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Equipment Engineer

Job Title: Equipment Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: 12122018_1544710052
Contact Name: Konrad Klusek
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Job Title: Equipment Engineer
Work Location: Ipswich, UK
Reports To: Equipment & Facility Manager

Job Context

Part of the Facilities and Equipment Engineering team which, as a small unit, requires flexible cross boundary working. This team has the role of supporting the III-V production and product development teams in making their devices. The successful applicant will work with a small team of technicians and engineers within cleanrooms, laboratories and service areas.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the process equipment within our semiconductor processing facility to maintain optimum tool uptime and reduce un-expected tool outages.
  • Carry out FMEA reviews and ensure spares/support and ppm are suitable and sufficient to support critical manufacturing equipment.
  • Drive improvement through data analysis and report tool metrics to highlight significant issues when necessary.
  • Use experience and knowledge fault find tools such as vacuum, mechanical and electronics.
  • Work with OEM suppliers to co-ordinate PPM and reactive work.
  • Work with process engineering team to plan, procure and assist with their drive to qualify new process equipment to meet the process capability and capacity requirements.


  • Time served apprenticeship in an engineering discipline.
  • Wide experience in semiconductor equipment and facilities.
  • Proven track record of supporting a production line.
  • Degree in Engineering based subject.

Personal Attributes

  • Able to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Proactive and innovative team player who is also capable of working independently.
  • Displays a positive approach to working and actively seeks to share ideas and information with colleagues.
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills which show an understanding of the varying levels and cultures within the organisation.
  • Ability to ensure prioritisation of workloads dovetails with the needs of the business.

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