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Senior Epitaxy Engineer

Job Title: Senior Epitaxy Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00046608_1533206230
Contact Name: Konrad Klusek
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Epitaxy Engineer
Work Location: UK/Suffolk/Ipswich
Reports to: Process Engineering Manager

Job Context

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 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.


  • 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.)Personal

Personal Attributes

  • Able to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Works in a collaborative and supportive way to enable best performance from the team
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach and champions continuous improvement
  • Displays a positive approach to working & learning and actively seeks to share ideas and information with colleagues.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work under own initiative, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to ensure clear prioritisation of work to ensure alignment with the needs of the business.

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