Engineering and Technology: Engineering, Physics: Semiconductor
4 Year Degree
The Fab Operations Manager is responsible for staffing and production planning within our semiconductor laser FAB facility. The individual will manage a multi-disciplined team of operators/technicians who support that effort. This is a coach/player role in which the individual’s first responsibility is to manage FAB operations and staff, but on occasion will be required to assist in process problem and/or production bottleneck resolution.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of FAB operations including planning and management of material flow thru FAB
Knowledge of typical FAB equipment including Lithography, PE(CVD), Wet and Dry Etch, Lap/ Polish, Dicing/Cleaving, and Plating
Capital equipment budgeting, planning, acquisition, and installation into production line(s).
Experience with clean room operation
Knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and principals
Demonstrated experience building and developing teams
Strong communication skills
Knowledge of safety practices common in manufacturing processes to include, high energy, chemicals, compressed gases, etc.
Minimum 5 year’s experience in semiconductor FAB engineering and/or operations.
Preferred 3 year’s experience in managing FAB engineering team or FAB operations.
Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics required, Masters Degree preferred.
Ability to work in Clean Room Environment.
Hands-on experience in the photonics industry, laser or physics lab is a plus.
Experience using FAB planning tools is a plus.
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