Process Principal Engineer - Wet Processes


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 48856 

The Process Engineering group at Skyworks in Woburn, Massachusetts is responsible for developing and supporting all wafer fabrication processes used to produce Skyworks’ diverse portfolio of products.  The primary device technologies include HBT, GaN, BiFET, pHEMT and BiHEMT at various performance nodes.  The group works closely with the Advanced Technology Development team to develop technologies and with the Manufacturing Operations team to deliver world-class quality products to market.


  • Fill the role of lead engineer for a group of process engineers/technicians.
  • Support daily production to ensure on-time-delivery of top quality product.  Occasionally requires leading a team to rapidly contain yield/quality excursions and drive corrective actions.
  • Support Advanced Technology Development projects to achieve site and corporate objectives.
  • Lead the group to pursue continuous improvement opportunities affecting key metrics.  Includes applying solutions systemically to leverage improvements for maximum benefit.
  • Participate in staffing planning/decisions to ensure long-term site and corporate objectives.
  • Encourage and support the professional development of the individuals in the group.  Includes enhancing the group’s technical depth/breadth, as well as its structured problem solving skills.
  • Build teamwork and cohesiveness within the group, and champion collaboration between engineering groups to improve the wellbeing and performance of the overall organization.
  • Work with Operations synergistically, particularly in the Wet Process area (i.e. a “work cell”), to optimize overall area performance and enhance the skills/knowledge of Operations personnel.




  • Minimum, a BS in engineering, physics, chemistry, material science or related discipline.
  • At least 10 years of experience in micro-electronics process engineering with specific experience in wet processes (e.g. electroplating, aqueous cleans/etches and solvent cleans/strips).  An ideal candidate will also have considerable experience in at least one other process area.  A basic understanding of HBT/HEMT device physics and common PCM test parameters are pluses.
  • Metrics driven, data directed, detail oriented and very strong in core engineering principles.
  • History of successfully leading teams to 1) continuously improve process control and 2) rapidly contain yield/quality excursions, identify root causes and implement effective corrective actions.
  • An insatiable desire to understand cause and effect, with a working knowledge and practical experience applying structured problem solving methodologies such as Shainin, Six Sigma or Model Based Problem Solving to identify and control or eliminate root causes of variation.
  • Advanced knowledge of and practical experience applying SPC, DOE, MSA and ANOVA.
  • Advanced data analysis experience using tools such as JMP, Minitab, Spotfire or dataPower.
  • Ideally, a working knowledge of Lean and a basic knowledge of the Theory of Constraints.
  • Excellent verbal and written “360 degree” communication skills.
  • Initiative to address and appropriately escalate problems to achieve rapid resolution.
  • Ability to work effectively with engineering peer groups to influence change and drive improvements in a dynamic and collaborative environment that values lasting results.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a cleanroom semiconductor processing environment.
  • Ability to lead engineering resources across various shifts.



Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

Full time
Woburn, MA 01801, US