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Failure Analysis Engineer

at Cree in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

This engineering position will be part of the Cree Power & RF Reliability and Failure Analysis team that supports SiC Schottky diodes, SiC MOSFETs, SiC Power Modules, and GaN HEMT-MMICs. The position requires electrical and physical analysis of component failures followed by comprehensive report writing. This role is for first shift, weekdays.

What can Cree do for you?

This position provides the opportunity to apply wafer fab and academic knowledge to solve process and failure issues. The successful candidate will also learn a vast array of analytical tools and processes as they apply to state-or-the-art SiC-based MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and Power Modulels. Work with some of the latest analytical tools such as, CSAM, Xray, laser ablation systems and chemical etchers. Ample opportunity is provided for advancement within the failure analysis team.

What can you do for Cree?

  • Acquire and provide results from failure analysis techniques such as wet and dry chemistry deprocessing and a host of other analytical tools.
  • Obtain and explain data from Xray, CSAM, and decapsulation systems.
  • Generate detailed reports clearly describing the findings of failure analysis investigations
  • Interpret electrical specification sheets and apply that information to Curve Tracer and Thermal-emission applications
  • Work closely with Reliability and Device engineering teams in support of new product development and qualification.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Create work instructions for use by the entire FA team

What you need for success:


  • 4 year degree in electronics, electronic engineering, physics, or related field; or equivalent

  • 2 years experience in electrical component Failure Analysis

  • Experience in interpreting data from SEM and EDS

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in progress and complete them on time

  • Flexibility to handle sudden changes to priorities and learn new skills in an R&D environment

  • Working knowledge of device technology

  • This position requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations

Highly preferred skills and certifications:


  • MS EE, Material Science, or Chemistry

  • University lab experience or previous work experience directly related to SiC technology

  • Experience testing discrete devices.

  • Failure analysis or fab process experience related to Power and RF applications

  • Deprocessing experience related to wet and dry chemistries

  • Mechanical knowledge with respect to fixturing and custom test platforms.

This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC190706765

Posted On: Aug 23, 2021

Updated On: Oct 27, 2021