Operations Manager - (B3)

Applied Materials Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 3 months ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that specific project and program objectives are defined for areas of responsibility, and that necessary preliminary activities (e.g., determination of outcomes, milestones, viability studies, and resource planning, among others) are completed to allow for effectiveness and focus during later stages of completion.

  • Ensures that all projects and programs assigned are completed in accordance with predetermined requirements, with specific attention to product/process specifications, project/program costs, resource utilization, and timeliness for completion.

  • Ensures that all phases of project, program and/or process development are documented and that information required in other functional areas is reported, disseminated, or transferred, as appropriate. Ensures compliance with Company policies regarding Engineering/Lab notebooks, patents, confidentiality and safety.

  • Ensures that the utilization of all material and financial resources is carried out in an effective manner.

  • Effectively work with other staff to maximize productivity for the project / program.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines

Business Expertise

  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market


  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements

Problem Solving

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information


  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

5 - 7 years of experience, including potential military service

Familiar with:

  • Business development

  • Resource procurement and allocation

  • Financial modeling

  • Service related operations and P&L management

  • Executive-level escalation

  • Customer satisfaction.

  • Experience in education (Assistant Professor, course development, etc.)

  • Continuous Improvement

  • 8D including Root-Cause-Analysis

  • 5S

  • Complex systems and related control architecture: submarine, aircraft, semiconductor fabs (mechanical, electrical, controls, automation)

  • Maintenance of complex systems

  • MBA

  • B.S. Information Technology

  • Well organized; highly resourceful; strong emotional intelligence; self-motivation and strong analytical skills.


  • Leadership of Cross-Functional Teams

  • Quality Assurance

  • Operational Planning

  • Program/Project Management

  • Procedure Development

  • Process Improvement

  • Financial Analysis/ Financial Management


  • Lean Six Sigma - ______ Belt

  • Qualified Nuclear Engineer OR other qualified military or Professional Engineering background

  • Quality Assurance

  • US Navy Nuclear Power School

  • IT and software certifications/training



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:
4 - 7 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.

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Operations Manager - (B3)

Applied Materials