Product Manufacturing Engineer

SMART Modular Technologies, Inc.

Durham, NC 27722

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Cree LED, an SGH company, offers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of application-optimized LED chips and components, leading the industry in performance and reliability. Our team delivers best-in-class technology and breakthrough solutions for focused applications in High Power General Lighting, Mid-Power General Lighting, Specialty Lighting and Video Screens. With more than thirty years of experience, Cree LED develops products backed by expert design assistance, superior sales support and industry-best global customer service. For more information, visit

Job Summary:

The primary focus of this position is to drive product quality, yield, cost, performance, and customer satisfaction throughout the entire LED Chips manufacturing line (epitaxial growth, wafer fabrication, and package/test) and LED component manufacturing line. Product engineering is closely aligned with all levels of LED engineering, production control and marketing to make products that meet or exceed both cost and performance goals. A successful candidate will take customer feedback, inline testing results, factory constraints and demand to drive revenue growth in all sectors of the market.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Monitor product performance in terms of brightness, wavelength, and forward voltage to ensure that the customer’s needs are met.

+ Monitor product yields at various steps in the line to ensure that the cost and delivery schedule is met.

+ Develop process and product improvement projects to push the performance/cost envelope.

+ Aid the sustaining engineering team in all process and tool change qualification initiatives.

+ Work closely with the production control team to align production with demand and factory capabilities.

+ Work with various teams to address and resolve all customer quality issues.

+ Analyze data using sound statistical methodology to drive improvements and recommendations to operations and process engineering

+ Interface with marketing, process, R&D and reliability engineering to drive quality initiatives and maintain best in class outgoing quality.

+ Understanding and dispositioning of all NCM events with primary focus being on ensuring product quality.

+ Establish yield and performance triggers for products at various manufacturing steps and creating reaction plans for each trigger.

+ Owner of wafer level dispositioning for all projects and events associated with a given product line.

+ Develop and execute qualification plans to enable manufacturing at all sites.

+ Travel to international facilities (no more than 20%)


+ BS degree in Electrical/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science; or equivalent

+ Solid understanding of semiconductor wafer fabrication techniques and procedures

+ 3+ years recent experience as a Product/Process/Quality Engineer in a semiconductor environment

+ Strong analytical background with understanding of core statistical techniques

+ Strong track record of problem-solving, engineering judgement and decision-making.

+ Ability to interface with people of different backgrounds and at every level of the organization

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Self-motivation, effective multi-tasking, and drive to outpace the competition

+ Willing and able to travel internationally (2-3 times / year)

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience with off-site factory support

+ Higher level education in a relevant technical field

+ Experience with SQL, JMP, MS Access, etc.

+ Experience at failure analysis and understanding of typical failure analysis techniques (SEM, EDS, FIB, Auger, etc.)

This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.

The interview process includes completing our employment application forms. All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check, and proof of legal status to work in the U.S. We utilize E-Verify.

Cree LED is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to all policies that provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Requisition ID: 2022-1820

External Company Name: CreeLED, Inc

External Company URL:

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