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Robert Kingdom

Professional Resume


An Equipment Engineer with over ten years in semiconductor manufacturing. Strong background and knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment with an emphasis on data and end cost analysis.  A detail oriented multi-tasker and troubleshooter.  An organized, efficient coordinator with great communications skills in cross-functional teams.  Intelligent, cooperative and innovative.  Proficient in Microsoft 2000, Excel, Access, Project, Lotus Notes, SAP,WWK Cost of Ownership application, and PROMIS.             



Field Service Engineer                                                         2002-present

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, Santa Cruz, CA                

Equipment Engineering Cost Controller                                 1999-2001

Prepared detailed analysis of both Equipment Engineering and Cleanroom cost.  Created and managed programs to reduce cost of overall Cleanroom operation. Reported site cost and status of cost reduction projects to management bi-weekly and coordinated cost reduction projects with TI counterparts worldwide. Collaborated with vendors and corporate purchasing to expedite delivery of materials for production requirements and fab expansion project. 

        Generated Pareto analysis of cleanroom expenses and initiated process and procedure reviews which analyzed usage rates and functional needs. Used data to negotiate new vendor pricing and implement secondary sourcing, resulting in a reduction of cleanroom expense of $1 million. 

        Produced cost of ownership and return on investment data to support purchase of major equipment upgrades in the plasma etch area (LAMRC ESC chuck upgrade) that resulted in a wafer cost reduction  $11.00 per wafer. 

        Inventoried stockroom and developed a spreadsheet and worked with equipment managers in Dallas and Houston to recycle used parts after plant shutdown, reducing inventory by $1 million. Received award for efficiency. 

Equipment Engineer, Thinfilms                                      1990-1999

Troubleshot equipment problems, documented preventive maintenance specifications and procedures. 

        Analyzed scrap events and developed a matrix for corrective actions that reduced wafer scraps by 50%. 

        Eliminated a potential $420,000 scrap by designing equipment modifications and procedural improvements to protect equipment from hardware failures and misprocessing. 

        Reduced EPI equipment costs by 25% by second sourcing key consumable spare parts and revising PM procedures to increase MTTR.


Ion Implant Equipment engineering technician                     1986-1990

Repair and maintenance of Ion Implanters.  Repaired equipment problems and performed scheduled PM procedures.



AA, Music, West Valley College, Campbell, CA

B.S., Project Management, UCSC, in progress 


PC applications and Network:

MS Office, Lotus Notes, SAP, Network +,Microsoft Windows 2000 server, Microsoft Access 

Semiconductor Equipment Maintenance:

ASM E2 EPI reactor, Varian and Eaton Ion Implanter, AGA RTP, Watkins-Johnson 999 APCVD, AMAT Endura, MRC Eclipse, Varian MSLD, Thermco TMX 10K, 


Project Management, UCSC extension 


Private Pilot, Instrument rated, FAA pilot proficiency level III

PADI open water SCUBA

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Tel: (514) 917-1849
Internet: robert_kingdom@msn.com


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Last modified: May 25, 2006