• Lumentum Operations LLC

  • 1001 Ridder Park Drive ,
    San Jose CA 95131, USA
  • +1-408-546-5483

Equipment Engineering Manager at Lumentum

August, 2023: It is fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing!
We are committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you will enjoy your career with us!

Equipment Engineering Manager UK

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a dynamic and innovative leader in the optical and photonic products industry, driving advancements in optical networking, laser technology, and more. Our optical components and lasers play a pivotal role in shaping modern communication networks and cutting-edge applications like 3D sensing. With our headquarters in Milpitas, California and a global presence, we are seeking a passionate Equipment Engineering Manager to lead our Wafer Fab team at our Caswell chip manufacturing facility in the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the dynamic Wafer Fab Equipment Engineering team in a 24x7 operation environment.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and Process Engineering to enhance efficiency and yield through effective equipment support.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize equipment performance, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing production capabilities.
  • Contribute to yield enhancement strategies, making a direct impact on our cutting-edge semiconductor technology.
  • Establish critical spares inventory and ensure supply chain continuity for smooth operations.
  • Shape engineering initiatives and support new tooling programs, contributing to manufacturing capacity and capabilities.
  • Be part of strategic planning for annual and long-term objectives.


  • Bachelor's Degree (2nd Class or equivalent) in Semiconductor Engineering or related field.
  • Proven success in a supervisory role within semiconductor manufacturing.
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, and a passion for driving process improvements.

Skills & Experience:

  • Background in equipment engineering with a focus on process and team development.
  • Proficiency in semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing execution systems (MES) and high-technology production environments.
  • Comfortable working in a cleanroom or laboratory setting.
  • Competent PC user (Microsoft Office proficiency).

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of semiconductor fabrication techniques, especially III-V based devices.
  • Understanding of photonic integrated circuit manufacture.

Additional Information:

  • This role involves working in a cleanroom environment with proper attire.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Training provided for using Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
  • Availability for off-hours support and guidance.

Why Join Us:

  • Inclusive Environment: Lumentum is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We embrace and celebrate the unique perspectives and contributions of all our team members.
  • Empowerment: As an Equipment Engineering Manager, you'll be at the forefront of driving advancements in manufacturing technology, influencing critical decisions, and leading a dedicated team.
  • Global Impact: Join us in shaping the future of optical communication and laser technology, contributing to products that enable advancements in connectivity, data centers, and innovative applications.
  • Work-Life Balance: We understand the importance of work-life balance. Our flexible work arrangements and family-friendly policies ensure you can thrive both personally and professionally.

Lumentum is dedicated to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all backgrounds. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, or any other factor. Join us in shaping the future of technology!  Apply here