Assoc Chemical Manufacturing Engineer

Andover, MA, US

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  760

Job Summary

Job Description

  • Electrolytic Cu plating
  • Spend some time at our offsite partner in NH learning the existing copper plating brightener systems and plating processes used in the fabrication of Vicor product
  • Support the installation of (2) vertical plating lines onsite at the Andover facility
  • Setup and dose initial chemistry
  • Establish dosing protocols
  • Establish plating recipes
  • Qualify each plating bath
  • Manage the daily operation of the plating line post qualification
  • Establish daily production process controls
  • Establish all quality checks
  • Train line technicians on the operation for the vertical cell
  • Train directly with chemical suppliers to develop wave forms and recipes to achieve high aspect ratio plating results
  • Establish preventative maintenance schedules for steady state plating operations
  • Specifically responsible for (in each focus area):
  • Establishing plating recipes (DC and pulse waveforms)
  • Establishing process/product steady state quality checks
  • Introducing, testing and qualify new electrolyte solutions
  • Establishing analysis and maintenance frequencies for all process equipment / chemistries
  • Establishing cleaning protocols for all equipment/chemistries
  • Performing R&D to support new materials/technology
  • Supporting triage and working with the Vendor and onsite maintenance teams relative to any equipment down time
  • Establishing SPC and line/chemistry metrics
  • Overseeing and training engineers and line technicians
  • Process and operational efficiency projects

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or associated discipline
  • Minimum of 0 - 3 years experience gained through co-op or internships, ideally working in manufacturing or pcb fabrication .
  • Experience delivering both daily and long term initiatives
  • Experience leading multiple projects in parallel
  • Experience in specifying equipment, qualification testing and equipment acceptance/buyoff procedures
  • Experience with process improvement and/ or new product implementation
  • Troubleshooting chemical and equipment processing interactions
  • Demonstrated capability in applying SPC, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, etc.
  • Solid skills in problem solving, statistics, manufacturing quality, and quality principles
  • Ability to successfully train production personnel
  • Ability to understand, analyze, and resolve complex technical problems
  • Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills

Nearest Major Market: Boston