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Shift Process Engineer

Job Title: Shift Process Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: Negotiable
REF: sp- rs_1527094847
Contact Name: Racquel Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for all front face wafer fab process related issues occurring during out-of-hours shift operation;
  • Work closely with equipment engineering and operations teams to restore down process back to production;
  • Deploy and review effective statistical control of processes to ensure a stable and robust processing platform;
  • Provide effective hand-over to/from day shift process engineers;
  • Provide technical expertise to project teams;

In addition there may be a requirement to:

  • Work with equipment engineering to plan, procure and qualify new process equipment to meet the process capability requirements that are demanded by product and technology roadmaps;
  • Use experience and knowledge to develop processes that are capable of meeting the product specification with high yields and low cost by employing design for manufacture;
  • Support development of new device processes to meet product and technology roadmap requirements;
  • Report technology development status;
  • Ensure effective transfer to manufacturing to enable ramp ahead of demand both at CIP and offshore for volume production;
  • Provide process documentation and training to other members of staff including other engineers and technician/operators.
  • Any other ad-hoc duty as requested by the Fab Engineering Manager.



  • Track record of process ownership in a semiconductor wafer fab;
  • Broad knowledge of fab process including photolithography, wet etch, dry etch, CVD dep, metals and thinning;
  • Knowledge of SPC and 6s techniques, in particular first response to out of control/spec events;
  • Good degree in relevant subject (for example Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Electronic Eng.)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant technology area;

Personal Attributes

  • Proven ability to work under own initiative with attention to detail, and to stop when advice is required.
  • Able to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines - level headed.
  • Proactive team player and ready communicator.
  • Displays a positive approach to working & learning and actively seeks to share ideas and information with colleagues.
  • Ability to ensure prioritisation of work dovetails with the needs of the business.
  • Flexible approach to working - work the hours to do the job.
  • Supportive of the company culture and ethos.

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