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.
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
PragmatIC is a trading name and trademark of PragmatIC Printing Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 07423954. Registered office: PragmatIC Printing Limited, National Centre of Printable Electronics, Thomas Wright Way, NETPark, Sedgefield. Co Durham. TS21 3FG.