Employment Opportunities


Polishing Technician


The role involves the Polishing of wafers as part of the production activity, which will involve shift work on a 24-5 rotating shift pattern.

Key functions of the role are as follows:


To polish III-V semiconductor single crystal slices into finished wafers on a rotating shift basis.
To work in the prescribed clean room garb.
To undergo cross training on other processes as and when required.
To maintain product quality by processing materials according to instructions.
The recording of critical process control data.
To assist in the delivery of continuous improvement initiatives.
To maintain the production data and complete all required paperwork.
To mount and prepare single crystal slices in readiness for processing.
To prepare and start up the polishing processes in which the individual is competent.
To complete/shutdown the processes in the polishing department.
To handover the process from one shift to the next.
To maintain the operational standard in accordance with the defined schedule, i.e. clean and prepare items of plant and equipment.
Separate & dispose of by-products and waste as appropriate.
Prepare work areas for maintenance.
Adhering to all internal health, safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines & procedures.
To be flexible and undertake other designated duties at the direction of the line manager.

Qualifications / Experience


Experience of working in a clean room environment is required
Experience of handling chemicals, awareness of COSHH regulations and the adherence to procedures and risk assessments.
Familiarity with process control and Statistical Process Control techniques would be an advantage.

Essential Skills


Interpersonal - ability to work closely and communicate with all levels of staff.
Attention to Detail – producing clean parts to tight tolerances, using metrology equipment to accurately measure parameters.
Flexibility – the job will entail routine production work that will require regular shift working over a 24-5 shift pattern, and may involve working different/additional shifts at short notice.

Primary objectives of role


To carry out the polishing of all III-V semiconductor materials in which the individual is trained.
To support initiatives for continual process improvement, collecting data for KPI measurements.

Contact


If you are interested in joining the IQE team please send your CV with a covering letter to:-Human Resources Department, IQE, Pascal Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0LW or email personnel@iqep.com.




Technical Sales Engineer


IQE Infrared (Wafer Technology Limited), Milton Keynes, UK

Wafer Technology Ltd. is a division of IQE. IQE plc is a leading global supplier of advanced semiconductors offering the widest product range of any independent wafer supplier in the world. We operate 11 manufacturing facilities; two in Cardiff, one in Milton Keynes and one in Bath in the UK; five in the USA; one in Taiwan and one in Singapore. The Group also has 11 sales offices located in major economic centres worldwide. As part of a small sales and marketing team the role involves supporting existing business and maintaining current customer relationships, as well as developing new business opportunities

Key responsibilities::


Supporting internal and external sales staff.
Preparation of quotes.
Managing sales follow up and reporting activities.
Customer relationship management.
Supporting development of new business opportunities.
Participating in sales and marketing activities .
Representing the company at conferences and trade exhibitions.
Contributing to market knowledge and development of new sales and marketing literature.
Supporting internal and group sales reporting requirements.
Adhere to all internal safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines and procedures

Hours of work


Monday-Friday; 8am – 5pm

Education background


Degree in materials science, physics or related discipline

Previous Experience


Working knowledge of compound semiconductors
Experience of commercial or customer facing role desirable but not essential

Contact


If you are interested in joining the IQE team please send your CV with a covering letter to:-Human Resources Department, IQE, Pascal Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0LW or email personnel@iqep.com.




Maintenance Technician


IQE Infrared (Wafer Technology Limited), Milton Keynes, UK

Wafer Technology is a division of IQE. IQE plc a leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor offering the widest product range of any independent wafer supplier in the world. We operate 11 manufacturing facilities; two in Cardiff, one in Milton Keynes and one in Bath in the UK; five in the USA; one in Taiwan and one in Singapore. The Group also has 11 sales offices located in major economic centres worldwide. Due to our ongoing growth we are looking to strengthen our site Engineering and Facilities team with a technician who is willing to train, both on the job & formal study, to engineer level and be an integral to maintaining all site services & process equipment.

Key functions of the role are as follows:


Complete regular checks and inspections of all site services and reporting any discrepancies.
Assisting with electrical and mechanical fault finding and repairs of all site services and production process equipment.
Undertake fault finding and repairs of equipment on site.
Assist with any new equipment installations or machinery relocations including any site preparation and site services connections.
Complete planned preventative maintenance tasks and checks.
Work with visiting service engineers and contractors as required.
Carry out minor repairs and improvements to site infrastructure.
Maintain and update equipment and site services records as required.

Hours of work


Monday-Friday; 8am – 4.30pm

Education background


HNC/ONC in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

Previous Experience


Experience of servicing equipment would be an advantage along with exposure in a mechanical or electrical environment

Contact


If you are interested in joining the IQE team please send your CV with a covering letter to:-Human Resources Department, IQE, Pascal Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0LW or email personnel@iqep.com.




Cutting Technician


The role involves the cutting of wafers as part of the production activity, which will involve shift work on a 24-5 rotating shift pattern.

Key functions of the role are as follows:


To cut III-V semiconductor single crystals into wafers on a rotating shift basis.
To maintain product quality by processing materials according to instructions.
To undergo cross training on other processes as and when required.
The recording of critical process control data.
To assist in the delivery of continuous improvement initiatives.
To maintain the production data and complete all required paperwork.
To mount and prepare single crystals in readiness for processing.
To prepare and start up a process for cutting, surface grinding or cylindrically grinding single crystals.
To monitor and maintain the processes in the cutting department.
To complete/shutdown the processes in the cutting department.
To handover the process from one shift to the next.
To maintain the operational standard in accordance with the defined schedule, i.e. clean and prepare items of plant and equipment.
Separate & dispose of by-products and waste as appropriate.
Prepare work areas for maintenance activity.
Adhering to all internal health, safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines & procedures.
To be flexible and undertake other designated duties at the direction of the line manager.

Qualifications / Experience


Experience of working in a machine fabrication environment is required
Experience of handling chemicals, awareness of COSHH regulations and the adherence to procedures and risk assessments.
Familiarity with process control and Statistical Process Control techniques would be an advantage.

Essential Skills


Interpersonal - ability to work closely and communicate with all levels of staff.
Attention to Detail – producing clean parts to tight tolerances, using metrology equipment to accurately measure parameters.
Flexibility – the job will entail routine production work that will require regular shift working over a 24-5 shift pattern, and may involve working different/additional shifts at short notice.

Contact


If you are interested in joining the IQE team please send your CV with a covering letter to:-Human Resources Department, IQE, Pascal Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0LW or email personnel@iqep.com.