ON Semiconductor Entry Level Pixel Characterization Engineer in Meridian, Idaho

Job Summary:

ON Semiconductor’s Image Sensor Group features a challenging and rewarding work environment with a fast pace of innovation, developing image sensor solutions that advance vision beyond the human eye. We need energetic and motivated team members, who are passionate about continuous improvement and getting practical results. You will be empowered with responsibility to conquer multiple urgent tasks simultaneously, making critical contributions from the start.

The core responsibility of the Pixel Characterization Engineer is to characterize pixel performance with hands-on opto-electronic testing and develop pixel voltage and timing operation. Based on those results, give recommendations on directions for Technology Development, including pixel design, manufacturing process conditions, image quality studies, and other research directions. The end goal is to improve sensor image quality through in-depth understanding of pixel performance and operation.

Performance Objectives:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop pixel validation testing methodology and plans, both for bench testing and transfer to high-volume manufacturing. Focus on world-class execution

  • Write testing software; macros and scripts for data acquisition and analysis (experience with automation, stats, machine learning, and Python language is preferred)

  • Troubleshoot and debug pixel functionality, performance, yield, and reliability

  • Analyze scientific data and report results using statistical data analysis methods

  • Track pixel performance versus targets using statistical methods

  • Write detailed technical reports concluding characterization results, with recommendations for next actions

  • Conceive, build and maintain high-precision opto-electronic/mechanic bench characterization testing equipment, using robust mechanical design principles

  • Maintain a professional, organized, and clean lab environment

  • BS/MS (required/preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field, with 0-2 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the semiconductor or imaging industry

  • Highly motivated with sense of self-discipline and initiative; ability to work with little direct supervision; Proactively look for risks and opportunities, adjusting plans and methods as needed, reaching out to cross-functional teams and stakeholders to increase chance of success

  • Attention to detail and ability to do the job right the first time

  • Accountability; adherence to project schedules and deadlines

  • Ability to understand and communicate extremely complex technical data and information in an appropriate way targeted to the specific audience

  • Electrical circuit principles and design knowledge, including analog circuits and CMOS image sensor architecture

  • Knowledge of semiconductor device physics, including pn-junction diodes and MOS transistors

  • Understanding of CMOS pixel circuit design, structure, and operation

  • Understanding of imaging/camera system level design and considerations

  • Understanding of basic semiconductor manufacturing processes

  • Hands-on experience working in a lab environment with sensitive measurement equipment

  • Experience with general electrical lab hardware: opto-mechanics, voltage/multi-meters, micro-probes, oscilloscopes, network and parameter analyzers, wafer probe stations

  • Ability to write software (macros/scripts) to automate data acquisition and analysis, using languages such as Python (preferred), VBA, MATLAB, or Excel. Practical knowledge to apply machine learning principles is desired

  • Statistical data analysis (i.e. descriptive stats, design of experiments, modelling and correlation, probability)

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, standard and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical and military/aerospace applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.

Job: Engineering

Organization: 151 OU Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC

Title: Entry Level Pixel Characterization Engineer

Location: ID-Meridian

Requisition ID: 1705195

ON Semiconductor is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other federal, state or local protected classes. ON is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of protect class status.