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Equipment Engineer



Oxfordshire, UK
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and it's AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We're looking for an Equipment Engineer to join the Snap Lab Operations team to assist in establishing our new semiconductor fabrication facility through selection, installation, maintenance and continuous improvement of processing equipment. You will be working with process equipment including Nano-imprint, PVD, CVD, etch, wet processing and in-house developed tools which using robotic handling, optical alignment and fluid dispensing.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure stable equipment performance by specifying operating procedures and PM schedules

  • Identify and implement improvements to increase equipment uptime, mean time to repair, mean time between failure and reduce operating costs

  • Undertake equipment installation and repair

  • Equipment process documentation and calibration

  • Monitor user activities in the clean room to ensure proper and safe operation of the tools

  • Reach out and coordinate with external services to assist in any major equipment repairs and upgrades

  • Liaise with equipment vendors in information and technology transfer

  • Reduce operating costs through production scrap reduction and yield improvements

  • Provide technical guidance and advice to equipment technicians and process engineers

  • Design and procure machine modifications and improvements

  • Training and mentoring of Equipment Technicians to ensure they are adequately equipped and trained to fulfill their function

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with semiconductor processing equipment and facilities including installation, preventative maintenance planning, and troubleshooting

  • Experience of robotics, high vacuum, gas control systems, chemicals, pneumatics, PLC’s, software integration and control, calibration, electronics, control & instrumentation

  • Experience in the selection, installation and maintenance of semiconductor processing equipment, preferably within growth, deposition, etch or photolithography processing

  • Experience of working in a cleanroom environment

  • Systematic problem solving

  • Experience working and collaborating closely with cross functional teams internally and externally with suppliers

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic product development environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline

  • Exstensive , versatile experiences working in a cleanroom semiconductor manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Optics or Electrical Engineering

  • Startup and commissioning of new cleanroom facilities

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!