Facilities and Equipment Engineering Manager

To support our R&D and Production operations by leading the team responsible for maximising uptime and performance of critical process equipment, facilities infrastructure, and specialist building services. To project manage Paragraf’s facility scale-up plans, including new process equipment and infrastructure projects.


  • Lead a team of Engineers and Technicians to ensure Paragraf’s equipment and facilities are installed and operating with best-in-class performance, consistency, and quality.
  • To deliver a robust programme of planned preventative maintenance of critical equipment including material deposition, processing, and test equipment.
  • Implement and manage robust equipment monitoring processes, using data driven decision making to drive optimum equipment performance and reliability, guaranteeing fit-for-purpose consistency to improve yield and experimental confidence.
  • Drive continuous improvement through analysis of performance and implementation of upgraded equipment and/or processes to drive up key operational metrics.
  • Take the lead in resolving equipment operating issues through collaborative troubleshooting, solution identification and rapid rectification.
  • Manage the implementation of new equipment as Paragraf expands capacity and capability, liaising with equipment manufacturers and support partners to resolve issues and keep equipment optimised.
  • Always take responsibility for maintaining safe working practices, including the implementation of safe systems of work and full legislative compliance.



Education and Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline
  • Chartered Engineer advantageous


  • Significant experience of working at a similar level within a high-technology manufacturing or research and development environment – experience of semiconductor facilities and a detailed working knowledge of deposition equipment such as MOCVD, ALD, CVD, vacuum and gas supply systems a significant advantage.
  • Experience of building teams and training staff in technically challenging processes and concepts.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Ideally knowledgeable in principle of semiconductor equipment operation, including ultra-high purity gas control systems, pneumatics, vacuum systems, pumps, control electronics, safety systems etc.
  • Able to continuously improve Operational Equipment Effectiveness by analysing performance and implementing effective preventative maintenance.
  • Experienced in use of SPC, FMEA, 8D, DoE and lean 6sigma manufacturing approaches within the operations environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to troubleshoot issues, identify root causes and derive effective solutions to minimise downtime.
  • Excellent communication skills with the confidence to contribute ideas, effectively communicate technical information, and develop your team to improve their skills and knowledge.
  • A team player with a proactive and flexible approach with the ability to handle technical and time pressured challenges calmly and effectively.
  • Tenacious, hands-on approach to tasks & problem solving, with a diligent and methodical approach to work, and an ability to prioritise tasks and workload across multiple projects.
  • Committed to comply with all relevant company health and safety policies and always taking responsibility for maintaining safe working practices.


  • An enthusiastic approach to contribute toward the growth of an exciting new company, sharing your experience and applying it to new and novel processes at the leading edge of material technology.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with both internal and external contacts
  • Motivated to develop and train your team by sharing experience and leading by example.
  • Ability to present information clearly and appropriately for the audience.

Additional factors:

  • Respect and adherence to confidentiality and critical matters
  • UK Driving licence

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