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.

For more information about Cardiff, visit www.cardiff.gov.uk

Current vacancies

Senior Process Engineer

Shift Facilities/Equipment Engineer

Manufacturing Technicians

Equipment Technicians 

Applications for current vacancies are welcome from prospective candidates.
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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
    IQE
    Pascal Close
    Cardiff CF3 0LW

    Tel: +44 (0)29 2083 9400

    Fax: +44 (0)29 2083 9401

    personnel@iqep.com

     

    Closing date: Friday 31st October 2014

     


  • Senior Process Engineer

    IQE Europe Limited, Cardiff, UK

    The role:

    Day to day control of multiple process tools with a view to maximising quality and output, reporting of performance metrics and ensuring bays deliver the required product on time and to cost. You will liaise closely with Equipment and Operations teams, product Directors and customers to ensure all deliverables are achieved.

    Key Functions to the role are as follows:

    • The day-to-day responsibility for one or more process tools.

    • Recipe generation, customer sign-off and overall process responsibility for relevant product lines.

    • Day-to-day reporting of performance metrics and ensure bays deliver required product on time and to cost.

    • Management/implementation of improvement projects to lift performance to world class standards.

    • Support to Product Directors and provide technical support to customers.

    • Provide support to Sales Team during the customer visits to site.

    • Provide escalation for operational team in event of process excursion.

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


    Hours /Shifts

    Monday-Friday 8.30 am - 5 pm

    Education background
    Graduate or higher graduate in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline

    Essential skills
    An innate understanding of MOVPE/CVD processes & characterisation
    Problem solving and basic statistical process and data skills

    Previous Experience
    Previous III/V semiconductor experience would be an advantage but not essential.
    Experience of working (>5 years) in the Semiconductor industry on process control and data analysis.
    JMP data analysis and Visuals basic skills desirable.

    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
    IQE
    Pascal Close
    Cardiff CF3 0LW

    Tel: +44 (0)29 2083 9400

    Fax: +44 (0)29 2083 9401

    personnel@iqep.com

     

    Closing date: Friday 4th July 2014

     


    Shift Facilities/Equipment Engineer

    IQE Silicon Compounds Ltd, Cardiff, UK

    The role:

    The individual will be responsible for maintaining the capability of the site services, utilities and production equipment’s for the facility on a rotating shift pattern.

    Key Functions to the role are as follows:

    • Preventative and corrective maintenance of all the sites plant and equipment

    • Fault finding and repair of technical failures

    • Undertaking improvement projects and tasks as part of the Equipment Engineering Team

    • Maintaining process control and ensuring that the process conditions achieve the required standard

    • Addressing and resolving process and site failures in a timely manner

    •  Providing Technical support and assistance to vendors and contractors

    •  Acting as part of the site Emergency Response Team, and liaising with emergency services during incidents

    •  Ability to support the 24 hour, 5 day per week operation by working a shift pattern, but with some support for weekends where required.

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


    Hours /Shifts
    5 day week. Shift pattern, with support for weekends when required. Shift pattern attracts a shift premium.

    Education background
    HNC in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering

    Previous Experience
    Knowledge of HVAC systems, pumps, motors, compressors and electrical distribution and water services

    Technical Skills
    Computer Literate

    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
    IQE
    Pascal Close
    Cardiff CF3 0LW

    Tel: +44 (0)29 2083 9400

    Fax: +44 (0)29 2083 9401

    personnel@iqep.com

     

    Closing date: Friday 3rd October 2014

     


    Manufacturing Technicians

    IQE Europe Ltd, Cardiff UK

    The role:

    The individual will be responsible for the test, measurement and characterisation of manufactured epiwafers in a cleanroom environment.

    Key Functions to the role are as follow

    • Carry out Production runs as required by the Daily Production Schedule/OSR targets and objectives

    • To complete accurate records of all specified product characteristics.

    •  To perform routine operations on all test and measurement (Characterisation) equipment, in a safe, accurate, reliable and consistent manner.

    • To perform scheduled calibration and/or monitoring as requested and to maintain all appropriate records, SPC data and charts.

    • To assist in modifications, and process improvement programmes where required.

    • Provide back-up safety cover to standard operating procedures as required (e.g. bubbler, cylinder and P-Trap changes)

    • Complete all run-related data and checks on ODS (Manufacturing IT System), pre-run checks, and assist in 1st stage problem solving where necessary.

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

    Hours /Shifts
    Shift pattern 4 on 4 off

    Education background
    A good standard of education.

    Previous Experience
    Experience in manufucaturing industry would be an advantage

    Technical Skills
    Computer Literate

    Interpersonal Skills
    A team player with the ability to follow technical instruction and work on your own initiative

    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
    IQE
    Pascal Close
    Cardiff CF3 0LW

    Tel: +44 (0)29 2083 9400

    Fax: +44 (0)29 2083 9401

    personnel@iqep.com

     

    Closing date: Friday 12th September 2014