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Magdeburg Site Production Department Manager (f/m/d)

Magdeburg, Germany Job ID JR0229555 Job Category Engineering Management Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Intel has announced a major expansion of Intel's production capacities in Europe and plans to develop two first-of-their-kind semiconductor fabs in Magdeburg, Germany, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt. Planning has started, with construction expected to begin in the first half of 2023 and production planned to come online in 2027, subject to European Commission State aid approval and funding approval by the German authorities.

This position is the Production Department Manager of the Magdeburg, Germany greenfield mega-site: a large-scale, multi fab, 3000+ employee operation supporting Intel's internal and foundry wafer supply with production expected to start in 2027 This position reports to the Intel Vice President of Operations for the Magdeburg Site. The Production Department Manager owns the project strategy for the new fabs at the Magdeburg site, from design to start-up/ramp of the new technology, ensuring activities coordination to meet the project milestones and timeline.

The Site Production Department Manager will be responsible for but not limited to: owning and executing tactical and strategic factory manufacturing operational performance to meet factory production commitments.

Fab Sort Manufacturing (FSM) is responsible for the production of all internal Intel silicon using some of the world's most advanced manufacturing processes. With fabs (short for fabrication facilities) in Israel, New Mexico, Ireland, Arizona and Oregon, FSM operates as a highly coordinated virtual factory network, supporting multiple technology nodes for all Intel products. FSM supports new product introductions (NPIs) for all new products entering the high-volume fabs, evaluates performance of each product to enable supply commits and approves risk start memos (RSMs) for all products that begin Start up and ramp in FSM factories ahead of production qualification.

Strategically, the successful candidate will be responsible for mapping and implementing continuous improvements for the overall Magdeburg site manufacturing capability, ensuring the strategic site capacity, reporting systems, and production capability meet the strategic needs of the site. Tactically, this role requires integrating the capabilities of the site operational infrastructure to meet the site line item commitments, meet the throughput and cycle time commitments, scheduling priority lots, and meeting all customer/divisional needs around product delivery.

This role requires a highly integrated knowledge of fab operations, engineering, capacity assessment, and automation systems to make tactical and strategic decisions for the factory as a whole. To maintain a high degree of alignment on these decisions, this role will need to develop a high level of influence and leadership with his/her Department Manager peers, factory and support organizations (Automation, Corporate Services, Supply Chain and Materials, Equipment/Capital management and Logistics) as well as factory management, both within Magdeburg and across the Virtual Factories.

This role entails intensive planning & design efforts in various areas of this function, for this project and related projects and will require an on-site presence.

The successful candidate will also mentor the production and manufacturing leadership to establish the operational rules, line management, capacity systems, automation systems, and throughput performance feedback systems/infrastructure to successfully deliver on the site commitments. And, demonstrate competence in engineering, project management, automation systems, industrial engineering, operations, maintenance, safety, organizational development and people management. Would have the capability to utilize experts from multiple technical and business fields to synthesize complex and robust solutions in a High-Volume-Manufacturing environment. And, have an understanding of factory operations/disciplines and the ability to integrate them. Expected to demonstrate proficiency in applying Manufacturing Science and Lean thinking, tools, and systems to build a learning organization as well as develop high-performing teams.

The successful candidate will be able to develop the future operational leaders of the Magdeburg Site. Demonstrated results and accountability for leadership and role modelling of Intel's cultural attributes as follows:

  • Customer obsessed - seek to understand what matters most to our customers, listening more and talking less.

  • One Intel - We before Me. We work across boundaries, collaborating across the aisle and around the world.

  • Fearless - We are bold. We take risks and challenge ourselves. We fail fast, iterate, and continuously improve.

  • Truth and Transparency - allows the best ideas to emerge and speeds our ability to solve problems faster.

  • Inclusion - Inclusion runs through each attribute and is integral to our culture evolution.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Safety role modelling

  • Capable of inspiring, leading and motivating a large diverse workforce with a high sense of urgency.

  • Inspire engagement, collaboration, teamwork and commitment within the organization, the global factory network, and partner organizations.

  • Apply broad and deep business and strategic acumen

  • Exceptional people manager (people skills) and organizational leadership, achieving results though people, inclusive and leveraging diversity

  • Set clear, actionable strategies to meet the business needs

  • Role model courage, candor, and integrity in the face of change

  • Take informed risks and promote an environment that challenges the status quo

Once hired, this person must be willing to temporarily relocate to Israel or Ireland or perhaps to the US sites for training assignments from 6 months to a year.

Final location is Magdeburg site. Interim location of this role is Home Based Office until office premises will be available, ETA: Q4 2022


Minimum Qualifications and requirements:

  • Candidates must possess a BSc, MSc or PhD in Engineering or Science (e.g. physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, material science, industrial engineering and another engineering/science-related field)

  • Substantial Process Engineering, Manufacturing experience or in other related engineering functional areas in 300mm semiconductor manufacturing with a similar scope and function

  • Significant Technology transfer and fab ramp experience with an emphasis on process tool installation and qualification

  • Substantial Fab engineering and manufacturing experience

  • Substantial strategic planning and management of production organization experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Fluency in the German language is essential

  • Candidate must be willing to relocate to Magdeburg

Inside this Business Group
As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Posting Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model
This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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