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Mechanical Engineer Manager

Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
Job ID: R0011358
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi High-Technologies
Company Name: Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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NOTE: HTA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  All new hires will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to their start date and will need to receive the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or before January 4, 2022, or no later than two weeks prior to their start date with HTA, unless they request and receive a medical or religious accommodation.

Work Style Designation: Hybrid (+50% Onsite)


  • Manage staff according to company policies and procedures to meet business objectives.  Implement and oversee performance reviews. Develop employees by training, cross training, and providing continuing education opportunities. 
  • Effectively lead a team and provide leadership, guidance and direction as the Manager.
  • Communicate regularly to staff regarding operational information and management directives and how their work fits into corporate and SED goals and objectives.
  • Manages staffing resources, i.e. hiring, scheduling, etc, ensuring that the lab is staffed properly to fulfill work requirements.  Communicates and presents these plans to the senior management team.
  • Manages operational resources including logistics and supply needs.
  • Develops and implements operational metrics and reporting to evaluate operations.
  • Establishes operational objectives and delegates assignments to staff.
  • Manages and ensures after hours support for operations.
  • Establish new and maintain existing vendor relationships.  Manages maintenance schedules and vendor service agreements for all facilities and lab equipment. 
  • Manage lab and tool upgrades, retrofits, new equipment move-in, and all other lab activities.
  • Ensures proper and appropriate records and documentation are kept for all work performed.
  • Perform all responsibilities in a safe manner. Comply with all company policies including Environmental, Health, and Safety procedures and requirements.
  • The position serves as a leader of HTA’s Lab Operations Team and supports the delivery of cost-effective, safe, environmentally sound, and reliable unit operations. The position monitors, evaluates, maintains, repairs, selects, and upgrades equipment to improve unit availability and performance. The position will work with other engineering, maintenance, and operations personnel for project and day-to-day support roles.
  • Quickly learn, train, and upskill to latest equipment and technology.  Ability to learn through on-the-job training. 
  • Install, operate/test, and maintain equipment, to maintain facility operations while meeting or exceeding requirements, budget, and deadlines.
  • Interface with internal customers, managers, and teammates within the lab. 
  • Individual will support all operations of the lab operations team and other requests provided by management, including but not limited to repairing down lab equipment, process technician tasks, and tool service work.
  • Compile data, prepare technical reports, and communicate results to stakeholders. 
  • Protect company intellectual property and confidential information.
  • The position is expected to be able to drive multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of autonomy; ensuring that necessary support is given to meet lab operations and business needs.
  • Ability to work within a matrix environment. Acts as a resource across the department working with diverse stakeholders across multiple teams, and lead cross-team or cross group efforts involving more people.  Will lead projects and project teams with manageable risks and resource requirements.  Project teams may include vendors, contractors, and design teams to facilitate cleanroom operations.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement processes.  Develop and document BKM procedures. Identify & address potential improvement areas optimizing unit availability, cycle time, utilization & cost.
  • Responsibilities require the use of creativity, effective communication, negotiation, organization, project management, and leadership expertise.
  • Skilled in review of code requirements, blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports. Uses documentation to identify solution to lab issues.
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency of both routine and non-routine maintenance and lab procedures, creates procedures for new operations with little input.
  • Effectively manages both routine and non-routine maintenance and reliability problems.  Relies on extensive experience and judgment to make recommendations that resolve non-standard problems and enhance the reliability of the labs.
  • Establish new and maintain existing vendor relationships.
  • Responsible for providing advanced training to lower-level staff.  Carry out skills audits and drive improvement efforts for lower-level staff and, when necessary, provide training to ensure quality performance of all activities.
  • Holds an position relevenat understanding of the latest equipment and technology. Leverages opportunities for continuous development of relevant knowledge and capabilities.  Transfers any training and lessons learned to all levels within HTA. 


  • BS, MS, or PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and work experience with various cleanroom and semiconductor equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to HTA-Accommodation[email protected]

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