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Sr. Dir, Manufacturing

Date: Jan 4, 2018

Location: Livermore, CA, US, 94551

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Director, Manufacturing

Role Summary:

The Director of Manufacturing will provide direction and leadership to Lam’s 24X7 factory in Livermore.  You will lead the team of managers that are responsible for maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of all production activities to manufacture a high-quality product in a repeatable and cost effective manner.  The Livermore factory is instrumental to Lam’s broad portfolio of market-leading deposition, etch and clean solutions that help customers achieve success on the wafer by enabling device features that are 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, resulting in smaller, faster, more powerful and power-efficient semiconductor devices.

The Director of Manufacturing will report directly to the Managing Director, Livermore Manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Manufacturing management involved in a variety of production and/or operation functions such as assembly, inspection, test and/or final test which is related to the manufacturing of the company’s capital equipment and systems, electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and/or components, subassemblies and subsystems.
  • Prioritizes production schedules based on customer commitments, available manpower, equipment efficiency, capacity and materials requirements.
  • Responsible for establishing and meeting manufacturing metrics such as; service, inventory, etc., as well as improving cycle time performance.
  • Ensures timely response to operations issues impacting customer satisfaction; acts as an interface in the establishment of and ensuring conformance to customer requirements; prepares detailed analysis of cost of quality opportunity and initiates corrective action.
  • Oversees the prevention of workforce accidents and injuries.  Responsible for ensuring and documenting that all department workforce (including temporaries) receive and follow appropriate department training including Environmental, Health and Safety training.  Implements, emphasizes importance of and monitors compliance to appropriate safety policies and procedures.
  • Develops personnel to include training and career development; manages the performance management process to include the development of team and individual employee selection, hiring, reward and discipline processes.
  • Identify, communicate, and resolve production, personnel, quality, and safety issues.
  • Ensure that equipment and team conform to ISO 9001, QMS and VPP requirements
  • Integrate Lean techniques to identify inefficiencies, make recommendations and support/follow through on process improvements.
  • Develop, lead, and execute daily production plans, implement a strategy to reduce cycle time, and drive variable cost productivity, reduce in process inventory levels, and improve  quality, service, and safety


  • Partner with Engineering, Quality, and Product Management teams on new product development as required.
  • Provides leadership to managers and professional staff.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience

Minimum of 7 years’ experience in relevant manufacturing field required

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Lean/TPS environment

Competence in Lean systems and tools.



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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