Maintenance Engineer

Date Posted: Posted12 days ago
Cardiff CF3 0LW

Job Description

Who Are IQE?

IQE is the world leader in the development and production of compound semiconductor materials. With a global high-tech manufacturing presence, the company is positioned for exceptional growth. The market for compound semiconductors is at an inflection point. The superior performance of these materials is resulting in expanding applications, driven by the roll out of 5G and proliferation of connected devices.

With 30 years of experience in these advanced materials, unique IP and know-how, an enviable market share, established supply chain relationships and having invested in significant relevant production capacity, IQE is uniquely placed to capitalise on this market growth in the coming years.

Purpose of the role

We’re recruiting for Maintenance Engineers to join our team on a permanent basis to undertake engineering tasks ensuring a proactive approach to prevent equipment failure. You will contribute to the overall safe operation of plant and equipment, safety, quality, waste and OEE targets. You'll need to be mechanically biased and able to commute to our sites in Cardiff and Newport on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities

Working as part of our Engineering team, your main responsibilities will be to ensure the continuous running of the manufacturing process by eliminating downtime through a safe and logical approach to fault finding and maintenance of equipment. You’ll work on various different types of equipment involved in the manufacture of semiconductor wafers including complex pneumatic and electrical/electronic control systems and will be responsible for carrying out a range of planned and reactive engineering activities on site. Your time will be split between the ongoing maintenance activity and delivering projects which will improve the availability of the equipment, producing highly complex semiconductor wafers in an environment where safety, quality, waste and OEE targets are a paramount.

Qualifications / Essential Skills

  • Team player with attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Educated to HNC or ideally degree level
  • Apprentice trained Engineer to NVQ Level 3 standard in an Engineering discipline
  • Experience in mechanical fitting, hydraulics and pneumatics will be an advantage
  • Good understanding of current environmental and health and safety issues and knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Experience in mechanical/electrical fault finding, defect rectification and routine maintenance activities
  • Ability to interrogate/understand maintenance problems to provide accurate plant condition information/recommendations
  • Experienced in manufacturing measurables such as OEE, FTT, availability etc.
  • Able to manage and deliver Project type activities including the replacement of obsolete systems or equipment


  • Discretionary Bonus scheme
  • LTIP’s (subject to qualifying period)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) – variety of discounts and deals.
  • Westfield Health
  • Company pension – option to pay up to 5% matched by IQE up to 10%
  • 23 days annual leave plus UK Bank Holidays

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