Graduate or Experienced Defect Engineer


Nexperia is a world-class company in semiconductor development and in-house production. A proven global player with an entrepreneurial mentality. At our core is an 13,000+ strong international network with a singular focus. Built on passion and commitment to our work, belief in our goals and a drive to succeed regardless of the challenges we face. We support, reward and challenge individuals equally, in a dynamic and energetic environment.

Nexperia are a global semiconductor manufacturer with 14,000 employees worldwide and 1300 across Newport and Manchester. We are at the heart of power semiconductors worldwide and are a driving force in the delivery of technical solutions that strive for NET Zero. Nexperia deliver over 10% of the world’s semiconductor product, delivering 100 billion devices per annum. We are driving the efficient conversion of electricity in applications as diverse as Electric Vehicles and Mobile Phones. We support, reward and challenge individuals equally, in a dynamic and energetic environment. As a result of our expansion, we now have the opportunity for an experienced or Graduate or experienced Defectivity Engineer to join our device and testing group here at Nexperia Newport.

About The Role

In this role, you will be working with the Defectivity Team supporting both Manufacturing and New Product Introduction on site. We are launching new technologies here at Nexperia that help our applications work towards Net Zero. This role is open to both Graduates based in the UK or Senior level candidates based in and outside of the UK.

What you will do

  • You will be responsible for responding to out of control actions across all defect metrology tools
  • You will Drive containment actions with the shift process teams on site
  • Dispositioning of lots with the shift teams
  • You will be responsible for writing and updating defect metrology tool recipes
  • You will Identify and resolve defect reduction projects

What you will need

  • It is essential that applicants can demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team, and have good communication and interpersonal skills. A good level of numeracy is needed for the job
  • A degree or equivalent in either a scientific or engineering discipline is preferred although not essential to the role
  • If you are an experienced applicant then you will need at least 2+ years of hands on experience as a Defect Engineer within the semiconductor industry

Desired Skills

  • Strong problem-solving and technical skills – able to demonstrate the ability to drive continuous improvement activities and projects for assigned measurables/KPI.
  • Post supports 24/7 operations so requires flexible approach to working pattern & requires successful candidate to have good communication skills both written & verbal as team consists of day shift & shift personnel so interpersonal skills will be required.

What will you get in return

  • Salary based on skills and experience
  • Funded training and development at all levels (up to PHD level)
  • Graduate team building days out
  • Competitive annual bonus scheme
  • Bupa Private medical cover
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Competitive ‘Smart’ pension contribution
  • Life assurance of 4x salary
  • Free Employee assistance programme
  • On site fitness centre Sports and social clubs
  • Retail, sports and entertainment reductions
  • On site restaurant and outdoor gardens
  • Free on site parking
  • Career development opportunities
  • Days off for charity and fundraising work

About The Team

When you join our company, you join our team. As part of TeamNexperia, you are part of a global network of colleagues who support you and challenge you to grow. TeamNexperia works together to get things done efficiently, with energy and passion, encouragement and collaboration. We listen to each other, and we work with our customers, partners and local communities to meet the ever-increasing expectations we constantly push the boundaries. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to achieve world-class results. At the heart of this success, we are more than 14,000 individuals, working as one—TeamNexperia.

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Nexperia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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