Sr. Facilities Gas %26 Chemical Engineer V - (E5)
Santa Clara , California
March 23, 2017
Recognized as an expert within the company. Anticipates internal and/or external business challenges and/or regulatory issues; recommends process, product or service improvements. Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business. Contributes to the development of functional strategy. Leads project teams to achieve milestones and objectives.

Key Responsibilities

This is a technical facilities gas & chemical engineer position. This position is to provide operational and technical leadership in (i) the planning, design, configuration, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of gas and chemical (G&C) delivery equipment and systems; and (ii) seamless G&C supply operations
  • 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, G&C suppliers, Purchasing, lab users and other internal groups to provide seamless G&C (molecules) supply operations
  • 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
  • Regarded as the technical expert in their particular field
  • Demonstrates in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline and broad knowledge of other disciplines within the function
Business Expertise
  • Anticipates business and regulatory issues; recommends products, process or service improvements
  • Lead 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 of Science degree in an engineering discipline
  • 10-15 years of semiconductor or high purity hazardous gas facilities experience

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
  • Trained or familiar with Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools
  • 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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