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Senior Process Engineer - CMP/Backgrind Specialist



Roseville, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Company Description

The Bosch Group operates in most countries in the world. With over 400,000 associates, a career at Bosch offers a chance to grow an exceptional career in an environment that values diversity, initiative, and a drive for results.

If you are interested in working on the cutting-edge of technology, working at Bosch is the place for you! Bosch is expanding its semiconductor business with silicon carbide chips in the U.S. and plans to invest some $1.5 billion in the Roseville site in California in the coming years. The first SiC semiconductors will be produced here on 200-millimeter wafers as of 2026.

We are committed to quality at Bosch. Our environment celebrates diversity and promotes career progression. We seek highly skilled, creative, results-oriented people who can look at technology from a new perspective and provide surprising insight. We are looking for candidates who want to shape and drive innovation at Bosch.

Job Description

A Senior Process Engineer specializing in CMP/Backgrind plays a critical role in the advanced development and optimization of polishing or wafer thinning processes for semiconductor devices. This role involves extensive experience and expertise in semiconductor manufacturing, with a focus on CMP or Backgrinding.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead the development and optimization of CMP and backgrind processes for semiconductor manufacturing.
  • Design experiments, analyze data, and propose improvements to enhance process performance, yield, and reliability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including R&D, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance to ensure seamless integration of new processes into production.
  • Transfer developed processes from R&D to manufacturing, ensuring scalability, repeatability, and robustness.
  • Provide technical expertise and support during the installation, qualification, and validation of CMP and backgrind equipment and processes.
  • Develop and maintain detailed documentation including process specifications, standard operating procedures, and work instructions.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction through innovation and advanced methodologies.
  • Implement best practices and industry standards to optimize CMP and backgrind processes in alignment with company goals and objectives.
  • Proactively monitor key process parameters and performance metrics, initiating corrective actions as necessary to maintain high standards of quality and efficiency.
  • Provide technical training and mentorship to junior engineers and technicians, sharing knowledge and expertise in CMP and backgrind processes.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the engineering team, promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations, standards, and quality requirements throughout the development and implementation of CMP and backgrind processes.
  • Lead investigations into process deviations, non-conformances, and quality issues, implementing corrective and preventive actions to address root causes.
  • Travel (including internationally) as needed.


Basic Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Material Engineering, or Physics or the equivalent in education; advanced degree (MS/Ph.D.) preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in semiconductor process engineering, with a focus on CMP and backgrind processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of CMP equipment, consumables, and materials, as well as backgrind equipment and techniques.
  • Familiarity with industry-specific standards, including ISO, SEMI, and ESD.
  • Expertise in advanced process modeling, simulation, and statistical analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and teamwork abilities.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft applications—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams

Additional Information

  • This role will work on site in Roseville, CA.
  • This position works Monday- Friday, overtime and on call when necessary.

About Bosch

BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives:

  • FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
  • AWIM (A World In Motion)

By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce – EOE/Protected Veteran/Disabled.

For more information on our culture and benefits, please visit:

Culture and Benefits | Bosch in the USA

The U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $98,000 - $130,000. Within the range, individual pay is determined based on several factors, including, but not limited to, work experience and job knowledge, complexity of the role, job location, etc. Your Recruiter can share more details about the specific salary range for this position during the interview process.

In addition to your base salary, Bosch offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts (HSA); flexible spending accounts; 401(K) retirement plan with an attractive employer match; wellness programs; life insurance; long term disability insurance; paid time off; parental leave. Pay ranges included in the postings, when included, generally reflect base salary; certain positions may include bonus, or additional benefits.