Thin Film Process Engineer (Engineer Sr, Mfg Waferfab) – Lumentum Operations LLC – San Jose, CA

Thin Film Process Engineer

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit


Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability

Job Description

We are seeking a bright Process Engineering professional to join our talented team in our San Jose Fab. If you have a passion for learning and solving problems as well as an educational background that includes materials science, physics, electrical engineering or directly related disciplines; or hands on experience that includes wafer fabrication process and equipment — this role could be just what you seek.

In this position you will:
Design, develop and qualify compound wafer fabrication processes

Improve various wafer Fab processes for manufacturability and yield improvement

Optimize and qualify compound wafer fabrication processes

Qualify new process equipment

Sustain various wafer Fab processes with emphasis on statistical process control

Conduct data analysis, FMA, and SPC review for continuous design and process improvement

Review process and product yield, propose and implement yield improvement measures

Document process specifications and train production personnel.


The successful candidate will have either a minimum of PhD degree with hands on experience of wafer fabrication in electrical engineering, physics, materials science, optics or equivalent, or Master degree with a minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience in wafer fabrication process.

Must be willing to work swing shift.

Hands-on experience on thin film deposition (sputtering, e-beam evaporation, ALD) is required.

Recent grads encouraged to apply.

Hands-on experience in implementing and facilitating lean-manufacturing and process improvement initiatives is preferred.

Experience in new fab tool evaluation, setting up aggressive but practical qualification plan, and deliver the results on time is desired.

Experience in a manufacturing fab with cassette process, non-contact wafer handling process is a plus.

Strong problem solving, teamwork, project management, and communication are essential for success in this position.

The ability to learn quickly in a fast paced production environment is preferred.

Primary Location


US-CA-San Jose

Work Locations


San Jose-Rose, CA USA

80 Rose Orchard Way

San Jose




Manufacturing Waferfab







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Individual Contributor



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Job Posting


Apr 10, 2017, 10:03:00 AM

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