057CJNW Process Development Characterisation Trainee - Oldham

Location: Oldham,  Greater Manchester

Placement type: Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Salary: Competitive (plus relocation allowance of £250 per month if you need to relocate for the role)

Start date: September 2021


The placement is with a semiconductor manufacturing organisation and will start in September 2021 for 1 full year This role would principally be using the academic skills the candidate has acquired as an undergraduate to optimise how we characterise our new products and processes at a wafer and package level. The candidate would be involved in a project which aims to optimise processes within the wafer fab using Design Of Experiments and how these can influence the performance of the devices.



  • To optimise an existing wafer fabrication process using DOE with a view to measuring the impact on process capability, product performance and yield.
  • Training on basic wafer fab principles to facilitate the DOE.
  • Training on characterisation equipment including DC, Cj, and high current capability.
  • Analysis, interpretation and reporting of the results of the DOE.


The applicant will be required to work with a variety of people across manufacturing, engineering and other departments and so should be personable with good communication skills.


Applicants would undertake an initial period of training in areas within manufacturing/engineering departments. This will benefit the applicant with a better understanding of the manufacturing process and systems in place.


A logical and systematic approach would be beneficial in the successful completion of these tasks. The ability to develop and implement improvements in a structured and system-based approach within a continuous improvement model is key.


Training will be given on various products and systems. Whilst training and support will be provided, the student will be expected to show initiative.



You will be computer literate (MS Office), be enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills both written and verbal as you will be communicating with people at all levels within the business. 


An appreciation of basic semiconductor theory is an advantage.


You will need to be a highly motivated self-starter, innovative yet disciplined to work in a highly controlled environment. During the placement, the successful candidate will be supported by experienced operations/engineering managers.


Good interpersonal skills are key – being able to communicate and work with others at all levels of the organisation is critical to the success of this placement.  You will be required to work with different people on a day-to-day basis and be diverse with the different approaches you take to each task.


Internal development and training will be offered as appropriate to support this process.


If you are interested in this placement and meet the skill set and competencies required as above please contact Caroline Jardine by email at c.jardine@etrust.org.uk stating your interest, full name, YINI registration number (if you have it) and this vacancy reference.


Please note, you must be fully registered with the YINI scheme to apply.  See the YINI application page to complete an online application form if you are not already registered https://www.etrust.org.uk/yini-register

057CJNW Process Development Characterisation Trainee - Oldham

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