Graduate Manufacturing Product Engineer

Zoek Pin Cardiff, Wales

£25000 - £35000/annum pension, bonus scheme, medical insur

Permanent (Full time)

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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

The Manufacturing Product Engineer will use their technical knowledge and attention to detail to implement, improve, and maintain manufacturing specifications for complex epitaxial wafer products. They will work closely with Sales, Technology, and Operations teams to ensure that the customer requirements are accurately captured in order to enable manufacturing readiness. They will proactively participate in system-level improvement projects to continually improve IQE’s execution and customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities


Create and update manufacturing specifications into product management system for assigned products

Liaise with IQE Technical Point of Contact (TPOC), Sales, and Operations to ensure the technical specification fully captures customer and internal requirements

Capture all information from the commercial and technical review to provide timely instruction to stakeholders

Specification Maintenance:

Conduct and monitor completion of activities in accordance with defined customer care policies

Monitor manufacturing schedules to ensure timely receipt of final customer specifications and release of work orders

Proactively maintain Revision control and capture specification changes throughout product life cycle


Continuously assess best practise processes to develop and optimise efficiency of the department and data systems

Prepare, analyse and communicate daily, weekly and monthly departmental KPI performance as required

Adhere to all internal safety, HR, environmental and quality guidelines & procedure

Ensure 100% accuracy in translating customer specification into IQE standard format, IQE design.

Deliver specifications on time in accordance with established internal service level agreement

Minimize order-to-production processing times

Ensuring all obligations to fully satisfy customer expectations are conveyed to the Production, Quality and Logistics depts.

Continual improvement activities to maximize departmental efficiency

Qualifications / Essential Skills

Graduate or equivalent in an engineering or science discipline

Computer literate – experience of use of databases and computer programming would be an advantage

Extremely attentive to detail

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

Well organized and able to prioritize own workload to meet set deadlines

Ability to work accurately and precisely in order to clearly communicate information and instructions

Team worker, able to develop good working relationships with colleagues to ensure a high level of departmental performance


Discretionary Bonus scheme

LTIP’s (subject to qualifying period)

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

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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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