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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.

Team Lead Machinist (Silfex)

Date: Dec 12, 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.

Team Lead - Machinists - Day Shift - Multiple Openings

Essential Function:

An essential function of this position is the ability to work a 6am - 6pm shift. The machinists here at Silfex are responsible for safely setting up and operate 3 to 5 axis CNC machines to produce the highest quality parts and meet the customer expectations, in the most efficient manner. In this role of Team Lead you will be responsible for the daily production of the value stream team by ensuring the quality of product, customer delivery and machine utilization are being met. 

Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities:

· Set up and operate 3 to 5 axis CNC machine tools to accurately machine parts per work instructions and per manufacturing plan. Make work and tool offsets as needed. Test safety features of machine during set up. Will be required to operate multiple production machines.
· Verify conformance for in process and final product to inspection, dimensional and visual, by using various measuring tools/equipment such as micrometers, indicators, calipers, profilometer, Contracer and CMM.
· Provides training and guidance to machinists.
· Ability to read, write, and understand G&M-code programming.
· Capability of setting up complex CNC machines, and making modifications and/or recommendations to process engineering team.
· Use proper material handling techniques to ensure quality of product and condition of equipment.  
· Maintain specifications by taking measurements, detecting malfunctions, replacing worn tools, adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
· Follow work instructions, setup sheets and other production related information.
· Properly document measurements and visual observations by completing production and quality logs.
· Use tool setter and tool dresser to set tooling geometry.
· Generate maintenance work orders for repair of CNC machines and equipment.
· Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the Silfex Quality Management System and properly apply Quality Procedures and Operating Procedures as appropriate.
· Actively contributes to lean initiatives by identifying and providing suggestions on areas for improvement.
· Effectively applies lean concepts and tools within the value stream.
· Confers with engineering, quality control, metrology and/or programming to resolve manufacturing issues.
· Performs other job duties as assigned.


· Display a positive attitude and strong work ethic that reflects the Mission and Core Values of SILFEX.
· Create and maintain a culture where workplace safety is part of everything we do.  Provide the safest possible workplace to our employees by modeling and following all company safety policies, reporting any incidents or unsafe conditions immediately to SILFEX management.  Wear all PPE as required by work area or job function.
· Assist in applying lean manufacturing concepts and 5S.  Maintain organization and cleanliness, housekeeping and 5S within work area. Maintain these areas at the highest degree possible and report any maintenance issue



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

· Minimum of High school diploma or GED.  
· 5+ years of experience operating a 5 axis CNC machine in a manufacturing environment.
· Must be fluent in G & M code.
· Must be detail oriented.
· Must be quality and safety minded.
· Must have basic understanding of computers.
· Must have strong math skills, particularly trigonometry
· Good written and verbal communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:

· Associate degree or diploma from a Technical School or Trade School.
· Trouble shooting G&M code.
· Previous experience as a team lead.
· Knowledge of GD&T.
· Knowledge of 5S and Lean manufacturing.
· Experience machining Si, glass or other brittle material.






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 age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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