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Equipment Quality Maintenance (EQM) Technician

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Round Rock
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Excellent permanent opportunity in Round Rock, TX. For immediate response, please send resumes to

Equipment Quality Maintenance (EQM) Technician

  • This opportunity consists of performing various maintenance tasks in order to repair, sustain, and improve equipment and processes utilized in a photomask manufacturing facility.
  • The EQM technician is responsible for maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment by performing electrical / mechanical troubleshooting to determine root cause of problems; performing preventative maintenance tasks on manufacturing equipment in conjunction with production demands and equipment availability; using test and diagnostic equipment to perform troubleshooting and repairs; and dismantling, adjusting, repairing, and installing equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, operating or repair manuals, rough sketches, and drawings.
  • Sourcing, purchasing and managing spare parts is also a vital role in sustaining this equipment. EQM technicians will also need to form relationships and work with outside vendors to obtain parts and/or troubleshoot technical problems.
  • This job requires working closely with Engineering and Manufacturing functions to fully understand production and engineering needs in order to make detailed, documented suggestions for equipment and process improvements, and adhering to Management of Change processes for implementation.
  • The EQM technician will also utilize statistical process control (SPC) fundamentals in order to create and maintain process controls, quantify equipment performance, make tool corrections for deviations in performance, and to drive equipment reliability.
  • The EQM technician will also provide technical training and guidance to process engineers and/or manufacturing as needed. This job does require the need to carry a pager and may require being involved in an "On-Call" rotation per departmental policy.
  • Responsibilities of this job also include the handling of hazardous chemicals, working on equipment that uses hazardous chemicals, and maintaining a high standard of safety while performing job tasks. Depending on incoming skill level this job also may be specific to one or more tool sets within the manufacturing site.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years equipment maintenance experience within the Semiconductor/Electronics Industry preferred.
  • AA degree (or greater) in Electronics or related field preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute for a degree.
  • Knowledge of clean room equipment maintenance, involving precision test equipment and electrical schematics, ISO 9000 standards and associated documentation practices.
  • Knowledge of SPC techniques and WINSPC system.
  • UNIX experience a plus


  • Proficient electronic troubleshooting skills (experience with oscilloscope setup and use, reading electrical schematics, board level testing/repair is a plus)
  • Electrical / Mechanical troubleshooting skills suitable for semiconductor electronics equipment i.e. circuit boards, pneumatics, pumps, robots, etc. (not heavy machinery).
  • Proficient problem solving / analytical skills
  • Technical acumen, judgment - detailed oriented troubleshooting skills
  • Experience working with lasers and optical alignment of lasers is a plus
  • Communication (oral/written) and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and teamwork skills; self-starter and results-driven
  • Working knowledge of a variety of computer platforms (Linux, SunOS, Solaris, BSD) and network setups.
  • Basic programming skills (Visual Basic, JAVA, etc) a plus
  • UNIX experience (Shell scripting, PERL, etc.) a plus
  • Customer service orientation
  • Cost estimation and training skills
  • Proficient CAD design skills a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work within safety protocol requirements; Hazardous waste management skills

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Keywords: Apex Systems, Round Rock , Equipment Quality Maintenance (EQM) Technician, Other , Round Rock, Texas

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