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Director, Microfabrication Technology Lab

Malibu, CA, USA Req #8
Monday, July 15, 2019
EDUCATION DESIRED: Advanced Degree in electrical engineering, applied physics, chemical engineering, or related field. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Lead the Microfabrication Technology Laboratory, which will perform engineering, prototyping, process development, and production services in a high mix, low volume microfabrication environment that supports HRL’s Sensors and Electronics Laboratory, Materials and Microsystems Laboratory, and Information and Systems Sciences Laboratory in their efforts to transition differentiating semiconductor and device technologies. Develop and implement a strategy for growing HRL’s cleanroom wafer fabrication capabilities to support future customer (Boeing, GM, government agencies, commercial) needs and set priorities for investment while balancing needs for cutting edge process development. Ensure strong project execution exceeding internal and external customer expectations. Provide effective leadership in the area of microfabrication technology. Provide career development for a diverse group of process, engineering, and scientific personnel, including staff who will be matrixed to projects led by other HRL Laboratories.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Extensive experience in semiconductor wafer fabrication with prior site level management and operations experience (e.g. 5 year +) in an industrial micro-fabrication facility. Experience in a high mix-low volume fab desirable. Demonstrated line and project management skills and experience (e.g., 5+ years of managing people); proven record of inspiring direct reports; ability to set clear organizational vision and objectives with standards for accountability; and ability to coach and mentor staff. Demonstrated capability for interacting with and supporting other technical organizations. Strong track record of technology manufacturing, process, and operational contribution recognized by the industrial community. Familiarity with operations, facilities and equipment support infrastructure essential. Previous experience transitioning new processes into production facilities desirable.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Broad knowledge of state-of-the-art semiconductor device and wafer fabrication methodologies, including statistical process control, capacity / throughput analysis, and quality control. Knowledge of AS9100/ISO9001 certification and lean manufacturing is required. Ability to interact with HRL’s device modeling and IC design communities. Knowledge of advanced semiconductor devices, including IR detectors, lasers, high performance transistors, and nanoscale devices is a significant plus. Familiarity with foundry businesses and research communities is beneficial. Must be able to translate HRL strategies for new technologies into implementation of needed engineering capabilities; knowledge of basic leadership skills; familiarity with intellectual property management; basic financial and business acumen including cost models; familiarity with operations management.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong interpersonal skills; team building and leadership capabilities; solid written/verbal communication and presentation skills; travel required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: US citizenship required. Ability to obtain and maintain interim and/or final collateral secret clearance (post start); active secret DoD or IC (or DOE equivalent) security clearance is a plus.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA