Engineering Manager 2, Thin Film

Date: May 18, 2024

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. Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.


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 creative thinking. We value 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 are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 72246 



As a Process Engineering Manager, you will direct, lead and manage the Thin Film engineering and technician team.  The Thin Film area includes many clean room tools, such as evaporator, sputter, PECVD nitride, RTP, ion implantation and metrology tools to measure particles, stress, film thickness, sheet resistance, etc.  In this role, the goal is to improve FDC and SPC control for tighter control of equipment and process parameters.  You will drive improvement in wafer cost, tool capacity, particles, abort recovery, AOI defects, number of held lots and disposition of held lots in timely manner. In addition, you will select, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


  • Sustain and improve Thin Film processes.

  • Oversee improvement of FDC and SPC control.

  • Review of metrology, AOI and electrical test results.

  • Reduction of held lots and timely disposition of held lots.

  • Develop detailed project plans and timelines.

  • Define and set deliverables.

  • Make sound decisions when allocating resources.

  • Coordinate work with other managers.

  • Coach, challenge, develop, and motivate the Thin Films Team.

  • Ensure validity of methods used by staff and review work for technical accuracy.

  • Communicate with others appropriately to exchange information, including giving and receiving directions.

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS with 12 years’ experience; MS with 8 years’ experience or PhD with 5 years’ experience.

  • Experience in a Fab environment.

  • Be able to work in fast paced production environment.

  • Experience as an engineering manager with direct report responsibility.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other teams.

  • Advanced analytical skills to work with others to analyze thin films issues and technical situations leading to optimal solutions.

  • Team player with strong listening skills that can take inputs and make informed decisions quickly.

  • Experience in managing change by leading, energizing, and influencing others through periods of transformation, ambiguity, and complexity.

Desired Experience and Skills

  • Experience managing an engineering team in Thin Films



The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $124,400$235,700 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance. 


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

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