30 days ago - req2576

Manufacturing Manager - Optical Fab (2nd Shift)


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US




8+ years



Job Category

Optical engineering


ASML brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Job Description

Provide the leadership and direction for the assigned shift of 4-5 Group Leads that includes effective communications of Company goals while directing , supervising, and coordinating the daily production operations across 6 Work Centers operating on 7x24 schedule. Accountable for cost control, product quality, schedule attainment, development of personnel, utilization of all resources to optimize operational efficiency, and labor flexibility. Recognize potential improvements to existing products and processes, and guide the implementation of new products and processes. Ensure quality and standardization while contributing to improvements in effectivity and efficiency.
Essential Job Functions:
-Provides leadership and direction for the subordinate staff.
-Ensure that team/department goals are congruent with Company objectives.
-Develop and maintain strategies that assure the achievement of internal and external customer requirements.
-Anticipate resource requirements and re-allocate/request accordingly in order to meet department goals.
-Provides direct leadership and consistently administers policies and work rules to ensure conformity.
-Maintains working knowledge of schedule, costs, quality, safety, material utilization, and productivity and provide direction and guidance to achieve deliverables.
-Develops and coordinate production/maintenance schedules around production requirements.
-Analyzes direct and indirect labor cost and variances. Develops necessary controls to monitor these areas. Promotes problem solving to address variances.
-Promotes safety, health and environmental initiatives as well as 5S and Housekeeping within assigned area.
-Determines training needs and administers colleague training for assigned area.
-Demonstrates a pro-active and creative approach to problem solving and continuous improvement. Leads and/or facilitates improvement efforts/special projects related to safety, quality, cost, etc.
-Promotes and champions team initiatives, colleague ownership and empowerment.
-Develop competencies within the department that focus on technical skills, continuous improvement, teambuilding, and cross-training.
-Work with Human Resources on disciplinary issues and hiring decisions; participate in candidate interviews.
-Leading by example, encourage personal motivation in an effort to achieve world class quality and performance.


Prefer a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, or Business Administration or equivalent experience


-Proven (5+ years) of line and staff management experience with increasing responsibility in a manufacturing environment.
-Strong business operation acumen
-Prior optical fabrication and coating experience preferred.
-Strong LEAN manufacturing SPC, and Continuous Improvement experience in Mfg environment.
-Computer Proficiency—knowledge of SAP a plus.
-Familiar with ISO9001 and ISO14001

Personal skills

-Requisite leadership skills and experience to thoroughly develop and challenge the organization to achieve high performance. Strong motivation and interpersonal skills.
-Proven ability to lead cultural change.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Strong analytical skills – capable of translating requirements into an executable schedule.
-Strong problem solving skills – be able to identify and solve problems in a timely manner.
-Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage changing priorities
-Ability to effectively communicate one on one and in small groups to operators, management and engineers.
-Strong interpersonal, coaching, and teambuilding skills.

Context of the position

-May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, solvents and tooling.
-May also be exposed to laser energy and magnetic fields.
-Production areas are maintained at 70 to 75 degrees and 35-50% RH.
-The noise level in the manufacturing areas is usually moderate.
-Occasional travel may be required.

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 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company 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.

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability