Semiconductor Hardware Sr. Product Engineer

Semiconductor Hardware Sr. Product Engineer

Salary: $110K - $125K /YR DOE – Full Time + Benefits



Fralock is a well-established manufacturing company, based in the Santa Clarita Valley, that has a 50 year history of excellence. We are looking for people who exemplify strong work ethics, values, dedication and character with the ability to make independent, intelligent decisions. If you thrive in a fast paced environment, which is focused on exploring and developing the next generation technology while offering opportunities for advancement, apply today.


We offer Paid Vacation/Sick/Holiday, 401K (after 1 month of employment), annual bonus program (conditions apply), Medical/Vision/Dental coverage growth opportunities, training assistance programs and many more!


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Culture Vision:  Our results driven team strives to deliver extraordinary outcomes through our passionate commitment to each other, collaboration, courage and innovation


Main Functions
1. Work as support to sales team to bring semiconductor hardware expertise, understanding and background in customer meeting

2. Work with design engineers to develop and release new product/concept/ design answering to semiconductor requirement levels, expressed or implied.

2. Become a SME of the current manufacturing processes, including integrating expressed or implied requirements from semiconductor customers (contaminants, particles, etc…)

3. Be the contact point and support in timely manner any Fralock department facing a semiconductor customer problem, including performing root cause analysis, containment actions, and corrective actions. etc…

4. Manage, supervise or realize part of product life cycle gate process, including process description, instructions and training

6. Ability to provide ROI analysis of alternate products, methods, processes, or equipment, and create executive summaries

7. Ability to realize and implement Design of Experiments


This position requires access to information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR (which generally means (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, as specified under applicable law.


Typical Duties
1. Responsible for improving product performances and field of applications.

3. Provide technical support to sales team during customer meetings.

2. Work on product design and development for existing and new products, which includes choosing the right material, stack, design, and manufacturing process.

3. Research future, new and existing equipment/machines/technologies to ensure strategic product development will match existing market evolution and open future/lateral markets.

4. Work on projects that will reduce lead times, internal manufacturing costs, and will improve process control and yield.

5. Lead realization of work instructions and training.

6. Work within QA/QC procedures with an ability to understand their scope and application, as well as waiver documentation and procedures.


Required Skills
Strong knowledge and experience of hardware engineering for semiconductor equipment (plasma etch and deposition, thermal, pressure, gases, vacuum, chemistry, atomic layer deposition, wafer handling, etc…)

Strong computer skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to analyze data and problem solve

Read and interpret engineering drawings

Valid driver's license, insurance, and acceptable driving record


Preferred Skills
Self motivated, results and action oriented, and a strong team player

A hands on aptitude (process, mechanical, electrical, DIY)

Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Just In-Time, Kanban principles

Process engineering knowledge

Knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100 or ISO 13485


Education Requirements
Bachelor degree in engineering or any related field


Experience Requirements
7-9 years in equipment engineering at a major semiconductor process equipment supplier / semiconductor design equipment contractor, and preferably experience working with major OEMs such as AMAT, LAM, KLA+, ASML…


Physical Requirements

Able to ascend/descend stairs while carrying acceptable loads


This position must pass post offer drug test, Pre-work Screen, and background check. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a position.

Integrity test and English if applicant does not poses a BA or higher.