Shift Process Engineer

IQE Europe – St Mellons, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Translate customer’s requirements into a finished product that meets the customer’s defined physical, electronic and optical specifications. Carrying out these duties on a shifted basis and providing the main technical focal point out-of-normal working hours.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Schedule processing tools to achieve released orders;
  • Ensure quality and specification are to highest standard;
  • Ensure that all customer requirements are met in full and on time;
  • Inspect all pertinent production and characterisation data and authorise the release of product to the customer;
  • Technical support for issues arising in connection with the operation of the production tools and material generated;
  • Ensure that technical data (internal/external characterisation, customer feedback) is used in an effective manner;
  • Provide 1st pass problem solving activities prior to escalation to Senior Engineering Team;
  • Prepare & present report on product & production related data (including for customers) as required;
  • Monitor reactor performance and identify solutions to production problems;
  • Participate in operational improvement programs.

Your Qualifications / Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in an engineering or scientific discipline, preferably including some semiconductor material processing technology experience.


  • Able to demonstrate experience as a manufacturing / process / industrial engineer preferably in a materials processing field.

Your Skills:

  • Interpersonal - ability to work closely and communicate with all levels of operational, management and engineering staff. Must be an effective team player.
  • Process – A very good understanding of the MOVPE process, characterisation & hardware capabilites, processes & procedures.
  • Professional – Problem solving and basic statistical process and data skills. Must be able to prioritise and work well or make decisions under pressure.
  • Product – Commercial awareness – understanding of customer requirements.
  • Health and Safety – Must have a good awareness of the legislative requirements surrounding the process.

Your Behaviours:

  • Concern for Excellence;
  • Communication;
  • Flexibility and resilience;
  • Personal Motivation;
  • Team Working;
  • Professional responsibility.

In addition, we offer you:

  • Generous Contributory Pension Plan;
  • Bonus Scheme;
  • 21.5 shifts annual leave rising to 26 shifts after qualifying service;
  • Death in Service Benefit of four times annual salary;
  • Membership of medical ‘cash plan’;
  • Stock/share options;
  • Sickness insurance after qualifying period;
  • Childcare voucher scheme.

Salary - £21,000 - £30,000 per annum plus 40% shift allowance

Hours of Work - Alternating shift pattern of 4 on / 4 off:

2 shifts 6.00 am > 6.15 pm
2 shifts 6.00 pm > 06.15 am
4 shifts off

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