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Epitaxy technician

Job Title: Epitaxy technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: competitive market rate
Start Date: ASAP
REF: LZ-HW-2018-03-02_1520328506
Contact Name: Lin Zhang
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Epitaxy technician

Our client is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through their dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, they have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Their products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

Job Context

Part of the Epitaxy team which, as a small unit, requires flexible cross boundary working. This team has the role of supporting the III-V product development and production teams in making innovative devices, working with a team of technicians and engineers in cleanrooms and laboratories, using and developing processes for low pressure MOCVD reactors. It is intended that after an initial training period that this role will move to shift working

Main Responsibilities

Characterisation of semiconductor material using appropriate tools (on the job training provided);

Basic operation of one or more MOCVD reactors - (un)loading InP substrates and transferring product to characterisation area

Grow defined devices according to the recipes provided to allow shipments to customers or evaluation by Huawei designers;

Use the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to input data as instructed by engineer and/or documentation in order to maintain the process flow

Work in accordance with the Huawei quality and safety policies;

Support engineers to develop new device processes to meet project schedule requirements;



  • Experience in running material/product assessment/evaluation tools and accurately recording data.
  • Ability to follow detailed written and/or verbal instructions
  • Excellent attention to detail and manual dexterity (InP substrates are very fragile).
  • Proven ability to take accurate notes relating to the processes.
  • Ability to use web-based or bespoke software tools on PC


  • HNC or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Demonstrable experience in using complex computer controlled systems.
  • Experience in MOVPE epitaxy growth systems or similar chemical engineering systems

Personal Attributes

  • Proactive, flexible coupled to a careful and methodical approach to work. Logs and documents own work effectively.
  • Orientated to completing tasks
  • Willingness to learn and actively use technical knowledge in the epitaxy work area.
  • Seeks to share ideas and information with others.
  • Positive outlook.
  • Supportive of the culture and ethos of our client
  • Works well as a member of assigned team.

As the individual's skills develop, for the right individual additional skills and responsibilities can be added with appropriate recognition such as:

  • Operate MOCVD reactors, adjusting programmes under engineering guidance, and perform maintenance tasks;
  • Working within technical project team, as appropriate;
  • Work with engineers to enable transfer to manufacturing to enable ramp ahead of demand both at Huawei and offshore for volume production;
  • Working with engineers to document new processes effectively;
  • Maintain safety and environmental information to ensure safe working;
  • Support activities to ensure smooth and efficient running of the Epitaxy area and equipment

If you are interested in applying, please call Lin, 0118 928 5550 or send your latest CV to

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