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Equipment Technician

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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.


Maintaining state of the art multi-million pound Compound Semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Ensure all equipment is functioning correctly in accordance with specifications to comply with the following

standards: ISO9001/ISO14001/OHSAS18001. To maximise the tool availability, meantime between failures, meantime to repair to satisfy manufacturing output.


- Adherence and contribution to the Company Environmental, Health and Safety Policies

- Perform Preventative Maintenance in accordance within a pre-defined maintenance schedule.

- Respond to breakdowns and return machines to production in a timely manner, demonstrating excellent fault finding and problem solving skills.

- Provide equipment engineering expertise is for troubleshooting and assistance to process related issues. To understand how variations in the equipment performance affect the process conditions.

- Play an active role to identify and implement machine improvements in order to increase efficiency, yield, and productivity to reduce operating costs through the Continuous Improvement activities.

- Contribute towards Key Performance Indicators to achieve Equipment Engineering targets.

- Contribute towards training of fellow Technicians and Apprentices, documenting and sharing of knowledge gleaned during external training courses whether generic or machine specific.

- Play an active role in 8D group activity during major events as the preferred problem solving tool. Contributing significantly with ideas and suggestions to give the resilience to equipment performance.

- Play a proactive role in developing and maintaining a positively safe and environmental culture to satisfy OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 respectively.

- Liaise with equipment vendors for assistance in breakdowns and gain telephone support during complex breakdown repairs. Developing and communicating action plans for fellow technicians.

- Creative in locating and second source of equipment spares for more cost effective alternatives.

- Flexible and willing to work in more than one equipment section or process area to maximize resource time.

- ERT member having the capability to execute emergency plans and react to emergency situations


Time served apprenticeship in an engineering discipline. Minimum of three years post apprenticeship. High volume production/manufacturing environment. Greater than 4 years experience in a semiconductor fabrication environment. Broad knowledge of semiconductor processing techniques.


Strong analytical and problem solving ability. Appreciation of both practical and theoretical methodologies. Pro-active approach to maintenance with excellent and proven electrical, electronic and mechanical skills Ability to train & assess in a technical environment Familiarity of COSHH and ability to write method statements and risk assessments Understanding of software based/PLC control techniques. Knowledge of statistical methods (SPC) for historical data analysis. Worked within a Multi-skilled Technician environment Formal training qualification Worked within OHSAS 18001 Comprehensive IT skills covering a variety of software packages. Recognized PLC training.


Pro-active and capable of working without direct supervision Demonstrate creative approach to job related specific tasks. Good Communication skills & a team player. Must have drive to achieve results. Prepared to be flexible in working additional hours to suit business needs. Decisive, accurate, creative and forward thinking.


Educated to a minimum of ONC with a recognized apprenticeship.

HNC in related engineering discipline (Electrical, Electronics, Controls & Instrumentation or Mechanical).

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