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Cleanroom Production Operator (200CIP)



Posting ID: JP-002352601

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Vancouver, Washington
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This Production Operator position takes place in a fast paced production environment working in a final inspection and quality control capacity for silicon wafer manufacturing. The work takes place in a cleanroom setting requiring operators to wear PPE including a hooded full-body cleanroom gown "bunny suit" with hairnet and/or beard net, safety glasses, mouth/nose cover, and latex-free or other acceptable gloves. The cleanroom work area is air conditioned and well ventilated but operators can be prone to getting hot throughout the day due to the cleanroom gown.

Operators work 12-hour Shifts, 6am to 6pm for the Day Shift, or 6pm to 6am for the Night Shift, on a compressed workweek, alternating 3-ON/4-OFF and 4-ON/3-OFF weekly schedules which require working every other weekend and will likely entail additional overtime days when needed. Night Shift positions receive an additional 15% shift differential pay incentive.

Operators are involved in and responsible for following complex, detailed procedures and to complete documentation per specifications in a fast paced environment to meet daily targets on time and without defect. They will be cross trained to eventually become certified to rotate among multiple process areas within the department. They will also ensure polished wafers are processed according to specific customer requirements contained in computerized/paper work orders.

Additional Essential Job Functions and requirements include:


- Ability to bend, stoop, squat, lift, and reach as needed to move boxes of wafers from inventory location to transport cart and from transport cart to automated process equipment

- Must be able to push, pull, guide transport cart through doorways, hallways.

- Availability to work all hours, all shifts, and over time as required or as requested

- Must be able to work in close proximity with other team members working in the same area and/or work alone in specific areas

- Attendance and compliance with advance notice and call in policies for absences in this manufacturing area is critical

- Able to stand/walk for long periods of time within a 12 hour shift

- Ability and willingness to work around hazardous and volatile chemicals. Must be able to hand pour the specified amount of correct chemical into a manual cleanline then test line with a chemical test strip prior to running the line

- Able to exert up to 50 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs of force constantly to move objects, often walking, standing, or in motion while performing these tasks.

- Pushes a cart on wheels weighing anywhere between 20 lbs to occasionally as high as 400 lbs

- Exerts pressure on robotic equipment buttons and levers

- Repetitive opening and closing of wafer cassettes at waist level, placing on a cart, at every process step

- Repetitive hand movement/wrist action in packaging (sealing finished product)

- Fine motor skills required to handle wafers and wafer cassettes with care to ensure they do not come in contact with cleanroom uniform, gloves or mechanical equipment


- Perform daily calibrations for each process tool and verify all calibrations meet process specifications before releasing tool to production

- Continuously monitor, analyze, and verify that all data and all processes are correct and meet quality and order specifications during each process and after each process is completed, before moving the order on to the next process step

- Respond to and troubleshoot tool alarms

- Operate robotic or automated equipment to load/unload material, transport carts full of material, manually handle wafers, tools, and/or other equipment

- Review work orders and load material onto the appropriate tool sets and load the correct recipes according to customer specifications

- Verify lot number on work order matches lot number on box label at load and unload of each operation

- Must be able to multitask and monitor the movement of wafers on multiple pieces of automated machinery at the same time

- Count wafers in each box to ensure they match the qty on the work order and the box label at load and unload of each operation

- During tool set up for each box, verifying recipe matches the work order and correct lot number is scanned in the computer systems

- Verify cassette is placed on tool properly on the designated station and position to avoid robotic malfunction leading to scrapped wafers and operator being subjected to chemical and mechanical hazards

- Perform tasks to clean equipment and the area to meet clean room and 5S standards for that area

- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, compute percentages and decimals using a calculator, Excel software, or other method.


- Must be able to work in an environment with varied lighting conditions due to the inspection tool criteria

- Must be able to visually differentiate mixed material by checking to see if wafers are flipped in a cassette, and for slight variations in color of wafers in the cassette, and that a laser mark scribe on wafers in the cassette are the same and are facing in the correct orientation.

- Able to visually inspect finished box to ensure no pen marks, particles, scratches or smudges, the date time stamp is not expired, and that wafers are aligned and not cross-index

- Need to visually verify precise alignment of wafers post final inspection through opaque and clear lids that are sealed in plastic bags

- Verify packaging specification by use and viewing of computerized work order and visual guides regarding proper label placement


- Follows all documented training, procedures, and processes to meet quality and cleanroom standards

- Reports and takes action to prevent variations, errors, or lapses in quality

- Ensures quality issues are reported, corrected, and not repeated

- Identifies and reports suggestions for improvement to supervisor or other appropriate manager


- Completes all tasks using safe behaviors

- Puts safety first and foremost and never puts safety after deadlines, other goals, or tasks

- Acts as a role model in safety with co-workers.

- Must be highly safety cautious as operators can be subjected to hazards including working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts


- Use a computer keyboard to input data into Excel, track and confirm each process, and complete computerized forms

- Experienced, proficient, and accurate in the use of a computer, keyboard, and a monitor. - Experience in software use, such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook e-mail, or other similar software is desired

- Can operate a calculator, copier, cell phone, and telephone.


- Must have ability to communicate effectively in English with management and co-workers

- Must have ability to read and write in English

- Ability to create, read, comprehend, and explain instructions, procedures, technical and informational manuals, reports, correspondence for self and for others written in English.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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Recruiter: Geoffrey Brown


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