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Senior Supervisor, Wafer Manufacturing

Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000040600


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  • 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 situationsWork 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
Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 
Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.
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