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Process Engineers

DOC-01 Process Engineers

Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Engineering Manager – III/V, the process engineer will be working in a wafer fabrication cleanroom and will be a member of a small team of people responsible for all aspects of fabrication to ISO9001/2015 standards.  The role requires the ability to organise tasks, trouble-shoot/problem-solve and carry out technical work to a high level of precision and accuracy. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Performs tasks in accordance with specifications and procedures
  • Responsible for planning and completion of all standard processing in technology area(s)
  • Liaises with senior process engineering staff on technical issues
  • Promote a high level ofhousekeeping in laboratory areas
  • Liaising with other staff on issues related to process/equipment
  • Providing engineering support and training for postgraduates and other cleanroom users
  • Providing engineering support and operation of equipment for commercial and research projects
  • Additional tasks such as production control, calibration, test wafer control, project work as assigned
  • Completion of development work through assigned area where appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Group Head/Centre Head


  • Ensures that process/equipment are performing to specification by completion of scheduled checks/appropriate in process monitoring/equipment validation checks
  • Promote process excellence by aligning with current best practice (including process monitoring, SPC charts etc.) to ensure processes and systems are operating within target ranges.
  • Ensures traceability by completion of all logs/forms and use of electronic work flow systems
  • Maintenance of records in assigned area(s)
  • Work with the equipment maintenance team and the other cleanroom staff and users to apply continuous improvement approaches to the processes and tools that are used.
  • Work with process personnel from different fabrication groups within SP&S to promote cross lab learning and knowledge transfer

Customers / Users

  • Support manager with all III/V customer and user interactions as required
  • Provide input to facilitate work up of job costs as required
  • Support training programmes for the users and researchers applying for cleanroom and equipment access as appropriate.


  • 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).

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • At least five years of experience in a similar role involving working to specifications on precision process equipment in a regulated / certified environment.
  • Experience of operating electronic workflow systems.
  • Excellent communication and computational skills.
  • Experience of process monitoring techniques – e.g. Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts.
  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts.
  • The ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Good organisational and planning skills.
  • Track record of flexibility and adaptability

Desirable Criteria

  • MSc in ICT related discipline

Appointment may be made on the Technical Officer (scale B) €39,552- €54,641.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Application Instructions

Step 1- click here to download and complete the Application form. Indicate the Job Reference as DOC-01.

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.

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.