Co-Create Your Career with SkyWater

At SkyWater, we apply the same philosophy we use to co-create new products with customers to help co-create our employees’ careers.

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Create a better world

As we design and manufacture computer chips, we want to use technology to help create a better world — like contributing technology for the Oura smart ring, COVID diagnostics, automotive sensors to prevent accidents and national security. If you’re searching for an exciting culture where you can grow, while helping to pioneer a dynamic workplace, consider joining SkyWater!

Company Values

At SkyWater, we value

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Growth Mindset

Career Opportunities

We have a variety of semiconductor manufacturing technician openings as our technicians are the heart of our fab and clean room operations and work in specialized roles that are critical to technology development and wafer production for our customers.

Technician Roles at SkyWater:

Our engineering teams manage critical equipment and facility processes, enable customer microelectronics designs and also drive process R&D which is the foundation of our Innovation Engineering Services.

Engineering Roles at SkyWater:

  • Automation Engineers
  • CAD Engineers (Design Enablement)
  • EH&S Engineers
  • Equipment Engineers
  • Facilities Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • IT Engineers
  • Process Development Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Program Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Yield Engineers

While technology development and wafer production is our core business, we’re looking for innovators with diverse backgrounds in all parts of our organization to help co-create advanced solutions for our customers.

Administrative Roles at SkyWater:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Customer Engagement
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Sales

Operations Roles at SkyWater:

  • Quality Management Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Operations Technicians
  • Sales Operations
  • Operational Security

In partnership with SemiWorks, SkyWater developed an Apprenticeship Program focused on developing equipment maintenance technician talent. The program is designed with a combination of formal education through Hennepin Technical College and on-the-job training based on industry and academic-approved curriculum.

SkyWater’s equipment maintenance technicians are critical to our success! They help us avoid disrupted production schedules, minimize safety risks, and protect our capital equipment.

Part-time student roles at SkyWater:

SkyWater is hiring Earn While You Learn maintenance technicians to start immediately. We will jump start your career in a culture of continuous learning. Equipment maintenance technicians are responsible for repair and upgrades on our high-precision equipment used to design and manufacture computer chips. We offer tuition reimbursement, paid personal time off, and short-term incentive bonus for students working 20+ hours per week with opportunities to learn from a mentor.

You can start working now with flexible, part-time hours that fit your school schedule, with the ability to convert to full-time after you graduate. Download brochure.

Benefits of Working Here

  • Medical Coverage: Choice of two health plans including Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA), offering an extensive network of available physicians. Employees are eligible for healthcare benefits on their date of hire.
  • Dental: Choice of two dental plans (one with orthodontic coverage) offering an extensive network of providers.
  • Vision Plan: Comprehensive vision coverage offering members eye exams and numerous discounts on other eye care products and services.
  • Prescription Shopping Tool: A digital experience giving members the opportunity to shop around for the best prices on prescriptions.
  • Virtual (Online) Medical Treatment: Choose from two virtual options to receive medical treatment from home or on the go.

  • Paid Time-Off: Generous paid time off program to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
  • Holiday Pay: Allowing time for you to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
  • Frequent Fitness Program: Provides eligible members a reimbursement for working out.
  • On-Site Fitness Center: Open 24 hours/day.
  • Healthy Pregnancy Program: Personal support for those planning a pregnancy and those who are pregnant. Provides participants with support they need and assurance they want.
  • On-Site Training: Opportunities to develop your skills and advance your career.
  • Clean Manufacturing Environment: Employees in the SkyWater cleanroom work in an environment that’s cleaner than a hospital surgical room.

  • Competitive Total Compensation: Includes bonus potential for all full-time employees.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan: Matching contributions from SkyWater Technology after qualification.
  • Tuition Assistance: An investment by SkyWater into your future by offering financial support to pursue relevant continuing education.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: If you have out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or dependent care expenses, you may decrease taxes and increase your spendable income by enrolling in one of our three Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance: At no cost to you.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Provides free access to tools and resources to help manage life’s stresses including financial planning assistance, childcare and/or elder care referrals, stress management and more.
  • Optional Additional Insurance for Purchase such as: Voluntary Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability, Group Legal Plan, Group Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance.

  • Service Awards: SkyWater recognizes our employees for their dedication to SkyWater through services awards including a bonus.
  • Employee Recognition: Monthly MVP awards for employees who go above and beyond to drive company core values.
  • On-site, Self-serve Market: Offering a variety of meals, snacks and beverages. Open 24 hours a day.
  • On-site Fitness Center: Open 24 hours a day.
  • Compressed Shifts Available: Allowing more time to enjoy your personal life.
  • Employee Referral Program: Offering bonuses for referring friends and family for opportunities at SkyWater.
  • Employee Appreciation Events: We love finding ways to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our SkyWater team.
  • Location: Close to mass transit, Mall of America and MSP Airport.
  • Company Store: SkyWater branded merchandise — We are proud to show off our brand!
  • Casual Dress Code: Performance is what matters — dress appropriately for your role and be comfortable helping SkyWater succeed.

At SkyWater, we make computer chips. Being a younger company, you get to become involved in a lot more of the company than with a larger corporate place. It’s especially fun at SkyWater to be a part of the cutting edge – like working on projects with DARPA that I wouldn’t have an opportunity to work on anywhere else in the world as a young engineer.

Andrew Bonifas – Customer Engineer
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