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# of Openings: 1

Exemption: Exempt

Career Level: Experienced

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UCT is seeking an experienced and talented Production Manager to join our team in Fremont, CA! The primary responsibility is to manage the daily operations of key manufacturing departments, problem-solving gaps in operational metrics. They will also execute plans to drive long-term improvements in customer lead times and delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes key performance indicators in alignment with department goals, maintain and report applicable metrics
  • Supports management in developing department budgets and executes to budget throughout the fiscal year
  • Ensures that appropriate levels of trained resources are available to meet production schedules
  • Experience supporting and implementing Lean Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • Uses appropriate process improvement tools and methodologies to lead Lean Continuous Improvement projects that deliver significant operational improvement and financial benefits.
  • Drives programs to continually reduce manufacturing cycle time and maximize inventory turns
  • Establishes and monitors process control parameters necessary to achieve expected departmental performance
  • Reviews machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization
  • Builds and maintains a positive employee relations environment
  • Ensures safety practices are maintained within the department and all regulatory requirements are met and exceeded
  • Performs those administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including provision for the selection and development of employees’ salary and budget administration, employee safety, counselling and motivation, disciplinary action, organization of goals and objectives, planning, organizing, integrating, and measuring the work performed within the department
  • Accomplishes efficiency in production and distribution by communicating job expectations to employees by planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Prepares performance evaluations of direct reports, providing counselling on methods of improving performance and disciplining employees when necessary, enforcing company systems, policies, and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Leadership skills to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desire direction to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives
  • Strategic thinking combined with outstanding tactical execution – must possess a sense of urgency
  • Experience utilizing lean processes and concepts as well as lean manufacturing
  • Exposure to lean manufacturing/organizational development/change management
  • Enthusiasm, dynamism, and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Formal Lean training or equivalent experience with a proven track record of business performance improvement desirable
  • Critical thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Complex problem solving — identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Commitment to task – able to start and persist with specific courses of action, while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency

Educational/Certification Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or business preferred

Experience Requirement:

Work Experience:

  • 5-10+ years relevant Operations management experience, with significant related technical experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Semiconductor, Semiconductor Equipment and/or Service industries

Management Experience (for people manager job only):

  • 5-10+ years of proven strong team-building and employee development experience

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: 


Work Environment:

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
    • Work is performed primarily in a standard office and warehouse environment

Physical Demands:

    • Ability to exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
    • The ability to talk on the phone and use a computer for extended periods may be required.

Environmental Exposure:

    • May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers, faxes, computers, etc.

Overnight Travel:

    • Work may require out of town travel depending upon assignment (training and meeting).

UCT offers an excellent benefits package to all full-time employees which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off.

UCT is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.

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