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Senior Yield Engineer

Job Title: Senior Yield Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: competitive market rate
Start Date: ASAP
REF: LZ-HW-2018-11-13_1559837492
Contact Name: Lin Zhang
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Senior Yield Engineer

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.

Main Responsibilities

  • Establish systems and procedures to prevent yield excursions and quickly identify issues.
  • Implement effective inline defect inspection/monitoring/control strategy & methodology to support advanced technology development.
  • Formulate and drive process improvement plan based on systematic analysis of inline/ET/yield data to meet quality and yield targets
  • Evaluate defect inspection/review effectiveness from leading edge E-beam, Bright and Dark field Defect Inspection and SEM review tools for advanced technology introduction.
  • Collaborate with design engineering, process engineering and/or package engineering to correct the product defect or weakness and to improve the product reliability.
  • Design, execute and analyse partition studies to evaluate process results or equipment baseline performances with a view to achieve industry competitive standards.
  • Maintain statistical process control (SPC) charts of in line defect control charts to establish a stable and robust processing platform. Monitor process output data records against specs, and make necessary process corrections and adjustments.
  • Interfacing to design and testing teams (spec reviews, FMEA etc.)
  • Document defect metrology tool operation and process details and write standard of procedures (SOPs).
  • Deploy change control processes as required.
  • Any other ad hoc duty as requested by the line manager and/or process engineering manager.



  • Minimum of 5-years Fab experience in process engineering / process development/ yield improvement.
  • Experience with defect metrology tools and analysis.
  • Good dexterity for handling InP wafers and samples.
  • Track record in using structured problem solving techniques.
  • Degree in relevant subject, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of SPC processes.


  • Experience in setting up successful design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis.
  • Above undergraduate, preferably a PhD in relevant subjects.
  • Good knowledge of InP based materials and photonic processes.
  • High level proficiency in SPC, 6σ techniques and gauge R&R studies.

Personal Attributes

  • Proactive team player who is also capable of working independently.
  • Positive attitude in working & learning and actively seeks to share ideas and information with colleagues.
  • Proven ability to work under own initiative, and to stop when advice is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible approach to working - work the hours to do the job.
  • Supportive of the company culture and ethos.

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

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