Process Engineer I (Wafer)

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The Process Engineer will be responsible for optimizing wafer manufacturing processes in capability, reliability capacity, de-bottlenecking, and managing day-to-day operations related to wafer production at the new QCELLS factory in Cartersville, GA. This includes production line management, office management, and vendor management. The Process Engineer will be a vital member of the Wafer Process team and will work closely with other departments to ensure smooth wafer operations of the facility.


  • Optimize manufacturing processes in capability, reliability, and capacity de-bottlenecking
  • Work closely with other engineers and technicians across the organization to ensure stable production processes
  • Participate in process design, development, definition, and quality test activities to build a stable wafer process
  • Support authoring process descriptions and batch records, support equipment, commissioning, process training, and validation activities
  • Create and revise an SOP for each process and develop and implement standard operation procedures related to process yield improvement
  • Manage day-to-day operations related to process improvement at the factory, including facilities management, office management, vendor management, and general administrative duties as assigned
  • Write technical reports and deliver presentations to the group
  • Review and interpret data to recommend immediate actions, long-term corrective actions, and follow-up experiments
  • Perform batch records, solution records, and deviation reviews
  • Actively participate in problem identification, problem-solving, and change initiatives in cooperation with other teams and services
  • Small volume test and large volume test before turning mass production
  • Support technical deviation investigations and collaborate with Operations and Quality teams to determine the deviation's impact, root cause, and corrective actions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Able to stand and walk in the production area throughout the workday
  • Reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting as required within limits set by QCELLS
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Ability to travel overseas as required


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, material, electrical, chemical, and other engineering
  • Relevant experience within an industrial engineering environment (semiconductor, solar, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software
  • Proficiency in Engineering tools (CAD, Statics, Minitab, etc.)
Hanwha Q CELLS 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.