Multi-skilled Maintance Technician

II VI Compound Semiconductors Ltd
14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

II-VI recently purchased the largest Gallium Arsenide Fab in Europe, located in Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham.The 300,000 square foot facility has advanced manufacturing and development facilities with a 100,000 square foot cleanroom designed for high volume manufacturing of compound semiconductor devices based on GaAs, SiC and InP materials.

As II-VI Compound Semiconductors Ltd prepares for significant growth we have some exciting opportunities in ground-breaking technology.We offer lots of great benefits including healthcare, pension and life assurance, we are a Global company with lots of opportunity for progression and professional development.


A multi-skilled technician within the Equipment Engineering section contributing towards the maintenance, availability and reliability of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment.Working as part of a team of Multi-skilled Equipment Technicians to provide troubleshooting and support during manufacturing hours, responding to the demands of productions & process engineering requirements.


Maintaining state of the art multi-million pound Compound Semiconductor-manufacturing equipment.

Ensure all equipment is functioning correctly in accordance with specifications to comply with the following standards: ISO9001/ISO14001/OHSAS18001.To maximise the tool availability, meantime between failures, meantime to repair to satisfy manufacturing output.


  • Adherence and contribution to the Company Environmental, Health and Safety Policies
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance in accordance within a pre-defined maintenance schedule.
  • Respond to breakdowns and return machines to production in a timely manner, demonstrating excellent fault finding and problem solving skills.
  • Provide equipment engineering expertise is for troubleshooting and assistance to process related issues. To understand how variations in the equipment performance affect the process conditions.
  • Play an active role to identify and implement machine improvements in order to increase efficiency, yield, and productivity to reduce operating costs through the Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Contribute towards Key Performance Indicators to achieve Equipment Engineering targets.
  • Contribute towards training of fellow Technicians and Apprentices, documenting and sharing of knowledge gleaned during external training courses whether generic or machine specific.
  • Play an active role in 8D group activity during major events as the preferred problem solving tool.Contributing significantly with ideas and suggestions to give the resilience to equipment performance.
  • Play a proactive role in developing and maintaining a positively safe and environmental culture to satisfy OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 respectively.
  • Liaise with equipment vendors for assistance in breakdowns and gain telephone support during complex breakdown repairs.Developing and communicating action plans for fellow technicians.
  • Creative in locating and second source of equipment spares for more cost effective alternatives.
  • Flexible and willing to work in more than one equipment section or process area to maximise resource time.
  • ERT member having the capability to execute emergency plans and react to emergency situations


  • Time served apprenticeship in an engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of three years post apprenticeship
  • High volume production/manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability. Appreciation of both practical and theoretical methodologies.
  • Pro-active approach to maintenance with excellent and proven electrical, electronic and mechanical skills
  • Ability to train & assess in a technical environment
  • Familiarity of COSHH and ability to write method statements and risk assessments
  • Understanding of software based/PLC control techniques
  • Pro-active and capable of working without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate creative approach to job related specific tasks.
  • Good Communication skills & a team player.
  • Must have drive to achieve results.
  • Educated to a minimum of ONC with a recognised apprenticeship

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