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.
VP Quality and Reliability
Pragmatic is seeking an exceptional VP Quality and Reliability to develop and lead a world-class Quality function and ensure that our processes and products are reliable as we transition into high-volume manufacturing. Reporting to the SVP Manufacturing & Operations, the VP Quality and Reliability will apply their wide-ranging breadth and depth of knowledge from experience in successfully leading semiconductor quality and reliability teams
Using deep technical understanding of front and backend manufacturing within the semiconductor industry, they will drive world-class performance across product and process reliability and qualification.
Develop and drive a holistic quality strategy that encompasses product and process reliability, failure analysis, customer quality and internal quality practice, ensuring alignment with company objectives
Build, lead and mentor a multi skilled, highly performing team, promoting professional development to ensure delivery of strategy and objectives
Lead and develop the Reliability Engineering function to build product and process reliability, and developing and executing qualification plans for new products and processes
Lead and develop the Quality function, directing the management of customer quality using a robust 8D process, driving corrective and preventative actions to achieve world class customer ppm levels
Implement best in class Quality Management Systems, ensuring company-wide adherence to ISO accreditations, developing and driving a quality focussed culture
Establish and monitor quality KPIs, providing regular reports to executive leadership on quality performance, trends, and areas for improvement
Lead and develop the Failure Analysis function to perform effective fault localisation and analysis to resolve customer quality issues and internal qualification programs
Qualifications and training
Bachelor's degree in a Science, Engineering or Quality-related discipline
Evidence of continued professional development (desirable)
Relevant Quality certification (desirable)
Skills and experience
Proven experience as an established leader within the semiconductor industry
Extensive experience of operating at a leadership level within semiconductor quality / reliability teams
Deep technical understanding of front and backend manufacturing, semiconductor device physics and failure mechanisms
Be able to evidence having a passion for building and empowering teams and working beyond the confines of the job description (desirable)
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely (desirable)
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.