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Product 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.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: (including financial and people responsibilities)

· Identify and plan product improvement activities to reduce cost, improve yield and resolve quality issues.

· Responsible for contributing to the development and execution of manufacturing and product yield improvement; customer product development programs.

· Influences technical decisions that have a significant impact on final product.

· Monitor product test performance and validation of test software related changes

· Solve complex, novel and non-recurring problems; initiates significant changes to existing processes/methods, leading development and implementation.

· Liaise with a number of groups including members of the design/technology engineering, process engineering, reliability & failure analysis group, along with key customers.


· Analysis of product yield data providing product dashboard and metric displays where appropriate.

· Drive ‘Maverick’ lot and outlier investigations.

· Assessment of product parameter capability and specification compliance.

· Monitor golden wafer performance and relationship to product test results

· Drive improvements in product yield and quality to align with customer and business targets.

· Provide technical support in cases of test methodology, data analysis and failure mechanisms.

· Periodically review product performance against key targets

· Support customer data analysis requests.

· Work with the reliability and failure analysis labs to understand product and technology weaknesses and how they can be improved.

· Respond positively to yield drops, significant data shifts and customer claims, assisting in determining failure modes, corrective and preventative action to eliminate the problem.

· Utilize Problem Analysis techniques to identify, rank and mitigate risks in design, manufacturing, and qualification.

· Ensure that relevant documentation exists and is regularly reviewed including yield limits, golden wafer monitoring, data analysis methods, work instructions for tests etc.


- 1-2 years technical experience in a mass production environment. - Alternatively post graduate experience following a masters program. - 2-3 years technical experience in a mass production semiconductor/optical environment - Strong knowledge of Semiconductor Manufacturing processes and controls.


- Strong experimental methodology skills - Excellent numerical skills. - Good understanding of statistical analysis and methodologies (e.g. Boxplots, distributions, bivariate/multivariate etc.) - Proficiency in data analysis software such as Excel and JMP. - Proven problem solving skills - Working knowledge of basic electronics and device physics. - Ability to perform DOEs/highly structured experiments - Development of prediction models - Strong in problem solving methodology (DMAIC, 8D).


- Positive attitude, creating a good impression on others - Ability to actively participate in a variety of teams, support the team objective. - Pro-active, constantly seeking to improve. - Customer and business focused


Applied Science, Electronic Engineering or similar degree. Minimum 2:2.

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