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Job Title:           Development Scientist

Reports to:          CTO                Location:   St. Leonards-on-Sea, UK


 The main purpose        VG Scienta is moving towards larger and more complex engineering
 of this role will be:   and scientific projects. The demands from our customers and our
                         business on a professional approach to project management and
                         project engineering are increasing. This includes contract review,
                         design review, FMEA, scientific clarity, project plans, quality
                         documentation, customer progress reports, customer and supplier
                         interaction, project coordination and technical support. The
                         Development Scientist will 1) support projects and standard products
                         with scientific and technical expertise; 2) ensure that we deliver
                         projects on time and to the customer’s satisfaction through planning,
                         coordination, scientific input and follow-up. Both items with a high
                         degree of customer focus.


 The employee in                 Support Quote and Contract review and understand customer
 this role is                     and supplier requirements and sign-off criteria up-front and
 accountable for:                 communicate to project team
                                 Prepare System and Design Specifications. Provide Control and
                                  Instrumentation documentations during conceptual and detailed
                                  design phase of special projects
                                 Perform PFMEA & DFMEA on projects in cross functional team
                                 Carry out and facilitate prototype construction and proving.
                                  Record and disseminate results clearly and appropriately.
                                 Record designs, controls, results and test documents according
                                  to the Company’s ISO quality procedures
                                  Recommend new processes where needed for quality
                                  improvement, cost reduction and on-time delivery
                                 Deliver development and customer projects as part of a
                                  development team meeting project milestones on time, to
                                  budget and in full.
                                 Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the
                                  product design and development are cohesive
                                 Act as Technical Authority for select systems
                                 Coordinate with the chosen subcontractor providing the control
                                  and instrumentation equipments
                                 Provide Vacuum simulation for special projects

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                                 Play a key role in the marketing of new products by visiting
                                  customers where appropriate, with the sales and marketing
                                  teams, to deliver the technical aspects of customer
                                  presentations and answer technical questions.
                                 Work with the customer to resolve technical problems, refine
                                  customer specification requests and get feedback to incorporate
                                  into product developments.
                                 Write Test Procedures, user guides and operating manuals
                                 Assist manufacturing in testing and maintaining product
                                  conformity to technical standards.
                                 Provide Vacuum expertise for the Service & Manufacturing
                                 Carry out research and network with the wider technical
                                  community to ensure is at the leading edge of relevant
                                 Generate ideas for new products


 The essential               University degree in physics or similar scientific discipline
 skills/experience           A balanced practical/experimental and theoretical approach to
 required for this            product development, weighing up different options to determine
 role are:
                              the degree of risk and potential benefits before reaching a decision.
                             3-5 years’ experience on vacuum systems and controls
                             3-5 years’ experience as project engineer on capital investment
                             Positive and enthusiastic attitude to technical challenges, and
                              flexibility to cope effectively with changes to specifications or
                             A complex systems thinker. Able to keep the broader picture in
                              mind when dealing with specific development issues.
                             Capable of mentoring or leading others in technical investigations.
                              Recognises assumptions and discriminates between strong and
                              weak arguments.
                             Able to be a credible technical specialist to prospective and existing
                             Proven ability to write test plans and execute product and sub-
                              assembly testing to validate the design thoroughly
                             Good diagnostic skills and problem solving abilities.
                             Strong adherence to Health and Safety procedures
                             Data analysis skills (statistical analysis, model building, DOE) and
                              6-Sigma structured problem solving approach (FMEA, FTA, root
                              cause determination).
                             Computer skills (Word, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, email)

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 The skills and              Commercial awareness, and very conscious of financial implication
 experience we               Experience from LabVIEW, SCADA or similar software
 would like the              Understanding of Statistics and how they are used in process
 employee in this
                              control including use of data extraction and analysis software
 role to have are:
                             3- 5 years Project Management
                             Experience of MRP and production execution systems


 Required                 Honours degree in relevant engineering or science discipline
 Qualifications:          Project Management skills and, preferably, qualification
                          Significant experience of product development in the semiconductor
                              or related industry.

                             PhD in physics, material science or related field desirable
 Desirable                   Chartered preferred


 We require all           High levels of energy and drive to achieve challenging technical goals
 employees to have           in tight time scales. Thorough, able to complete tasks without
 the following               compromising technical integrity.
 qualities/attributes       Commercially aware and very conscious of financial implications of
                             development issues.
                            The influencing skills to motivate others with conflicting interests to
                             deliver the work you need to meet project timescales.
                            Great communication skills and be aggressive in driving change.
                            A positive attitude, co-operative, willing to comply with company
                             policies and procedures and work constructively and effectively with
                             colleagues and as part of a larger team
                            Willing to commit to our core values


 Date                                                                                 27 June 2011

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