Process Specialists  St. Mellons, Cardiff, United Kingdom,



IQE has been at the forefront of the compound semiconductor industry for more than twenty-five years. We have grown from a single manufacturing operation into a world class platform with a global footprint spanning Europe, Asia and the USA and the Company boasts a prestigious, global customer base. IQE's market leadership and competitive advantages enable the group to provide a unique service that is second to none.

As the world leader in the supply of custom epiwafers and substrates to the compound semiconductor industry, we are committed to providing the best service in the industry, and rely on expertise and teamwork to achieve this. Join our team!

Process Specialists

IQE Europe - Cardiff, UK

The successful candidates will be responsible for establishing best in class manufacturing processes that enable cost effective manufacturing while meeting or exceeding customer product requirements. As part of IQE's Worldwide Technology Group this position will based at the head office in Cardiff, interacting across sites to ensure appropriate alignment as required. You will serve as the process expert for assigned areas.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Define best in class processes for assigned technologies;
  • Closely collaborate with local site process engineering teams and product/technology managers to establish golden processes and recipes;
  • Review and manage cross site recipes and control plans to ensure appropriate alignment;
  • Manage manufacturing specifications. The specifications must be achievable / manufacturable and must ensure that customer product requirements are met;
  • Support the IQE Group as required for customer queries, complaints, etc.;
  • Support local sites in troubleshooting as assigned.

Your Behaviours:

  • Motivating others;
  • Customer service;
  • Flexibility;
  • Communication;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Planning and organising;
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving;
  • Teamwork and collaboration.

Your Qualifications & Experience:

  • MSc or PhD in a science or engineering discipline;
  • Direct, hands-on epitaxial engineering experience in either MOVPE and or MBE;
  • Firm, fundamental understanding of III-V semiconductor growth Working understanding of the theory of semiconductor device operation relevant to focus area(s);
  • Fluent understanding of how growth impacts device performance;
  • Firm understanding of MBE and MOVPE equipment;
  • Experience of either VCSEL or InP processing.

Your Skills:

  • Interpersonal - ability to work closely and communicate with all levels with internal and external personnel. Must be an effective team player.

In addition, we offer you:

  • Generous contributory pension plan;
  • 23 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 29 days after qualifying service;
  • Membership of medical 'cash plan';
  • Stock/share options;
  • Bonus scheme;
  • Death in service benefit of four times annual salary;
  • Sickness insurance after qualifying period;
  • Private healthcare;
  • Childcare voucher scheme.

Salary - £45,000 - £50,000 per annum

Hours of work - Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

It should be noted that some overseas travel will be required

Closing date - Friday 2nd February 2018

IQE is working in partnership with ESS Holdings for this vacancy and your CV will be forwarded to them for review.

To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:

Please quote reference number JobG8 -6698-351883900-TITC