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SEH America Inc. Cleanroom Equipment Operator in Vancouver, Washington

SEH America is located in Vancouver, Washington. It is one of 13 Shin-Etsu Handotai Group (SEH) facilities located around the world. SEH is the world-leader in the manufacturing of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry. At SEH America, our philosophy and success rest upon our commitment to excellence, quality of service and product to our customers, and a safe working environment for our employees.

Cleanroom Equipment Operator

The new hire wage range is $19.00 to $24.00 (base). Actual wage offered depends on a variety of factors including (but not limited to) experience, education, training, market data, and internal equity.

SEH America in Vancouver, WA is looking for experienced operators to work in a highly automated cleanroom environment. This position requires having to wear full PPE hooded cleanroom suit with hairnet, safety glasses, face mask, and gloves. Night shift receives a 15% differential.


• Prepare equipment used in the production of silicon wafers.

• Work from product specifications and written/verbal instructions given by supervisor to perform job duties.

• Continuously monitor, analyze, and verify that all data and all processes are correct and meet quality, order specifications.

• Read, understand, and collect data from control charts.

• Check and inspect operation against predetermined tolerances.

• Help maintain production equipment to ensure safe use.

• Learn basic maintenance processes of assigned equipment including process for handling equipment issues through team and maintenance resources.

• Understand all safety regulations. Participate in team safety activities.

• Utilize technology used in the production of silicon wafers. Technology includes computers, robots, and automated/semi-automated equipment.

• General housekeeping and upkeep required in all areas.


• Prior experience in a process manufacturing environment.

• Able to read, understand, and follow written procedures and able to understand and follow verbal instruction. These include work procedures, safety policies and documents, and employment policies and procedures.

• Able to do basic mathematical calculations.

• Able to accurately record data into computer system and learn computerized systems relating to specific processes.

• Able to follow safety procedures including wearing proper protective equipment.

• Must have good decision making skills. Able to analyze a situation and proactively troubleshoot problems.

• Capable of working in a fast paced environment.

• Good communication skills. Experience working successfully with a team of people to accomplish a task.

• Must be dependable, detail oriented, and have a strong work ethic.

• Must be at least 18 years old.


• Experience working in a cleanroom environment.

• Interest in starting a long-term career in manufacturing and production.

• Proven experience of being able to multitask, time management, and attention to detail.


Conditions vary by area. Many areas require standing for long periods of time. May occasional lift up to 25lb. May be exposed to excessive noise levels and may work in proximity to a vast array of gases and chemicals. A high degree of safety consciousness is required. Some areas require working in a cleanroom environment with strict adherence to contamination control. Usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and compliance with company safety policies and procedures is required.


We are committed to employee health and wellness and believe it plays a factor in our success. The SEH America benefit package is considered one of the most generous plans in the region based on coverage and employee cost. SEH America is pleased to offer the following benefits, services, and perks:

Health Benefits for You and Eligible Family Members

  • Medical (2 plan options with prescription drug program included) - Massage therapy, acupuncture, & naturopathy included in plan

  • Dental (2 plan options)

  • Vision (automatic election with medical and dental enrollment)

Paid Time-Off Benefits

  • Vacation (equivalent to 80 hours first year) & Vacation Savings Account

  • Sick pay (80 hrs sick pay with rollover & payout)

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Company leave programs including Short Term Medical Leave (up to 24 weeks – based on length of service) & Long Term Disability

  • Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days), Jury or Witness Leave, SEH-A Military Leave Program

Other Company Provided Benefits

  • 401(k) Plan- Company match plus additional employer contribution

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care & Dependent Care

  • Employee Basic Life Insurance- Option to purchase supplemental & dependent life insurance

  • Voluntary AD&D Insurance (for employee & family)

  • Company provided Long Term Care Insurance – Option to purchase additional employee and spouse coverage

Services & Perks

  • Education Assistance- Paid directly to school

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Subsidized Childcare

  • On-Site Café (cost subsidized by company)

  • Community Garden

  • On-Site Fitness Center (no cost & open 24/7)

  • EV Charging Spots

  • Multiple Award Programs & Employee Appreciation Events

  • Diverse Employee Population

  • Numerous Growth Opportunities & Career Paths

SEH America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to military and veteran status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious creed, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. SEH-A participates in E-Verify. More information can be found on our website.