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Senior Epitaxy Engineer

Job Title: Senior Epitaxy Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Suffolk, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: AT - SEE_1527082646
Contact Name: Adam Thompson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Senior Epitaxy Engineer

Senior Epitaxy Engineer required for a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider whose products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

Work Location: Suffolk

Reports to: Process Engineering Manager

This role is a core part of the process engineering team supporting the business in delivering innovative products within set parameters and time frames. The role requires the post-holder to work within the clean room as well as lab areas, to maintain, develop and deliver process solutions relating to MOVPE and related technologies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide InP and related materials technical expertise to R&D in process and product development
  • Develop and complete on plans for infrastructure (reactor, facility and characterisation) development including tool procurement (process/tool specification, vendor selection, process commissioning etc.) and tool upgrade
  • Direct consumable materials procurement strategies for best value
  • Generate and manage process improvement activities for epitaxy outcomes
  • Lead structured process problem solving activities
  • Develop process instructions/training for technician/operators and engineering colleagues
  • Direct system development for efficient dissemination of epitaxy process data
  • Manage change control processes in the Epitaxy function
  • Lead liaison with engineer & management colleagues off-site to align epitaxy process improvements and share learning

Skills/Qualifications Required

  • Significant track record in III-V materials epitaxy by MOVPE, preferably using the Aixtron planetary reactor platform
  • Excellent knowledge of InP and related materials including material characterisation techniques (PL, x-ray, surfscan, ECV, SEM, TEM SIMS etc.)
  • Track record in using structured problem solving techniques
  • Proficiency in SPC and 6 sigma techniques
  • First degree in relevant subject (for example Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Electronic Eng.)

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