Maintenance Engineer - Photolithography - Metrology

Location : Switzerland (Neuchatel), Rue des Sors 3, 2074, Marin-Epagnier
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Job description

Global Mission

In the Photolithography & Metrology Maintenance section within the IC Frontend Operations:

Deliver with methods a stable, predictable and improving performance of the machines whilst remaining within the boundaries of time, resources, and costs.

Task and Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the preventive, predictive and curative maintenance of the equipment in terms of Safety, PM on Time, PM in Time, First Time Right, efficiency, Costs, MTBF, and MTTR
  • Perform regular equipment performance analysis through a PDCA methodology (RCA, Pareto, and Actions) by identifying Key Characteristics in collaboration with the Process Team
  • Oversee 8Ds and Task Forces when necessary with all the stakeholders,
  • Define and mitigate the risks with equipment FMEA.
  • Support the technician’s team in terms of maintenance, methods, structured troubleshooting, qualifications for the production,
  • Develop the skills with trainings in order to increase the know-How in a sustainable manner.
  • Maintain and update documentation in the frame of the Quality System: procedures, checklists, standards and norms, information from equipment suppliers
  • Ensure a clear and structured communication throughout the section and the Maintenance department
  • Be proactive with the suppliers by tracking the actions and by conducting recurrent interviews in order to have a continuous support and efficiency for the interventions
  • Track and Plan spare parts and service contracts costs
  • Provide technical inputs on new equipment acquisitions; integrate these equipment from the start into the shopfloor until the management of the obsolescence
  • Perform a technological watch through documentation, exhibitions in order to improve the efficiency of the Maintenance, and by the way, the performance of the Manufacturing


  • HES Engineering degree or equivalent engineering degree
  • Min. 3 years maintenance experience in Photolithography and/or Metrology area as Engineer in the semi-conductor industry
  • Expertise on equipment required
  • Experience with external suppliers
  • Project Leader experience

Professional requirements

  • Technical Referent
  • Problem Solving oriented - PDCA
  • Organized and Methodical
  • 5S, 8D, Equipment FMEA, FDC (Maestria), GMAO, MSA, SPC
  • A force for concrete proposals
  • Interpersonal skills, Team Work


Fluent in French and English