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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.

Dir, Manufacturing Engineering

Date: Jan 13, 2019

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

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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.

Role & Responsibilities

This is a Dir, Manufacturing Engineering position as part of the Manufacturing leadership team at Lam Research responsible for implementing and maintaining World Class, Lean operations, Quality processes, and other advanced manufacturing methodologies and systems.  This is a high visibility position that requires a seasoned and well-rounded candidate with experience in the use of Lean and/or Design for Manufacturing techniques in assembly and product test to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of all production related equipment & processes required to manufacture a high-quality product in a cost-effective manner.

Duties (including but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for providing leadership, direction, and a sharp vision for the Manufacturing Engineering organization.
  • Responsible for Increasing productivity through the support and leadership of people, processes and technology.
  • Drives external global strategy and partnerships with engineering, marketing, sales, and business operations communities
  • Drives improvements in all related manufacturing processes, including those related to products, equipment, human interface and product quality. He/she is responsible for all associated metrics management, financial management, staffing, leadership, strategic development and execution, process development, product support and new process development/qualification.
  • Requires involvement with the production and materials functions, product design, as well as customer service and support processes. Through partnerships with the production personnel, the Manufacturing Engineering Director will ensure the required technical support for all critical process and product issue resolution as well as technical direction to the engineer is available for all product builds and process operations.
  • Leader, strategic thinker and problem solver. He/she must combine a detailed technical knowledge with business functions, and operations management. He/she should be well organized, disciplined and self-motivated, with the capability to balance multiple priorities related to operations and organization. He/she must be able to communicate with internal company personnel, as well as customers, with equal effectiveness and professionalism.


As the leader of an organization:

  • Create vision and direction for the Manufacturing Engineering organization.
  • Lead teams by coaching, mentoring and providing career guidance.
    • Provide leadership to technical personnel to ensure ongoing product & process improvements to meet quality, Continuous Process Improvement and production goals. 
  • Drive results through metrics and data.
    • Responsible for maintaining and improving all factory processes and related metrics.  Production efficiency, cycle times, capacity, manufacturing and design capabilities and others as needed.
    • Develop strategies, implement and monitor processes and operating systems for the manufacture of wafer fabrication equipment.
    • Develop and support new manufacturing processes.
  • Strong decision maker with clear communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain in process quality control systems to ensure product quality.
  • Drive continuous improvement in labor costs through waste reduction, production efficiency, and operations improvement.
  • Evaluate results and drive solutions to improve the processes. Works closely with production and support teams as required.
  • Partner with the Product Engineering and New Product Introduction groups to improve design for manufacturing ability and in corporate mistake proofing.
  • Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to determine feasibility of a project and development plan.
  • Determine capital equipment needs & development of the budget process for equipment, training, software, and equipment installation projects.
  • Defect reduction initiatives
  • May be asked to perform other duties.



  • Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering, with preferably an MBA from an accredited college or University.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years experience in relevant manufacturing field required.
  • Experience with product and/or process transitions.
  • Proven track record at leading technical personnel, staffing, reviews and goal setting.
  • Creative and strategic thinking
  • Competence in Lean systems and tools.
  • Prefer Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt certification. 


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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