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At Lam Research, we create equipment that drives technological advancements in the semiconductor industry. Our innovative solutions enable chipmakers to power progress in nearly all aspects of modern life, and it takes each member of our team to make it possible.

Across our organization, our employees come to work and change the world. We take on the toughest challenges with precision and accuracy. We push for the next big semiconductor breakthrough. We lead the way in one of the most critical and fast-moving industries on the planet. And we do it together, with deep connections and limitless collaboration.

The impact we have on the world is made possible by focusing on our people. So we recognize and celebrate our teams’ achievements. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s contribution and voice has value. We evaluate and evolve our offerings, so our people receive the support and empowerment to do meaningful things for their lives, careers, and communities.

Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Program/Project Manager 4

Date:  Jul 16, 2024

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  183503
Worker Category:  On-site

The Group You’ll Be A Part Of


In the Global Products Group, we are dedicated to excellence in the design and engineering of Lam's etch and deposition products. We drive innovation to ensure our cutting-edge solutions are helping to solve the biggest challenges in the semiconductor industry. 


Where You Fit In

This Project Program Manager position is an individual contributor role working on a team to implement a Manufacturing Execution System (known as both MES and GLES) into our global labs.  This position will guide through implementation phases until fully in-place, and transition to MES/GLES support, as well as additional project and program support within the Global Labs team.

Serves as an ambassador from Manufacturing Execution System (MES/GLES) team to internal business partners including lab operations, process &technology organizations, and computational teams. Provides guidance to MES/GLES modeling team on best approach to manage process engineering activities as part of lab automation activities.  Supports retirement of legacy lab related business systems, partnering with system owners to align on roadmaps and product freezes as part of transition to MES/GLES system.  Key member of MES/GLES CFT (Cross Functional Team) as an expert advisor from system implementation viewpoint, serves as a champion for lab operations group inputs, and is an interface to lab user stakeholders.

What You’ll Do

  • Engage subject matter experts (SME) from different business/product group organizations to align on system requirements for wafer processing and ensure configuration documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Review, monitor, and drive MES/GLES implementation activities as needed to ensure the change has been completed properly through reporting of accurate system data process evaluation and validation.
  • Supports the preparation and delivery of training to internal business partners on usage and interfacing with MES/GLES.
  • Support lab implementation of MES/GLES with iterative process flow model development and optimize manufacturing process flow with respect to both configuration and core functionality.
  • Enable utilization of MES/GLES for internal manufacturing-like processes.
  • Monitor pilot implementation groups and respond to requests for support resolving issues as and establish procedures and methods to avoid recurrences.
  • Partner with other global MES/GLES PPM for successful implementation and regularly interface with MES/GLES development team.
  • Required on-site presence to understand and support system needs for internal business partners
  • On-site support for remote locations in US, Europe, and Asia as-needed

Who We’re Looking For

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of wafer processing experience in manufacturing or research & development environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent people skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with diverse teams, customers, internal and external partners
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and/or Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to understand abstract concepts, adapt to wafer processing laboratory environments, and transform into automated solutions


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics with 2+ years of relevant wafer processing experience; or
  • M.S. with relevant wafer processing experience; or
  • B.S. with 5+ relevant wafer processing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of semiconductor wafer processing experience
  • Experience and utilization of FMEA processes or methods
  • Project or program management experience




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.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

Lam offers a variety of work location models based on the needs of each role. Our hybrid roles combine the benefits of on-site collaboration with colleagues and the flexibility to work remotely and fall into two categories – On-site Flex and Virtual Flex. ‘On-site Flex’ you’ll work 3+ days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, with the opportunity to work remotely for the balance of the week. ‘Virtual Flex’ you’ll work 1-2 days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, and remotely the rest of the time.

Our Perks and Benefits

At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. 

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