Technician / Technical Operator
Halo Industries has invented a technology to replace a decades- old semiconductor material wire saw slicing process that wastes billions of dollars annually in high-value materials.
Halo’s laser-based technology eliminates this waste from the silicon carbide (SiC) substrate manufacturing process, delivering improvements in both material cost and performance, while enabling accelerated growth for a diverse set of high-growth application markets, including the electric vehicle, grid infrastructure, industrial HVAC and other high-voltage power electronics sectors.
Hal originally spun out of Stanford University in 2014, acquiring a significant series A round of VC funding in 2020 following the successful demonstration of the company’s precision material slicing equipment. Today, Halo is driving the fast-scale growth of the company’s manufacturing operations.
Halo Industries is well-funded, deeply engaged with multiple strategic customers, and staged to achieve rapid operational, revenue, and valuation growth.
The Primary Function of Position
The primary objective is to operate various semiconductor wafer slicing equipment, meeting quality and productivity goals, within a manufacturing work environment. This person would work closely with fellow team members, the area Lead, and the supervisor to achieve team performance goals in the areas of Efficiency, Yield, Throughput, Cycle Time, Scrap, Inventory Accuracy, and Time Lost Accuracy. Goals are set in each of these areas for each quarter and overall team performance is measured against them.
Position Roles and Responsibilities
- Operate and set up (as needed), production wafer slicing equipment with ability to multi-task by working on several pieces of equipment.
- Become proficient at multiple manufacturing processes while meeting requirements for workmanship, safety and productivity.
- Handle a variety of operations, including troubleshooting and rework requiring a sufficient understanding of the functional operation of the items assembled as well as the finished product.
- Perform inspection of own and other’s work. Perform simple repairs on own or other’s work.
- Mentor others in areas of expertise (as needed).
- Properly complete manufacturing documentation. Initiate basic material requests, report quality issues, report efficiency, record measurements as needed. May report work order information into computer.
- Perform preparation work such as line clearance and changeover.
- Identify discrepant materials/components verbally and in writing
- Maintain the accuracy of identification and count of point-of-use materials. Accurately determine and report material shortages.
- Follow all corporate, regulatory, safety and production policies and procedures.
- Maintain an excellent attendance record.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Escalate build issues through the proper channels and drive to resolution.
- Coach and effectively lead new technicians on builds when multiple technicians are required to complete projects.
- Be comfortable with working long hours when required to achieve deadlines.
- Education: Minimum High school diploma or equivalent military training, technical diploma, or equivalent experience. (AS degree preferred,)
- Must have a minimum 1-2 years of work experience, in an environment where consistently following detailed instructions is a must.
- Willing to learn / acquire knowledge in the field of wafer fabrication to advance technical skillset.
- High level of craftsmanship and attention to detail married with the ability to work quickly.
- Quality focused with the ability to manage your time across multiple competing tasks and priorities.
- Able to lift 30-50 pounds on a daily basis and to maintain a safe working environment.
- Have an aptitude for problem solving
- The willingness to work overtime as needed or required
- Language Skills:
- Ability to read, write and understand English.
- Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees, supervisors, or engineers.
- Mathematical Skills:
- Ability to add and subtract multi-digit numbers (including decimals); to multiply and divide; to find averages, percentages and ranges.
- Ability to determine the minimum, maximum and nominal value when provided with a specification and a tolerance.
- Ability to perform basic math on a calculator.
- Reasoning Ability:
- Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions.
- Ability to report quality issues.
- Ability to suggest simple process improvements.
- Computer skills:
- Ability to use personal computers as part of daily work.
- Ability to use on-line documentation.
- Other skills and abilities:
- Ability to work varying shifts. Must have the ability to complete training courses.
- Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to use clocks, timers, tools, caliper and drop gauge.
- Ability to work in a controlled environment room (ie clean room), this includes wearing cleanroom gowns, head caps, face shield, booties, other PPE as well as meeting other clean room standards such as no jewelry or make-up.
- Ability to perform In-Fab tasks pertaining but not limited to:
- Chemical samples - Wet Process area
- Transporting slurry & slurry samples - CMP area
- Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
- Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
- Paid time off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
- Family Leave (Maternity and Paternity)
- Stock Option Plan