Director, Semiconductor Manufacturing Fab Operations

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Date: Mar 30, 2019

Location: Newbury Park, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 49595 

Director, Semiconductor Fab Manufacturing Operations


Job Description

  • Seeking a hands-on individual who is motivated, effective in a fast-paced team-oriented environment, passionate about operations and has an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • As our ideal candidate, you are dynamic, results-driven and enjoy a high-change environment that is evolving to meet the needs of our innovation and client demands.



  • The director of manufacturing reports to the plant manager, overseeing the management of all areas of manufacturing to produce products on schedule while meeting the highest standards of safety, quality and cost objectives.
  • Directs and monitors manufacturing managers and supervisors to create and execute goals of the manufacturing plan.  This will require working closely with the Process, Equipment, Industrial, Facility and Quality engineering teams, and Production Control. 
  • Coaches and develops staff to build their leadership skills and functional knowledge.
  • Ensures resources such as manpower, equipment efficiency, capacity and materials are aligned to achieve manufacturing goals.
  • Acts as a liaison between department management/subordinate levels, as well as plant manager to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that affect their performance and results.
  • Enhances safety and quality programs to exceed company standards.
  • Leads and fosters a culture of continuous improvement, employee engagement and open communications.
  • Drives a culture of reward, recognition, respect and professionalism. 
  • Works closely with engineering teams to ensure development and rollout of new technologies is successful in the factory.
  • Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
  • Ensures compliance with current federal, state and local regulations. Consults with Human Resources Department as appropriate.
  • Assists plant manager in the development and formulation of short and long-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.
  • Engages as a member of the factory management team through participation in management meetings and reporting on departmental performance and initiatives.
  • Works with sister fabs to share knowledge and drive best practices.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering. Master’s Degree is highly desired.
  • The ideal candidate will have 15+ years of experience in manufacturing managing a significant segment of a large manufacturer or the entire operation of a smaller manufacturer, preferably in a process as well as capital intensive oriented operations and/or related industry.
  • Excellent oral and written communication with knowledge of MS Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach, ability to work under pressure, demonstrated organizational and time management abilities.
  • Strong initiative and leadership, analytical problem solving skills.
  • Lean manufacturing, cycle time management, and cost reduction background is preferred.
  • Experience with strategic planning and conceptual skills.


Why You Belong @Skyworks!

  • Relocation service is available for this position
  • Skyworks has been named as one of the top 100 Digital Companies by Forbes in 2018
  • We are a global leader in 5G and the Internet of Things (IOT) development
  • Our products are in most of the world’s smartphones and we are leading provider in RF solutions
  • We encourage collaboration, creativity in a fast paced work environment
  • We are growing! Skyworks is a global company with facilities location throughout Asia, Europe and North America.








Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

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