Joshua Hille : Council of Early Career Engineers - 2021

Award Year
Graduation Year
Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Joshua Hille’s interest in engineering started at an early age when he looked up to both his grandfather and uncle (both engineers) who always seemed to be able to fix anything or answer any question. Josh participated in the Multiple Engineering Co-Op Program (MECOP) during his undergraduate studies, which led to an Intel Fellowship that funded his Master’s degree at Oregon State University. Hille acknowledges that Oregon State was a great place to learn - it provided a lot of hands-on experiences that really helped grow his engineering skills. He adds that, even though it is a larger state school, he always felt like the professors and peers were there for support. After graduating from Oregon State, he joined Intel as an Operations Manager, and led two teams of manufacturing technicians to support one of the company’s product development fabrication facilities. In that position he learned a lot from his peers and his team in this first management role – in particular, how to drive for results while developing a positive team culture that is so fulfilling. In 2018, Josh married and moved to Seattle to work for Genie Industries as a Manufacturing Engineering Team Lead, Hille and his wife Danell returned to the Portland area in 2020 to start a family. Josh rejoined Intel in the Corporate Services (CS) Exhaust Group as a Shift Group leader. Now he is a Technology Development Engineering Manager in the CS Exhaust Group at Intel. Josh is passionate about achieving best-in-class results through challenging the status-quo, improving operations, and ensuring his team members are succeeding while also enjoying their work. Hille recognizes that recently the semiconductor industry has had a huge amount of visibility from global governments and press due to increased demand. He feels blessed and is proud to lead such an amazing team, knowing that their work is directly tied to the success of Intel by ensuring that the manufacturing sites can function safely for both employees and those living in the surrounding areas.