Manager Manufacturing Operations

Macom Lowell , MA 01850

Posted 2 months ago

Company Overview:

MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.

MACOM has more than 65 years of application expertise with multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Click here to view our facilities. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business.

MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.

MACOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Manager Manufacturing Operations

Job Description:

The Die Business Manufacturing Manager is responsible for directing production operations and coordinating with engineering and other staff functions to achieve functional and product cost, quality, and service objectives for the Die Business Operation.


  • Develop and execute the production build plan to meet the business daily needs. Utilize ERP tools, production planning and material control to support plan development.

  • Communicate business goals and objectives to the production team and assist them as necessary in developing effective daily production plans. Lead daily production standups and daily/weekly meetings. Tie Top 10 Business Goals into team communications.

  • Ensure all deliveries and objectives are completed on schedule, in cost and within the quality requirements. Monitor daily throughput and address any shortfalls to daily production plan.

    Monitor all WIP inventory, ensure supply is sufficient to meet plan, participate in regular material planning meetings. Inform management of shortfalls or projected shortfall in materials. Track commit date OTD to business area objectives. Track and address late backlog.

  • Establish and maintain department operating budgets. Track and monitor variance to plan with finance support.

    Manage department direct and indirect costs. Support analysis of business area revenue, COGS (DL, DM, OH), variance PPV/DLV and Unallocated variances.

  • Manage, lead, coach and develop the Die Business production team. Perform weekly, monthly and quarterly staffing requirement evaluations based on forecasted needs.

    Identify staffing excesses or shortfalls. Track utilization. Take action to resolve any deficiencies or excess to the plan.

    Create and support implementation of cross training initiatives to support short and long-term business needs. Maintain a cross training matrix. Ensure attendance compliance and take remediation actions if required. Perform timely annual performance reviews.

  • Define and hold teams accountable for production KPIs around safety, quality, delivery and cost. Assure conformance to product specifications and work instructions.

    Lead first pass yield improvement activities, drive measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and increase product quality utilizing Lean Manufacturing Principles and other new initiatives (such as scrap/rework reduction, root cause and corrective action/8D, RMA, field failures/factory failures). Establish team metrics around output (units/day), overtime, productivity (units/person hour) and cycle time. Support NPI efforts.

  • Conduct daily/weekly periodic assessments of all work areas for safety and cleanliness. Identify and correct any issues, concerns or areas for improvement.

    Lead team in Safety, 5S, ESD, and FOD protocols. Be an exemplary role model and leader in continuous improvement. Review and enforce the use and maintenance of work instructions, routers, logs, scrap tickets, and company procedures.

  • Maintain capital equipment plans for the business area. Assess equipment capability and production capacity to meet production build plans.

    Identify and perform capital equipment justification and process capital equipment request (CER) as required. Insure that appropriate preventative maintenance is being performed on the equipment. Review and maintain calibration schedules for the area equipment. Prevent production disruptions.

  • Drive advanced data collection and analysis for process mapping, yield improvement and cost reduction opportunities. Provide daily, weekly and monthly status reports as required. Create and present monthly business area, product and program presentations as required.


  • Semiconductor, wafer and die handling and processing experience.

  • Bachelor's or equivalent technical degree with a minimum 8+ years of experience of increasing leadership responsibilities in operations/manufacturing or engineering including department experience supervising.

  • Progressive responsibilities in operations and/or engineering leadership, including operations or engineering department supervisor experience.

  • Experience in leading teams and departments in meeting continuous improvement goals, step-change performance improvements, innovation, expanding technical capability, work redesign or other change efforts.

  • Experience coordinating activities within functional responsibility and collaborating with other groups to achieve results.

  • Demonstrated track record of growing talent.

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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