Manager-Production Section (Production Functional Area Section Manager)
Gresham, OR 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

At Microchip, we work every day to innovate and develop products that solve our customers' technology challenges. Our team of more than 20,000 people worldwide is dedicated to delivering on the promise of working together to improve lives.

Learn about our that are the building blocks and foundation of our culture and discover how we make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We believe our culture fosters trust, collaboration and belonging.

Our people serve the industrial, computing, automotive, communications, aerospace and defense, and consumer market segments. As part of our global team, you can build technology solutions in our six growth areas - 5G, data centers, autonomous driving, the Internet of Things, electric vehicles, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Around the world, we are committed every day to recruiting, retaining and promoting people in our diverse workforce. Your perspective, passion and ingenuity will contribute to achieving more as we fulfill our as a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions.

Join our community of exceptional people doing incredible things.

Job Description:

Microchip has an opportunity for aManager-Production Section (Production Functional Area Section Manager)at our Fab 4 facility in Gresham, Oregon. This position will be the principal point of contact and manager for Functional Area productivity and development. The schedule for this position will be 4 ten-hour days. The Production Section Manager will be required to flex their schedule as necessary to meet with pertinent employees on CWW shifts.

Essential Functions

  • Partner with Production Leads, Supervisors, Managers and other departments to drive systems improvements.

  • Evaluate Production productivity activities and make recommendations for systems improvements.

  • Implement solutions to remove systemic barriers to the needs of the Production Specialists.

  • Project Management

    • Plan, execute and document project problem statement, options, methods and results.

    • Effectively gather input from end users.

    • Clear and effective communication to all stakeholders.

  • Fab Performance Improvement

    • Gather and validate data from various systems, both physical and electronic.

    • Use statistical methods to analyze and validate studies.

    • Validate system performance goal vs. actual.

    • Drive teams to improve system performance.

    • Analysis of wafer fab workflow, cycle time and bottlenecks.

    • Analysis and optimization of tool configurations, material movement, and workflow management methodologies including documentation of best practices.


Required Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in an applicable discipline (Business, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, etc.)
    A combination of relevant professional training and experience will also be considered.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience.

  • Competent in Excel and Visual Basic macros.

  • Excellent analytical problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Excellent organization, documentation and writing skills.

  • Strong customer service, listening, and communication skills

  • Able to contribute as a reliable and effective team member.

  • A strong desire for personal continuous improvement and learning.

  • A successful candidate must be creative, self-directed, self-motivated and work in a highly team-oriented environment with little or no supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Semiconductor Wafer Fab Data Analysis, Reporting and Performance Improvement.

  • Project Management experience.

Critical Physical Requirements

Able to lift, push, pull approx. 20 lbs; carry 15 lbs; sit 5%; stand 60%; walk 35%; must be able to perform activities that include climbing, bending at waist, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, crawling, handling, feeling, hearing, talking, seeing. Work environment could include slippery surfaces, noise or vibrations, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, fumes or odors, dust or gases.

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Bending at Waist, Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Feeling, Handling, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Seeing, Stooping, Supervises Others, Talking

Physical Requirements:

Able to lift, push, pull approx. 20 lbs; carry 15 lbs; sit 5%; stand 60%; walk 35%

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled/Veterans/Minorities/Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields