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Wafer Manufacturing Manager

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000036550


  • Maintain staffing levels needed to meet production/non production schedules
  • Plan and execute operator training strategies to ensure coverage of assigned operations
  • Monitor production requirements to ensure priorities are communicated and addressed
  • Identify and drive resolution of problems that could impact output or quality
  • Monitor tool performance as needed and react to out-of-control situations
  • Work with PE, Tool Owners and/or Maintenance teams to address tooling/process issues
  • Ensure employees are hired, promoted and compensated consistent with company policies
  • Track employee performance to ensure expectations are being met
  • Provide timely coaching to develop and enhance the performance of your direct reports
  • Conduct periodic performance reviews and ensure assessments are fair, consistent
  • Address performance problems in a timely fashion and take appropriate action(s)
  • Ensure the consistent application of appropriate disciplinary actions, when warranted
  • Provide coaching/direction to lower level managers, supervisors or technicians
  • Help promote and implement “Lean” manufacturing concepts; champion Kaizen events


  • Prior supervisory/management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of wafer manufacturing processes and associated tooling
  • Familiarity with MESA, SPC, QMF and similar applications/systems used to monitor parts flow and tool performance.
  • Familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint and Word  (Intermediate level, minimum)
  • Familiarity with production reports used to assign work, prioritize wip and track output
  • Education in a technical field preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral