Equipment Engineer - CMP

Bloomington, MN, USA Req #628
Monday, January 10, 2022
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 Microsoft and the Department of Defense as well as 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!

We have an exciting opportunity at SkyWater for a Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) equipment Engineer!

Summary: As an Equipment Engineer you will own all assigned toolsets. Will use strong troubleshooting skills to define challenging problems in relation to the mechanics, electronics, and process using tool knowledge/experience, FDC, SPC, schematics, and other available resources. This individual with collaborate with the CMP maintenance team and process engineering. Some collaboration required with tool vendors, other area engineers/managers, procurement, and production.



  • Provide technical leadership and management to various CMP tools in the CMP area.
  • Work with CMP module process engineering and equipment maintenance technicians to drive root cause corrective actions of equipment failures, implement permanent solutions and eliminate chronic and long-term down events.
  • Develop and implement equipment upgrades to increase capacity, lower costs, and improve yields.
  • Lead continuous improvement teams to drive tool matching, availability, throughput improvements and reduce risk.
  • Work with minimal supervision, balancing competing priorities, to serve the needs of the CMP Module, Maintenance and Production organizations.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams that create efficiencies across all layers of the organization.
  • The job also requires performing other duties as assigned. Percentages of time spent on job duties are estimates and may vary for each position.

Required Qualifications

Experience and/or Training:

  • 5+ years of experience with multiple CMP tools.
  • Experience with application of structured problem-solving methodology
  • Demonstrated ability to meet requirements and deliver results
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously and shift priorities to meet business needs
Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate: Where permitted by applicable law, candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for employment with SkyWater Technology, if not currently employed by SkyWater Technology. 


U.S. Person Required:

SkyWater Technology Foundry, Inc. 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Bachelor of Science or in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering or Materials Science, Physics or other relevant Engineering discipline or 5 years’ experience as an equipment technician or equipment engineer.

Experience and/or Training:

  • Experience with Automated Fault Detection and Classification Systems (FDC)
  • Strong background with utilizing SPC
  • High level of understanding of equipment component behavior

Technology/Equipment: Experience with the following tools: Applied Materials Mirra platforms, IPEC Westech CMP, Ontrack systems.

SkyWater Technology offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package including benefit eligibility day one, paid time off, paid holidays, matching 401(k), an Employee Stock Purchase Program, an on-site fitness facility, an on-site, self-serve market and so much more! 

SkyWater Technology is proud to operate as a drug-free workplace. All new hires must complete a pre-employment drug screening. 

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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