Applications Manager

Candidate Source Limited
£60,000 - £65,000 per annum + benefits
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A rapidly growing international post-early stage advanced scientific instrumentation manufacturer that has pioneered disruptive metrology solutions for leading-edge technology industries - primarily semiconductor, as well as life sciences and research applications is seeking an Applications Manager near Oxfordshire. You will receive many benefits such as an attractive share option programme, spot bonus - offered on completion of probation period, annual bonus, employer matching pension and relocation support if required.

As a result of double-digit growth, we are recruiting for this position to lead process development as well as operating, characterising and demonstrating complex instruments for semiconductor related manufacturing clients. You will also be managing junior staff and the applications team is expected to grow over the next 12 -18 months. This is a strategic hands-on engineering management role to support the company's need to increase their capabilities in preparation for further growth and business expansion due to increased global customer demands. Please note this role is based in Oxfordshire / M4 corridor area, relocation can be provided for the right candidate.

As the Applications Manager your duties will include:

- Providing leadership and technical direction for the team to ensure that products are developed to meet or exceed customer requirements.
- Operating across the Product Life Cycle and being seen as the customer's voice, providing feedback to the engineering product development team.
- Leading the setting up of an internal characterisation process methodology - putting appropriate systems in place.
- Managing and running the demonstration lab, leading customer demos and providing support as well as characterisation activities; Presenting results to customers and/or upper management.

To be a successful Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

- Experience of process applications engineering, as either a senior engineer or hands-on supervisor / manager within a commercial engineering business which develops complex mechatronic (ideally vacuum based) scientific capital equipment e.g. Metrology, Semiconductor process tools such as Etch, Deposition, Thin Films, Lithography or analytical instrumentation, AFM (Atomic Force Microscope), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), surface analysis systems which are used within semiconductor manufacturing or related materials research.
- Degree equivalent or above in a physics, engineering or science discipline.
- Strong customer field support experience.
- Experience and understanding of product life cycles in relation to engineering development and product releases.
- The ability to manage and mentor junior staff and strong project management skills.

In return, the Manager will receive a salary of £60,000 - £65,000 per annum.

The first stage of the application process is to apply online.

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