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Senior Controls Engineer

AIXTRON SE is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company's technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials and more recently carbon nanostructures. Such components are used in display technology, signal and lighting technology, fiber communication networks, wireless and cell telephony applications, optical and electronic data storage, power electronics, computer technology as well as a wide range of other high-tech applications. AIXTRON SE’s securities are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  Founded in 1983, the Company is headquartered in Herzogenrath, Germany.

Role Summary:

As part of a multi-disciplined team and a modern Engineering department, this role involves the development of the company’s world leading products through leading-edge electrical, controls and software engineering. The work will involve a mixture of design and hands-on activities. The design activities include overall system architecture, electrical schematic creation, controls, software and safety system design. The practical activities will be primarily focussed on overseeing the implementation, test and validation of your designs into customer systems.

In this position you will be influencing and steering the full electrical, Software and Controls architecture of new products to ensure that are safe and meet the overall specification.

Objectives and Responsibilities:

  •     Overall electrical, controls and software design for new systems.
  •     Design, implementation and testing of control software for a variety of applications associated with deposition equipment and automation.
  •     Responsible for integration of 3rd party APIs for process control.
  •     Set up configuration and testing software on new development systems, with a focus on the integration, modularity, reliability and repeatability.
  •     Continued maintenance and development of existing control software products.


Primary Task List

1. Design, Development and Implementation of new controls software for the Nanotechnologies product line

2. Creation of electrical schematics, drawings and Bills of Materials for new systems

3. Design and validation of safety software, risk assessments and safety assessment for new systems

4. Testing of new controls technology for Nanotechnologies


Your Profile

  •     Engineering degree in an Electrical/ Controls Engineering discipline or equivalent qualification/experience (minimum HNC + 5 years’ experience)
  •     Good knowledge of field-bus systems (DeviceNet, Ethercat and RS485 Modbus)
  •     Good working knowledge of PLC and Safety programming
  •     Good working knowledge of current Machinery and Electrical standards
  •     Good working knowledge in the design of automation technology such as drives and pneumatic control
  •     Sound knowledge of machinery safety and risk assessment
  •     Microsoft Office capable (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  •     Professional registration with a relevant Engineering body encouraged and preferred


Desired Skills:

  •     Working knowledge of Beckhoff PLC systems – TWINCAT 3 and TWINSAFE
  •     Working knowledge of E-plan
  •     Knowledge of relevant legislation and machine safety regulations
  •     Working knowledge of machinery risk and safety assessment


We offer:

  •     A challenging and interesting position in a highly innovative and expanding global organisation
  •     Opportunity to lead and develop cutting edge technology that can have real impact to people‘s lives
  •     Modern working environment
  •     Opportunities for personal development
  •     Attractive salary and benefits package



We offer a highly competitive salary and a great benefits package - including 30 days holiday and 12% employer pension contribution.

Your application:

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