
  • Familiarity with the daily operation of an epitaxial deposition chamber.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Equivalent education and/or experience will be considered.