Job Description


The Azure Fiber team in Romsey is seeking dynamic candidates with energy and a passion for innovation to join our team. You will be working on fabrication technologies for radically novel optical fibres, including glass preform manufacture, optical fibre drawing and associated processes. The role will involve close interaction with the R&D team to take new fabrication methods for next-generation fibres and turn them into robust and reliable processes that can be successfully transferred into volume manufacture by the production team. Additionally, you will be required to support the scaling up of the new fabrication facility to meet customer demand and company ambition.


  • An engineering qualification in related subject area (Physics, Engineering, Photonics)
  • Relevant years of experience of developing and documenting optical fibre manufacturing process
  • Relevant years of experience of new product introductions (NPI)
  • Proven years of experience in process engineering
  • Implementation of statistical process control methods and their application
  • Improvement in yield through identification and reduction of waste and stabilisation of production processes
  • Practical knowledge of optical fibres and their properties preferred
  • Use of lean problem solving and continuous improvement methodologies and practices
  • Demonstrated ability in innovative development and practical application
  • Experience in the operation and use of high value capital equipment
  • Knowledge of cleanroom working environment and disciplines
  • Capability to arrange and analyse data to identify trends and correlations
  • Knowledge of full product lifecycle from concept through to production

The following skills and attributes would also be beneficial:

  • Ability to work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales
  • Able to deliver technical updates of status on agreed work schedules
  • Happy to work in a dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priorities
  • Ability to integrate into multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams
  • Hands-on, creative approach to problem solving and the ability to translate engineering requests into working solutions
  • Self-starter with good interpersonal skills and a strong execution-oriented approach
  • Must be diligent, focused and thorough, taking personal pride in their work and achievements
  • Willing to work on shifts as required


The role has direct responsibility for the development, transfer and implementation of manufacturing processes for preform and fibre fabrication. Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the development and management of documentation in support of process technology, operating procedures and process control requirements
  • Developing and deploying process control tools and analysing measurement data to identify trends and correlations
  • Operating and monitoring state-of-the-art optical fibre manufacturing equipment within a quality management and safety conscious environment
  • Supporting production to ensure operating procedures are efficient and fit for purpose
  • Managing projects to identify novel and improved manufacturing methods
  • Having key responsibilities in the development of next-generation products
  • Collaborating with equipment suppliers on technology development and process equipment requirements and improvements
  • Contributing in first person, and visibly support, the establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment
  • Supporting the scale-up of the new fabrication facility in Romsey


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