Equipment Engineer

Manufacturing Full-time Oxfordshire
Who we are

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WaveOptics is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) waveguides. Our waveguides have a balance of attributes that deliver a superior display to the widest range of users with a high level of comfort.

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

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Empowering values

At WaveOptics you will be trusted and empowered to deliver interesting and challenging projects.

Award-winning innovation

We have a knowledgeable and diverse team working at the forefront of AR and we value people who share our commitment to innovation. We have received multiple awards, such as SPIE Prism award in 2020 and 2021.

“Work with the best people”

“I decided to join WaveOptics because it is carrying out R&D at the cutting edge of modern nano-photonics. The tasks that we are working on are very challenging and the only way to accomplish them is to work with the best people, and this is exactly how I would describe the team.” ARSENY ALEXEEV, DIRECTOR OF WAVEGUIDE DEVELOPMENT

Perks & Benefits


  • Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave
  • Adoption, surrogacy, infertility, and fertility preservation benefits
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and AD&D insurance


  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Dental coverage, including orthodontia benefits
  • Vision coverage


  • Gym perks and discounts
  • Team fitness classes, hikes, and races
  • Sports leagues
  • Cooking and nutritional workshops

Financial Fitness

  • Rocket Lawyer memberships
  • Financial education programs
  • Compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success


  • Generous time off and leave programs
  • Meditation and yoga classes
  • Emotional and mental health support programs and apps
  • Speaker series, classes, and subscriptions to educational programs
  • Social gatherings, team outings, and volunteering programs

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