Newport Wafer Fab Technology

Job Description.

We are currently looking for a day shift Etch Equipment Engineer. This position is a key member of the Engineering team, in charge of improving, sustaining and troubleshooting equipment

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • 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).

  • 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 within 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.

  • Detailed understanding of facilities requirements for tool groupings.


Education and Experience:

  • Degree/HND in Scientific and or engineering discipline is preferred.
  • 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 empower and listen to others.

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary and bonus scheme
  • 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.


• By email with your CV to
• Closing date for applications – 28th June 2020