Manufacturing Technician

IQE Europe – St Mellons, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Carry out manufacturing related duties such as testing, measuring and characterisation of manufactured epifwafers within the cleanroom environment. Loading and unloading of production material.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Carry out production runs as required by the Daily Production Schedule/OSR targets and objectives;
  • Complete accurate records of all specified product characteristics;
  • Perform routine operations on all test and measurement (Characterisation) equipment, in a safe, accurate, reliable and consistent manner;
  • Perform scheduled calibration and/or monitoring as requested and to maintain all appropriate records, SPC data and charts;
  • Gain a basic understanding of IQE product characteristics, and, how different groups within the organisation interact with each other;
  • Assist in modifications and process improvement programmes where required;
  • Assist in the training of staff as and when required and where competent to do so;
  • Provide back-up safety cover to standard operating procedures as required;
  • Complete all run-related data and checks on ODS (Manufacturing IT System), pre-run checks, and assist in 1st stage problem solving where necessary;
  • Maintain local bay area, reactor loading area and gloveboxe housekeeping to normal semiconductor standards;
  • Participate in any problem solving and continuous improvement programmes focused on achieving business objectives.

Your Qualifications / Experience:

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent;
  • Experience in a production / technical environment – cleanroom experience preferable;
  • Ability to work unsupervised.

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 good understanding of the MOVPE process. III-V characterisation & hardware capabilities and procedures desirable but not essential;
  • Professional – Problem solving & work planning skills. Statistical process and data skills, (SPC, Lean manufacturing, VSM).

Your Behaviours:

  • Excellent Communication between team and supervisory management;
  • Customer service (internal);
  • Good Judgment and decision making;
  • High Flexibility and resilience;
  • Strong personal motivation to learn and succeed;
  • Excellent Team Working and collaboration
  • Work planning and organising;
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving;
  • Initiative.

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 - £15,303 per annum plus 40% shift allowance upon commencement, rising to £15,922 after 6 months training.

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

Closing Date - Ongoing

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