Success Starts Here

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.

Sr.Sr. Continuous Improvement Manager, Global Quality

Date:  Aug 6, 2022

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  130816

Job Responsibilities

This is a critical position at Lam, intended to contribute significantly to its Quality journey & enhance the Quality culture by establishing and deploying standards across the organization. This position will focus on upstream business processes that affect customer experience. Core responsibilities include:


  • Benchmark, collaborate and establish standards for upstream business processes closer to design at Lam to help achieve COQ reduction targets and enhance customer experience
  • Develop standards for the upstream processes to demonstrate identification, evaluation, and appropriate actions to prevent recurrence of nonconformities
  • Develop standards for the product development process to enable identification, tracking and reduction of escapes
  • Partner with Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering to develop standards for DFR & DFM to improve product reliability and drive reduction in warranty costs and overall COQ
  • Design efficient and effective a risk-based program to identify and assess the potential failure points of new product to achieve product launch excellence
  • Develop scorecards and drive continuous improvement programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness of upstream processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/MS degree in engineering, quality management or technology
  • BS with 15 years of experience or MS with 12 years of experience in Quality Management
  • Demonstrated success in using structured problem-solving methodologies and quality tools to solve complex problems
  • Significant experience in DFR, FMEAs, DFM and product reliability management
  • Demonstrated experience in design Quality and product launch excellence  
  • Must be able to influence in a fast-paced, cross-functional, matrixed organization.
  • Effective communication, collaboration, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Monitors and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as, global regulations and expectations
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrate organizational, prioritization, and time management proficiencies
  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt best practices via benchmarking

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of supply chain, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Advanced expertise in structured problem-solving methodologies (PDCA, DMAIC, 8D) and quality tools
  • Proficiency in advanced statistics
  • ISO 9001:2015 lead auditor

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.

We Look Forward to Your Application




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