R&D Process Technician
CREE 170 reviews - Durham, NC

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Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree® products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.

We are headquartered in the Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham, NC), an area consistently ranked as a ”Top 10 Places to Live” by Money Magazine. The Research Triangle Park (RTP) area was recently voted the #1 high tech region in the country by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. RTP consists of approximately 112 research related organizations that employ over 40,000 people.

Cree boasts a casual work environment and has an onsite fitness center complete with indoor track, indoor basketball gym, racquet ball courts, aerobics room, free weights, nautilus machines and cardio machines (the use of the center is free for employees and spouses).


This position is for a Process Technician I or II, depending on qualifications, to work on a night shift schedule (6pm-6am). The qualified individual will be working with a a team of scientists, engineers and technicians to develop and transfer into production new wafer singulation and testing processes for LED products.


· Complete process development tasks and projects focused on improved device performance, increased yields, and/or reduced cost per die.

· Process and coordinate the processing of R&D and new product wafers through P&T.

· Must be able to work closely with engineers to develop and qualify new processes and equipment. This will include setting up and completing designed experiments, collecting data, inspections and dispositions, and performing characterization.

· Must be able to adjust to changing priorities and schedules

· Must be self-motivated to complete tasks and find new ones in a timely fashion.

· Able to document work using existing databases.

· Must be a team player and be willing to work hard and carefully.

· Data collection and analysis


· Minimum AA degree in a technical field

· Expertise in one or more of the following processes: Probe, inspection, die separation, die sort, lamp assembly desired.

· Good manual dexterity-able to handle wafers with tweezers

· Able to perform microscopic inspections for extended periods.

· Able to work in clean room for extended periods.

· Operational experience in LED package and test processes

· Computer literacy – must have experience with MS Excel and Word

· Strong communication and organizational skills.

· Self-motivated. Ability to effectively complete responsibilities with minimal supervision.

· Must be a team player.

· Must have a flexible work schedule and the ability to work overtime on short notice.


· BS degree in a technical field


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

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Cree, Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor materials and devices based on silicon carbide (SiC), gallium nitride (GaN) and related...