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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

NPI Materials Program Manager (PCBA)

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID: 155218

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Job Responsibilities

  • Leads cross-functional team (Supply Chain, Operations, Electrical Engineering, Product Group, Supplier) to define and execute PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) roadmap from NPI to High Volume Manufacturing
  • Creates and manages Sourcing Plan, including NPI supplier selection, 3rd party test/firmware support,  HVM supplier transition
  • Manages the transition of new products from pilot production to volume production
  • Using software tools, perform regular cost rollups and analyze product cost performance to drive corrective action as required to achieve product cost targets, and manage the product cost roadmap prior to production release.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with supply chain and engineering stakeholders; develop supplier selection process for piece parts or outsourced assemblies and identify supply chain risks supporting sourcing decisions.
  • Responsible for resolving discrepancies between cost targets and quoted costs, creates and delivers presentations to program executives and CFT stakeholders
  • Fundamental understanding of should-cost or cost allocation & recognizes opportunities to improve product design for cost/quality/delivery by early supplier involvement.
  • Provides feedback to engineering on DFx (cost, manufacturability)

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years PCBA (printed circuit board assembly) operations and/or Program Management leadership experience
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Power Point and SAP
  • Ability to read and interpret product BOM's
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to operate independent of day to day supervision
  • Direct experience leading cross-functional teams; Program Management experience required
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strategic thinking and attention to details for everyday tactical execution
  • Excellent people and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods and commodities as related to cost structure
  • Supply chain knowledge, especially for critical commodities as related to sourcing decisions and cost strategies
  • Technical background, preferably in semiconductor industry and Etch equipment product knowledge is a plus
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering Preferred

Our Commitment


Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it. Lam Research goes deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation. So if you want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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