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NETPark Job Vacancies

NETPark is home to over 40 companies employing over 600 people from university spin-outs, start-ups to more established companies providing high-value jobs in County Durham.

Sectors include advanced materials and manufacturing, nanotechnology, X-Ray technology, semiconductors, defence, electronics, photonics, robotics, pharmaceutical and space/satellites.

Process Engineer

Process Engineer


Reporting to:

Continuous Improvement Manager


Filtronic is looking for a Process engineer to join our growing production team and enhance manufacturing capability at our world class manufacturing facility in the UK. Products range from low volume niche opportunity devices to high volume telecommunications and defence equipment.

In this diverse role, you will work closely with both the wider engineering team and the production team to support a range of exciting products from conception through to volume production.

Working at a world class manufacturing facility, with experienced engineers and on leading edge technology, you will be able to develop your own skills and experience as part of the Filtronic team.

Purpose of Role:

To develop new and refine existing processes to facilitate the development of new microwave and mmWave electronic products.

You will support the wider engineering team by; building prototype hardware, developing new processes and providing technical recommendations during new product design.

You will support production by programming, maintaining and optimising precision high volume assembly equipment, providing training to production operators and improving processes to increase production efficiency and yield.

The role will cover all aspects of electronics product assembly with a focus on precision high volume automated die attach and wire bonding assembly equipment (hybrid assemblies).

Summary of responsibilities:

Develop and maintain a clear understanding of all equipment and processes within the manufacturing area.
Provide high-level technical support to improve and maintain manufacturing yields for existing products.
Develop new process and/or improve existing process as required to manufacture capability for new products, designing and procuring tooling, jigs and fixtures as required
Produce documentation in a timely manner and to the agreed standard for all levels of processes involved in the production of modules and assemblies.
Establish and monitor process controls to improve production efficiency and maintain product quality
Liaise with equipment suppliers regarding machinery issues and set-up new equipment, applications and processes.
To ensure that all processes concerned with product manufacture conform to MIL-STD-883/ISO9000 Standards

Relevant Engineering Degree (or equivalent)
Experience within electronics manufacturing environment, preferably as a Process Engineer within RF electronic production/CEM manufacturing organisation
Detailed knowledge and understanding of die attach, wire bonding and SMT build processes to industry standards MIL-STD-883 and IPC 600, 610 and 7711
Demonstrable experience of process improvement and application of Lean manufacturing principles.

NETPark is a premier UK science park in Sedgefield, County Durham. We provide the right mix of infrastructure, collaborative opportunities and support for science, engineering and technology companies. We support innovative businesses at every stage of their journey from concept to commercialisation with a wide choice of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space from 151 sq ft to 22, 110 sq ft.

A science park with world class innovation infrastructure, academic expertise and capabilities.

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