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Samsung Electronics America Defect Control Engineer in Austin, Texas

Position Summary

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world with more than 3,000 employees and 2.45 million square feet of floor space. Samsung Austin Semiconductor has broad semiconductor process technology offerings serving customers in various application areas including mobile, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive.

Since 1996, its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has invested approximately $17 billion in Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s Austin, Texas campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier employer who provides a great place to work, as well as advanced and upskilled training to thriving employees. Visit

Samsung Austin Semiconductor strives to be the World's Best Foundry.

The Defect Control team has a mission to detect and take action against defect quality issues. Our department identifies abnormally defective material, determines the suspect equipment, and prevents the defect-causing tool. The speed and accuracy to which we perform our roles directly impact the size and scope of quality events.

Your role will be to provide engineering analysis and support to the Defect Control team. Your analysis will identify potential misses, areas for improvement and lead the factory towards a zero excursion state. Your engineering expertise will be leveraged to drive critical decisions relating to FAB events (such as YCCs and excursions).

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop broad process flow knowledge and understanding of defect source and morphology.

  • Aiding DC technicians with BBT/scrap/dog tool investigation, event closure, and lot disposition; collecting data & analysis for YCC/excursion/meetings.

  • Performing on-shift fab process/tool trend data and correlation analysis to identify dog tools, trace defects to root cause, and rapidly take action to prevent inline process excursions.

  • Coordinate activities/communication with DE layer owners and Unit Parts for updates to defect classifications or procedures.

  • Perform Data Analysis to identify missed defect excursion signals.

  • Workdays & Hours: M-F, 1st Shift.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Physics or related technical fields.

  • Requires a minimum of 2 years of Semiconductor process engineering experience in defect monitor and reduction.

  • Experience in leading logic technology (45nm or below) development is strongly preferred.

  • Relevant experience in advanced defect inspection and review tools (bright field, dark field, e-beam, Vis-edge…etc) is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of Klarity Defect (or similar) software and its application in a semiconductor processing environment is useful.

  • Working knowledge in SPC and DOE methodology is required.

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) and experience as a contributing member of cross functional teams is required.

  • Strong data mining, troubleshooting skills, and an energetic/self starter personality preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and able to react to shifting priorities.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, schedules and commitments is required.

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the USA for any employer, without transfer or sponsorship of any kind.

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Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, and network systems, and the entire semiconductor industry with our memory, system LSI, foundry, and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the development of the Internet of Things through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives.

Since being established in 1969 , Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top global brands. Our network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. To discover more, please visit our official newsroom at ( ).