Santa Clara, California


Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.

Key Responsibilities

This is a Technical Facilities Manager position. This position is to provide technical leadership in the planning, design, configuration, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of gas and chemical (G&C) delivery equipment & systems, Gas Life Safety System (GLSS), & Pump & Abatement (P&A) units.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the operations, maintenance and safety of all G&C delivery systems, GLSS & P&A to ensure maximum uptime
  • Coordinate with 3rd party service providers to ensure proper maintenance of mechanical, electrical, fire life safety, process piping, and controls systems
  • Monitor 3rd party maintenance providers performance and report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Coordinate with multiple groups (planning, construction, safety, G&C service provider, building owners, management, etc.) to meet project or service request requirement and minimize system downtime and business interruptions
  • Respond to business interruptions or internal customer escalations
  • Perform problem solving, troubleshooting, root cause analysis using 8D methodology
  • Ensure that all G&C, P&A and GLSS systems operate to design specifications
  • Evaluate system capacities and capabilities and make improvement recommendations
  • Forecast budget spending and review supplier invoices
  • Identify and conceptually scope safety, compliance, capacity, redundancy, and cost savings projects
  • Obtain funding and manage projects per scope, schedule & budget
  • Review operation, maintenance, trouble shooting, project commissioning & acceptance, and other related documents for facilities systems; recommend and implement improvements
  • Review and approve building construction, fit-up and tool hook-up designs
  • Coordinate with 3rd party hazardous waste management service provider to ensure safe handling and disposal of gas, liquid and solid wastes
  • Manage engineering & design team of instrumentation, controls and life safety system for multiple projects of varying complexity
  • Take various levels of responsibility for, and participation in the development of, project scope, budget, and schedule
  • Provide technical direction to design engineers throughout the project conceptual design phase, interface with site user groups, other engineering disciplines, local municipalities and/or utilities, trade contractors, and other project stakeholders as required
  • Perform conceptual instrumentation and controls (I&C) and Life Safety System analysis for multiple scenarios that can include high level schedule and/or budget development to help customers and stakeholders make critical business decisions based on time and cost constraints
  • Develop effective process design deliverables to support all aspects of conceptual design
  • Effectively interact with several internal engineering organizations to influence design standards, construction specifications, and operations requirements to ensure these enable construction to meet its Review and approve Chem Auth and MOC

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


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical / Chemical Engineering
  • 7 years of semiconductor or high purity hazardous gas facilities management experience; or equivalent experience of more than 10 years of semiconductor gas facilities management

Additional qualifications include:
  • Working experience as a facilities engineer in semiconductor manufacturing (wafer fab) facilities a strong plus
  • Industrial gas and chemical delivery experience or equivalent
  • Gas abatement and wastewater treatment systems experience
  • Working knowledge of gas distribution system and PLC based controls systems
  • Knowledge of local Fire, Building and Environmental codes
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of SPC, 8D, DMAIC, FMEA and other tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Foreign language capability a plus
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Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Not Specified

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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