Newport Wafer Fab Technology

Job Description.

We are currently looking to recruit a day shift Photo Equipment Engineer to join the Engineering group.

Your general duties will include:

  • Ownership of a defined equipment toolset - identified as site level tool expert
  • Publish and own tool recovery plans for owned tool sets that have been down for  > 24 hours
  • Provide highly innovative solutions for non-standard equipment issues to enable tool recoveries from issues with very high cost or no obvious solution (even with Vendor support)
  • Approve / Critique  detailed technical procedures for Equipment PMs/Tool Operation/OCAPS
  • Weekly reporting of key tool indices (OEE, Availability, PM KPIs)
  • Define / Manage Photo Department budget – Equipment, Chemical spend forecast and tracking to meet planned spend.
  • Drive OEE improvement through baseline equipment analysis and improvement projects working with IE, Process, Integration, R&D, Vendors.
  • Set-up all scheduled maintenance activities on line through PROMIS TMS
  • Lean manufacturing: identifying opportunities to eliminate waste with in multiple toolsets /modules/platforms- operator time, PM extensions, process simplification, qual reduction.
  • 6S: take full ownership, drive improvement and set appropriate standards for 6S disciplines on toolset and ancillaries/storage areas.
  • Own tool start-up process from purchase to release to Tier2  for tool installations
  • Detailed understanding of facilities requirements for tool groupings

Qualifications and education requirements:

• Degree/HND in Scientific discipline is preferred

Desired skills:

  • Strong training skills and technical familiarity with product and equipment.
  • 3 years wafer fab experience.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Ability to empower and listen to others.
  • Detailed knowledge of wafer fab manufacturing equipment and systems
  • Familiar with all modern manufacturing concepts such as; JIT, Kaizen, Zero Defects, SPC, TQM and TPM.
  • Experienced in driving continuous improvement activities and projects for assigned measurables.
  • Highly motivated, results orientated customer service orientated, strong leadership and communication skills.


• Please send your CV to Simon Argent, Director of HR at 
• Closing date for applications – 18th May 2018