Santa Clara, California

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible™ the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team. 


Are you an engineer and project manager who is highly motivated and passionate about learning and pushing your limits? Come join our Supplier Engineering Focal team and partner with our business unit to understand their needs and work with suppliers to deliver on the various deliverables.  


Supplier Engineer—BU Focal Overview 

The supplier engineer BU Focal is responsible for providing leadership to the assigned business unit and managing overall supplier quality across a matrixed organization and supplier base, ensuring process controls are established and adhered to throughout the supplier’s entire manufacturing process. Engages early in product development, providing drawing/design input and conducting first builds with the supplier to establish quality products upfront. In addition, manages customer and factory escalations by driving supplier corrective action reports and presenting to business unit executives. 

The supplier engineering team is a supportive, cross-functional team with many diverse skillsets and experiences, lending itself to many learning opportunities just from within the team. Additionally, Applied has extensive internal and external training programs offering various certifications and development opportunities tailored specifically for the engineer’s skill sets and goals. The highly dynamic workload is project-focused and across any commodity e.g. OEM, BTP, allowing the engineer to manage individual work schedules. 


Our engineering judgment is in demand every day as we collaborate with engineers and scientists across Applied Material business units to develop the next generation products and sustain the quality of our current products. 

Key Responsibilities

Leads quality problem resolutions and incident management, drive root cause, preventative and corrective actions.  Identifies and drives broad based systemic supplier resolutions at the process level.  

Drive systemic supplier performance improvement plans for reducing quality defects and Install and Warranty related issues. 

Drive SPC (statistical process control) compliance and improvement projects to reduce out of control conditions. 

Conduct audits at supplier sites – part to print verification, quality management system review, root cause analysis, and corrective actions. 

Proliferate key learnings and BKMs (best-known methods) into the Business Unit and Supplier Base. 

Prepare and present executive summaries on customer and factory escalations. Prepare and present Quality Reviews to Business Unit Executives. 

Functional Knowledge

Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field 

Business Expertise

Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity 

Problem Solving

Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view

Experience and Education 

7 - 10 years of relevant work experience 

Bachelor’s / Master's Degree. in mechanical, industrial, manufacturing engineering or related discipline 



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 25% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Santa Clara, California

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.


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