25th March 2021 | Vacancies - AFT Ltd
Job TitleSenior CVD Technician
Work LocationCambridge, UK
Job TypeFull Time
Salary£30-40K depending on experience, plus pension scheme
Contract typePermanent


Advanced Furnace Technology Ltd. are looking for an experienced CVD Technician to join our growing research team in Cambridge to support a new, Government funded R&D project. The remit is to develop and deposit ceramic thin films on graphite wafer substrates, for which you will be working closely with the Research Director and leader of the project. Together, you will ensure successful delivery of this project by developing and delivering transformative technologies from invention all the way through to product. Beyond that, you will work towards building a successful new company department from the ground up. This role represents a chance to enter an innovative company at the beginning of a new growth phase and thus grow with it. We are looking for someone hands-on, experienced, capable and bright who can take on all the responsibilities that come with the role.

Overall, the role will involve considerable technical responsibility for the CVD equipment and processes. A list of the main responsibilities follows below.

• Day-to-day running of the CVD equipment and deposition system
• General equipment maintenance and cleaning
• Carrying out equipment modifications with support from other technicians
• System testing, including heating, gas flow and pressure systems
• Recording and appraising results of the depositions
• Preparing samples for analysis, including cutting, polishing and mounting
• Maintaining stocks and spare parts
• Writing and maintaining SOPs
• Writing and maintaining a training manual
• Supporting the training of new technicians as the project scales up

• Advanced hands-on technical capabilities
• Prior experience running and maintaining CVD equipment
• Experience testing and bringing on-line new CVD equipment
• Knowledge and experience of chemical vapour deposition processes
• Ability to identify causes of equipment failure and carry out the repair process
• Sample preparation experience, desirably with graphite, including cutting, polishing and mounting
• Ability to work autonomously and organise own workload

The role offers a salary between £30-40K depending on experience, plus pension scheme.
The opportunity to work for a growing high-tech company that's innovating next generation technologies in the green, renewable energy space.

Advanced Furnace Technology (AFTech) are based in Cambridge and provide specialist services to the MOCVD industry. AFTech have over forty years’ experience manufacturing bespoke high temperature process furnaces for the Material Sciences sector. Having designed and installed some of the first MOCVD machines in the world, we have exceptional knowledge and experience when it comes to understanding the problems faced by today’s epitaxial engineers. AFTech currently provides three primary areas of service; Graphite Cleaning, Graphite Purification and Graphite Coating. AFTech are an equal opportunities company. We support equality, diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from all sections of society.

Please apply with a CV and cover note explaining why you fit the role to: [email protected]

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