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Process Engineer I

Wolfspeed

Wolfspeed

Other Engineering
Surf City, NC, USA · Siler City, NC, USA · North Carolina, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

About the job

At Wolfspeed, we do amazing things in a human way.

We know that the achievements of our organization are due to the passion, hard work and creativity of our employees. We celebrate different perspectives to foster excellence across our organization, and our goal is to make diversity a foundation of what we do. We are proudly building an environment where you can bring your authentic self to work.


  • Enjoy doing things that people say can’t be done? Innovation is at the center of everything we do.
  • Hate red tape? We remove roadblocks instead of creating them.
  • Working parent? We provide childcare assistance and paid parental leave.
  • Student? We offer continuing education assistance.
  • Looking for community? There are many ways to get involved, from Employee Resource Groups to local outreach.

Here’s the Gist:

Join the pack at the JP! Wolfspeed is looking for a Sr. Process Engineer to join our Wafer Operations Process Engineering team at the world’s largest silicon carbide manufacturing complex in Siler City, North Carolina.

In this role you will drive continuous improvement in the Global Materials organization through focused initiatives on yield, cycle time, and cost reduction. You will utilize data to drive actions and own multiple projects that improve the equipment and process overall effectiveness.

This posting is for a position that will directly support operations at the John Palmour Manufacturing Center for Silicon Carbide, our expansion site in Siler City, NC. The person in this role will train at our Durham, NC headquarters initially.
Individuals in this role will work 8-hour days on either a Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday pattern in order to support 24x7 manufacturing operations at our site.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Support continuous improvement projects aimed at yield, cycle time, and cost reduction
  • Responsible for tracking and improving critical process metrics
  • Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive improvements in equipment and process metrics
  • Support and lead in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) teams that drive to true root cause and implement effective Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAs)
  • Create and maintain documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Work Instructions (WI)
  • Work closely with the Equipment Engineering team to drive reliability, yield, & other improvements

This Job is Right for You if You Have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Preferably Mechanical, Chemical, Material Science, Electrical, Industrial, or related)
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of autonomy and as part of a team, taking ownership of tasks and projects
  • Willing to work in non-cleanroom and cleanroom type environments
  • MS Office suite proficiency

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Front-end Semiconductor substrate processing experience
  • 2+ years in manufacturing, equipment, reliability or process engineering role
  • Working knowledge and experience of applied statistics (SPC/DOE) and structured problem-solving methods such as 8D, 5 whys, A3 and DMAIC in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with highly automated material handling systems

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

This role requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship by the Company.

To put it legally – Wolfspeed is an equal opportunity employer.
We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other protected status as required by law.
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.

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.