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Title:  Prin Engr, Process

Requisition ID:  39675
Department:  Palm Bay Operations

Palm Bay, FL, US

Job Function:  Process Engineering

Job Type:  Permanent - Full Time 

Travel Required:  0% 

Remote Work Available:  No 


Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world-leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of the electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.


Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.

Job Description:

  • The candidate will be the primary technical interface with suppliers to evaluate the quality and acceptability of current and future chemicals used in the etch and wafer clean processes.
  • The candidate will train and mentor new fab technicians and engineers on process fundamentals and procedures.
  • The candidate will be responsible for developing new etch process steps required to support process technology development projects.
  • The candidate will support manufacturing operations to resolve etch process problems and prevent scrap.
  • The candidate will lead project teams to improve etch area performance metrics impacting quality, cost and delivery.


  • BS degree with a minimum of 12+ years of process engineering experience working on semiconductor wafer fab etch and clean operations; OR a MS with 10 years of experience; OR a PhD with 7 years of experience
  • Will also consider Principal level; BS degree with 15 years of experience; OR MS degree with 12 yrs of experience; OR PhD with 10 years of experience
  • Job experience with Applied Materials P5000 and Centura RIE systems for etching oxide, nitride metal and silicon.
  • Job experience with optimizing photoresist strip and polymer removal using both dry ashing and solvent strip approaches
  • Job experience with applying SPC and DOE methods to control and optimize process performance.
  • Applied working knowledge of process architectures and integration aspects of CMOS, BCD and E2PROM technologies.

Education and skills:

  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience on dry etch and wet etch chemical reactions. 
  • Etchant chemical formulations and their applications to a variety of metal and dielectric film compositions..


Renesas Electronics America is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne