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Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Company Overview

SPTS Technologies, a KLA company, 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.




This will involve generating new hardware concepts/designs, liaising with external project partners/suppliers and carrying out hands-on hardware testing.  Additional responsibilities will include writing technical documents for both internal and external use.


The successful applicant will be joining a project, which could herald a completely new product type for the company. Success would trigger the formation of a whole new department hence there is potential for rapid career progression.  This position could involve a minimal amount of international travel e.g. visiting suppliers.




  • Mechanical design projects from concept to release as product.
  • Designing mechanical components to operate in a fluid environment.
  • Working in multi-disciplined project teams for systems design.
  • Pneumatic systems design.
  • Obsolescence engineering.
  • Producing key reports from first principles to meet regulation requirements.
  • Other documentation – Service Bulletins, Procedures, Reports, Engineering Drawings




  • Minimum of degree level 2:1 in a mechanical engineering discipline. 
  • Applicants should have experience of CAD across a broad range of mechanical and electromechanical applications

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