Jenoptik is an international photonics group with representatives in over 80 countries. Optical technologies are the foundation of our business. We employ around 4,000 people worldwide.

Join our team and help to shape our future with lasting effect.

Fab Engineer, Etch, 2nd shift

Job ID:  933

Huntsville, AL, US

Date:  Jan 20, 2023


  • Responsible manufacturing micro-optical devices and similar products using semiconductor related wafer fabrication processes, including photolithography, plasma etching, wet etching, metrology and inspection.
  • The Fabrication Process Engineer will report directly to the Engineering n Manager, supporting fabrication in general production and product development, and quality teams.

The employee must:

  • Work in a strong team environment
  • Follow procedures that are in place and being utilized for completing orders, support LEAN manufacturing and continuous improvement, rigorous adherence to safety protocols
  • Work using excellent communication with supervisors, technicians, process, quality  engineers;
  • Use semiconductor fabrication procedures including wafer preparation, photoresist processing including photolithography processing, plasma etching, vacuum system processing, surface topology metrology, inspection techniques, wafer dicing.
  • Key success criteria - customer satisfaction as measured by product quality and on-time shipment metrics
  • Set up, process, measure, inspect, and report during fabrication process, be PC proficient with standard tools (spread sheets, word processing), perform accurate data recording/entry and analysis
  • Operate manual and automated semiconductor fabrication equipment;
  • Performs all other duties as assigned



  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent, Associate Degree or higher level education, preferred.
  • Preferred: At least two years in semiconductor or related manufacturing (Integrated circuit manufacturing, micro-optics manufacturing, MEMS manufacturing, compound semiconductor manufacturing )
  • Preferred: 1 year prior experience operating in class 1000 clean room, and clean room protocol.
  • Detail oriented, and be driven to excellence, demonstrate excellent workmanship, good dexterity for handling high value, very fragile wafers and components;
  • Familiarity with optical inspection techniques to military or ISO standards;
  • Direct experience with the handling and processing of optical quality glass, wafer materials;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;  
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

About Jenoptik

At Jenoptik, people with the specific JENIUS character are changing the world with the power of light. That demands a spirit of exploration and dedication. If you’re one of us, come meet the challenges facing the world. At Jenoptik, we’re creating a better future for all of us.

The Advanced Photonic Solutions division of Jenoptik is a global OEM and machine supplier of solutions powered by photonics. Our engineering expertise excels across a broad portfolio of technologies in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, optoelectronics, sensors, as-well-as optical test and measurement equipment

In the Semi & Advanced Manufacturing strategic business unit, we serve our customers with high-performance optical systems differentiated by uncompromising precision. In close collaboration with our customers we develop application tailored beam-shaping optics, outstanding microoptics and opto-mechanical assemblies. Off-the-shelf F-theta lenses complement our offering.

Help us explore and maximise the potential of the digital world and medical technology.

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If so, we look forward to receiving your online application.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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