Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

View our current openings below. To apply, please send your resume to

NOTE: All positions will require initial travel for training.

KSEC offers excellent benefits including:

  • Vacation- 3 weeks to start
  • Sick Pay- (Short term and long-term Disability)
  • Medical with low deductibles (dental, prescriptions, vision care)
  • 401K with 6% (fully vested)
  • Relocation assistance

Process Development Engineer - Hillsboro, OR

Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation is a leading equipment and solutions provider in the semiconductor industry, with an established position as the top supplier of ultra-high efficiency thermal batch processing systems. Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation has extended its market positions in critical customer applications with enabling ALD, ASD, Diffusion, CVD, and treatment technologies. In doing so the company is positioned for unprecedented growth in a rapidly expanding industry. We're looking for highly motivated individuals to join a dynamic team with the ability to shape the future. This position entails the developing and expanding cutting-edge semiconductor process using strong fundamental science/ engineering principles and concepts. The Process Engineer (PE) designs, plans, and performs engineering duties for major projects or for projects with moderate complexity under general guidance. The PE also requires having high interpersonal and communication skills to work with development engineers at the customer site and with the parent company. This position may require travel to support other customer site process issues, attend technical conferences, or additional training. The engineer's duties includes but not limited to:


  • Develops new or modified process formulations.
  • Defines processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications.
  • Reviews processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of products. Involvement may begin at any step from pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing.
  • Coordinates design requirement review with appropriate engineering/scientific personnel to ensure compatibility of processing methods.
  • Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications.
  • May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts, equipment automation technology, and approaches in the processing or development of new or improved processes.
  • Gathers, assesses, and communicates development strategies to support future customer development needs.
  • Support new equipment and process development and implementation at customer development sites.
  • Represent Kokusai position in user meetings to support equipment and process issues.
  • Provide trouble shooting recommendations, and hands-on support when necessary.
  • Review documentation to ensure accuracy and suggest improvements.




  • Education: Master of Science degree in related related field such as Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, or Semiconductor Manufacturing or equivalent education and work experience.
  • Years of Experience: 4 years hands-on equipment experience with Kokusai platform or 6 years of semiconductor equipment platform. Experienced with LP-CVD, ALD, and/or Plasma Enhanced processes, 3 years of leadership experience with excellent communications skills.
  • Understanding of Semiconductor metrology and process data
    • Ability to create, modify, troubleshoot process recipes.
    • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot process particle trends and issues.
    • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot process film trends.


Additional Information

Travel: Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligble: Yes


Kokusai offers excellent Salary and Benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, prescriptions, vision care, and FSA
    • 401K
    • Vacation- 3 weeks to start.
    • Sick Pay- (Short term and long-term Disability)
    • Relocation assistance

    The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on several factors including location and level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. (approximately $120K - $160K) In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation. Kokusai is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


    To apply, please send your resume to