Equipment Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)

Permanent Full time, 37 hours per week, Monday-Friday


IXYS UK Westcode Ltd, part of IXYS Corporation a leader in power semiconductor and power management/display integrated circuit manufacture, is looking for an Equipment Maintenance Engineer (Electrical) to join our Maintenance Group based at our manufacturing facility in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Maintenance Group and will need to be a highly self-motivated, organised and reliable individual with an ability to work as part of a multi-functional department.  The post holder will maintain, repair and calibrate equipment relating to a manufacturing process.


Maintain and repair all equipment required for production.

Be familiar with the principles of fault-finding on equipment.

Read and understand circuit schematic drawings.

Perform calibrations and PM’s of the equipment.

Possess rudimental knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical systems.

Have a good general understanding of mechanical engineering.

Have an understanding of Risk Assessments, PURA and safe working practices.

Operate fully within the guidelines for Health & Safety and emergency procedures, particularly those identified in the Occupational Health & Safety Management System.


Time served apprenticeship in an Electrical Engineering discipline.

HNC in Electrical Engineering


Self-motivated, with a flexible attitude towards the role and equipment to meet continually changing demands.

A positive team attitude, with the added ability to work individually to get the work done.

Be able to deal with changing priorities, and use own initiative.

Able to communicate effectively at all levels, and update regularly the progress of open issues, also build relationships with all departments.

Commit to the continuous improvement & effectiveness of the Maintenance team.

Have a desire to learn and understand the equipment, and strive for permanent effective repairs.

Be PC literate, which includes closing off jobs effectively, and emails etc.

Work occasional overtime if the need arises on critical equipment.

If you are interested in applying for a position in the IXYS UK Westcode Product Engineering group, please send your most recent curriculum vitae and covering letter to Ms K Read, HR Manager, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd, Langley Park Way, Langley Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1GE or via e-mail at

IXYS UK Westcode appoints on merit.

Short listing is carried out objectively by assessing the information you provide against the requirements of the job as set out in the vacancy. If you are short listed, you will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.  We will also tell you if we need you to do anything else such as a skills test.

Compliance:  Eligibility to Work in the UK is required.