1.Serves as the operational leader managing the day to day activities in the cleanroom facility.2. Oversees technical staff, safety, user training in tool use and process development, equipment maintenance, tool acquisition and installation, and all aspects of activities performed within the facility. 3. Works closely with internal and external experts/stakeholders to control costs, provide accurate billing and maintain a safe and highly efficient laboratory serving the needs of the university.4. Provides technical mentorship to users in research topics, process development, debugging tool and process issues as well as benchmarking processes for overall use and is committed to substantial hands-on transfer of experience in all areas of technical expertise including photolithography, chemical processing, vacuum deposition, dry etch and metrology.5. Plans, conceives, designs and implements highly specialized state of the art instrumentation equipment and apparatus for a multi-faceted research project. 6. Develops and implements research applications to fabricate electronic materials, devices and processing equipment. 7. Manages research groups for the efficient flow of research projects. 8. Defines the direction of research and equipment design. 9. Manages research, research support design and projects associated with the project. 10. Supervises contractors and technical staff. Assigns design projects to technical staff. 11. Negotiates project designs and cost with prospective contractors. Prepares project designs and determines cost estimates. Develops material specifications and purchases. 12. Consults and advises on research technical designs. 13. Interacts with internal contacts to discuss and consult on research projects. 14. Designs research processes, implements and projects cost estimates. 15. Develops sound business procedures for accurate billing. Maintains source documentation for cost accounting purposes. 16. Interacts with vendors, suppliers, manufacturing companies, and other research institutions to develop and design specialized equipment and instruments. 17. Exchanges technical information. Stays abreast of new research technologies and developments. 18. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and eight to ten years related work experience in a research development facility, supervising and overseeing facilities operations or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Background Check Requirements
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The Cleanroom is a central shared user facility with 7500 ft2 of space housing a full complement of process tools for materials fabrication over a broad spectrum of disciplines. The facility mainly supports internal researchers at the graduate and postdoctoral research levels directed toward micro/nano fabrication technologies with a minor number of outside industrial users.
The Director serves as the operational leader managing the day to day activities in the facility. Responsibilities include oversight of technical staff, safety, user training in tool use and process development, equipment maintenance, tool acquisition and installation, and all aspects of activities performed within the facility. The Director works closely with facilities personnel, campus safety personnel (fire, EHS, medical), computer support, outside vendors and contractors, and internal administrative personnel (faculty, administrative staff, provost office) to control costs, provide accurate billing and maintain a safe and highly efficient laboratory serving the needs of the university.
The Director will provide technical mentorship to users in research topics, process development, debugging tool and process issues as well as benchmarking processes for overall use and is committed to substantial hands-on transfer of experience in all areas of technical expertise including photolithography, chemical processing, vacuum deposition, dry etch and metrology. The Director will provide insight to needs, justification, budget estimates and potential schedules for new tools that require capital funding. Background should be broad in all areas of process engineering and the candidate will be expected to be prepared to update procedures, processes and practices as warranted by newly defined needs as they evolve over time.
Preferred education and experience related to engineering, physics, photonics, mechanics, chemistry and work experience in an industrial or academic cleanroom environment.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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