Process Engineer (Optical Coatings)

JOB AD: My client is a leading ICT solution provider, as well as one of the leading global telecom solution providers in the world. They are based near Ipswich, Suffolk and are developing advanced optoelectronic devices for the next generation of communications networks. Job Title: Process Engineer (Optical Coatings) Long term contract - 3 years Work Location: UK/Suffolk/Ipswich Reports to: Process Engineering Manager As a process engineer, you will be part of the Fab Engineering team and the Technical Operations team that support the business in delivering products to meet technical specifications and timelines. You will work mostly in the clean room as well as lab areas, to optimize existing processes to support R&D and manufacturing wafers. Also, you will work closely with facility/equipment engineers as well as integration engineers and develop new processes in the process modules to meet new device requirements for future technology, and also provide support to transfer processes to large volume manufacturing. Main Responsibilities Day to day operation owner of a defined Process tool set. Direct technicians/operators to process R&D and manufacturing wafers to meet schedules. Schedule and complete (hands-on where necessary) maintenance activities on all related tools. Maintain statistical process control (SPC) charts of processes/equipment to establish a stable and robust processing platform. Monitor process output data records against specs, and make necessary process corrections and adjustments. Assist in creating building blocks within process modules. Interfacing to design and testing teams (spec reviews, FMEA etc.)Document tool operation and process details and write standard of procedures (SOPs)Provide process instructions/training for technician/operators and engineering colleagues. Develop new processes to meet product and technology roadmap requirements. Deploy change control processes as required. Any other ad hoc duty as requested by the line manager and/or process engineering manager. Skills/Qualifications Essential Minimum of 3-years Fab experience in Semiconductor Process Engineering / Process DevelopmentExperience with Process equipment and metrology tools. 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 optical coating process and equipment for semiconductor laser productsExperience with semiconductor laser device singulation / mounting processes and equipment Desirable 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 process technology. High level proficiency in SPC, 6 sigma; techniques and gauge R&R studies. Personal Attributes Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines - level headed. 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. Attention to details. 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.

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