Manufacturing Operator

Zoek Pin Newport, Wales

£21830 - £30562/annum Discretionary Bonus scheme, LTIP's

Permanent (Full time)

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Shift Pattern - 4 x hour day shifts-4 x hour night shifts


Who are IQE?

IQE is the world leader in the development and production of compound semiconductor materials. With a global high-tech manufacturing presence, the company is positioned for exceptional growth. The market for compound semiconductors is at an inflection point. The superior performance of these materials is resulting in expanding applications, driven by the roll out of 5G and proliferation of connected devices.

With 30 years of experience in these advanced materials, unique IP and know-how, an enviable market share, established supply chain relationships and having invested in significant relevant production capacity, IQE is uniquely placed to capitalise on this market growth in the coming years.

Purpose of the role

Primarily responsible for carrying out manufacturing activities such as;

The test, measurement and characterisation of manufactured Epiwafers in a cleanroom environment

Loading /Unloading of production material

Other manufacturing related tasks as required and directed.

Reporting to the Shift Leader on a 24/7 shifted basis

Key Responsibilities

Carry out Production runs as required by the Daily Production Schedule/OSR targets and objectives

To complete accurate records of all specified product characteristics.

To perform routine operations on all test and measurement (Characterisation) equipment, in a safe, accurate, reliable and consistent manner.

To perform scheduled calibration and/or monitoring as requested and to maintain all appropriate records, SPC data and charts.

To gain a basic understanding of IQE product characteristics, and, how different groups within the organisation interact with each other (especially the Engineering/Growth/Characterisation relationship).

To assist in modifications, and process improvement programmes where required.

Assist in the training of staff as and when required and where competent to do so.

Provide back-up safety cover to standard operating procedures as required (. bubbler and cylinder changes)

Complete all run-related data and checks on ODS (Manufacturing IT System), pre-run checks, and assist in 1st stage problem solving where necessary.

Responsible for maintaining local bay area, reactor loading area and glovebox housekeeping to normal semiconductor standards

Participate in any problem solving and continuous improvement programmes focused on achieving business objectives.

Compliance to the Company Code of Conduct.

Compliance to all internal safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines & procedures.

Qualifications / Essential Skills

Good educational background

Excellent communication skills and a degree of computer literacy is essential.

Experience in a production/technical environment – cleanroom experience preferable.

Ability to work unsupervised.


Discretionary Bonus scheme

LTIP’s (subject to qualifying period)

Employee Assistant Program (EAP) – variety of discounts and deals.

Westfield Health

Company pension – option to pay up to 5% matched by IQE up to 10%

23 days annual leave plus UK Bank Holidays

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