Equipment Engineer

Oxford PV is looking for a hands-on equipment engineer to work alongside our product / process development teams, to help maintain and improve our R&D toolsets.

The role would ideally suit an engineer / scientist with experience in equipment maintenance, fault finding and process development / optimization. Experience in vacuum deposition is highly desirable.

The role is being created to provide front-line engineering support for our fabrication toolsets and site services; to improve overall operating efficiency of our site and avoid unexpected downtime.

  • Provide rapid response to issues as they occur on our R&D production line
  • Take ownership of our deposition toolsets and proactively ensure they are safe and appropriately maintained. This includes managing our preventative maintenance regime
  • Support the efficient operation of our site, in particular minimize downtime of equipment/plant items and monitoring of equipment productivity
  • Support the engineering team with the larger, complex projects, such as laboratory modification and tool upgrades/re-designs
  • Assist in the development and refinement of our active layers, in collaboration with the rest of the R&D team
Qualifications and experience
  • Equipment engineering experience supporting complex toolsets ideally in a volume production environment. Minimum of three years post-graduate experience is desirable
  • Degree level or higher, in an engineering or science-based subject is preferred
  • High vacuum deposition experience, PVD / CVD
  • Some lab-to-fab / product development / NPI experience would be advantageous
  • CAD skills (Solidworks / Autodesk)
  • Good working knowledge of laboratory health and safety procedures, and safe systems of work
  • Computer literate essential (Microsoft Office, Teams, tools to enable remote monitoring of plant)
Salary and working hours

Oxford PV is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

Standard company hours are 08:30-17.00 Monday to Friday, with one hour lunchbreak. Out of hours working and flexibility will be required in this role to ensure minimal disruption to site operations

Salary commensurate with experience


Applications should be sent as soon as possible to

Please include a cover letter/email along with a current CV.

No agencies please.

I have always been excited about the promise that renewable energy shows and my job at Oxford PV lets me work at the cutting edge of solar power development. I have learnt so much in the time that I have worked here from the wide array of backgrounds that my colleagues have; everyone is happy to share their expertise. The pace of life here is fast and constantly changing but the company is very supportive in making my work fit in with the needs of my family.

Ben, Engineer
Ben, Engineer