Epitaxy Engineer


Ref: 1299Sunday 21 November 2021

c£40,000 plus benefits

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting an Epitaxy Engineer for an outstanding independent global manufacturer of Photonic devices. 

Our client provides custom foundry services in InP, GaAs, GaN and GaSb on 2”, 3” and 4” wafers, and have ongoing, active research and development programmes in various technology areas in partnership with private and public bodies. They also develop and manufacture custom and standard InP laser products for the FTTx (Fibre to the Home / Premises / Building) and PON (Passive Optical Network) markets and are currently in the process of ramping production to >1M devices per month. They are ISO 9001: 2015 certified and currently employ 70 staff in R&D, wafer fabrication and backend assembly & test at their facility near Glasgow.

Your role will be to own all MOCVD processes – including but not limited to process library, SPC, daily checks, process development, optimisation and sustaining. Including all related metrology. Drive process readiness for production to continually improve NPI and manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness. Support transition of new processes and products from R&D to production. Own process yield and support end-to-end yield improvement through improved process integration and collaboration with other process engineers, product engineering and R&D.

To be of interest you will be able to demonstrate the following;

Qualified to at least degree level with at least 5 years’ experience in semiconductor manufacturing.
Experience of developing/implementing new MOCVD growth processes.
Experience in III-V compound semiconductors and optoelectronics specifically MOCVD growth would be an advantage.
Experience in the use of Aixtron MOCVD reactors


Personal Fit –
Open, pragmatic, team player. Willing to support and challenge (and to be supported and challenged). Not constrained by perceived barriers.
Result orientated with sense of urgency whilst quality conscious.
Be willing to uphold company standards, act as a role model and take ownership


Responsibilities –

Establish continuous improvement of product and mechanical yields by process characterisation, standardisation on best practices and application of effective SPC.
Take ownership for process equipment, and report KPI’s.
Manage and execute assigned projects.
Own and deliver improvements in assigned process / equipment responsibilities.
Project manage new processes in conjunction with Development Engineering.
Develop, from concept through qualification to production, new processes: e.g.
Compound semiconductor processing on 3” and 4” substrates
Ensure engineering documentation and procedures comply with ISO 9001 and most demanding customer requirements.