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Equipment Engineer

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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.


- Ability and adaptable to work in all process and operation areas

- To ensure stable equipment performance by specifying PM schedules and procedures

- Implement recovery procedures for breakdown and corrective maintenance procedures

- Specify start-up and shutdown schedules and procedures for equipment

- Design and procurement for machine modifications and improvements

- Provide technical guidance and advice to equipment technicians and process engineers

- Control of spare parts and stock levels required for equipment PM’s and breakdowns

- Second sourcing of parts to achieve cost of ownership reductions

- Analyze equipment performance data in order to identify areas of improvement

- Ensure equipment meets process specific targets and capability

- Write purchase specifications for new capital equipment including final acceptance testing

- Train Operations Technicians and Operators to the requirements of ISO9001-2015, adhering to ISO14001-2015 and ISO45001

- Perform COSHH, method statements and risk assessments, contribute to CDM

- Develop “Best Known Method” practices throughout the operational areas

- Liaise with contractors and vendors for all plant and technology improvements

- Reduction of operating costs through production scrap reduction and yield improvements

- React to change in a dynamic fast moving business at the leading edge of technology


Daily review of machine performance, analyse equipment reports to discover the true root causes.

Mentoring Equipment Technicians to ensure equipment is returned to production in a timely manor.

Liasing with the process engineers to improve the equipment process performance.

Contribution to the Equipment and Plant key performance indicators to seek improvements in performance.


Recognised engineer/engineering responsibilities for a minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing environment. 

Preferably in a multidiscipline role biased towards electrical/electronic field of expertise.

Engineer in Semiconductor or GaAs Compound Semiconductor manufacturing facility. Project Management.


Includes several of the following areas: Robotics, high vacuum, gas control systems, chemicals, pneumatics, PLC’s, software integration and control, calibration, electronics, control & instrumentation. An analytical and imaginative approach to problem solving. PC literate and familiar with a broad spectrum of commercially available software packages.

An understanding of semiconductor Equipment Engineering techniques. Etch (dry and wet), Deposition, Photolithography, Metrology and Backend processing experience 8D problem solving techniques Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) Knowledge of statistical control (SPC)


Self-motivated and ambitious. Hands on approach Punctual and committed to the business needs. Willingness to learn and adapt to constant change Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Pro-active and capable of working without direct supervision


Minimum of HNC with 5 years’ experience. B.Sc, B.Eng qualified in a relevant engineering discipline.

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