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Requisition Number 18-0031
Title Wafer Test Operator I
City Alhambra
State CA
Description EMCORE Corporation designs and manufactures Indium Phosphide (InP) optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market. EMCORE was the pioneer in linear fiber optic transmission technology, and today is a leader in optical components, as well as a provider of complete end-to-end solutions for high-speed communications network infrastructures, enabling systems and service providers to meet growing demand for bandwidth and connectivity. EMCORE’s advanced optical technologies are designed for cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks, telecommunications and data centers, satellite communications, aerospace and defense, wireless networks, and broadcast and professional audio/video systems. With its world-class InP semiconductor wafer fabrication facility, EMCORE has fully vertically-integrated manufacturing capability and also provides contract design, foundry and component packaging services. EMCORE is headquartered in Alhambra, California, USA with InP wafer fabrication operations in Alhambra, and ISO 9001 certified manufacturing in Alhambra and Langfang, China. For further information, please visit

Our Operations team is looking to hire several Operators to support Wafer Test Manufacturing and Assembly in our Alhambra facility.

Purpose of the Role
The test operator operates manufacturing process equipment according to written specifications, performs in-process inspections, tests, and critical measurements to insure quality within the specification guidelines.
They record results in manual logbooks, statistical process control (SPC) software or some other type of PC software, monitor calibration dates on equipment and tools, and track product flow through the process.

In addition, the test operator utilizes specialized job skills in accordance with processes and procedures to complete a wide range of assignments that are moderately complex in nature, where judgment, versatility, and initiative are required to resolve problems and make routine recommendations.

The ability to recognize deviations from the accepted processes and procedures is required. The individual will also monitor and support the production methods and processes, and interface with both Maintenance and Engineering groups on manufacturing issues.
Primary Job Duties:
• Adhere to cleanroom safety and cleanliness procedures.
• Process optoelectronic wafers and die through the manufacturing production process, including die test, wafer scribing, metal deposition, die pick and place, die attach finished good testing in a cleanroom environment following written specifications.
• Perform in-process inspections, tests and dimension measurements; record results in logbooks, computers or statistical control software.
• Clean and maintain equipment and work area using 6S principles
• Track product flow through the manufacturing processes
• Handle wafers and die using various methods (tweezers, vacuum wands & wafer transfer tools )
• Monitor surface quality of wafers using a microscope and/or bright light equipment.
• Engage in daily production operation to ensure production objectives are met.
• Exchange timely information with other team members on product flow and workforce needs.
• Inform management and engineers of any unexpected results.
• Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements Education: High school or equivalent

• Knowledge of semiconductor or opto-electronics test and assembly manufacturing processes, practices, and techniques experience is preferred
• One year of experience as an Operator or Assembler in a manufacturing environment.
• Able to read and understand process instructions and able to work effectively within a team environment. Working knowledge of clean room protocol and procedures.
• Excellent manual dexterity, able to manipulate material with tweezers and other instruments
• Able to understand and follow complex directions whether given verbally or in writing
• Detail oriented and conscientious
• Willing to wear clean room garments throughout the duration of the workday

NOTE: Due to the nature of the products involved candidates must be US citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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