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Do you love fixing things but hate being on call? Are you looking for a company that you can grow with? Look no further! Polar Semiconductor have set schedules with a rotating Wednesday but your start time would be the same. Plus, they have tuition reimbursement and promote from within!
Polar Semiconductor is the technology development, engineering, and manufacturing center for Sanken Electric Co. Polar Semiconductor also fulfills emerging and existing semiconductor companies' needs by providing both R&D and flexible volume manufacturing services. Polar Semiconductor takes pride in their quality, development, delivery, and resources.

Job Description

As a Equipment Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for monitoring, sustaining, and improving the equipment and/or processes in the assigned area, while working in partnership with production team members and area engineers. Shift Technicians monitor tool performance, schedule, and perform preventative maintenance on assigned tool sets, and use mechanical, electronic and PC/software skills to troubleshoot and repair equipment issues. They are also required to assist with equipment installs; tests; create and modify equipment procedures; and increase tool uptime through systematic problem solving and troubleshooting, quality workmanship, thoroughly document all maintenance performed in established check sheets and tracking programs, and routine review of maintenance check sheets and procedures. You will monitor, analyze, and address SPC issues for area processes on a daily basis and respond to SPC out of control issues. You will be required to keep the Lead Tech and/or Area Engineer updated on tool and area issues. This position consists of 12 hour shifts – 3 or 4 day work weeks.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Complete all required safety training and conduct all work in accordance with safety policies
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and ensure uptime on all applicable equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance & repair/calibration on key process equipment & systems
  • Provide content for, and submit updates for, controlled documentation (PM procedures, check-sheets, work instructions, etc.)
  • Participate on the Emergency Response Team.(this will come with a quarterly bonus of $325)
  • Safely perform work in a hazardous environment utilizing proper Personal Protective Equipment (including SCBA or respirator)
  • Engage in systematic troubleshooting to identify root-cause of failures
  • Minimize tool down-time and variability to increase equipment availability
  • Document all maintenance activities in Equipment Management System
  • Monitor, analyze, and address SPC issues
  • Support and maintain 5S activities
  • Communicate issues effectively to the all team members
  • Contribute to and communicate detailed pass downs to ensure a smooth transition from shift-to-shift
  • Partner with production team members and area engineers to support equipment

Minimum Years of Experience

Associate's degree in electronics technology or other relevant curriculum, or a combination of education and substantial directly related experience in semiconductor manufacturing environment is required. 2 years of electrical maintenance experience preferred. 2 years of mechanical knowledge preferred. Knowledge of electronics and control systems, mechanics / robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics and vacuum systems, heat transfer, fluid mechanics. Skill in diagnosing equipment issues. Verbal and written communication skills. 5+ years’ maintenance experience on Semiconductor Tool sets, Knowledge of SPC. Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude. A successful candidate will possess: understanding of AC/DC circuits; understanding of pneumatic/hydraulic circuits; understanding of vacuum systems; knowledge of test and calibration equipment (i.e. O-scopes, DMMs); understanding of SPC principles; PC skills and familiarity with MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; demonstrated proficiency in trouble shooting electrical circuits and electronic components; ability to troubleshoot basic, intermediate, and advanced problems and address root causes; ability to properly use common hand tools; ability to properly use personal protective equipment; demonstrated time management and prioritization skills; ability in multi-tasking complex projects; ability to follow procedures and work with minimal supervision.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$25-45 per hour plus shift differential


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Application Information

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About Company
Polar Semiconductor fulfills semiconductor companies' needs by providing both R&D and flexible volume manufacturing services, taking pride in quality, development, delivery, and resources.

2800 East Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, Minnesota

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