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Microchip Technology Production Specialist in Lawrence, Massachusetts


Microchip’s Discrete Products Group (DPG) offers one of the industry's most comprehensive power and RF/microwave discrete semiconductor product portfolios. The DPG encompasses two business units, the Power Discrete & Modules BU and the RF/Microwave Discretes BU. Markets the PDM & RF/MW Discrete BUs address include: alternative energy, industrial, medical, defense, commercial aviation, communications, embedded systems, motor control, power solutions, sensors, and security.


Process Silicon Wafers in a cleanroom environment following written specifications and performing multiple operations. Responsible for manual data entry on process travelers, SPC charts, logbooks, and computer data entry for lot tracking and equipment tracking. Interface with multiple people and multiple functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In senior and highly skilled levels, performs equipment set-up and calibration, and may perform routine preventative maintenance tasks.

  • Work on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations.

  • Substantial understanding of the job and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks.

  • Interact with all levels of employees to increase output, reduce waste, standardize work instructions, incorporate continuous improvement, and improve communications and cooperation between departments.

  • Engage in daily production operation and anticipate product problems (i.e. so that loss of work hours is minimized and production objectives are met).

  • Perform wafer fabrication functions in the production of semiconductor devices.

  • Operate equipment in performing alignment, masking, etch, deposition, diffusion, grinding and die pick and place.

  • Exchange timely information with other team members on product flow and workforce needs.

  • Demonstrate a keen awareness of safety practices and familiarity with OSHA standards.

  • Create and update technical documents and process/work specifications.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Microchip targets candidates who value teamwork, have effective interpersonal skills, and respect the technical leadership and structured processes that we utilize to build our world-class products.


Required Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in a wafer fab or manufacturing environment with experience in any of these areas: diffusion, wet etch, metals deposition (evaporation and sputtering) or photolithography.

  • No experience necessary (Will train right candidate) to work in wafer grinding or die pick and place.

  • Highly motivated and ability to work well with people.

  • Aptitude to learn new skills.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to perform basic math skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical documents. Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, and regulatory agencies.

  • Good hand and finger dexterity to handle wafers without damaging them.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross trained in multiple wafer fab operations

  • Practical working knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word.

  • SPC experience a plus.

Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, walk, push, pull, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; smell; and use hands to repair, finger, handle, or feel. Must have very good hand and finger dexterity to use basic machine tools, handle small parts, and work from schematics and sketches. The employee is often required to talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds unassisted.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes. The employee frequently works with or near chemicals and mechanical equipment including high temperature furnaces, electron beam evaporators, equipment that uses UV light sources, microscopes and RF plasma tools. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock and vibration. Work is primarily performed in a clean room manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Temperatures in the work environment can range from 65 degrees F to 85 degrees F.

ITAR Statement

This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).


Microchip Corp. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We are committed to inclusion and diversity.