Cardiff, Wales

With a population of slightly more than 300,000, Cardiff became the capital of Wales in 1955. Rich in its Celtic roots, Cardiff is also a very cosmopolitan city and is less than three hours from London by car or rail.

Full of gardens and parks, the city is also recognized as having one of the finest shopping centres in Britain with the greatest values. Cardiff is full of cultural activities including a month-long street summer festival, and offers the sports fan the opportunity to enjoy rugby, cricket, ice hockey and other sports throughout the year.

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Current vacancies

Equipment Technicians 

Applications for current vacancies are welcome from prospective candidates.


Equipment Technicians

IQE Europe Limited, Cardiff, UK

The role:

To provide hands on Equipment Engineering support by maintaining the various systems in terms of, breakdown maintenance planned preventative maintenance, record keeping and performance. 

Key Functions to the role are as follows:

  • The day-to-day maintenance of manufacturing systems.

  • Maximising the uptime of all equipment necessary for production.

  • Continual Improvement of reliability and performance of systems and equipment.

  • To service and refurbish various machine components to the required standards.

  • To follow set work instructions when carrying out machine source material changes.

  • To liaise with line manager or equipment specialist on a regular basis to determine current priorities.

  • To pursue personal objectives decided at appraisal

  • Able to prioritise effectively, make decisions and take decisive actions quickly under pressure.

  • Adhering to all internal safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines & procedures.

    Hours /Shifts
    Alternating shift pattern of 4 on / 4 off
    4 shifts 6.00 am > 06.15 pm – 4 off 
    4 shifts 6.00 pm > 06.15 am – 4 off

    Education background
    HNC/ONC in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering

    Previous Experience (preferred, not essential)
    Experience of semiconductor equipment servicing.
    Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic aptitude and experience.

    Technical skills
    Computer Literate, Dextrous, High Attention to Detail

    Interpersonal skills
    Ability to work closely and communicate with all levels of management, engineering and technical staff.

    If you are interested in joining the IQE team please send your CV with a covering letter by mail or by email to:

    Human Resources
    Pascal Close
    Cardiff CF3 0LW

    Tel: +44 (0)29 2083 9400

    Fax: +44 (0)29 2083 9401


    Closing date: Friday 31st October 2014