Technical Program Manager
KLA-Tencor - Milpitas, CA

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Company Overview

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at www.kla-tencor.com .

Business Unit

We are looking for a Technical Program Manager to drive various Engineering programs/projects in support the Spares supply chain for our fleet of over 200 fielded products. The successful candidate will join the GSS Sustaining Engineering group with global teams with wide range of multiple engineering disciplines.

Responsibilities

Lead cross-functional teams that are focused on the delivery of a product or part from design to release for customers:
Creates presentations as required to support internal and external program reviews Develops, defines, executes and tracks project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables Identifies needed resources for projects Defines and assigns major project roles Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with internal/external customers or field-based employees on technical matters as needed Assigns and monitors work of other engineers, providing technical support and direction Able to effectively interface with functional engineering managers, program managers, marketing, applications, manufacturing, field service and customers Proactively communicates issues and manages the solution paths Able to lead and manage multifunctional teams which may be globally distributed Good understanding of the Product Life Cycle (PLC) process. Hold Design and Gate Reviews with cross-functional and facilitate necessary approval. Ensures that the PLC is communicated and followed within the program's engineering team. Provides feedback to the process development team on ways to improve the PLC. Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will likely have:
Experienced with Semiconductor Equipment Hardware - Electrical, Mechanical systems and assemblies. Strong communication and problem solving skills Able to present project status and review to senior management staff Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to influence, motivate, mentor and lead team resources Sufficient technical knowledge and experience to be able to communicate effectively with the engineering teams and to check/review their plans and progress Able to multitask and set priority based on changing business environment Ability to translate, statistically analyze data and effectively report problems/status through written and/or graphical formats Well verse in MS Office Application suite including Project Self-starter; self-motivator; willing to do what it takes to get the job done Able to perform data mining and analysis in Excel and Access is a plus Good understanding of the role of Service in the semiconductor equipment industry is a plus Experience in working with Supply Chain including supplier negotiation is a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum 2 years of Project/Program Management AND Doctorate in Engineering/Physics with at least 8 years of experience OR Master's Level Degree in Engineering/Physics with at least 10 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree in Engineering/Physics with at least 12 years of experience. OR Related relevant industry experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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