Thin Film Coatings Engineer - Oxfordshire

Blue Marble Recruitment
Competitive salary plus benefits
01 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
My clients in Oxfordshire have an immediate requirement for a Thin Film Coatings Engineer to play a key role in the development of a novel product generating electricity from sunlight. This role is commutable from Thame, Abingdon, Kidlington, Oxford, Witney, Bicester. My clients are an early stage company developing a next-generation solar cell product that incorporates photovoltaics within the structure of glass windows. The company is developing large-area processing methods for depositing thin layers of active materials onto glass, and now wishes to expand the R&D team to enable processing scale-up for manufacture. The product design combines abundant and environmentally friendly materials with low cost thin film deposition and patterning methods, producing nano-engineered solar cell components that integrate with standard glazing technologies. The product development team spans a range of disciplines, including Process Engineering, Solar cell physics, Organic Chemistry, and Materials Processing. They are now looking to appoint a Thin-Film Engineer to join their multi-disciplinary team in order to develop protective barrier coatings to enhance the reliability of their devices. Position Responsibilities: Selecting and evaluating suitable materials and deposition techniques. Exploiting systematic approaches to identify root-causes of defects and ultimately to expand reliable processing windows. Evaluating and quantifying the performance impact on the photovoltaic device. Utilize various analytical measurement techniques and keep abreast of the latest industry advancements. Ensure tasks are appropriately prioritized and executed according to agreed timelines. Specifying and sourcing services and equipment from third parties. Contributing to multidisciplinary team meetings. Compliance with quality standards including record keeping and Health and Safety standards. Supporting the work activities of other staff, to achieve both short term and long term company goals. Skills Required Candidates should ideally have a first degree or PhD in a relevant science or engineering discipline. Have hands-on experience depositing and evaluating the performance of thin-film for electronic devices, preferably for photovoltaic devices. Comfortable working in a semiconductor fabrication environment and be able to work independently experimentally. Experience in microscopy and analysis of thin films would be highly advantageous, as would experience in characterising their optoelectronic properties. Experience of working in a technology development and/or manufacturing environment is desirable. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering projects with customers and suppliers – both internal and external – in order to meet agreed specifications. Competitive salary on offer with additional benefits. To apply for this Thin Film Coatings Engineer role in Oxfordshire please contact us ASAP This job was originally posted as