Process Technician (Packaging & Assembly)

Fremont, CA
Technology Organization – Fabrication
As Process Technician (Packaging & Assembly), you will be in charge of sustaining activities in backend packaging process toward building quantum integrated circuits. You will spend your time immersed in the hands-on fabrication of these devices. You will work in a fast-paced environment with a wide range of engineers and scientists in process, integration, design and quantum engineering.

Key Responsibilities

    • Run day-to-day activities, including die pick from wafer, visual inspection, plasma cleaning, flip-chip/thermo-compression bonding, adhesive die attach (manual), wire bonding (manual/semi-automatic/automatic), wire-pull tests, and other assembly & packaging processes in a class 10K cleanroom. Perform part cleaning and inspection before reuse. Responsibilities will include equipment setup, operation, and provide timely feedback to engineers for process and yield improvement
    • Make visual inspection and basic electrical measurements to confirm electrical continuity of assembled parts. Perform reworks on suspect parts
    • Follow standard operating procedure, packaging diagram and written work instructions.  Utilize die map, die inspection report and e-test results for product pick & place for assembly
    • Perform manual soldering for component placement on PCB and repair.  Will consistently use tweezers, multimeter, microscope, solder iron, and hot plate tools. 
    • Support manufacturing excellence and damage free product handling. Identify any sample issues and highlight them
    • Act as key member of the team to help establish Rigetti Fab as a leading quantum integrated circuit foundry
    • Position may require the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

Additional responsibilities

    • Maintain process monitors and controls charts to run an efficient and predictable packaging and assembly process
    • Responsible for daily equipment monitors, and ensuring metrology equipment are timely calibrated
    • Work seamlessly with other fab team members, and be responsible as backup technician for other backend modules
    • Should have working knowledge of SPC, root-cause fixes and application of containment solutions
    • Should have good planning skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills

About You

    • Associate/bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology/science with > 7 years relevant hands-on semiconductor / MEMS fab experience
    • Hands-on experience using and operating wide range of semiconductor/MEMS assembly and packaging tools, such as wire bonders, die attach, epoxy dispense, flip-chip assembly, SMT, flux/solder (paste and solder balls), underfilling and cure, and relevant metrology tools
    • Hands-on experience in die-prep tools, such as wafer mount, wafer dicers, and wafer die eject is a definite plus
    • Ability to operate and multi-task between multiple machines
    • Ability to use optical microscope 50% of your time – must have good eye/hand coordination and a steady hand
    • Comfortable working in clean room environment, including hazmat handling protocols, and observe ESD practices
    • Experience in a small and/or large fab process environment
    • High degree of comfort with flexible, agile small company environment. Flexibility in work hours and work days
    • Detail oriented, comfortable with computer-based recipe and wafer tracking systems
    • Comfortable with MS Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Google-docs

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Rigetti Computing offers a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare coverage. For more information, refer to our Careers page.


Rigetti Computing is on a mission to build the world’s most powerful computers. Based in Berkeley and Fremont, CA, we are scientists, engineers, builders, and visionaries who believe quantum computing is going to significantly affect health care, how we treat disease, how we generate energy, and how we feed humanity. We design and fabricate quantum circuits and deploy them as quantum computers available online. Our engineers build the full stack of technologies that are integrated into these machines, including cryogenic hardware and microwave circuitry, advanced analog and digital control modules, and a software stack that provides the world’s most advanced SDK and runtime environment for quantum computers. Our quantum computer is available through Our product, Quantum Cloud Services, which is the world’s first full-stack programming and execution environment for quantum/classical computing. We were founded by Chad Rigetti in 2013, and today employ over 120 people.

For more information, refer to our About page.