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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.

Supervisor, Manufacturing

Date: Feb 6, 2020

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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.

The Manufacturing Supervisor will work a compressed schedule (3 on and 4 off, 4 on and 3 off) in a 24/7 operation and will also be required to attend occasional off-shift meetings and be available for periodic off-shift communication. This is a night shift position and will most likely be on Back End nights alternating on Saturdays.

The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for the Sabre and Sabre 3D product lines’ setup, calibration, and test operations, and will have approximately 20 -25 direct reports including 2 leads to assist in executing manufacturing directives. The Supervisor is responsible to meet all Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity objectives. The Supervisor is also responsible for hiring competent staff, training and development, and meeting performance management objectives.  Lam is a matrix organization and the Supervisor will be required to network in the organization and collaborate with several support groups, management, and other manufacturing departments to achieve goals. The Supervisor will be required to drive, monitor, escalate and report on status of tactical issues. The Supervisor will also be a capable project manager and a champion of continuous improvement. 

Safety ProtocolThe Supervisor is responsible to foster a safe work culture and drive safety improvements. The Supervisor is also responsible to rigorously enforce safe work practices and discipline unsafe behavior. The Supervisor shall:

  • Investigate and report on all accidents, injuries, and illnesses in a timely manner, and drive corrective actions by collaborating with support groups and management.
  • Lead by example modeling safe work practices/protocols and addressing safety related issues promptly and enforcing written policies.
  • Enforce 5S work practices. Inspect and monitor the work area by completing RMBWA's (Risk Management by Walking Around), documenting issues and driving corrective actions.
  • Verify employees are current on all required safety training.
  • Enforce the SAFE Work Permit policy for any emergent issues and non-standard work 


Communication:  The Supervisor has a highly visible position and is the conduit for communication between management and the workforce. It is imperative that the Supervisor practice collaborative communication with all stakeholders, peers, and subordinates, and fosters an environment where they influence others to do the same. The Supervisor shall:

  • Prioritize day to day activities for subordinates.
  • Encourage team work by modeling and follow through with positive communication, feedback and problem-solving behaviors while honoring Lam's core values.
  • Support, provide coaching, and encourage innovation with employees driving continuous improvement efforts.
  • Conduct regular feedback sessions with all employees and complete formal quarterly reviews.
  • Lead resolution to any customer escalations, scrap incidents, and quality nonconformance by facilitating 8D process and using all available resources to drive resolution.


Desired Experience, Education and Skills:  

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or relevant field is required. Preference will be given to those possessing advanced degrees such as MBA. Will consider extensive (20+ years) military or other relevant leadership experience on a case by case basis if the education requirement is not met.


The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant leadership experience in industrial equipment manufacturing in the semiconductor industry. It is highly desired for the candidate to have prior experience as a Supervisor or First Level Manager with direct reports. The ideal candidate will also have formal training and experience in continuous improvement including six sigma green belt or black belt certification and formal project management experience (PMP is a plus).


The candidate will also have the following additional skills/experience:

  • Highly developed presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures
  • Experience using database software, Microsoft office Suite (Word/Excel/Outlook/Project/Visio), SAP, Baton, KM Matrix, Share Point, iQMS, QLIK Navigate, Skype
    Most important: the ideal candidate will have a positive, proactive can-do attitude and be focused on teamwork and collaboration, which is necessary to function in our matrix organization.


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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