Senior Laser Processing Engineer

Senior Laser Processing Engineer

Location: Sedgefield  |   Job Ref: 181025SLPE

PragmatIC seeks a Senior Laser Processing Engineer to develop laser and other photonic processes and equipment to be used in the post-fabrication processing of flexible integrated circuits on polymer films. The successful candidate will join our expanding team working in our state-of-the-art production facility, and liaise with equipment manufacturers to design, develop concepts, specify tools, review during build and carry out acceptance testing, optimising such laser-based processes for high quality and throughput. The role will involve leading and mentoring the team to deliver operational and maintenance procedures, providing operational training and process support.

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Key tasks:

  • Develop robust, high yielding and stable laser-based processes operating on structured polymer films at high volume
  • Develop innovative, cost-effective equipment in partnership with vendors
  • Provide high quality training to operational and maintenance staff
  • Produce effective reports, publications and presentations in a professional manner

Qualifications and training:

  • Good degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical), Physics, Materials Science or related discipline.
  • Research experience in laser or photonics processing.
  • Green belt Lean 6 Sigma certification or higher (an advantage)

Skills and experience:

  • Wide experience of developing materials processes using lasers
  • Understanding of the key aspects of photonic processing control
  • Confident ability to inspect and interpret thin-film processes using microscopy
  • Exposure to the processing of delicate materials such as thin films, polymers or bio materials
  • Understanding of some of the techniques for fabrication of micrometer-scale devices and structures, such as photolithography, thin film deposition, injection moulding, ink-jet printing
  • Ability to work with equipment suppliers, developing trials, specifications and tracking projects for the supply of advanced processing equipment
  • Use of Quality Systems in development and manufacturing
  • Familiarity with the use of quality-enhancing techniques such as 8D, FMEA. Experience with sophisticated experimental design methods such as DoE, Taguchi
  • Demonstrable innovation within an industrial environment
  • Strong and demonstrable problem-solving skills to support product development and manufacturing
  • Ability to mentor and lead colleagues in technical developments
  • Strong team working skills, including the demonstration of active listening and the ability to express oneself in a clear manner