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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.

Staff Program Manager - Surface Treatments/Fabrication

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  163166

Job Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for process and product evaluations for surface treatments including precision cleaning and micro-contamination control. The ideal candidate will play an active role managing projects and products relative to supplier manufacturing development, quality initiatives, supplier selection, problem-solving as well as designing and conducting independent experiments and tests. This role will be the single point of contact managing projects between the Supply Chain [SC] teams [Surface Treatment and Fabrication]. Project management duties include working with CFT teams consisting of supply chain teams [Fabrication & Precision Clean], engineering, manufacturing, field service, and suppliers during new product and process development and customer escalation. Candidates need to exhibit excellent problem-solving skills: defining the problem, identifying objectives, assessing risk, developing approach, analyzing results, and providing recommendations.


Other Job Responsibilities

  • Candidate will be the supply chain single point of contact responsible for project managing customer FA, process development within multiple supply chain commodity [surface treatment & Fabrication] related to inorganic, organic, particle contamination, material, and fabrication issues.
  • Ensures suppliers’ manufacturing processes are in place to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner. 
  • Coordinate development activities with suppliers and product groups in developing new products.
  • Conduct effective supplier visits in evaluating and managing new and existing suppliers.
  • Design and execute an experiment, review data, develop conclusions.
  • Implement industry standard process control techniques such as six sigma techniques to manage and develop production efficiencies and quality for Lam products.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: BS/MS degree in a technical field listed in (but not limited to) the following: ChE, Chemistry, Mat Sci, Mechanical Eng.
  • 5+ years of experience w/ BS or 3+ years w/ MS
  • Experience in Precision Cleaning, Fabrication & manufacturing technologies of metals. Semiconductor industry exp would be desirable.
  • Hands on experience in process or product development, manufacturing engineering, FA on products returned from the field related to inorganic, organic, and particle contamination and material issues.
  • Solid understanding & Working knowledge of GD&T, SPC, DOE, FMEA, FA, RCCA, 8D & 5-Whys Problem solving 
  • Strong communication, analytical, problem-solving, and experience leading cross-functional project management w/ proven history of successful resolution.
  • Ability to travel within the US and internationally with considerations for COVID


Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years applicable experience in precision cleaning, metal fabrication in high volume manufacturing, preferably in the semiconductor industry.
  • Demonstrated experience managing Suppliers, and leading large CFT to resolve Failure analysis for contamination and material issues.
  • Demonstrated experience project managing CFT, identifying both technical and operational supply chain risks for precision cleaning and fabrication.

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.

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.

We Look Forward to Your Application




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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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