Charles J. Taft  Charles J. Taft photo         

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Senior Engineer - Semiconductor Equipment Development
NFE IBM Suite, Albany, NY



Experienced Senior Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Integration, Semiconductor Industry, Electronics, Engineering Management, and Manufacturing. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) focused in Management Technology from Marist College.

Current and Prior Positions

Currently support IBM Research at CNSE NanoTech Complex as an Equipment Engineer primarily for Cleans process tools, Litho Tracks, and FOUP Clean. 

Prior support as Cleans Equipment Engineer as IBM Assignee to Albany, NY G450C program with Cleans/Thermal/CMP Group from Nov2012 to Nov2014.  Received, installed, & performed Equipment Maturity Assessment for 3 systems, 

Short historical perspective.  Upon receipt of his AAS in Electrical Technology, Morrisville SUNY College, Mr. Taft joined East Fishkill, NY as an Equipment Technician in 1978.  He held numerous technical service positions providing semiconductor wafer process equipment support for Quartz Sputtering, RIE, Photolithography, Measurement, Inspection, CVD, PVD, and Chemical Process Tools. 

In 1991, Mr. Taft was promoted to Associate Engineer/Scientist through academic and life work experience. He provided real time delivery of engineering changes on Hontas Electron Beam Direct Wafer Write systems in East Fishkill N.Y., Burlington Vt., and Essones France. 

Transferred in 1993 to Burlington, Vt. providing Manufacturing Engineering support to Mask Manufacturing Facility.  Return to East Fishkill, N.Y. in 1995 as a sustaining Equipment Engineer in Advanced Semiconductor Technology Facility.  2001 he was promoted to Advisory Engineer and supported the introduction of Supercritical CO2 into Semiconductor wafer processing.  His expertise expanded with move to 300mm Facility as lead Equipment Engineer responsibilities managing performance of a fleet of Surface Prep Decks, SCCO2, Cu Plating Systems, CoWP Electro-less Cap Processor in East Fishkill

Completed B.S. in Management Technology Magna Cum Laude from Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY in August 2007 as member of Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lamda national honor society.  July 2008, promoted to Senior Engineer holds numerous internal awards, author/co-author on over 40 inventions.  

Senior Engineer
5/1978 - Present