Location: Bloomington, MN, US
About our group:
This position will work with the Vacuum Process Engineering team in our Bloomington, MN facility to control and optimize the processes and tooling used to build the recording heads that go into every Seagate Hard Disc Drive (HDD).
Process engineering is responsible for controlling all tooling on the factory floor that is used to fabricate Magnetic Recording Heads used within Seagate HDDs. We employ traditional process-control methods as well as novel Advanced Process Control (APC) algorithmic systems to analyze the health of our processes in real time and make needed adjustments automatically. We also manage automated systems to disposition recording heads for conformality to product specifications.
About the role – you will:
- Work with an engineer to develop, implement, optimize, and control vacuum processes (deposition, ion milling, reactive ion etch, annealing) within the recording head build.
- Assist engineers in ensuring that vacuum processes are manufacturable (high yield) and stable.
- Support engineering efforts to optimize new processes developed for the latest generation of magnetic recording heads based on HAMR technology.
- Engage hands-on to help complete structured experiments and OFATs (One Factor at a Time experiments) on critical vacuum processes.
- Assist in developing and testing systematic and automated methods for maintaining process control across multiple tools, which may include implementing SPC charts and Out-of-Control Action Plans (OCAPs) and Material Dispositioning instructions.
- Help the engineers oversee manufacturing issues (scrap, rework, cycle-time reduction, multiple-path maintenance) for bottleneck operations within the factory.
- Working towards a Ph.D. or M.S degree in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical & Electrical Engineering or Physics
- Demonstrated ability to analyze data and deliver your findings in a structured and coherent method to your peers and supervisors.
- Your experience includes:
- Working with or formal education of applying engineering statistics to solve engineering problems
- Familiarity with design of experiment techniques (methods of design)
- Demonstrated hands-on experience working on and optimizing vacuum-based process or equipment
Your experience includes:
- Experience in PVD (physical vapor deposition) or RIE (reactive ion etch), as well as IBE (ion beam etch) technology.
Our Normandale campus spans two suburbs, Edina and Bloomington, and serves as the Recording Head development and manufacturing arm of Seagate. Located in the heart of a bustling community, Seagate offers an on-site café, or if you prefer, you can drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away. Need to grab a gift over lunch time? Shopping is abundant in the area. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, outdoor activities, tournaments and group workouts. Looking for something more laid back? Reset in one of our meditation rooms, or simply take a walk around our indoor walking path. On-site cultural festivals, celebrations and community volunteer opportunities also abound.
Other Important information:
United States Only – Seagate believes that vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to fight COVID-19 and maintain a safer workplace. Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US-based employees of Seagate. This requirement applies to all employees and locations in the United States including those employees working remotely, consistent with the requirements under Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors/sub-contractors. Seagate will consider exceptions to this policy for medical or religious reasons on an individualized basis.
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