Principal Engineer (MOCVD)


Job Summary
  • To develop and maintain MOCVD epigrowth and related processes and capabilities aligned to company’s technology and product roadmap, and also aligned to and integrated with in-house manufacturing capabilities and outsource.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Operate MOCVD planetary reactor system and horizontal reactor system, and perform InGaAsP/InAlGaAs/InP and AlGaAs/GaAs epitaxial growth and regrowth runs as per specified layer structure for both production and NPD/NPI development projects, including both in-situ growth monitoring and post-growth characterization of photoluminescence, XRD rocking curve, ECV doping profile and others
  • Spearhead development, management and execution of all MOCVD epigrowth engineering and development activities of optoelectronics and photonics integrated circuits to meet NPD/NPI design goals and requirements
  • Improve MOCVD epigrowth process quality indices and systems such as Line Yield and Statistical Process Control, and manage process change control
  • Set up quality program for epigrowth runs, including creation and maintenance of control documentation of work instructions and process documentations, establishing process control and training of engineers
  • Track all MOCVD related material usage and drive cost reductions
  • Plan and ensure execution of scheduled maintenance together with the maintenance team
  • Ensure uptime of MOCVD epitaxial growth and characterization equipment
  • Lead in assessment and execution of reliability and process qualification of new MOCVD related materials, such as substrates, growth sources, scrubber solutions and so on
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned; participate in special projects as required
  • Provide training and guidance to junior engineers
  • Regular reporting on process engineering and improvement updates
  • Overall in-charge of Environment, Health and Safety system of the MOCVD system and related material characterization tools
  • All other reasonable duties, as assigned


Qualification Guidelines
  • Minimum Education
    Master’s Degree
  • Minimum Experience
    A minimum 5 years of experience in MOCVD epigrowth process for III-V materials and based on planetary reactor systems with extensive experience in manufacturing/ process development, operations management in the field of photonics, semiconductors, telecommunications, company with similar or larger size and market capitalization.
  • Specific Knowledge / Skills
    Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to coordinate cross-functionally with R&D, Quality and Operations,
    Understanding process validations. Experience using Lean Manufacturing tools.
    Knowledge of up-to-date production and automation equipment, processes, designs and functions



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