Santa Clara, California

The Emergency Response Manager leads the professional and volunteer Emergency Response Teams (ERT) for the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale (SCLA). This position will provide leadership and subject matter experience in support of Applied Materials’ Global Emergency Response and Business Continuity program. This position will collaborate with individuals from all departments to maintain and improve the existing ERT program to keep our assets safe.

This position is a 40-hour night shift Manager. The successful candidate will Supervise night shift Emergency Response Personnel, from 10:00 PM until 06:00 AM M-F.


  • Develops and provides ERT training for medical and hazardous materials response to SCLA team members.
  • Coordinates and monitors all project management activities to train new Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) as the company grows.
  • Professionally interface with local outside emergency services, company management, employees, and ERT volunteers.
  • Develops policies, procedures, templates, standards and documentation in support of the deployment, management and sustainability of the ERT program.
  • Provides emergency response and preparedness training and awareness communication for employees.
  • Develops and conducts emergency response exercises and drills.
  • Conducts the preparation, management, organization, and implementation of short term and long-range Emergency Management plans.
  • Ensures that all Emergency Management plans, activities, and operations are carried out in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations and laws.
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of the business processes, assets, facilities, responsibilities, regulatory requirements and interdependencies of the corporation.
  • Performs regular reviews and updates to all program materials to ensure that the quality and accuracy of all program documentation is maintained.
  • Performs continuous monitoring of program activities to identify areas of opportunity for improvement, cost reduction, and enhanced operational efficiency.
  • Responds to alarms as a member of the onsite Emergency Response Team; performs variety of functions, including, HAZMAT Technician, First Aid provider, and Incident Command Officer.
  • Responds as part of a medical team to bring basic medical care to employees, and visitors at Applied Materials.
  • Participates in daily training exercises and classroom lectures and prepares and conducts trainings for department, when assigned.
  • Partners with the site EHS and Facilities teams to interpret requirements and prepare standards to maintain compliance with applicable fire protection and emergency response regulatory requirements.
  • Supports the company’s crisis management and incident response teams with the coordination and execution of emergency response activities for actual incidents. This may require off hour or weekend work.
  • Facilitates the completion of post-incident response reviews and partners with affected teams and site leadership to confirm that improvement opportunities are effectively deployed across the site in a timely manner.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.
  • Successfully complete physical examination as specified by Applied Materials prior to any offer (Required).


  • BA/BS in Emergency Management, Business Resiliency Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) or related field. (Required). Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in business continuity, emergency management, public safety or disaster recovery (Required).
  • Minimum of 5 years management and leadership experience of progressively responsible professional experience in Emergency Management or Public Safety (Required).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Required). Modern office procedures and computer software and equipment applications
  • Candidates must have authorization to work in the USA (Required).
  • Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills (Required).
  • Professional certification (CEM, DRII or BCI) (Preferred).
  • 1st aid and CPR required. Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) (Preferred).
  • Knowledge of Federal and State safety and environmental-related regulations (Preferred).
  • Incident Command System (ICS) course 100 and 200 required and on the job ICS experience (Preferred).
  • California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Hazmat Technician or Fire Department Firefighter I (Preferred).
  • Experience in semiconductor manufacturing environment or equivalent high hazard environment.
  • Adaptable, innovative and detail oriented. Ability to resolve issues, partner with others and drive solutions that create win-win situations.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Background and training in chemistry, toxic gas systems and wastewater.

***Due to 24/7 schedule, you may be required to work off-hours and weekends or called in for emergency incidents.




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

2 - 4 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% 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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