Senior Cleanroom Process Engineer

University of Southampton - Technical Support Staff

Zepler Institute, University of Southampton

The Zepler Institute houses a state of the art Cleanroom facility aimed at delivering world class nanofabrication and photonic based research. To assist in the optimal running of the facility, a position has arisen for Senior Cleanroom Process Engineer based within the Cleanroom complex.

The position requires an enthusiastic person who is self-motivated and able to work with the minimum of supervision within the cleanrooms undertaking a wide variety of tasks common to a facility of this type and size. This position is an active engineering role primarily based around equipment housed within the nanofabrication and advanced lithography cleanrooms and the successful applicant will be expected to use their significant experience to efficiently manage all aspects of the tools, including resolving any potential process conflicts that could arise from servicing a wide variety of users/research interests, developing new processes/techniques and providing a planned/reactive maintenance capability. 

You will be an experienced engineer with a proven track record of maintenance on cleanroom equipment and must be skilled at planning, organising and prioritising your own workload. Good communication, IT skills and an in-depth knowledge of semiconductor processes are essential to deal with external tool vendors/suppliers and the needs of a wide variety of researchers within the University. Practical knowledge of the application of Statistical Process Development techniques is also highly desirable. 

You will have a Post-Graduate degree or professional qualification equivalent in an Engineering or Science discipline: Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or Electronic/Semiconductor Engineering, and must have experience of both semiconductor process development and maintenance on cleanroom tool sets.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Iain Anteney (

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 969618EH on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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