FormFactor Technical Writer Internship in United States

Technical Writer Internship


Livermore, CA

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FormFactor, Inc.

San Jose / Livermore

FormFactor serves the top names in the semi-conductor industry. Our customers are producing cutting edge microchips to meet the demands of a fast-paced, mobile-driven world. These technology leaders need an expert to test their breakthrough technology, ensure it performs and get it to market fast. That's where FormFactor's revolutionary test equipment probe cards come in. These devices are created, designed and manufactured using complex, electrochemical processes in our growing factories in Livermore, San Jose, Carlsbad and Beaverton, OR.

FormFactor hosts an annual 12 week internship as part of our commitment to growing and developing the next generation of technical talent. Internships provide current students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work on novel projects alongside experts in the world of semi-conductors. If you are looking for a hands-on opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic industry leader, we would love to speak with you!

Successful candidates must be available to start this program on Monday, May 21st or Monday June 18th and commit to all 12 weeks of the program.

Job Description:

In this position, the Intern will work with FormFactor’s Applications group, Electrical Design team and Mechanical Design team. This role will develop an updated PCIF (Probe Card Input Form) and associated training and user guides, for FormFactor’s DRAM and Flash based products. This project involves working with Applications and Design to analyze the existing tool, gather user needs, develop a project plan and provide an updated PCIF and any associated user documentation and training.

This is an exciting opportunity for interaction with multiple technical disciplines involved in the design of state of the art probe card technology.

Projects will include:

  • Updating the current PCIF form to include self-check automation using Visual Basic

  • Working with Mechanical and Electrical design teams to enable automated data checking and extraction into FormFactor’s internal design tools

  • Creating a new user manual and any other required documentation.

  • Providing training to the World-Wide Applications and Design teams on the use of the updated PCIF

Candidates with the following education experience are encouraged to apply:

  • Minimum of 3 years as an undergraduate in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

  • High level of experience with Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic.

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and documentation.

  • Working knowledge of DRAM and Flash nomenclature

  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work with close attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Work will be primarily located in Livermore, Ca.

Formfactor, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.