Santa Clara, California

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in managing Technical Facilities Operations and Construction Projects at assigned lab locations
  • Responsible for managing and meeting scope, schedule, budget targets of all build base, fit- up and tool installation projects
  • Provide on-site leadership in all phases of major construction projects
  • Responsible for Technical Facilities assets, operations, maintenance and improvement; ensure maximum safety and building uptime
  • Manages third part IFM service provider and other suppliers to ensure proper facilities operations and maintenance
  • Responsible for developing and executing annual capital and expense plans
  • Interfaces with BU executives and Lab users on both long and short terms lab requirements
  • Responsible for safety and code compliance performance

Job Skills Required:

  • Strong working experience as a project manager and facilities operations manager in semiconductor manufacturing or R&D laboratory facilities

  • Knowledge and experience in base build, conversions, and tool installation design and construction criteria, procurement and supply chain

  • Knowledge and Experience in facilities systems including but not limited to:

  • Acid waste and exhaust, solvent waste and exhaust, chilled/condenser water, hot water, process chilled water & DI water, process gases, controls, and monitoring systems

  • Fire Life Safety and Gas Life Safety Systems

  • City Permit requirements, National Electrical Code, Building Codes and Fire Codes

  • Environmental, Health & Safety regulations and requirements

  • Building control systems
  • Program management capability and experience in team leadership

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of SPC, 8D, DMAIC, FMEA, SCADA (e.g. GE Cimplicity), CMMS (e.g. IBM Maximo) and others

  • Proficient in Windows based software including Excel, Word, Project, Visio, PowerPoint and AutoCAD

Functional Capabilities

  • Breadth of expertise in own engineering and management discipline
  • Responds to business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services
  • Lead functional teams or projects with varying resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity
  • Leadership to solve complex problems; analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions
  • Able to impact customer achievement, operational, project or service objectives and per functional policies
  • Able to communicates concepts and successfully negotiate with others

Business Expertise
  • Anticipates business and regulatory issues; recommends product, process or service improvements

  • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution

Problem Solving
  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions

  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project or services; works within general functional policies and industry guidelines

Interpersonal Skills
  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 10-15 years of experience in technical facilities project management and operations including leadership in semiconductor facilities

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



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 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.

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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