Staff Process Engineer

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
Menlo Park,
Job Description

Do you have a desire to be part of a company creating cutting edge life sciences technology? Pacific Biosciences is looking for an experienced Process Engineer ready to work on our biologically integrated semiconductor chip technology. The successful candidate will work within our multi-disciplinary SMRT Cell Manufacturing Engineering team. They must have an appetite for solving complex problems requiring evaluation of intangible factors in order to improve and ramp our chip manufacturing processes. Experience working with both Tier 1 Foundries and research Fabs to improve yield, process control and metrology is a plus. Our ideal candidate is a well-rounded top performer who can be a key contributor in a high-energy team.


This person will be responsible for ensuring high quality products are delivered from Semiconductor foundry partners. This includes development and execution of roadmaps for ramp to production volumes, CIP activities, excursion prevention and recovery, quality control through application of SPC, and more. A successful candidate will be additionally responsible for evaluating existing processes, equipment, metrology and to develop new processes that improve throughput, yield, cost and quality. This person will work very closely with external foundries and will represent the


• Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Physics.

• 10+ years of industry experience in wafer fabrication or High Volume Manufacturing environments

• Strong ownership and drive for success

• Ability and wiliness to travel up to 20% of the time

• Familiarity with ISO 9001 & 13485

• Experience with JMP, MatLab, MySQL, Visual Studio

About Our Organization

Pacific Biosciences’ mission is to transform the way humankind acquires, processes and interprets data from living systems through the design, development and commercialization of innovative tools for biological research. The company has developed a novel approach to studying the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, Pacific Biosciences has created a powerful technology platform called single molecule, real-time, or SMRT™, technology. SMRT technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform the understanding of biological systems by providing a window into these systems that has not previously been open for scientific study.

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