Senior Process Engineer (Assembly)

Senior Process Engineer (Assembly) 

Location: Sedgefield  |   Job Ref: 191049SPEA

Do you have a background in high volume micro-electronic manufacturing, preferably in the area of post-fabrication assembly? Do you have experience in laser processing and other photonic processes, including helping to specify new tools and acceptance testing? If you are looking for a new challenge, and you can demonstrate an ability to mentor a team of engineers in complex problem solving, we could have the perfect role for you.

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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 mentoring, leadership and training to engineering, 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 (an advantage)
  • Green belt Lean 6 sigma certification or higher (an advantage)

Skills and experience:

  • Wide experience of developing materials processes using lasers (an advantage)
  • 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 (an advantage)
  • 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
  • Can demonstrate strong mentoring and leadership skills