Epitaxy Engineering Manager - MOCVD

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  • Location:

    Northampton, Northamptonshire

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + shares, bonus, 9% pension

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    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Start date:

    Q1 2021

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Epitaxy Engineering Manager

+ Epitaxy III-V Semiconductor Engineering / MOCVD

+ Senior manager in highly succesful and growing company

+ Leading edge Semiconductor development - true R&D feel coupled with real commercials

+ £55,000 to £65,000 per annum

+ Share options, bonus, 9% pension

+ Relocation support

Epitaxy Engineering Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct, develop and lead the MOCVD Engineering functions (consisting of Process and Equipment Engineering teams).

  • Where appropriate, provide expert technical guidance for engineering initiatives.

  • Reporting on progress and performance against targets and objectives.

  • Drive continuous improvement in process design, cost savings, quality and resource utilisation.

  • Develop major engineering goals to support chip manufacturing objectives.

  • Responsible for yield monitoring activities and for the delivery of yield improvement actions.

  • Sponsor cross-qualification to achieve manufacturing resilience.

  • Participate in strategy planning for annual and 3yr planning cycles.

  • Identify and drive delivery of new tooling programmes for continued manufacturing capability and capacity.

  • Ensure all chip manufacturing engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with established policies and objectives.

Key Relationships

  • Epitaxy Process and Equipment Engineering Teams

  • Manufacturing Operations Team

  • Wafer Fab Process and Equipment Engineering Teams

  • NPI Team


  • Minimum 2nd Class Bachelor's Degree in Semiconductor Engineering or equivalent and relevant experience within an individual contributor role.

  • Demonstrable success in a supervisory role within a semiconductor manufacturing environment.



  • Knowledge of working within a high-technology manufacturing or production environment.

  • Knowledge of working within a cleanroom or laboratory environment.

  • Experience of computer-controlled semiconductor processing equipment or vacuum systems.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing execution systems (MES) such as PROMIS and MES concepts such as product re-work procedures, task scheduling, data collection and SPC.

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities, especially with regard to the scheduling and planning of work flows.

  • Competent PC user (including the use of Microsoft Office).


  • Wide ranging knowledge of semiconductor fabrication techniques especially with regard to the MOCVD growth of III-V based devices.

  • Knowledge of photonic integrated circuit manufacture would be an advantage.

Other Requirements

  • Working within a cleanroom environment with the prerequisite use of cleanroom clothing.

  • Eligible to work in the UK.