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OCD Metrology Engineer

Company: Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world and an integral part of Central Texas for more than 26 years, driving job generation, economic impact and engagement with the surrounding community.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor serves a global customer base with broad semiconductor process technology offerings that impact everyday life including mobile, graphic, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive. Through successful collaborations with foundry customers and a continuous drive to develop the most cutting-edge technologies, Samsung Austin Semiconductor has become a major player in the foundry market. Samsung Austin Semiconductor's technology portfolio ranges from 65nm to 28nm using planar transistor technology to the more advanced 14nm 3D FinFet technology.

With more than 3,300 employees, 2.45 million square feet of floor space, and more than 600+ acres in land holdings, Samsung Austin Semiconductor's economic impact in 2021 generated $6.3 billion into Austin's economy through salaries and other expenditures. Plus, that same year, its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced a $17 billion investment to boost semiconductor production capacity at a new site in Taylor, Texas. This is in addition to the $18 billion invested in Samsung Austin Semiconductor's Austin, Texas campus, since 1996 - making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier and growing employer who provides a great place to work, is committed to environmental stewardship and being a good corporate citizen. Our employees are the key to our success and we invest in our people with competitive compensation & benefit packages, career development opportunities and programs that enhance physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. Our employees work at various locations throughout Central Texas including the main plant on East Parmer Lane in northeast Austin, a satellite office near Pflugerville and the construction site in Taylor, Texas. Learn more at

Roles and Responsibilities:

Job Summary/Overview:

Metrology is a great place to work with a friendly environment. You will have a chance to work on material from all other departments of the FAB since Metrology supports all unit parts and other groups (PIE, Device team, QA, FA, and MFG). Metrology is to provide support to the fab with accurate and precise measurement data.

Metrology has several great experienced teams (THK, CON, OCD, CD, VM, IM) that work together, and this creates many opportunities to work with state-of-the-art equipment and to utilize very innovative measurement techniques. This environment will help you accelerate your experience and knowledge so that you can have a strong contribution to the team and company.

This opening is for a OCD (Optical Critical Dimensions) Applications Engineer or Scientist, specifically focusing on engineering analysis, 3D FinFET OCD modeling, troubleshooting/resolving issues daily in a factory environment, providing strong customer service to internal and external customers, decision making, daily tool health and monitoring, automating routine tasks, improving BKMs (best known methods) and recipe setup for new & old devices. Candidate must be able to run Design of Experiment (DoE) and analyze the data to achieve the best solution.

The OCD/Integrated Metrology team provides some of the most critical measurements for device performance and quality, so your contribution will be counted on at every step.

Metrology engineers and experienced application technicians will train you step by step so please be a part of our fun and exciting team!

Specific Job Duties:

Able to understand and monitor tool health in assigned area

Troubleshoot daily customer( UP/PIE) issues and provide reports with detail analysis

Recipe setup for new devices using the Metrology Guide and auditing to ensure matching to process flow.

Engineering Recipe Setup. Troubleshooting measurement issues.

Troubleshooting Automation, Data collection, and lot track-out issues.

TTTM activity (tool to tool matching), and execution of experiments for new metrology recipes by running Gauge R& R study.

Work with multiple metrology engineers on multiple cross projects

Analyze SPC failure and ALPS Release.

Worked on advanced assignments with minimal to no supervision

Provides guidance to non-exempt and exempt personnel

Recipe modeling for OCD Metrology (Optical Critical Dimensions and Thin Film modeling)

Shift: M-F,1st Shift

Skills and Qualifications:

Minimum Four Year Bachelor's degree in related field (Engineering, Physics, Chemistry).

2+ year experience in semiconductor required.

Strong problem solving skills

Strong attention to detail

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point

Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills

Able to prioritize large workloads on a daily basis ( Multitasking)

Self-starter with a continuous improvement attitude

Ability to deal with ambiguity

Familiarity with Optics (Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Reflectometry) preferred

Familiarity with some computer programming (Java, C++, Python, Visual Basic, MATLAB etc.) preferred

1+ year experience with 3D OCD modeling preferred. Experience with NanoDiffract S/W preferred

Keywords: Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Austin , OCD Metrology Engineer, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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