Process Engineer (PVD)

Process Engineer (PVD)

Location: Sedgefield  |   Job Ref: 181023PE

PragmatIC is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Process Engineer to join our expanding team working in our state-of-the-art production facility. The successful candidate will be experienced in PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process development in the micro-electronics field and be responsible for designing, implementing, controlling and optimising some of PragmatIC’s production processes to ensure the company can meet its business goals.

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Key tasks:

  • Critically analyse current Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) processes and report regularly on their performance with clear KPIs
  • Propose continual improvement opportunities with clear plans and costing
  • Troubleshoot production issues
  • Identify new processes and analyse their introduction and impact on present production
  • Report with recommendations and implementation plans
  • Implementation of new process 
  • Write and maintain process specifications
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external regulations and protocols
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Work closely with R&D, Operations and Product Management to ensure internal and external customer requirements are understood

Qualifications and training:

  • Degree in physical science or engineering
  • MSC/PHD in a micro-electronics fabrication field (an advantage)
  • Quality Management techniques– eg. 6-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, FMEA, SPC

Skills and experience:

  • Extensive evidence of experience in PVD process development in a micro-electronics environment, especially sputtering and Atomic Layer Deposition
  • Good understanding of micro-patterning, etch and vacuum technology and the influence of these processes on the performance of micro-electronic devices
  • A track record in the design, execution and analysis of complex process trials
  • A strong record in developing robust micro-fabrication processes and bringing these into full production
  • Excellent communication skills, great team worker
  • Competent with all Microsoft tools