Process Technician Lead

Bloomington, MN, USA Req #928
Thursday, January 5, 2023
SkyWater is co-creating our employees’ careers the same way we co-create revolutionary computing technologies that enable developers to bring innovations to market. In our Minnesota headquarters and Florida location, employees work together to activate our vision to improve the world by revolutionizing technology realization.

Joining our US investor-owned team means contributing to commercialization of some of the most exciting technologies the world has ever seen including superconducting, 3D integrated circuits or computer chips, carbon nanotubes, photonic logic devices, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems and other emerging device topologies. We manufacture products for aerospace and defense, medical, automotive, consumer and industrial markets, to name a few. Our customers include emerging leaders who rely on our Trusted intellectual property security and quality manufacturing services.  

SkyWater’s Values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Empowerment and Growth Mindset guide us to cultivate a learning environment and invest in developing the knowledge of highly skilled, dedicated employees. We provide them with a dynamic workplace, open communication and an opportunity to grow within the company. If you’re searching for a company where you can be a part of the next level of technology and truly make a difference, consider joining SkyWater today!

Wafer Services is searching for a Photo/Etch Process Technician Lead for CD2 Shift


  • Will take ownership for the assigned areas within photo and etch
  • Facilitate cross training by covering the Fab and/or providing training to others
  • Drive PLL dispositions, holds, queues, and equipment issues in the area by effectively interfacing with engineering, maintenance, WS and ATS groups. Will focus on:
    • Hot lots
    • Top 5 equipment
    • Aging PLLs 
  • Migrate to the difficult problems while maintaining a positive relationship with other process technicians
  • Make regular improvements to Engineering SOP specs, OCAPs, and SPC charts
  • Provide coverage for other Process Technicians when necessary

Required Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • 2 years’ experience as a process technician or an advanced degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and quality mindset
  • Prior experience in a role with successful ability to multitask
  • Motivated with desire to advance in the company
  • Requires ability to work CD2 defined at Thursday-Saturday and every other Wednesday, 12pm-12:15am. This roles pays a 22.5% shift differential. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience in Photo or Etch areas

U.S. Person Required: SkyWater Technology Foundry, subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All accepted applications must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. Person as U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.

SkyWater has an exciting environment where the brightest semiconductor minds come together to achieve exceptional results. We offer competitive salary and financial benefits, such as, bonuses, life insurance, 401k match, and opportunities to buy SkyWater stock at a discounted rate. 
We provide benefits that promote a healthy life, such as, comprehensive benefits package including benefit eligibility day one, paid time off, paid holidays, an on-site fitness facility, an on-site, self-serve market and so much more! 

SkyWater is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical conditions, family care or medical leave status, military service or status as a Protected Veteran, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (“Protected Characteristics”). SkyWater complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning EEO/AA employment. SkyWater complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at 952-851-5200 or

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Bloomington, MN, USA