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Assembly Technician (6 month contract)

KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation

Newport, UK
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Company Overview

The SPTS division of KLA, designs, manufactures and markets wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries. SPTS provides industry leading etch and deposition process technologies on a range of single wafer handling platforms. End-market applications include micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF device IC’s and power semiconductors. SPTS is part of KLA Corporation which develops industry-leading equipment and services that enable innovation throughout the electronics industry. We provide advanced process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. In close collaboration with leading customers across the globe, our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers design solutions that move the world forward.


SPTS wafer processing solutions include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD and molecular vapor deposition (MVD®), available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production environments. SPTS is headquartered and has its main manufacturing facility in Newport, UK, with additional manufacturing in Allentown, Pennsylvania. SPTS operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and offers comprehensive service and spare parts support through a worldwide network of service centers and qualified local agents.

Job Description

Our Assembly Technicians are part of a team who ensure we meet the required quality standard across the full range of our SPTS single-wafer products and helping the company meet our customers’ requirements and expectations!

You’ll be working in our high performing manufacturing team to assemble our complex processing equipment.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to establish a career in a fast-growing, award-winning company with a clearly defined career development path.

Salary: £23,153 plus shift premium which is 15% for 6am-2pm (week 1) and 30% for 2pm-10pm (week 2) – pro rata. This role is on a 6 month fixed term contract basis.

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Production builds of electrical and electromechanical systems.
  • Providing high quality assembly expertise and knowledge of manufacturing methods.
  • Assembling a wide variety of electro-mechanical sub-assemblies.
  • Carrying out Vacuum leak checking of finished product to highest standard.
  • Following standard operation procedures (SOP’s) to ensure quality assurance and carry out the associated checks with meticulous record keeping
  • Working with quality and production engineering teams to ensure continuous improvement of workplace.
  • Maintaining safety and standard operating procedures, ensuring safe working practices always, and adhering to any department processes, rules, and regulations

SPTS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. For this role we are looking for someone who:

  • Has proven mechanical experience in a similar role / environment
  • Ideally successful completion of a mechanical based course in a hands-on engineering trade
  • Has a flexible work ethic and be willing to work overtime and shift as required
  • Can commit to timescales and targets with excellent time management
  • Has the ability to use their own initiative
  • Demonstrates strong communication – You’ll enjoy establishing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues in your own and wider team.
  • Enjoys working as a part of a team
  • Can demonstrate good attention to detail to allow you to maintain our high level of production standards and efficiency
  • Has good analytical skills with a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Is confident reading technical mechanical and electrical diagrams

What we will offer you?

Annual leave starting at 25 days (plus bank holidays) pro rata, contributory pension scheme, cash health plan, cycle to work scheme, share scheme, rewards scheme, life assurance, shift allowance when working shifts.

Minimum Qualifications

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

KLA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer