Installation Engineer

Contact Paul Cullen
  • Salary: Depending on experience
  • Location: Europe
  • Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Our global client, the largest OEM in the Semiconductor industry, with 34,000 employees in 24 countries, are looking to expand their Installation Engineer team who cover tool installations across Europe. These roles work alongside their customers to install, test and calibrate systems before handing over to the service team and moving onto the next project, delivering world-class support for highly advanced production systems.

Our client train their Installation Engineers to create and support the technology that the world relies on to manufacture semiconductor chips and related materials, daily. This is a role which involves travel 90% of the time across the European region including but not limited to: France, Italy, Germany and Ireland, with essential training completed abroad in Asia or USA.

This is a fantastic developmental and learning experience within the semiconductor industry. If you like to travel, get hands on with some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the manufacturing industry and have a keen interest in technology, this is the ideal role for you.

Why Apply with Sonas?

  • Experts in Semiconductor, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing recruitment.
  • Provide you with full preparation and details on the role you are applying for.
  • One point of contact – throughout your interview process.
  • Immediate interviews for suitably qualified candidates.


  • Perform tool installation tasks (mechanical assembly, electrical connections, robot calibrations) independently, from intial setup to final testing, with troubleshooting and problem solving of any possible issues.
  • Follows all procedures rigidly and ensures correct SOPs and schematics are available prior to performing installations.
  • Ensure systems are installed as per procedures satisfactorily through testing of equipment with assistance from senior engineers, existing documentation and diagnostic techniques.
  • Responds to fab issues by communicating with other engineers and participating in escalation conference calls.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects to reduce installation cycle time and costs.
  • Provide accurate reporting of status, hours worked and non-conformances.
  • Adhere to the safety and security policy and quality standards of the client and its customers.


  • Technician, Bachelor’s, or Master’ degree in mechanical assembly, equipment installation, maintenance, mechatronics, electronics, electrical, mechanical, or similar technical background.
  • Some experience or knowledge with CVD/CMP/EPI tools would be an advantage but not required.
  • Troubleshooting skills to solve mechanical and electrical problems during system installation.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently through daily pass-downs and equipment status reports.
  • Project management skills to control installation project within budget, timeline and installation quality requirements.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Confident in English to work with colleagues and experts from all over the world and to read plant documentations and schematics. Company language is English.
  • Good Knowledge of the MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • The position requires extensive travelling throughout Europe, up to 90%.

What to expect:

  • Onboarding with industry experts from our clients global team and a local buddy.
  • Learning and development opportunities through continuous professional training and personal skills development.
  • A variety of tasks in an innovative and international technology company.


Our client cares about the wellbeing of their people, and strive to support in ways that extend beyond the work environment. As an employee, you’ll qualify for a competitive and comprehensive total rewards and benefits package, from day one to include;

· Competitive Salary and Benefits including; Discretionary Bonus, Pension, Share Schemes, Family Healthcare.

· 22 days paid annual vacation.

· Individual and comprehensive training programme, including on-job training.

· Learning and development opportunities.

· Opportunity to travel and train with industry experts across the Global client team.

Interview Process:

· Interviews held via Microsoft Teams, usually during evening hours as our clients hiring team for this position are based in their USA office.

· 2nd Round interview is face to face and will include a practical mechanical and electrical hands on assessment & competency based questions

Pre- Screening Questions:

  1. **REQUIRED** Are you happy to take part in a hands on assessment of your technical ability and competency based interview as part of the interview process?
  2. **REQUIRED** Are you happy to take part in a Microsoft Teams interview, potentially during evening hours with our clients USA team?
  3. **REQUIRED** Are you eligible to work in Ireland and other European countries with the correct visa and work permit setup?
  4. **REQUIRED** Are you comfortable working in a cleanroom environment for the full duration of your day to day duties? (This includes full head to toe garb, cleanroom suit, boots, face mask – please flag if you are any way claustrophobic)
  5. **REQUIRED** Have you got accommodation close to Kildare in Ireland for the periods of which you will be working at our clients Irish customer base? (When travelling abroad you will require a base in Ireland which you will have regular access to and may need to maintain and will not be covered under the remuneration package on offer)
  6. **REQUIRED** Have you the ability to travel for 90% of the time to customer sites across the European region – France, Italy, Germany, and Ireland and on occasion, further afield? (Travel to Asia or USA required for training purposes, up to 12 weeks)

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