Facilities Gas %26 Chemical Engineer - (E4)

  • Company: Applied Materials
  • Posted: February 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1701065
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 Chemical Engineer 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 and systems.

  • Responsible for overseeing the operations, maintenance and safety of all G&C delivery systems to ensure maximum uptime
  • Coordinate with 3 rd party G&C service provider to ensure proper maintenance of mechanical, electrical, fire life safety, process piping, and controls systems
  • Monitor 3rd party G&C 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 systems operate to design specifications
  • Evaluate G&C 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 G&C systems; recommend and implement improvements
  • Review and approve building construction, fit-up and tool hook-up designs
  • Coordinate with 3 rd party hazardous waste management service provider to ensure safe handling and disposal of gas, liquid and solid wastes

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
    • 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
    • Experience with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, AutoCAD, SCADA (e.g. GE Cimplicity), CAFM (e.g. IBM TRIRIGA), and CMMS (e.g.IBM Maximo)
    • Ability to work effectively as an individual with minimal direction, and as part of a larger multi-functional team

    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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