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At Lam Research, we create equipment that drives technological advancements in the semiconductor industry. Our innovative solutions enable chipmakers to power progress in nearly all aspects of modern life, and it takes each member of our team to make it possible.

Across our organization, our employees come to work and change the world. We take on the toughest challenges with precision and accuracy. We push for the next big semiconductor breakthrough. We lead the way in one of the most critical and fast-moving industries on the planet. And we do it together, with deep connections and limitless collaboration.

The impact we have on the world is made possible by focusing on our people. So we recognize and celebrate our teams’ achievements. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s contribution and voice has value. We evaluate and evolve our offerings, so our people receive the support and empowerment to do meaningful things for their lives, careers, and communities.

Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Director, Central Manufacturing Engineering

Date:  Jun 10, 2024

Batu Kawan, MY

Req ID:  182034
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

Job Responsibilities

As a Director of Central Manufacturing Engineering, you will own the global manufacturing engineering vision, developing methodologies that improves implementation of manufacturing processes, drive efficiency improvements, reduce costs, and ensure consistent product quality across our global operations. This role involves collaborating with diverse teams across multiple regions to achieve annual operating plan and support the company's overall objectives. Enabling a structure for continued improvements through innovations would be an integral part of this role.  Eventually you will also be responsible for implementation of various global manufacturing engineering program at all of Lam’s manufacturing sites.


Drive global manufacturing innovation

  • Establish and lead innovation forum that seeds and nourishes innovation mindset.
  • Helps differentiate Lam manufacturing operations long term.

Global programs implementation ownership:

  • Identifying opportunity for standardization, harmonization, and best practice sharing, subsequently driving synchronized implementation across sites.
  • Enabling processes and Best Known Method (BKM) for efficient & effective alignment and implementation of manufacturing programs spread across different sites.

Process Optimization:

  • Collaborate with site-specific engineering teams to streamline manufacturing processes and ensure global consistency.
  • Implement Lean philosophy through the value stream to drive operational excellence across all locations.

Other Job Responsibilities

Best in class Quality:

  • Work closely with Global operations quality team for fast and effective resolution of problems reported from install base.
  • Implement quality control processes that ensure product consistency and compliance with specifications, including SEMI mandated requirements.

Cost Management:

  • Manage the global manufacturing engineering budget effectively, identifying opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Implement cost savings initiatives and monitor their effectiveness.

Culture, Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure all manufacturing operations across the globe comply with relevant industry regulations and safety standards.
  • Ensure and uphold a global safety culture across sites.

Team leadership:

  • Lead, mentor and develop a diverse team of manufacturing engineers spread across different regions.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the global manufacturing engineering team.

Harness Lam’s geo-strategy for talent access:

  • Accountable for global manufacturing’s remote center of execution performance to aligned annual operating plan.
  • Own aligning long term functional roadmap that meets global manufacturing objectives and addresses resource challenges as outlined by specific sites.
  • Leverage co-existence of hardware engineering and several global operations functions for incremental value output.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial engineering/manufacturing engineering/mechanical engineering or related field; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Extensive experience (typically 12+ years) in manufacturing engineering, with a substantial portion in leadership or managerial roles.
  • Strong knowledge of global manufacturing operations, including experience in managing multiple sites across different regions.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and intercultural skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Past experience working in the product development and or product management roles is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in budget management and project execution.
  • Familiarity with international regulations and standards.
  • Semiconductor equipment manufacturing knowledge desirable.

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

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