Process Engineering Director

Bloomington, MN, USA Req #1033
Thursday, January 26, 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!
Position Summary: Our Process Engineering Director is accountable for ensuring the Process Engineering Team is continuously optimizing our manufacturing processes to be highly efficient with high yields and low cost. In addition, they will closely collaborate with the Advanced Technology Services and Platform Technology Teams to develop new manufacturing processes and capabilities, enabling the next generation of exciting new products to be manufactured at SkyWater.

Define and refine a vision for the engineering team to create a purposefully driven, highly-effective team.
Build effective teams to solve complex problems.
Attract top talent and build pipeline of high potential employees for future growth.
Ensure effective definition and deployment of Key Performance Indices (KPI’s) and Objectives and Key Results (OKR’s) to ensure operational and enterprise objectives are achieved.
Ensure collaboration within operations and other business functions to achieve enterprise objectives.
Ensure deployment and effective use of structured problem solving methodologies to achieve effective Root Cause Corrective Action.
Stay abreast of emerging technology trends to ensure SkyWater is equipped with cutting edge capabilities in process control, factory automation, and process development.
Work with minimal supervision, balancing competing priorities, to serve the needs of the enterprise.
The job also requires performing other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:
Education: B.S. or M.S. Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering or Materials Science, Physics or other relevant engineering discipline. MBA preferred.
Experience and/or Training:
Minimum of 10 years experience in a semiconductor manufacturing environment.
Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
Experience with application of structured problem solving methodology.
Experience with Design of Experiments.
Experience with automated fault detection and control systems (FDC).
Positive interpersonal skills, highly energetic and self motivated.
Outstanding communication skills - both written and verbal.
Demonstrated ability to meet commitments and deliver results.
Ability to manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously and shift priorities to meet business needs.
Knowledge of SPC is preferred.
U.S. Citizen Required: This position will require the holding of or ability to obtain government security clearance which requires U.S Citizenship.

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 Salary
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