II-VI Incorporated
  • Champaign, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance

Basic Function of the Job
As a Technical Manager, you will be responsible for the management and coordination of program activities as assigned. The successful candidate will work with engineers, planners, procurement, and other AMD/EPI works team members to plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate the assigned program(s).  You will be working with customers, vendors, and AMD /EPI works partners to identify solutions to meet product requirements for various applications.
This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this job.  Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire job skills, and perform other similar work as required.

Job Requirements
        M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering or Science

            5 -10 years SiC Epitaxy experience
  •         Semiconductor manufacturing experience is preferred
  •         Experience with MOCVD growth, fabrication and testing of power devices
  •         Experience with problem analysis and resolution
  •         Demonstrated ability to achieve results independently or working with others
  •         Ability to recommend and implement improvements
  •         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •         Experience with networked PC based computer system (MS Office, Excel, Access, graphics, Email, MRP systems, and accounting software)
  •         Demonstrated ability to lead people and achieve results through others
  •         Experience with problem analysis and resolution at the functional level
  •         Proven track record of continuous improvement
  •         Able to develop long-term plans, programs, and goals, to evaluate work accomplishments and provide effective feedback
  •         Experience under ISO9001 Quality Management System
  •         Experience and success in product definition and release

Special Skills:

  •         Excellent project management and independent planning skills for managing teams with cross-functional team members
  •         Demonstrated expertise in MS Project
  •         Ability to evaluate project progress and adjust the critical path while also ensuring projects are executed on budget and schedule while meeting quality standards.
  •         Willing to travel domestically and internationally occasionally (<25% travel)
  •         Ability to excel in a cross-organizational, cross-cultural, global team environment
  •         Ability to handle multiple priorities and complex issues involving external and internal priorities
  •         Ability to work with employees and customers in a multi-cultural, global team environment
  •         Handle special assignments promptly and professionally
  •         Set a high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, and competency
  •         Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Protected Individual per 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)
  •         Demonstrates and promotes the II-VI Worldwide values:
  •         Customer First
  •         Honesty and Integrity
  •         Open Communications
  •         Teamwork
  •         Continuous Improvement and Learning
  •         Manage by the "Facts"
  •         A Safe, Clean and Orderly Workplace

Job Competencies:

  • People Leader
  • Building, Developing and Managing a Successful Team' Customer Focus' Establishing Strategic Direction' Facilitating Change' Leadership' Planning and Organizing' Problem Solving, Decision Making and Continuous Improvement' Professional and Technical Knowledge and Skills' Results Oriented 'Teamwork and Conflict Management

Job Element
1) Product, Technology Development and Program Management - 70%
A)     Responsible for evaluating, planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating the technical management of assigned AMD/Epiworks products and projects.

B)     Manage product line development effort from initial internal phases through customer qualification, including equipment and metrology set definition.

C)    Define product requirements and roadmap along-side customer inputs.

D)    Utilize project management tools to drive project performance using best practices and techniques.

E)     Hire and Manage engineering team responsible for epitaxial growth

F)     Manage development budget including personnel, capital equipment, and materials expenses.

G)    Determine equipment processes for suitable throughput quality and cost to enter the market at required price targets

H)    Coordinate with operations and quality to ensure equipment meets capabilities and tolerances requirements and to transfer to processes from development to production.

I)       Accountable to drive AMD/EPI Works products from selection and needs determination through to customer delivery and engage in sustaining activities.

J)     Interface and coordinate on assigned projects between all disciplines, suppliers, and all project participants to ensure effective, accurate, and concise communication.

K)     Schedules are kept up-to-date with correct assumptions, dependencies, and constraints according to industry accepted standards.

L)     Use expertise and awareness of details to recognize and identify project risks.  Develop, implement, and monitor the appropriate mitigation efforts.

M)    All projects are closely monitored for scope creep.  Upon recognition of scope creep, drive the Engineering and Sales teams to provide the cost/price impacts to the Customer, before the execution of the requested tasks.

N)    Directly interface with and engage the team to drive meetings and close action items.

O)    Drive both Engineering and Production efforts to ensure that product launches into Manufacturing achieve the fiscal year and five-year plans.

P)     Ensure the Phase Gate process is effectively utilized to transition new products to the engineering and manufacturing organizations.

Q)    Use PM skills to effectively manage program through the initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing process groups during each phase in the Phase Gate process. 

R)    Improvements to the Phase Gate process are identified and recommendations are made to upper management.

S)     Interface with Accounting, Costing and Production Control to ensure accurate labor rates and costs are determined.

T)     Global engineering resources are utilized and integrated as required.

U)    Participation in special problem solving sessions addressing complex problems provides value to the team and actions are completed accurately and timely.

2) Intellectual Property / Business Operations - 15%
A)     Relevant Company Technology Control Plan, Export Compliance requirements, IP, IT, SOX, and Quality procedures are understood and executed.

B)     Externally and internally funded research and/or development programs consistent with the company technical direction are supported through successful completion of identified tasks.

C)    Trade Secrets and IP are defined and protective actions taken.

D)    PM participates with the external customer interface positively portraying AMD and II-VI Inc.

E)     Department processes are reviewed/audited for continuous improvement and cycle time reduction opportunities are pursued.

F)     Department processes are ISO9001 and ITAR compliant

G)    Records, reports and metrics are accurate and on time.

H)    Department budget is managed according to plan

I)       Company policy regarding ergonomically safe work environment and safety training is followed and supported

J)     A high standard of ethics, professionalism, leadership, competency, and quality is set

3) Personal Development / Business Practices/ Human Resources -10%
A)     Complementary technology publications are reviewed regularly

B)     Knowledge and expertise within project management is kept current with the state-of-the-art

C)    Active participation in available training sessions is demonstrated and training sessions and brown bag lunches are supported and recommended

D)    The II-VI Employee Success and Growth Process is executed effectively and an ESGP is co-developed and in place with each employee.

E)     Performance feedback/reviews are conducted at a high quality level and on time

F)     Support is provided for the development and coordination of training plans and materials to continuously improve employee skill sets and productivity

G)    Hiring, reviewing, promoting, counseling and/or terminating personnel are conducted in a fair, equitable manner

H)    Behavioral Interviewing process is utilized for the selection of all new hires

4)  Special Assignments - 5%
A)     Support special projects as required

B)     Report on projects and make recommendations to upper Management

Full Job Description
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