Facilities and equipment technician

Providing support to all technical teams to ensure Clean Room, laboratory and building facilities run smoothly

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Title: Facilities and equipment technician

Employment type: Permanent

Location: Cambridge (UK)

About us

FlexEnable’s award-winning flexible technology platform, together with our unique FlexiOM™ materials, brings transformational possibilities to products including AR and VR optics, ePrivacy screens, automotive smart windows and displays. The complete low temperature manufacturing process allows, for the first time, commonly available and optically ideal flexible bio-degradable substrates such as TAC film to be used instead of glass. This innovative technology is used to make active matrix flexible Organic Liquid Crystal Displays (OLCDs) and flexible active liquid crystal (LC) optical films which are thin, light and conformable to almost any surface.

Today FlexEnable has around 600 patents and patent applications globally for OTFT and LC cell materials, processes and architectures. The company has technology transfer programmes underway with several leading display manufacturers in Asia as well as commercial programmes with some of the world’s biggest brands in consumer electronics.

The role

This successful candidate will work as a member of the Equipment & Facilities team taking a lead role in ensuring that our low volume production and lab facility operates reliably and safely. This is a hands-on, practical role, working alongside inquisitive, innovative and exceptional engineers and technicians. The incumbent will be able to make a strong and high energy contribution to the company, operating as a key member of the engineering team, proactively contributing to ongoing improvements, Quality Control and driving excellence in Health & Safety.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide support to all technical teams to ensure that the Clean Room, laboratory and building facilities run smoothly on a daily basis.
  • Provide a timely and efficient response to all facilities & equipment issues.
  • Schedule and execute preventative facilities & equipment maintenance to minimise unplanned down time.
  • Liaise with and manage external contractors to ensure planned preventative maintenance activities are completed promptly and efficiently.
  • Gain a good engineering understanding and working knowledge of the equipment and processes for which you are responsible.
  • Apply your knowledge and experience to assist with the continuous improvement of the equipment & facility, processes, and procedures under your control.
  • Identify and maintain appropriate stock levels of critical spares, re-ordering materials and spares when required.
  • Lead on general site and building facilities maintenance and repair.
  • Lead on H&S risk assessments and maintenance activities, identifying and implementing improvements where required.

Skills and experience:


  • Recognised electrical and/or mechanical qualification e.g. City and Guilds/HNC/D (desirable although QBE also of tremendous value)
  • Forklift truck licence (desirable although training would be provided)

Experience that will be utilised in the role:

  • Sound working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Systematic approach to fault diagnosis
  • High level of competency with MS Office and fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Experience of working in a facilities and laboratory environment
  • Keen health and safety awareness

Key personal qualities:

  • Flexible approach to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills, the ability and initiative to approach tasks in a structured manner and the tenacity to resolve on-going technical issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Structured, organised and detail oriented in approach
  • Team player with ability to work as part of organisation wide teams as well as independently

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