Kelly Services Equipment Maintenance Engineer in San Jose, California

Job Description

will be responsible for maintaining specific tools on a wafer manufacturing production line in a class 100 cleanroom environment. The successful candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and collaborate effectively; they will demonstrate a willingness to learn, flexibility, creative problem solving, exemplary communication skills and an ability to think on their feet. Candidates must be flexible to work a 12 hour AWS Shift and overtime, as required by the team.

The tool sets are as follows -

  • Deposition, Beam Etch & Ion Mill - Veeco IBE, DLC 350, Veeco RF350 & RF 240 Ion Mill, etc.

  • Wet - Plating (NiFe, MLO, Raider-MLO, Bake Oven, Asher-Etch, NMT & SRD systems, etc.), Resist Strip/Liftoff, Chemical Etch & CMP

  • Photo - ASML, Canon, Nikon, FEI, & KLA Tencor systems, etc.

  • Vacuum PVD - Balzers, Commonwealth, Comptech, CVC, ALD/HSALD, MeiVac, Unaxis, Veeco, and Anelva systems, etc.


  • Perform routine preventive maintenance per schedule and MMM (Manufacturing Maintenance Manual) procedures for assigned tool set.

  • Document routine preventive maintenance on PM checklists, record data if applicable and maintain completed checklist/history in tool logbook.

  • Troubleshoot and repair routine unscheduled failures to root cause and select correct down code when closing out call for Equipment Engineer to improve MTBF (Mean-Time Between Failure).

  • Document routine preventive maintenance and unscheduled failures on Resource Viewer and Forum Notes equipment manufacturing tracking system and database

  • Provide inputs to Shift Manager, Lead and/or Equipment Engineer to improve PM cycle-time, tool availability, quality/workmanship, reduce wafer scrap and cost of ownership.

  • Provide Technical training and certification for maintenance personnel.

  • Support Tool Owner and Equipment Engineer to define and write preventive maintenance procedures.


  • Technical degree in Electronics, Military experience, or Semiconductor Industries experience.

  • Must have excellent mechanical and electrical aptitude.

  • Min 3 Years- Experience in Vacuum, Photo, or Wet/Plating Technologies.

  • Ability to read electrical schematic diagrams and assembly drawings.

  • Understanding of failure mechanisms, ability to isolate determine root cause and repair.

  • Proficient in MS Windows Software (Word/Excel/Power Point/Outlook) & Forum Notes

  • Effective team player with proven relationship building & communication skills, including cross-functionally with Maintenance, Manufacturing, Engineering, Peers, Management, Customers, and Suppliers.

  • Knowledge of control systems and/or PLC (Process Logic Control)

  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required.

  • Senior Level Equip Maint Tech

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and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

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