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Manual Wafer Processing Technician



North Carolina, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

Science is an early stage company developing technologies for a range of serious unmet medical needs. We are unafraid to take difficult technical risks, secure in the knowledge that with a clear understanding of what we are doing and with support from powerful modern tools, more progress is possible than might be immediately obvious. Regardless of role or team, the two most important factors we look for in a candidate are evidence of exceptional ability and the addition of positive energy to the group. As a small, very early stage team in a largely unstructured environment, the ability to independently orient yourself to the problems that need to be solved and then follow through is essential.

We are looking for a motivated Manual Wafer Processing Technician to support the manufacturing of MEMS devices. This technician will be responsible for wafer processing that occurs outside of the main cleanroom – including, but not limited to, manual wafer spinning, wet chemical etching/cleaning, electroplating, and dicing. This position will be responsible for the manufacturing of development and production wafers, with ownership over product quality, cycle time, and related issues.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Setup and operate assigned pieces of equipment to support production requirements for new and existing products.
  • Process wafers and perform measurements and inspection to ensure product quality.
  • Perform periodic routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of lab consumables.
  • Assist engineers with special projects and process development.
  • This position will require training, certification and regular operation of equipment
  • Working with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and practicing Safe Chemical Handling is a critical requirement of the job.

Key qualifications:

  • Must be a self starter and able to work with little supervision.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in compliance with ISO9000/TL9000 type manufacturing standards.
  • Excellent communication skills and desire to work in a collaborative environment
  • Basic understanding of semiconductor manufacturing methods.
  • Basic understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC) is preferred.
  • Ability to properly handle and pour acids and caustics safely, using appropriate PPE.
  • Ability to provide recommendations for process modifications and improvements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Two year technical degree, plus 1 to 3 years experience in cleanroom manufacturing or chemical processing lab, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with silicon wafer processing, wet chemical hoods, and wafer metrology tools.


At Science, our benefits are in place to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible vacation and company-paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Science
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)

Due to our landlord/building ITAR-registration status, candidates must be US citizens or US permanent resident.

Science Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work.

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Science will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.