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Director for Process Engineer (Backend)

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Job Description and Qualification:

  • Work for a world-leading semiconductor manufacturing company
  • Earn competitive pay
  • Experience life in the UK

We are recruiting for II-VI in Newton Acycliffe, Durham in the United Kingdom!

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in communications, industrial, aerospace & defense, semiconductor capital equipment, life sciences, consumer electronics, and automotive markets. The Company has research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide. The Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms, including integrated with advanced software to support our customers.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for leading a team of process engineers who are responsible for the ‘back end’ technical platform & operational processes for Newton Aycliffe . This includes probe test, dicing through to visual inspection, packing shipping and acceptance testing. The position will supervise all aspects of process engineering activities, including process control, yield management, process development, and technical problem-solving by facilitating resources and providing technical guidance. He/she will align the activities of individual engineers with the goal of the organization, including the quality and environmental objectives, by identifying key actions and setting priorities. The manager will help the professional development of team members and maintain cooperative teamwork. This person will serve as the technical representative for the engineering group in internal/external communication.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

• Supervising/facilitating engineers for process control, yield, process development, and meeting targets.

• Supervising/facilitating engineers for technical problem-solving.

• Providing leadership and mentoring/coaching to all team members.

• Set priorities and guide engineering activities in alignment with the goal of the organization.

• Collaborates with other functional groups, including Operations, Equipment Engineering, Process Integration, Design, Supply Chain, etc. to achieve business unit/organizational objectives.

• Assess competence and evaluate performance of individual engineers and provide mentorship for professional development.

• Promote and facilitate cooperative teamwork.

• Serve as the representative of the team in internal/external communication.

The information contained within this description is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive account of all the responsibilities, and/or qualifications required of an employee assigned to this position.

Education & Experience

A Bachelors' degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Sciences or a closely related science or engineering major and at least 10 years of experience in the semiconductor industry or a Master degree and 8 years of industry experience or a PhD degree with 5 years of industry experience. GaAs semiconductor processing or optoelectronics device experience preferred. Experience of mentoring other engineers.

Skills & Other Requirements

• Knowledge of general semiconductor wafer processing and engineering practices.

• Knowledge of multiple unit processes.

Knowledge of engineering statistics.

• Good written/oral communication skill.

• Fluency in MS Office suite as well as JMP or other statistics software.

• Project management skills

• Team management and development skill

Working Conditions

• Will be exposed to areas where hand tools and power tools are being operated.

• Will be exposed to areas where hazardous chemicals or gases are safely stored.

• Ability to work in a cleanroom environment per semiconductor protocol/requirements,

Quality & Environmental Responsibilities

Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.

Culture Commitment

Ensure adherence to company’s values (ICARE) in all aspects of your position at II-VI:

Integrity – Create an Environment of Trust

Collaboration – Innovate Through the Sharing of Ideas

Accountability – Own the Process and the Outcome

Respect – Recognize the Value in Everyone

Enthusiasm – Find a Sense of Purpose in Work