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Engineering Manager III-V

AMK-9 Engineering Manager III-V

Contract: Full Time/ Fixed Term

Role Description

Reporting to the Head of Process & Product Development Group, the Engineering Manager will be responsible for developing new, and sustaining existing, cleanroom processes and technologies to fit multi project requirements in the area of III/V wafer processing and device fabrication. The Engineering Manager will be expected to create imaginative and cost effective solutions to critical fabrication process or engineering problems.  At this level the role is largely independent, building on his/her own expertise while assuring the availability of a learning environment for less experienced engineers, researchers and technical staff and supporting the development of experienced personnel. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage operational and engineering issues within the III/V cleanroom.
  • Implement industry best practice and ensure adherence to safe operational practices for all of the activities in the cleanroom
  • Manage cleanroom engineers and technical staff  work performance
  • Ensure all housekeeping operations of the area are completed, e.g. particle counts, laboratory cleaning, user discipline monitoring and general organisation.
  • Prepare technical reports on projects/processes as well as monthly reports for the HoG
  • Liaise with the maintenance team on equipment maintenance issues.
  • Ensure the efficient use of the laboratory equipment by all users, utilising laboratory control software where applicable
  • Represent P&PD at regular user group meetings and interact closely with group representatives.
  • Develop suitable KPIs for the work of the team and report monthly thereon.
  • Promote and implement safe working practices within laboratory areas
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with other area engineering managers and HoG and develop an understanding of inter area work flow boundaries and possibilities in order to contribute to the overall development of the group


  • Promote process excellence by ensuring work practices/systems align with current best practice
  • Coordinate and control processes by use of electronic work flow systems
  • Work with the equipment maintenance team and the cleanroom staff and users to proactively drive process equipment performance through a combination of improved uptime and standardised baseline processes on all the key process tools.
  • Work with process personnel from different fabrication groups within P&PD group to promote cross lab learning and knowledge transfer

Customers / Users

  • Manage all III / V customer interactions
  • Provide input to facilitate work up of job costs
  • Develop and implement appropriate training programmes for the process team and researchers applying for cleanroom and equipment access.


  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management System.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards including generation and review of Risk Assessments (RAs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Note: As the university continues to expand and evolve, it is likely that flexibility in regard to the allocation of specific duties will be necessary. Accordingly, the list of duties specified above is not intended to be exclusive or restrictive; duties may be added or withdrawn but any such alteration will take place only after consultation with the appointee.

Selection Criteria

Decisions made at short listing and interview will be based on the following:

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Engineering, Science or related discipline
  • Typically, with 10 years’ semiconductor wafer process engineering experience in a commercial or R&D wafer fabrication facility
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience of working with a range of different demands on a wide variety of subjects, whilst coping with competing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with customers and translate customer requirements into practical fabrication processes
  • Previous experience in managing process engineers and technical staff in a cleanroom environment and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience in the use of an electronic work flow system to ensure efficiency and control of laboratory processes

Appointment may be made on the Grade 6A Admin (scale B) €59,828 - €75,527.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Closing Date for Applications is on the 28th of August 2020.

Application Instructions

Step 1- click here to download and complete the Application form. Indicate the Job Reference as AMK-9.

Step 2 - return completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.