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CVD Engineer

This role will have its main focus in the Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) lab at the Element Six Global Innovation Centre (GIC). Here, diamond materials are synthesized for advanced industrial applications such as laser windows, semiconductor heat-sinks, and quantum materials for sensor applications. You will work with CVD technology and its supporting systems, which includes high-purity gas supplies, microwave systems, vacuum systems, and electronic control systems. The role reports to the CVD Engineer.

Vacancy location Element Six Global Innovation Centre
Working week 37.5 hours
Wage starting at £12,000 per annum
Expected duration 4 years months

This role will have its main focus in the Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) lab at the Element Six Global Innovation Centre (GIC). Here, diamond materials are synthesized for advanced industrial applications such as laser windows, semiconductor heat-sinks, and quantum materials for sensor applications. You will work with CVD technology and its supporting systems, which includes high-purity gas supplies, microwave systems, vacuum systems, and electronic control systems. The role reports to the CVD Engineer.

 

This is a four-year level 3 apprenticeship delivered together with Oxfordshire Advances Skills in Culham. The future prospect of this role is being a fully skilled engineering technician, with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our business and further progress into bigger roles, potentially at other Element Six global sites.

 

Starting salary is £12.000, increasing over the course of the qualification.

Working week: 37.5 hours

Benefits as for any full-time employee include private medical insurance, a competitive pension scheme and 25 days of annual leave plus UK bank holidays.

 

Duties and tasks

 

  • Install and maintain Innovation equipment in our CVD lab and elsewhere in the GIC labs
  • Set-up, maintenance, fault finding, and repairs to equipment.
  • Develop sound health and safety practices.
  • Use of our maintenance database to create and control equipment documentation, maintenance records, and fault reports.
  • Provide an innovative and pro-active approach to improve operation and reliability of equipment and to contribute to projects within the GIC.
  • Calibration of key equipment with the appropriate documentation, and latest external standards.
  • Ability to communicate and work with external companies.
  • Follow wiring schematic drawings, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams, to modify and interrogate for fault finding issues.
  • Work competently and safely in order to develop necessary engineering technical skills and knowledge, as well as the functional skill and behaviours to be considered competent as an engineer.
  • Contribute to our Business Excellence activities, using common tools such as Practical Problem Solving, 5S, TPM and standardisation.



Criteria skills

 

  • Completed A levels or equivalent at grade A*- C, including Maths, English and a Science related subject
  • Computer literacy
  • Aptitude for system assembly and technical fault finding
  • Excellent problem-solving skills – proactive team player
  • Good social and communication skills – positive attitude.
  • A solid interest in pursuing an engineering career
  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn.
  • Must thrive in a diverse environment and be flexible in response to operational demand.
  • Must have a conscientious mindset
  • Ability to present yourself professionally when working with a wide range of people, including operators and technicians, but also scientists, engineers and highly skilled management professionals.
  • Understanding of and compliance with Health & Safety policy requirements and a willingness to contribute to a safe working environment.

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