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Equipment Technician, Hardware



Other Engineering
Abingdon, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Snap Inc. is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We are looking for an Equipment Maintenance Technician to join our manufacturing team, you will contribute towards the engineering task relating to manufacturing and development of established and new processes. The role requirements include wearing a full cleanroom suit with an expectation that the majority of the work day will take place within the cleanroom.

The position is initially day based with the expectation of moving to be shift based.

What you’ll do:

  • Support and maintain production

  • Respond to breakdowns, troubleshoot and return equipment to production in a timely manner

  • Ensure all equipment is functioning correctly in accordance with specifications to comply with applied standards

  • Effectively troubleshoot control systems, vacuum, electronic, electrical, and mechanical problems

  • Own preventative and corrective maintenance of semiconductor manufacturing equipment; develop specifications, troubleshooting methodologies, and support systems

  • Use schematics, tools, and common test equipment for calibration, diagnosis, and repair of equipment.

  • Disassemble, adjust, and repair equipment according to maintenance specifications and Original Equipment Manufacturer’s manuals

  • Identify and implement machine improvements to increase efficiency, yield, productivity and reduce operating costs

  • Ensure engineering principles and procedures are adhered to by other employees when operating equipment

  • Develop a positively safe and environmental culture to satisfy ISO 18001 and ISO 140001

  • Supervise and train fellow technicians

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of semiconductor, optical devices, optical systems or display technology equipment

  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability

  • Pro-active and capable of working without direct supervision. Can effectively prioritize time and identify and focus on priority issues

  • Adaptable to changing circumstances

  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team environment

  • Experience working with vendors to troubleshoot and repair equipment

  • Experience implementing machine improvements to reduce operating costs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a maintenance technician in a similar fabrication environment

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office 4+ days per week.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!