Fab Operations Engineer, Night Shift

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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research at Albany Nanotech is currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Fab Operations Engineer. This engineer will be responsible for directing, planning, and managing the work in the 300mm NYCREATES Albany facilities and will collaborate with IBM engineers and partners working in a complex multiparty R&D operational environment, requiring close collaboration with NYCREATES. This engineer will spend approximately 75% of their time in the cleanroom environment supporting operations.

This position is for a night shift alternate work schedule: 12 hours day, 3 days working/4 days off; 4 days working/3 days off. Individuals must be willing to work any night shift and cross over with the day shift. The Albany facilities runs 24×7, and IBM must provide support for all shifts.

Strong communication and team building skills are required for this role.The successful engineer will be excited to mentor people of all levels, meet new challenges and exhibit a highlevel of interest in understanding and solving complex technical problems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Meeting Fab throughput, program deliverables, Fab yields, and overall fab quality and continuous improvement metrics
  • Involved in training activities to build a proactive, engaging team
  • On a daily basis, build and/or work with cross functional teams, including IBM and partners, to establish priorities between activities and resources in order to meet Fab and program goals
  • Lead teams to develop and implement longer term solutions to Fab operations challenges, by recommending changes to protocols and procedures
  • Collaborate with tool owners, facilities and equipment engineering teams to identify areas to improve tool performance, and actively support improvement plans
  • Data analysis using web based reports and excel to track/report production efficiency/quality and recommend actions to drive improvements
  • Create PowerPoint presentations and present updates to upper level management
  • Maintain a safe work environment

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Two (2) years of experience in manufacturing operations, including planning and scheduling workflow
  • Demonstrate leadership and strong consensus building skills
  • Experience with basic manufacturing and production concepts
  • Handson experience in troubleshooting tool, facility or fab operations issues
  • Clear and effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Must be able to work weekend shift

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Five (5) years of experience in the semiconductor industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or other technical area
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of semiconductor processes and tool sets
  • Working knowledge of industry and management methodologies focused on continuous improvement in manufacturing, such as SPC, SiView or Six Sigma

About Business Unit

IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines ‘What’s Next in Computing’ to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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