Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Applications Engineer - ALD at Oxford Instruments’ Plasma Technology

Applications Engineer - ALD, Yatton, Bristol



Oxford Instruments’ Plasma Technology business is looking for an Applications Engineer to play a key role in the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) team by developing processes within design boundaries and timescales. In this role you will process and demonstrate customer samples, liaise with customers, support system acceptances and provide customer training both in the UK and overseas. Ideally you will have a background in chemistry and experience of the semiconductor industry, and/or chemical engineering experience.

The Role

Key responsibilities of the role will include (but not be limited to):
  • To push the performance boundaries of existing technology to process and demonstrate samples. 
  • To contribute to the process development for the ALD project. Liaise with all members of the project team and interpret their requirements into sample processing requirements.
  • Analyse the results of the test samples and produce technical reports.
  • Develop an excellent working knowledge of the technology to facilitate fault finding and root cause analysis on processing results or equipment performance.
  • Carry out customer training both at Plasma Technology and at customer sites.

The Person

A relevant science or engineering degree. Chemistry or Chemical engineering would be an advantage. Ideally, experience of the semiconductor industry and/or chemical engineering experience. Exposure to atomic layer deposition or reactive ion/high density plasma etching processes an advantage.
  • Nanotechnology measuring skills (e.g. SEMS, Nanospecs, Ellipsometry).
  • MOCVD (metal organic chemical vapour deposition).
  • PECVD (plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition).
  • ALD (atomic layer deposition).
  • Self-starting, diligent and enthusiastic. A professional approach to working independently and managing your own time.
  • Highly innovative and good lateral thinking skills.
  • Focused on excellent customer service.
  • Good diagnostic skills and problem solving abilities. Positive and enthusiastic attitude to technical challenges, and flexibility to cope effectively with changes to specifications or priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication. Able to articulate, present and report on technical or complex issues clearly and succinctly.

Business Overview

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology provides a range of high performance, flexible tools to semiconductor processing customers involved in research and development, and production. Oxford Instruments plc is a global company with manufacturing facilities, offices and service centres, worldwide.

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