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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.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Sr. Dir, Global Quality Industrial Engr (Lean Six Sigma

Date: Oct 16, 2019

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

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. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Global Quality – Sr. Director, Industrial Engineering (Lean Six Sigma)


Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities: 
This is a critical position within the Global Quality organization -- responsible for driving improvement towards operational excellence by leveraging Lean principles in the company’s business processes. You will be a thought leader and partner with functional management to assess opportunities, and together drive the Lam to the next level of Lean improvement.  


You should have strong leadership, teamwork, and communication skills plus a demonstrated track record of improvement in a manufacturing enterprise at a senior manager level or higher. The ideal candidate will have experience improving with both Semiconductor Fabrication and Semiconductor Equipment operations. Travel to Lam’s global operations and its’ customers is required.  


Your work will be directly engaged in assuring that our data on failures and quality escapes is captured, interpreted and analyzed thoroughly.  This information and analysis should drive the functional groups in the company to improve through prevention and root cause analysis and response and recovery.


You should be an expert in Lean/Six Sigma principles and be able to apply them to a variety of business and technical applications. These include:  

  • Interpretation of customer requirements
  • Engineering and product architecture
  • Operations and material flow
  • Manufacturing engineering and test
  • Field operations
  • Lean / Six Sigma Training


Specific functional activities include:

  • Fact-based problem solving
  • Value stream mapping
  • Design of Experiments and Equipment Characterization
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Opportunity identification & business case proposals
  • Organizing, planning, and prioritizing to meet timeline requirements
  • Kaizen Event Planning and Execution
  • Communicating at various levels throughout the company


Minimum qualifications:

Educational level: 

B.S. degree in Engineering, or a related technical field.  Masters degree in engineering, business or a related technical field preferred.

Special training or courses: 

  • Lean
  • Six Sigma
    Previous experience: 5-10 years in industrial engineering or operations at Senior Manager or above




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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