Section Manager Equipment Engineering

Location Ballston Spa
Date Posted June 24, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


About GlobalFoundries:

GlobalFoundries is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world's most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GlobalFoundries makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. For more information, visit .

Summary of Role:

GlobalFoundries Fab 8 in Malta, NY is seeking highly skilled and motivated technical Shift Section Managers to become part of our state of the art 300mm factory in Malta, New York.

You will be responsible for leading a shift team of employees to maximize the quality and process capabilities of a highly automated, wafer fabrication facility. This position schedule is Mon-Thursday 4x10. However, the ideal candidate must be open to either days or nights since shift assignment can be adapted to fit the business need.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure a safe work environment and help build a culture where safety is the first priority
  • Be an active leader in safety programs and help ensure compliance with EHS rules by visitors, contractors and employees at GlobalFoundries Fab8
  • Lead a team of technicians and shift engineers providing day-to-day operations support for the specifically assigned module
  • Coordinate daily technician and engineering activities on-shift to meet manufacturing objectives and department KPI's
  • Coordinate training to develop shift employees to safely perform their respective job assignments
  • Closely interface with contractors and service providers who will provide specific maintenance or job functions
  • Closely interface with the production staff to ensure key deliverables are being met.
  • Identify ways to control costs while sustaining and improving operational systems for Fab operation.
  • Coordinate and ensure continuous improvement of housekeeping, safety, environmental compliance, quality and cost within his/her shift consistent with overall department goals.
  • Establish a work environment characterized by mutual trust and respect, open and honest communications, teamwork and a passion for winning
  • Administer employment policies and procedures to ensure a positive work environment
  • Troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis to identify and resolve production, quality, or maintenance issues
  • Actively participate in work teams and committees that are established to improve the overall efficiency or safety performance of the department
  • Develop and enforce effective preventive maintenance and safety procedures
  • Review daily goals/priorities, project statuses, and qualification timelines and ensure resolution of open issues
  • Lead engineering and development activities to achieve the desired WIP turns and cycle time goals.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to optimize processes with regards to process stability and wafer yield.
  • Support operational execution and technology development
  • Complete performance evaluations and career development plans
  • Relentlessly drive efficiencies
  • Establish and execute specific department plans and strategies to support the fab to achieve manufacturing KPIs. These include cycle time, line yield, and OEE (overall equipment efficiency)
  • Participate in a 'Continuous Improvement' program and follow 'Lean Manufacturing' practices in the department to improve productivity and cost effectiveness.
  • Support Fab8's efforts in building a world class organization, achieving manufacturing excellence and establishing a team based collaborative culture.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform all activities in a safe and responsible manner and support all Environmental, Health, Safety & Security requirements and programs


Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree with 7 years of experience in a semiconductor manufacturing environment, or Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience
  • This requires successfully passing an online Leadership Assessment
  • Candidate must have strong leadership and people management skills
  • Language Fluency- English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Solid State Physics or other relevant engineering physical science discipline
  • Experience as Shift Process or Equipment Engineer within a Clean Room Production Environment or equivalency
  • Minimum 5 years people leadership experience in a semi-conductor manufacturing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, energetic and self-starter
  • Outstanding communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization and experience in working with external constituencies
  • Strong organizational skills along with demonstrated ability to manage a Shift team of engineers, process technicians and maintenance technicians
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities to meet business need
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Individuals will be and must be able to understand complex automated systems and human interactions.
  • Individual must be well versed in all Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Previous wafer fab start-up experience
  • Previous people management experience in a Production Semiconductor Environment

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

An offer with GlobalFoundries is conditioned upon the successful completion of pre-employment conditions, as applicable, and subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Effective January 4, 2022, GlobalFoundries will require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. GlobalFoundries will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of fully vaccinated and will require proof of vaccination. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, will have the opportunity to submit an accommodation request.

GlobalFoundries is fully committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and believes that cultural diversity within the company enhances its business potential. GlobalFoundries goal of excellence in business necessitates the attraction and retention of highly qualified people. Artificial barriers and stereotypic biases detract from this objective and may be illegally discriminatory.

All policies and processes which pertain to employees including recruitment, selection, training, utilization, promotion, compensation, benefits, extracurricular programs, and termination are created and implemented without regard to age, ethnicity, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic or category specified by local, state or federal law.

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