Crystal Growth Technician

Wafer Technology Ltd. - Milton Keynes, UK

The role involves the growth of single crystal boules as part of the production activity at Wafer Technology Ltd., which will involve shift work on a 24-5 rotating shift pattern.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Set and adjust computerised or mechanical controls to regulate power level, temperature, vacuum, and rotation speed of furnace, according to crystal growing specifications;
  • Observe and monitor material meltdown and crystal growth, and readjust equipment controls as necessary;
  • Load equipment with materials to grow crystals of semiconductor material;
  • Inspect equipment for leaks, diagnose equipment malfunctions and request repairs;
  • Analyse processing procedures and equipment functions to identify and resolve semiconductor crystal growth problems;
  • Replace furnace liners and pressure chamber accessories;
  • Maintain product quality by processing materials according to instructions;
  • Assist in the delivery of CI initiatives;
  • Undergo cross training on other processes as and when required;
  • Maintain the production data and complete all required paperwork;
  • Prepare seed crystals in readiness for the growth process;
  • Prepare and start up a process for single crystal growth;
  • Monitor and maintain the  processes in the growth department;
  • Complete/shutdown the  processes in the growth department;
  • Maintain the operational standard in accordance with the defined schedule;
  • Separate & dispose of by-products and waste as appropriate;
  • Prepare work areas for maintenance.

Your Qualifications / Experience:

  • Good standard of general education;
  • Experience of handling chemicals, awareness of COSHH regulations and the adherence to procedures and risk assessments;
  • Familiarity with process control and Statistical Process Control techniques would be an advantage.

Your Skills:

  • Interpersonal - ability to work closely and communicate with all levels of staff;
  • Attention to Detail – to maintain cleanliness to prevent contamination and follow process specifications precisely;
  • Flexibility – the job will entail routine production work that will require regular shift working over a 24-5 shift pattern, and may involve working different/additional shifts at short notice.

Your Behaviours:

  • Customer service;
  • Flexibility;
  • Communication;
  • Results focussed;
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving;
  • Judgement and decision making;
  • Teamwork and collaboration;
  • Diligence.

In addition, we offer you:

  • Contributory Pension Plan;
  • 28 days leave (incl. Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after qualifying service;
  • Membership of medical ‘cash plan’;
  • Private Healthcare;
  • Bonus Scheme;
  • Death in Service Benefit of three times annual salary;
  • Sickness insurance after qualifying period;
  • Stock/share options.

Salary - £22,600 including shift allowance

Hours of Work - Rotating shift pattern: 07:00 – 15:00, 15:00 – 23:00 and 23:00 – 07:00

Closing Date - Friday 24th November 2017

If you are interested in joining the IQE team please send your CV with a covering letter to:-Human Resources Department, IQE, Pascal Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0LW or email