Defect Reduction Engineer - Austin, TX, USA


12100 Samsung Blvd, Austin, TX, USA

Full time


Jun 3

Position Summary

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world with more than 3,000 employees and 2.45 million square feet of floor space. Samsung Austin Semiconductor has broad semiconductor process technology offerings serving customers in various application areas including mobile, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive.

Since 1996, its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has invested approximately $17 billion in Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s Austin, Texas campus, making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier employer who provides a great place to work, as well as advanced and upskilled training to thriving employees. Visit

Samsung Austin Semiconductor strives to be the World's Best Foundry.

The Defect Engineering team is seeking an innovative self-starter to join the Defect Reduction team. You would work alongside a team of engineers that account for defect line performance specific to their module, brainstorm and help solve challenging integration problems, to improve quality and yield. This team consists of engineers that focus primarily on defect reduction projects and maintaining overall module health. An engineer new to our team must be able to quickly learn the process flow, defect investigation tools, and continuously think of ways of improving existing processes.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ownership over a section of the process flow including; defect source investigation, trend monitoring, supporting Unit Part improvement items, and FCC (failed chip count) reduction.
  • Analytical analysis reporting with recommendations to determine root cause of defects (finding insights and trends in our data).
  • Participate and potentially lead cross functional team meetings with Unit Part Representatives.
  • Initiate and execute defect reduction projects and root source finding activities.
  • Opportunity to communicate with internal and external customers as defect subject matter expert.

Skills and Qualifications

  • B.S or M.S Engineering Degree.
  • 1-5 years of LSI process experience.
  • Fundamental understanding of LSI process, Fab operations & equipment.
  • Experience with analytical visualization tools (Tableau, Spotfire or other popular visualization libraries).
  • Familiar with using scatter, bar, line charts to convey statistical summaries to business stakeholders.
  • Fundamental understanding of statistical techniques (multi-variate analysis, ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis).
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, initiation, & troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience in project management & application of six-sigma and/or lean manufacturing.
  • Fast learner with the ability to maintain an on-call schedule (nights/weekends) shared with coworkers.
  • Experience with Python, SQL, Spotfire for data analysis is a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications and reporting skill (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Understanding of statistics and analysis techniques.
  • Experience with analytical visualization tools (Tableau, Spotfire or popular visualization libraries).
  • Ability to summarize results to a broad range of audiences.
  • Ability to learn quickly and keep deadlines while delivering quality analysis.
  • Consistent communication and teamwork skills.

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