Manufacturing Process Development Engineer (Engineer Staff, Mfg Waferfab) – Lumentum Operations LLC – San Jose, CA

Mfg Process Development Engineer

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit


Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability

Job Description:
We are a world technology leader, and our employees are part of an elite, innovative, success-driven team operating in a fast-moving, collaborative work environment to solve real-world problems. We are seeking a bright Process Engineering professional to join our talented team in our San Jose Fab. If you have a passion for learning and solving problems as well as an educational background that includes materials science, physics, electrical engineering or directly related disciplines; or hands on experience that includes wafer fabrication process and equipment; — this role could be just what you seek.

In this position you will:
Design, develop and qualify compound wafer fabrication processes for next-generation 3D sensing

Improve various wafer Fab processes for manufacturability and yield improvement

Optimize and qualify compound wafer fabrication processes

Qualify new process equipment

Sustain various wafer Fab processes with emphasis on statistical process control

Conduct data analysis, FMA, and SPC review for continuous design and process improvement

Review process and product yield, propose and implement yield improvement measures

Lead projects for fab logistics optimization, the whole fab yield improvement, and tool automation

Document process specifications and train production personnel.


The successful candidate will have either a minimum of PhD degree with hands on experience with wafer fabrication and a laser process background (VCSEL or Edge Emitting Diode/High Powered Laser or III-V), or Master degree with a minimum of 8 years of hands-on experience in III-V laser fabrication process (VCSEL or Edge Emitting Diode/High Powered Laser or III-V).

Hands-on experience in implementing and facilitating lean-manufacturing and process improvement initiatives.

Hands-on experience on semiconductor fabrication process.

Experience in a manufacturing fab with cassette process, non-contact wafer handling process is a plus.

Strong problem solving, teamwork, project management, and communication skills are essential for success in this position.

The ability to learn quickly in a fast paced production environment is highly preferred.

Primary Location


US-CA-San Jose

Work Locations


San Jose-Rose, CA USA

80 Rose Orchard Way

San Jose




Manufacturing Waferfab







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Individual Contributor

Job Posting


Apr 3, 2017, 11:28:35 AM

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