Plating Process Engineering Scientist

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1349899

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Plating Process Engineering Scientist based in Derry/ Londonderry

From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to the servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to the desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content. With 97% of the world’s information being stored on hard drives, the rapid growth of digital data makes Seagate more important every day. As an industry leader, Seagate provides unique career opportunities to be part of today’s major technology shifts. We can be found around the globe and at

Seagate’s facility in Springtown is among the most advanced in the world in the design, development and volume manufacturing of recording heads. These are the microscopic devices which write information onto, and read information from, the recording disc inside a computer’s hard drive. The manufacturing process integrates technologies such as photolithography, high vacuum deposition and etch, electroplating and CMP, using the most advanced equipment in the data storage industry. The application of such technologies also requires highly capable and trained engineers and scientists.

Plating Process Engineering Scientist (Ref: PEP/183425)

We currently have a vacancy within the Plating engineering team for a high calibre individual to help deliver leading edge technology and process capability. We seek creative, self-motivated individuals, who demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Chemical Processes with strong problem solving skills, and who are willing to take up the challenge of working in a world class high-tech manufacturing environment. Reporting to the Process Engineering Plating manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for Electroplating processes and will strive to maintain and improve these processes to specific process control requirements.

The successful candidate will follow an extensive training program covering key aspects of Plating chemistry and wafer technology, as well as manufacturing systems and Factory Control techniques.

The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Working on state-of-the-art Plate tools and processes.
  • Opportunities to optimize and develop Electroplating techniques and generally processing
  • Develop Factory Control systems for a 24×7 production environment.
  • Characterise Electroplating processes to deliver the best recording head performance
  • Characterise interactions between various chemistries and thin film materials.
  • Evaluate new materials for enhanced process improvement or cost improvement.
  • Plan, organise and conduct experiments to optimise processes and production performance.
  • Participate in cross functional teams including working with engineering colleagues at our sister site in Minneapolis for congruency and process improvement
  • Work with vendors for new tool qualification and to determine new optimised solutions.

Applicants should have a well-rounded understanding in the use, formulation and development of chemistries and chemical processes for industrial application, together with an understanding on the controls required for chemicals in production.  Building on this knowledge, the successful candidate will receive training in wafer technology for the production of recording heads as well as manufacturing systems and Factory Control techniques.

Applicants must possess at least a 2.2 honours degree in Chemistry, or other related Engineering disciplines, with at least two years relevant experience. Applications from   PhD and Master degree graduate in these fields are especially encouraged.

Our competitive compensation & benefits package is reflective of Seagate’s “best in class” philosophy and includes a pension scheme, health insurance scheme, stock purchase plan, onsite gym and tuition assistance. For individuals with the drive to make a real contribution, the company offers exciting opportunities for growth. Seagate will provide you with the tools and support that you need to succeed within an established cutting edge company with a genuine commitment to training and development.

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Completed applications should be submitted no later than 4pm on Wednesday 15th August 2018

Seagate Technology is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of sex, marital status, religious affiliation, age, disability or ethnic origin. The Company specifically welcomes applications from the protestant community who are currently underrepresented in this job category. All applications will be considered strictly on the basis of merit.