Newport Wafer Fab Technology

Job Description.

This position is a key member of the Production Engineering team, responsible for sustaining and troubleshooting of a variety of semiconductor manufacturing equipment on shift. Ultimately this role supports the site operations by ensuring availability of all manufacturing tools.

Your general duties will include:

  • Sustain (PM) and troubleshoot equipment during shift hours.
  • Provide technical guidance to Shift Equipment Technicians
  • Manage the first level of corrective action recovery plans to Out of control equipment situations
  • Conduct and direct equipment experiment/improvement actions and projects.
  • Support manufacturing shift by providing assistance and training (TSO) in his/her area.
  • Organise and provide documentation and procedures for basic equipment checks
  • Interface with Day Shift Engineers (equipment and process) and manufacturing on line issues.
  • Review, write and maintain procedures on equipment maintenance.

Qualifications and education requirements:

  • Degree/HND in Scientific/Engineering discipline is preferred.

Desired skills:

Knowledge of any of the following tools would be beneficial:
  • Implant and PVD – Applied and Axcelis Implant tools, Applied Endura, Tel Nexx and FXP
  • Photo - Nikon steppers. FSI Polaris and Tel track. Metrology tool sets - Hitachi CD SEM, KLA2135 defectivity and  IVS Overlay
  • Wet Etch – Automated batch wet processing tools, Semitool and Siconnex wet processing tools, CMP Applied and Ipec tools.
  • Dry Etch - Applied and Lam Etch tools, Gasonics Ashers
  • Detailed knowledge of wafer fab manufacturing equipment and systems – in-depth electrical / electronic and mechanical knowledge
  • Strong training skills and technical familiarity with product and equipment.
  • Ideally 3 years plus wafer fab experience.
  • Familiar with all modern manufacturing concepts such as; JIT, KANBAN, 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 teamworking and communication skills. Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to empower and listen to others.
Package details
  • Competative basic salary
  • Shift Allowances: Front End Days – 15%, Back End Days – 30%, Nights – 50%.
  • Company Group Personal Pension with matched contributions to 7% of salary.
  • Private Medical and Dental cover.
  • Group Life Cover of 4 times salary.
  • On-site staff gymnasium.
  • Free and secure on-site parking.
  • Company supported ongoing training and development.


• By email with your CV to Hannah Hopes at

• Closing date for applications – 31st December 2020