Shift Process Engineer (Semiconductors III-V Optoelectronics)

ESS Holdings
Blaenau Gwent
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Shift Process Engineer
IQE Europe – Cardiff, United Kingdom

IQE has been at the forefront of the compound semiconductor industry for more than twenty-five years. We have grown from a single manufacturing operation into a world class platform with a global footprint spanning Europe, Asia and the USA and the Company boasts a prestigious, global customer base. IQE’s market leadership and competitive advantages enable the group to provide a unique service that is second to none.

As the world leader in the supply of custom epiwafers and substrates to the compound semiconductor industry, we are committed to providing the best service in the industry, and rely on expertise and teamwork to achieve this. Join our team!

Translate customer’s requirements into a finished product that meets the customer’s defined physical, electronic and optical specifications. Carrying out these duties on a shifted basis and providing the main technical focal point out-of-normal working hours.

Your Responsibilities :
  • Schedule processing tools to achieve released orders;
  • Ensure quality and specification are to highest standard;
  • Ensure that all customer requirements are met in full and on time;
  • Inspect all pertinent production and characterisation data and authorise the release of product to the customer;
  • Technical support for issues arising in connection with the operation of the production tools and material generated;
  • Ensure that technical data (internal/external characterisation, customer feedback) is used in an effective manner;
  • Provide 1st pass problem solving activities prior to escalation to Senior Engineering Team;
  • Prepare & present report on product & production related data (including for customers) as required;
  • Monitor reactor performance and identify solutions to production problems;
  • Participate in operational improvement programs.

Your Behaviours :
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Communication
  • Flexibility and resilience
  • Personal Motivation
  • Team Working
  • Professional responsibility

Your Qualifications & Experience :
  • Educated to degree level in an engineering or scientific discipline, preferably including some semiconductor material processing technology experience.
  • Able to demonstrate experience as a manufacturing / process / industrial engineer preferably in a materials processing field.

Your Skills :
  • Interpersonal - ability to work closely and communicate with all levels of operational, management and engineering staff. Must be an effective team player.
  • Process – Good understanding of techniques for controlling and improving a manufacturing process considering factors such as yield, OTD, cost and cycle time.
  • Professional – Problem solving and basic statistical process and data skills. Must be able to prioritise and work well, under pressure and make good decisions based on available data and experience.
  • Product – understanding of customer requirements for OTD & quality to a budget.
  • Health and Safety – Awareness of general work-place & chemical safety and risk assessment processes.

In addition, we offer you:
  • Generous Contributory Pension Plan
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 21.5 shifts annual leave rising to 26 shifts after qualifying service
  • Death in Service Benefit of four times annual salary
  • Membership of medical ‘cash plan’
  • Stock/share options
  • Sickness insurance after qualifying period

£21,000 - £30,000 per annum plus 40% shift allowance

Hours of Work
Alternating shift pattern of 4 on / 4 off
2 shifts 6.00 am > 6.15 pm
2 shifts 6.00 pm > 06.15 am
4 shifts off

If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV by clicking the Apply Now button. Alternatively, if you would like more information please call Lisa Johnston at ESS on 0131 603 5813
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