Micro Materials Applications Engineer

14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description for Vacancy No: 239525T

Consultant: Tim Bees

Company Profile: Client is a market leader in its chosen market of Semiconductor and PCBA Test and Inspection Equipment.

Job Location: Buckinghamshire

Job Position: Micro Materials Applications Engineer

Job Status: Permanent

Job Summary:

* Test samples and prepare detailed applications reports to support sales activities and new equipment features development.
* Work closely with customers developing testing methods and procedures, conveying training classes and buyoffs.
* Travel to customer sites for applications development and training.
* Working closely with R&D and sales on developing new features for a new product line with high potential.
* Evaluating/testing software and providing feedback potential improvements.
* Working closely with R&D, marketing and sales on our Micro Material Testing Equipment.
* Understanding and documenting user requirements and working closely with R&D as part of our NPI process.
* Writing application notes, case studies, white papers and conference papers as part of the Applications Team.
* With support from the Product Manager, manage collaborative projects with customers, academia and standards committees to develop new applications/test methods.
* Working closely with the Applications Director and Technical Manager to maintain current knowledge of industry research activities and outputs. Become a technical expert.
* Attending and presenting at conferences and trade shows, gathering knowledge and promoting solutions.
* Helping Engineering and R&D understand customer requirements and validating solutions.
* Advance our client’s range of Micro-Materials applications and leading journey to becoming the technology experts in this industry.

Qualifications / Skills & Experience:

* Ph.D in Materials Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering or science based discipline.
* Alternatively, a good Master’s degree in a related engineering or physical science discipline and at considerable industrial experience in materials testing or a related activity.
* Good knowledge of materials test methods and understanding of material properties.
* Some understanding of semiconductor device fabrication and electronic devices.
* Experience of working with computer controlled electromechanical systems and/or scientific instruments.
* Hands on mechanical and electrical test skills.
* Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
* Strong communication skills, including the ability to confidently present technical information.
* Ability to independently perform detailed research and disseminate the results.
* Comfortable working in a collaborative research team environment.
* Strong ‘Hands on’ work ethic and problem-solving skills.
* Ability to travel.


* Test customer samples and prepare applications reports.
* Perform customer demonstrations and demos.
* Perform training / testing recopies at customer sites and at the factory lab.
* Write technical papers and applications notes, present at technical conferences.
* Test software and provide feedback to engineering.
* Ensure a smooth handover from R&D to production.
* Validating hardware against the design requirement, troubleshooting where necessary.
* Develop expert knowledge of our products and their capabilities.

Salary/Rate: Please contact Tim Bees on (Apply online only) or

Fringe Benefits:

Healthcare after successful completion of probation (3 months).

Group Personal Pension Plan = 4% employee contribution & 6% employer contribution after successful completion of probation (3 months).

25 days holidays + UK Bank Holidays

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