RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce's client, a growing global company in Tempe, AZ, is seeking a few Senior and Principal Process Engineers from the Semiconductor Industry. We are working directly with the Hiring Managers on these search assignments. The company offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, annual bonus, etc. The Engineer is the on-site process application expert to support the customer in expanding film opportunities. In this role, the Senior Semiconductor Process Engineer drives the process development projects and new product introductions with the customer.Responsibilities: The Senior Semiconductor Process Engineers undergo training with the Business Unit to build expertise on newly developed processes (Vertical Furnace LPCVD and ATM processes) and hardware Work closely with the field hardware teams and Business Unit to support and troubleshoot issues on new products, including developing proposals for equipment and process design improvements, as well as conducting those experiments in conjunction with the customer Documents learnings during NPI and works with the Business Unit to ensure learnings are incorporated in future IQ/hardware/process rollout packages; Documents the learnings for subsequent knowledge transfer to the local service team at manufacturing sites The Senior Semiconductor Process Engineers will process and Equipment knowledge, troubleshooting skills, and escalation leadership are key to ensuring the success of NPI equipment at the customer site Support Customer Vertical Furnace processes and hardware development (both new development and CIP - continuous improvement projects) Works closely with the Customer to design and conduct experiments to meet the Customer's need (new development, CIP, troubleshooting) Senior Semiconductor Process Engineers are responsible for process transfer to HVM fabs and transfer of product knowledge to the local service organizationREQUIREMENTS: B.S., or M.S, or PhD) with a degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics will be considered Equivalent combination of education and experience for which comparable knowledge, skills and ability has been achieved in the areas of processing, developing, and characterizing thin films deposited in Vertical Furnaces such as any of the following: (ATM: oxidation, anneal, high temp anneals; LPCVD: SiO2, Si3N4, SiON, SiC, aSi, polySi, SiGe, batch epi, TiN, etc.) Experience with New Product Introduction (NPI) is highly desired Experience in any of the following is preferred: ALD, Epi, CVD, PVD, or other thin film depositions is preferred or other types of Semiconductor areas Good knowledge of and experience with semiconductor device applications, vacuum techniques, film characterization and metrology techniques, and thin film deposition processes and equipment; Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated history of optimizing film deposition and process development, preferably with A412 vertical furnace equipment Experience with advanced troubleshooting/structured problem analysis methodologies such as (KT/FMEA/7-step/Ishikawa diagrams/etc.) Strong experience designing and conducting experiments, in addition to measuring and interpreting experimental output, aimed at fulfilling stated objectives using DOEs and statistical methods Must understand the Intellectual Property boundaries between and the Customer and be able to maintain IP, as appropriate, during all external and internal interactionsKforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.