Process Engineer

Expiring today

Personnel Futures Limited
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
12 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an opportunity to work with growing and leading Technology Manufacturer

Main Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day responsibility for one or more process reactors, recipe generation, customer sign-off and overall process responsibility for relevant product lines
  • Day to day reporting of performance metrics and ensuring bays deliver required product to plan, on time and to cost.
  • Liaison with other teams (Equipment and Operations) to ensure reactors are maintained and run to the required specifications ensuring the customer is delivered a quality product.
  • Management/implementation of improvement projects to lift performance to world class standards under supervision.
  • Management of Yield/YMC improvement and cost control under supervision.
  • Support to Product Directors and provide technical support to customers, via conference calls and meetings.
  • Provide support to Sales Team during customer visits to site.
  • Provide escalation path to Shift Teams for problem solving.
  • Hands on support of bays, as per shift process engineering duties.(Inspections/Scheduling/Programming etc)
  • Adhering to all internal safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines & procedures.


  • Graduate or higher graduate in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline. Previous MOVPE or III-V experience would be a distinct advantage


  • Interpersonal - ability to work closely and communicate with all levels of operational, management and engineering staff.
  • Process – An innate understanding of the MOVPE process, characterisation & hardware capabilities, processes & procedures.
  • Professional – Problem solving and basic statistical process and data skills, (FMEA, Six Sigma, SPC, JMP, Lean manufacturing, Design of Experiments).
  • Product – Commercial awareness – understanding of product profitability and customer requirements.

Health and Safety – Must have a good awareness of the legislative requirements surrounding the process

Objectives of Role

  • Maximise reactor performance, utilisation, throughput & profitability
  • Minimise YMC (yielded material costs), maximise Yield and OTD (On-Time Delivery)
  • Minimise calibrations and raw material usage without compromising product quality
  • Minimise customer returns
  • Ensure weekly/monthly revenue forecasts are achieved to plan
  • Problem solving and long term improvement projects.

Behaviour Expectations

  • Concern for Excellence, Communication, Customer orientation, Interpersonal sensitivity, Flexibility and resilience, Personal Motivation, Team Working.

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