30+ days ago - req12706

Director, Manager Manufacturing


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San Diego - CA, US




8+ years



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ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.As the world’s leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer, ASML enables chipmakers to produce cheaper, speedier chips – and to produce them faster – thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The systems we produce integrate several large and sophisticated machines, themselves each a feat of engineering innovation, precision, and speed.

We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).We are currently recruiting for internships located at our office in San Diego, CA.

In the Cymer Light Source (CLS) division in San Diego, we design and manufacture Deep Ultraviolet (DUV) lasers, used directly in the chipmaking process. Far from a basic “consumer” laser, these machines are complex, powerful, and flexible. The lasers we make require: durable and high-speed precise motion-controlled optics to maintain wavelength to femtometer accuracy under high laser powers; advanced materials to endure the harsh Fluorine-rich environments and high powers; clever mechanical designs to allow high performance and fit all the parts within a confined space, but still allow easy manufacturing and servicing; very fast high power electronics and electrical designs to deliver short high voltage pulses at precise timing to control pulse energy within hundredths of a percent; gas flows at hurricane speeds to keep the laser discharge area clear; cutting edge controllers and algorithms to deliver stable and consistent performance and automate all operations; and advanced real-time electronics, firmware and software to control the laser and interact with other equipment. The laser needs to minimize use of expensive or rare resources like energy or Neon gas. It needs to actively control temperatures, pressures, gas concentrations and voltages precisely to maintain good performance. It must react instantly to changing customer demands and environmental conditions. And it needs to do all of this, operating continuously and reliably for months while producing billions of perfect light pulses, without any human intervention or downtime.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of Cymer / ASML. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

Job Mission

Takes ownership for the day-to-day activities within a Cymer Work Centers (Production and Test), including guidance and direction of manufacturing and support groups.Coordinates the production schedules based on demand requirements, new product introduction, and capacity ensuring the safety of all personnel while achieving high product quality standards.Develops department goals, including on-time deliveries, lead time, quality, and cost objectives; administers procedures and budgets; and reports standard metrics and routine status.Maintains business models to justify manpower, space and capital requirements.Positively manages the P&L at or below budgeted cost to established requirements.

Job Description

  • Influences empowerment, positive change and continuous improvement through all levels of the Manufacturing Organization.
  • Drives and models a culture of learning, continuous improvement, and commitment to high quality.
  • Responsible for development of personnel within Manufacturing.
  • Provides motivation, support and guidance to all employees.
  • Provides input to Manufacturing strategy and executes delivering on commitments.
  • Typically leads, directs, and may perform work of the function supervised. Direct involvement in Manufacturing at the strategicand tactical level.
  • Monitors departmental work schedule to ensure project and time commitments are met.
  • Establishes workflow policies that enhance efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity.
  • Ensures production schedules are met and escalates when those schedules are not going to be met.
  • Responsible for inventory accuracy and reporting.
  • May act as interface with Finance Department for KPI reporting, inventory audits or physical inventory counts.
  • Analyzes MRP data upon forecast introduction to develop capacity plans.
  • Supports change order implementation with support from engineering staff.
  • Responsible for shop floor control insuring a safe working environment.
  • Ensures production schedules are met and develops plans/solutions to address any gaps.
  • Executes continuous improvement and Lean initiatives to ensure optimum production performance.
  • Ensures execution of documented processes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires Bachelor's degree in industrial Engineering, or related engineering degree; or equivalent education and experience combined.MBA is a plus.


  • 15+ years of direct, relevant, work related experience.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in a supervisory/management role.
  • Extensive knowledge of Lean Manufacturing with demonstrated results utilizing Lean principles.
  • Professional Certifications a plus, CQE, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing.
  • Extensive Project Management Experience.
  • Experience managing daily operations of off-shore factories.
  • A track record in delivering bottom line results and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in developing an effective and engaged organization aligned with overall business strategy.
  • Proven track record of implementing and operating within data driven management systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

Other information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE