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Test Engineering Manager

Wolfspeed Durham, NC

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Wolfspeed’s Global Operations Team is seeking a Test Engineer Manager. This person will be part of and responsible for managing a team dedicated to all aspects of Power (Schottky diode and MOSFET) and RF device testing on wafer (developing, sustaining, and improving test capabilities). The successful candidate will be a resourceful, hands-on, problem-solver with the capacity to quickly grasp and resolve a wide range of technical challenges with experience in semiconductor test development. This individual will be responsible for managing engineering and technician staff, managing tool and site expansions, managing equipment, managing development projects, and coordinating equipment maintenance and calibration activities. Additional responsibilities also include production support of existing test systems in a 24/7 operational environment. 


What can you do for Wolfspeed?

  • Develop, sustain and improve processes for electrical testing of wafers and devices for Wolfspeed’s Power and RF Division
  • Generate and maintain complete process documentation, procedures and capacity models for High Voltage (HV) on-wafer Power testing
  • Utilize SPC methods to monitor integrity of the HV on-wafer test systems
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of data that is uploaded to the master data base for archival and data mining
  • Maintain calibrated test stations and probe cards (including backups) to minimize tool down time
  • Diagnosis problems and implement corrective actions on HV on-wafer test systems
  • Oversee training and certification of production personnel on HV on-wafer test systems 
  • Design and execute electrical/mechanical experiments to improve measurement and process yields
  • Develop SW to maximize testing throughput while maintaining product integrity to specifications
  • Apply knowledge of object oriented design and good coding practices to develop and validate robust production test software
  • Collaborate with other SW engineers to develop and maintain a robust process for SW verification and control
  • Generate equipment requirements for capital purchase in line with the new product roadmap and bring those tools on-line within the project schedule
  • Work with product development on test strategies that minimize wafer probe requirements while maintaining product integrity to specifications

What you need for success:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or an equivalent discipline
  • 4+ years of experience in electrical testing, Power Electronics preferred
  • 4+ years of experience with VB, .NET, C#, or equivalent language
  • Experience managing a team of highly skilled technicians and engineers
  • Proficiency in project management
  • Hands-on experience with operation and/or programming of on-wafer test equipment (such as Semiconductor Analyzers, Signal Generators, Power Supplies, DMMs, Oscilloscopes and Curve Tracers)
  • Experience with Semiconductor wafer performance verification
  • Ability to read and understand circuit schematics
  • Proficient with data analysis software such as JMP or SAS
  • Advanced knowledge of SPC and experimental Design
  • High energy, self-motivated attitude with strong communication skills and an ability to interface effectively with different backgrounds, at every level of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail while effectively managing time


Highly preferred skills and certifications:

  • Experience in power electronics testing
  • Experience with modular testing equipment
  • Experience with high power, high precision, and high frequency testing equipment
  • Experience with SQL Queries
  • Extensive data analysis and programming skills (.Net, VB, or C#)
  • Extensive experience with SPC and experimental design
  • 5+ years of experience in semiconductor wafer level test and manufacturing
  • Experience with compound semiconductor FET technologies
  • In-depth technical knowledge of semiconductor wafer probing equipment
  • Extensive MOSFET and/or diode device level testing experience


This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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