NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Process Operator Level 1

SUNY-Polytechnic Institute
Albany, New York
Job Type


Process Operator Level I (PO) duties assigned will include but will not be limited to: operating equipment in various semiconductor process areas such as photolithography, etch, wet cleans, CVD, PVD, CMP, metrology and others. Write and update operating procedures as needed. Perform inspection, test, minimal repair, troubleshooting and operation of several process tools or tool clusters of a complex nature. The PO may be involved in new tool installation, troubleshooting, and qualification. The PO will provide technical assistance to operations management and resolve tool problems. Must exhibit self-discipline and be able to work under minimal supervision. The PO would support peak workload periods, recognize and correct any errors or deficiencies. The PO will correct improper operation of equipment and will take corrective action. The PO will be accountable for individual results and for the impact of the results on the team. Accuracy, quality and productivity are all required. The PO is accountable for equipment utilization of assigned equipment. Other essential functions include:

Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Must have MS Windows, Word, Excel, and basic File Management, Zip Files, etc. experience
Must be able to perform minimal training/mentoring of PO's on various tool sets
Ability to Operate SIVIEW applications
Ability to effectively communicate End of Shift pass downs
Must be able to achieve Level I and Level II certification on all assigned tool sets
Ability to wear full clean room attire & stand for up to 12 hours at a time
Must perform at a level where minimal editing and revisions of MPS's are necessary
Must perform at a level where minimal tool recipe building and adjustments are necessary
Ability to wear a respirator (half face/full face), if assigned to the photolithography department
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis throughout shift
Membership in the Emergency Response Team is a possibility
Must have the ability to work OT as needed.
Other reasonable duties as assigned.



This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. The determination to the applicability and relevance of the candidate's qualifications resides solely with SUNY Poly. Candidate must have good mechanical skills, excellent computer literacy, including Microsoft word and Excel, possess good written communication skills, be well organized with attention to detail, have the ability work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment as well as be available for overtime work.

Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.


An Associate's degree in a relevant technical field from a college or university accredited by the USDOE or internationally recognized accrediting organization; OR equivalent educational and professional experience and training associated in a highly technical/engineering environment.

Applicants must address in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.



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