Head of Semiconductor Manufacturing

Bellevue, WA, US, 98008

Company’s client, a growing Technology Semiconductor company in Bellevue, WA, is seeking a Head of Semiconductor Manufacturing. This is a hands-on position that oversees management of all areas of manufacturing. The Head of Semiconductor Manufacturing will collaborate with R&D to develop, produce, plan, and prepare state of the art technology to go from early-stage development to volume manufacturing. You will report directly to CTO. This company offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, annual bonus, and Stock. This position is hybrid remote.


  • Serve as a key member of the management team that sets the company’s strategic direction and formulates both long and short-range plans, policies, programs, and objectives
  • Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of manufacturing
  • Will be managing all aspects of semiconductor operations, including wafer fab, packaging, test, contract negotiations, yield improvement, and new process development
  • Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the department and assure that it achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame
  • Develop plans and procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations, ensuring products conform to established customer and company quality standards
  • Prepare the annual budget for manufacturing and engineering, including capital expenditures and inventory levels
  • Manage overhead, variable, and direct labor costs to meet or exceed annual budgetary and prior year expenses
  • Aggressively lead Operations to Identify, recommend, specify, and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap
  • Drive quality performance, efficiencies, and waste reduction through Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Build and lead a world class team
  • Increasing yield ramp of a new technology
  • Travel to suppliers around 20 to 25%
  • BS or MS or PhD degree in and Engineering field
  • 15+ years of semiconductor manufacturing process experience, with at least 5 years in a management position
  • Ability to lead teams of 8 Engineers including Process Engineers and Test Engineers
  • Must have hands on and strategic experience
  • Experience taking tech from idea (immature technology) to volume manufacturing
  • Experience scaling up manufacturing
  • Experience with foundry negotiation and recent process development experience preferably.
  • CMOS Process Manufacturing experience
  • Experience taking immature technology to volume manufacturing
  • Experience increasing yield ramp of a new technology is preferred
  • Expertise in leading new process development
  • Working knowledge and experience in key operations best practices techniques including but not limited to lean, Six Sigma, TQM, self-directed teams, Kaizan, etc.
  • -Out of the box thinker- must be key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills
  • Experience in Fabless semiconductor companies is a plus

Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Apply here with ITWQG2045608 as the reference code.