Process Engineer – Full Time –

  • Permanent
  • Newport
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Gwent
  • Salary: £34000 - £50000/annum Pension, Bonus Scheme, IQE Share Pla


Who Are IQE? 

IQE is the world leader in the development and production of compound semiconductor materials. With a global high-tech manufacturing presence, the company is positioned for exceptional growth. The market for compound semiconductors is at an inflection point. The superior performance of these materials is resulting in expanding applications, driven by the roll out of 5G and proliferation of connected devices.

With 30 years of experience in these advanced materials, unique IP and know-how, an enviable market share, established supply chain relationships and having invested in significant relevant production capacity, IQE is uniquely placed to capitalise on this market growth in the coming years.

Purpose of the role 

We are looking for an experienced process engineer to join the team at IQE SW.

You will be responsible for the efficient process implementation and day-to-day operation of all assigned MOVPE reactors.  You will understand the interaction between the IQE growth process and the customer’s requirements, so that the material produced meets or exceeds the customers’ expectations.  You will also give technical input for process development activities and participate in continuous improvement projects.  These duties will be carried out during normal office hours and providing escalation support out-of-normal working hours for the shift engineering function.

Key Responsibilities

Ensuring quality and specification are to highest standard.
Responsibility for multiple MOCVD reactors and products as necessary
Work with the Technology and Planning teams to ensure that all customer requirements are met in full, on time and to plan.

Key part of the new product quotation process.
Estimate the run sequence required for given campaigns and review this vs the campaign plan to align expectations.

Generate customer CofCs as necessary and engage in the review of production material prior to shipment.

To inspect all pertinent production and characterisation data and to subsequently authorise the release of product to the customer.

Technical support for issues arising in connection with the operation of the bays

Ensure that technical data (internal/external characterisation, customer feedback) is used in an effective manner

Escalation assistance for the shift production engineering team’s problem solving activities out of hours.

To prepare & present report on product & production related data (including for customers) as required.

To monitor reactor performance, including SPC charts and identify solutions to production problems.

Generate SOP, OCAPS, Work Instructions and participate in PFMEA.
To participate in yield and process improvement programs
Adhering to all internal safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines & procedures.

Qualifications / Essential Skills

Graduate in a scientific or engineering discipline, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant semiconductor technology/growth experience

Previous experience in MOCVD growth experience required, preferably GaN but InP and GaAs experience will also be considered.


Planning and organising
Commercial awareness
Attention to detail
Problem solving and analysis
Lean manufacturing

Salary: £34000 – £50000/annum Pension, Bonus Scheme, IQE Share Pla

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Newport

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