Jobs in Livingston, UK

Kaiam is currently hiring for the following full-time jobs in Livingston, Scotland — UK:

Die Bond Process Engineer

About the Position
Based in West Lothian, Kaiam is an emerging market leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optoelectronic equipment used within data-communication centres and the telecommunications industry. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

 

To support our continued growth, we are recruiting for a Die Bond Engineer, reporting to the Process Engineering Manager.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Sustain and maintain die bond process
• Create automated assembly programs for die attach
• Develop die bond processes to support new product
• Support development projects, test die bond reliability of development projects and help with the transition into production
• Generate data and reports for analysis
• Write and maintain procedure documentation
• Improve die bond process for yield and efficiency
• Conduct DOE or characterizations and generate report
• Train technicians and operators on die bond process
• Specify, select and qualify new equipment
• Evaluate critical suppliers and their materials to ensure they meet requirements
• Analyse nonconforming components or assemblies and provide corrective action solutions

 

Essential Requirements:

• Experience of electronic or optoelectronic assembly processes
• Familiar with different material die attach processes
• Proficient in die bond parameters – i.e. solder reflow temperature, epoxy behaviours
• Experience with die bonders and epoxy/eutectic die attach
• Familiarity with SPC, FMEA, RCA
• Able to use statistical software such as JMP
• Able to generate data from a given database
• Team player as well as ability to work on own
• Able to present in meetings
• ESD and health and safety awareness

 

In exchange, we offer a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

 

Kaiam always strives for excellence so if you can bring us relevant qualifications and experience to help us achieve this then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for employees with talent and potential, so if you’re upbeat and motivated why not join us and be part of something exceptional?

 

Location: Livingston, Scotland

 

Kaiam_DieBbondEngineer_UK.pdf

 

To Apply
If you feel you can successfully fulfill this role please apply by sending your CV to: recruitment_uk@kaiamcorp.com or submit our online application form.

Process Engineering Manager

About the Position
Based in West Lothian, Kaiam is an emerging market leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optoelectronic equipment used within data-communication centres and the telecommunications industry. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

 

To support our continued growth, we are recruiting for a Process Engineering Manager, reporting to the VP of Engineering. In this hands-on role, based in Livingston, you will be working on managing a team of manufacturing process engineers, spending a significant amount of your time within the ‘cleanroom’ environment. You will also be supporting the day to day engineering issues to help production reach the required output while maintaining a high yield.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage a team of manufacturing process engineers
• Coordinate resolution for day to day issues with production
• Manage projects for yield improvement, cost reduction
• Manage projects that will gear towards process flow automation
• Support product and process development for new products
• Present RCA and projects to the management
• Monitor, react and maintain SPC parameters
• Establish OCAPs (out-of-control-action-plans)

 

Essential requirements:

• Knowledgeable in semiconductor streamline packaging processes: Wirebond (automated), Diebond (Epoxy and Eutectic), Dicing process, pick and place, Automated inspection scopes
• Knowledge of optoelectronic components (Lenses, Laser diodes, photo detectors, fiber)
• Knowledge on MIL / JEDEC standards
• Good experience on Yield, Cost, and thru-put improvement
• Proficient on JMP or other analytical software
• Proficient on FMEA, SPC, RCA, DMAIC
• Familiarity with MEMS and silicon wafer handling
• Knowledge on different types of epoxy
• Proficient on DOE, characterizations, evaluations
• JMP software
• Office software
• Familiar with SEM / EDX
• Strong demonstrated people management experience
• Hands-on problem solver
• Sound leadership judgement
• Excellent communication skills
• Assertive and with demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo in a constructive manner

 

Desirable:

• Knowledge on drawing viewers for Solid Edge/Autocad
• Able to work with suppliers/vendors/tool makers
• Independent and self-starter
• Seasoned and trained to be hands on programming die bond and wire bond machines

 

In exchange, we offer a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

 

Kaiam always strives for excellence so if you can bring us relevant qualifications and experience to help us achieve this then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for employees with talent and potential, so if you’re upbeat and motivated why not join us and be part of something exceptional?

 

Location: Livingston, Scotland

 

Kaiam_ProcessEngManager_UK.pdf

 

To Apply
If you feel you can successfully fulfill this role please apply by sending your CV to: recruitment_uk@kaiamcorp.com or submit our online application form.

Product and Test Engineer / Senior Engineer

About the Position
Based in West Lothian, Kaiam is an emerging market leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optoelectronic modules used within data-communication centres and the telecommunications industry. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

 

To support our continued growth, we are recruiting for a Product and Test Engineer / Senior Engineer, reporting to the Test Engineering Manager. In this important role, you will help solve complex engineering problems and drive successful and robust solutions. You will be an integral part of the product and test function to support the volume manufacture of leading edge optoelectronic products.

 

This is a key hire for the Livingston site.

 

We will gladly consider all applicants, from early career enthusiastic and committed engineers, through to experienced veterans. If you want to stay at your desk all the time working individually, this is not the role for you. If you want to stretch yourself and take on a challenge in a successful team, and think there’s lots you could teach us, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Education and Experience:
• BSc Physical Sciences / Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Mechatronics or similar
• Minimum 2 years, ideally 5+ years of directly-applicable experience
• Experience in any of product, test or process engineering, preferably in the optical, optoelectronic, or electronic sectors
• Manufacturing experience in a cross-disciplinary environment viewed favourably
• Experience of developing, releasing and maintaining automated test equipment would be a huge benefit, with experience in any of Python, C# and C++

 

Illustrative Responsibilities:

• Ensure effective test capability for optoelectronic transceivers, and corresponding sub-assemblies (e.g. lasers on carrier)
• Utilize regular and ad-hoc bulk data analysis to monitor yields and investigate engineering issues.
• Issue reports and make recommendations for product and process improvements.
• Ensure high uptime, robustness and efficiency of test in a 24/7 production environment; be the go-to engineer for the operations team.
• Provide and maintain detailed documentation of test systems, including Work Instructions, Maintenance Procedures, OCAPs, BOMs, etc.
• Ensure the test function operates to internal standards and take responsibility for passing internal and external quality audits. Showcase the test area to customers, investors, and other stakeholders.
• Understand test from the micro level to the macro level, with the ability to work at all levels, from operator to CEO.
• Continual improvement: seek to constantly improve the overall test capability, incrementally or more radically as appropriate.
• Work closely with the R&D team to develop new and improved test solutions; take responsibility for introducing improvements to the manufacturing area and ensuring fitness for purpose.
• Work closely with production to ensure that the manufacturing needs are satisfied. Train engineers, technicians and trainers to enable effective test.
• Take responsibility for product yield: ongoing monitoring, product debug, trials on new products and specifications, etc.

 

In exchange, we offer a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

 

Kaiam always strives for excellence so if you can bring us relevant qualifications and experience to help us achieve this then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for employees with talent and potential, so if you’re upbeat and motivated why not join us and be part of something exceptional?

 

Location: Livingston, Scotland

 

Kaiam_Eng-ProductandTest_UK.pdf

 

To Apply
If you feel you can successfully fulfil this role, please apply by sending your CV to: recruitment_uk@kaiamcorp.com or submit our online application form, giving an indication of your salary expectation for this role.

Senior / Principal Development Engineer: Electrical Bias

About the Position
Based in West Lothian, Kaiam is an emerging market leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optoelectronic equipment used within data-communication centres and the telecommunications industry. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

 

To support our continued growth, we are recruiting for a Senior / Principal Engineer, reporting to the Test Engineering Manager. In this senior role, you will take the lead on design, development and prototyping leading-edge products, and ultimately seeing them through to successful mass manufacture as part of the wider team.

 

This is a key hire for the Livingston site. We are looking for a senior experienced developer with a demonstrable track record of complex product success. The right person will be an excellent cross-disciplinary team player, comfortable doing detailed design one minute, or fixing urgent product issues the next. As such, we are seeking someone with a minimum of 5, and ideally 10 years of experience, with a flexible and practical mindset who can drive success. If you want to stay at your desk all the time working individually, this is not the role for you. If you want to stretch yourself and take on a challenge in a successful team, and think there’s lots you could teach us, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Education and Background:
• BSc/PhD Physical Sciences / Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Mechatronics or similar
• Minimum 5 years, ideally 10 years of directly-applicable experience
• Taking products from conception through to mass manufacture

 

Key Experience:

• High speed mixed signal circuit design, schematic capture, simulation and physical layout, including signal integrity and EMC
• Hands on practical board sourcing, bring up and system characterisation using tools such as Digital Communication Analysers, Vector Network Analyser, etc.
• PCB assembly supplier qualification and support
• IC verification and down selection, ideally with microcontrollers, CDRs, TIAs, laser drivers, etc.
• Firmware and software development, debug and deployment
• Understanding at a wider system level, including BER, OMA, link margin, modulation schemes, link simulation, etc.

 

In exchange, we offer a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

 

Kaiam always strives for excellence so if you can bring us relevant qualifications and experience to help us achieve this then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for employees with talent and potential, so if you’re upbeat and motivated why not join us and be part of something exceptional?

 

Location: Livingston, Scotland

 

Kaiam_SeniorEngineerElectrical_UK.pdf

 

To Apply
If you feel you can successfully fulfil this role, please apply by sending your CV to: recruitment_uk@kaiamcorp.com or submit our online application form, giving an indication of your salary expectation for this role.

Senior / Principal Development Engineer: Optoelectronic Bias

About the Position
Based in West Lothian, Kaiam is an emerging market leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optoelectronic equipment used within data-communication centres and the telecommunications industry. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

 

To support our continued growth, we are recruiting for a Senior / Principal Engineer, reporting to the Test Engineering Manager. In this senior role, you will take the lead on design, development and prototyping leading-edge products, and ultimately seeing them through to successful mass manufacture as part of the wider team.

 

This is a key hire for the Livingston site.

 

We are looking for a senior experienced developer with a demonstratable track record of complex product success. The right person will be an excellent cross-disciplinary team player, comfortable doing detailed design one minute, or fixing urgent product issues the next. As such, we are seeking someone with a minimum of 5, and ideally 10 years of experience, with a flexible and practical mindset who can drive success. If you want to stay at your desk all the time working individually, this is not the role for you. If you want to stretch yourself and take on a challenge in a successful team, and think there’s lots you could teach us, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Education and Background:
• BSc/PhD Physical Sciences / Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Mechatronics or similar
• Minimum 5 years, ideally 10 years of directly-applicable experience
• Taking products from conception through to mass manufacture

 

Key Experience:

• Optoelectronic design and characterisation: integrated and free scale optical systems comprising laser diodes, optical isolators, microlenses, photodetectors and amplifiers, fibre optics, etc.
• Understanding at a wider system level, including BER, OMA, link margin, modulation schemes, link simulation, etc.
• Hands-on breadboarding and product prototyping, including optomechanics, software automation, analysis and reporting
• Comfortable in, and excited by a cross-disciplinary environment, including theory, design and mass manufacture, with huge personal growth potential

 

In exchange, we offer a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

 

Kaiam always strives for excellence so if you can bring us relevant qualifications and experience to help us achieve this then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for employees with talent and potential, so if you’re upbeat and motivated why not join us and be part of something exceptional?

 

Location: Livingston, Scotland

 

Kaiam_SnrEngineerOpto-Electronic_UK.pdf

 

To Apply
If you feel you can successfully fulfil this role, please apply by sending your CV to: recruitment_uk@kaiamcorp.com or submit our online application form, giving an indication of your salary expectation for this role.

Wafer Fab MEMS Process Engineer

About the Position
Based in West Lothian, Kaiam is an emerging market leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optoelectronic equipment used within data-communication centres and the telecommunications industry. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

 

To support our continued growth, we are recruiting for a Wafer Fab MEMS Process Engineer, reporting to the Optical Device Engineering Manager. The MEMS Product and Process Engineer is responsible for the quality, yield, cost, performance and reliability of MEMS wafer products produced within the Kaiam Wafer Fabrication plant in Livingston, Scotland.
The primary purpose is to manage the MEMS wafer products (Product Engineering) and control and improve the Processing and Manufacturing methods (Process Engineering) used to produce them.

 

Responsibility for New Product Introduction is also part of this varied and forward-looking role, taking new MEMS and Planar Light Circuit (PLC) products from initial concept through to their transfer to the Production Department. This involves developing the processes, methods and documentation to allow this to happen.

 

The role serves as a link between the Design team and the Wafer Fab Process Engineering team to facilitate New Product Introduction into the Wafer Fab. As such the Product & Process Engineer shall work closely with both groups to achieve their objectives.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Control the quality of the MEMS product lines by providing the systems and safeguards that prevent manufacturing out of specification product

• Responsible for overall MEMS products wafer and die yields

• Maintain product specifications and responsible for Product Data Sheets of MEMS product lines, responsible for tracking changes and reflecting these changes in the product control documentation

• Ensure wafer process flows are defined for each product, that the documentation is up to date and correct and that the processes are available and correct on the MES system

• Introduce new products into the Fab, setting up documentation, product flows, tracking systems, inspections and data capture methods

• Pilot processing of new products to test the capability of the manufacturing process to allow the transition of manufacturing responsibility to Production

• Interact with external vendors and service suppliers. Set up new processes and services by evaluating the performance and adopting them as required

• Support and liaise with the PLC Wafer Fab Process Engineers to integrate MEMS products into the existing process modules

• Analyse manufacturing data, report on yields and determine root causes for main yield detractors, driving improvement projects to maximise performance

• Lead improvement projects to develop the process or methods for die yield, quality, throughput, cost reduction or safety gains

• Continuously control the MEMS processes (Plating, Wet Etch, Sputter, PECVD) and associated measurement equipment, to ensure that product is of the highest quality and output efficiently

• Manage out of specification processes and the disposition of non-conforming product through an NCR based system

• Provide guidance and assistance to Operators in their day to day running

• Perform technical tests and experiments for process development, preparing records, charts and graphs of results for presentation

• Liaise with Design, Process, Die Test and Assembly Engineers to achieve objectives

 

Essential Requirements:

• Being a self-starter is an absolute must for this position as much of the role is to drive projects forward without having to be told what to do next. Any prospective candidate must be able to provide evidence of having worked in such a style
• Experience and knowledge of wafer processing techniques (photolithography, etch, PECVD, Sputter etc.) is essential as is working in a Wafer Fabrication facility
• Education — Degree or equivalent in material science, physics, chemistry, engineering or similar
• Positive can-do attitude a necessity

 

Desirable:

• Knowledge of MEMS manufacturing techniques is desirable
• Excellent problem-solving ability; working knowledge of problem solving techniques and best practices such as Six Sigma is desired
• Team player, able to provide leadership to others and work under their own initiative
• Strong organisational and project management skills
• Ability to take complex data and distil it down and present findings in a straight forward manner
• Ability to influence others and gain their support to achieve the targets and goals of the role

 

In exchange, we offer a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

 

Kaiam always strives for excellence so if you can bring us relevant qualifications and experience to help us achieve this then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for employees with talent and potential, so if you’re upbeat and motivated why not join us and be part of something exceptional?

 

Location: Livingston, Scotland

 

Kaiam_WaferFabMEMSProcessEng_UK.pdf

 

To Apply
If you feel you can successfully fulfil this role, please apply by sending your CV to: recruitment_uk@kaiamcorp.com or submit our online application form, giving an indication of your salary expectation for this role.

Wirebond Engineer

About the Position
Based in West Lothian, Kaiam is an emerging market leader in the research, development and manufacturing of optoelectronic equipment used within data-communication centres and the telecommunications industry. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a track record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace.

 

To support our continued growth, we are recruiting for a Wirebond Engineer, reporting to the Process Engineering Manager. In this role, you will be supporting day to day activities for production to maintain a high efficiency and yield for wirebond. You will also be working with cross functional team to develop new programs for new products. You will have opportunities to create projects for continuous improvement which supports the overall business goal.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Sustain and maintain wirebond process
• Update and maintain procedures
• Develop wirebond process to support new product
• Generate data and report for analysis
• Improve wirebond process for yield and efficiency
• Conduct DOE or characterizations and generate report
• Train techs and ops on wirebond process

 

Essential Requirements:

• 3-5 years of experience in Au Wirebond
• Some experience on Die Bond
• Able to operate and program KNS Wirebond machine (Leadframe and Boat MHS)
• Familiar with different types of capillary and wires
• Familiar with different material plating for wirebond
• Proficient in WB parameters
• Familiarity with SPC, FMEA, RCA
• Able to operate and program KNS wirebonder
• Able to use statistical software such as JMP or mini-tab
• Able to generate data from a given database
• Able to understand wirebond parameter and functions
• Proficient in changing wire and capillary
• Team player as well as ability to work on own
• Able to present in meetings

 

In exchange, we offer a competitive salary (based on experience), life cover, pension, cycle to work scheme and generous holidays.

 

Kaiam always strives for excellence so if you can bring us relevant qualifications and experience to help us achieve this then we would like to hear from you. We are looking for employees with talent and potential, so if you’re upbeat and motivated why not join us and be part of something exceptional?

 

Location: Livingston, Scotland

 

Kaiam_WirebondEngineer_UK.pdf

 

To Apply
If you feel you can successfully fulfil this role, please apply by sending your CV to: recruitment_uk@kaiamcorp.com or submit our online application form, giving an indication of your salary expectation for this role.

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