Balance Staffing
Austin, TX 7 days ago
Headway Technologies

Headway Technologies

Milpitas, CA

Equipment Maintenance Technician (Photolithography) - D Shift







Under the direction of the Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, the Equipment Maintenance Technician is responsible performing routine and preventative maintenance on various photolithography tool sets, including scanners, steppers, aligners, and developers; ensuring that tools are performing at optimum levels by adhering to the established maintenance schedule; resolving maintenance issues quickly and efficiently; partnering with engineering or other groups to improve tool reliability, minimize downtime, and resolve yield issues; supporting continuous improvement activities; reviewing, updating, and documenting routine maintenance guides; and preparing for pass down meetings as needed. This position is located in Milpitas, California.


  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance on multiple photolithography tools; ensures tools are performing at optimum levels and within specification; adheres to an established maintenance schedule
  • Troubleshoots and resolves maintenance issues quickly and efficiently to ensure optimum tool up time
  • Partners with engineering, vendors, or other groups to improve tool reliability, reduce Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), increase Mean Time to Preventative Maintenance (MTTPM), and resolve yield issues
  • Reviews, updates, and documents routine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance guides/instruction manuals as needed
  • Prepares data or documentation for daily/weekly pass down meetings
  • Reads and interprets schematics, mechanical drawings, manuals, and tool repair guides
  • Recommends improvements or changes to existing processes in support of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Transports tools or equipment to various locations or aisles within the cleanroom depending on requirement
  • Documents all repairs made to equipment using MESA quickly and efficiently
  • Reads and writes detailed reports and updates preventative maintenance schedules as needed
  • Responds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departments
  • Works scheduled and unscheduled overtime as required
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level


  • Associate's degree in Electronics, Industrial Manufacturing, and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Two years of hands' on experience working with scanners, steppers, aligners, and developer tools/equipment in a semiconductor or high volume manufacturing environment
  • Hands' on experience using various tools sets/machines such as ASML scanners, Nikon steppers, and AMAT SEM equipment as well as machining equipment and hand tools
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability to perform routine and preventative maintenance on various vacuum semiconductor tools and tool sets
  • Knowledge and ability to read complex schematics, mechanical drawings, vacuum diagrams and flow charts, OEM manuals, instructions, and tool guides
  • Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word documents, and presentations
  • Ability to follow written or verbal instructions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to read and write detailed reports and update equipment information sheets
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of contractors, consultants, employees, and management
  • Able to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
  • Able to comply with all safety policies and procedures
  • Able to comply with all clean room protocols and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve equipment maintenance issues quickly and efficiently
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Flexible and able to prioritize


The Equipment Maintenance Technician works a rotating schedule Friday thru Sunday and e/o Thursday from 6 PM to 6 AM. Work hours may be altered from time-to-time contingent on business need; may travel from building-to-building as needed. Works in a class 100 ESD sensitive wafer manufacturing facility; wears a cleanroom (bunny) suit, including hood, gloves, safety glasses, booties, and mask. May be exposed to hazardous conditions, chemicals, fumes, and/or gases during the course of work day; may be exposed to loud noise; may work in close proximity to moving mechanical parts. Stands and walks, bends, twists, and crawls; May occasionally be required to work in crawl spaces, shafts, or other areas that could cause claustrophobia; wears a respirator in order to accommodate safety requirements. Performs various fine grasping movements; operates a computer and enters information using a keyboard, operates a telephone, and other office equipment; may occasionally push, pull, or lift up to 30 pounds.

*Other duties of a similar nature or level are duties that may be required, but may not be specifically listed in the job description or posting.

TDK/Headway Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to complete the application process should contact the Headway Human Resources Department.