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Production Supervisor

Fremont, CA
Quantum Global Technologies, LLC (QGT) business units QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® are the largest semiconductor chamber part tool ultra-high purity (UHP) cleaning, coating and analytical testing companies in the world.  At QGT, we don’t make the computer chips (our customers do) but we make the manufacturing process run better by providing UHP chamber tool parts.
With fantastic growth, an impressive 18-year history and a focus on people, innovation, and creativity, it’s an exciting time to join QGT!  Our leadership is strong and with the right people on board, we’re taking our business to the next level. There is a tremendous opportunity here for hard working, dedicated, and ambitious people like you who want to work with the leaders in the industry. You can be part of the driving force behind QGT’s success. Come work with us!

Job Summary:
The Production Supervisor will be required to work in all the areas of production supervising all aspects of the production operation within the facility of their responsibility. This position in a hands-on position within the production area. Production Supervisor is required to spend 90% of his day on the production floor. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)
  • Responsible to ensure a safe, efficient and clean working environment throughout the facility. Safety must be the highest priority for QuantumClean. The sites must be fully compliant with OSHA requirements. Annual OSHA record keeping and accident reporting requirements must be fully adhered to. A culture of safety awareness must be part of the daily job responsibility. Adherence with applicable OSHA standards, as they apply to QuantumClean activity is required. These include Hazcom, PPE, Respirator protection, etc. Training, and documentation of technicians in all OSHA and QuantumClean safety protocols is mandatory at all sites. All required Regulatory Permits and approvals will be obtained and plants must operate in full compliance with such permits. All DOT and RCRA Hazardous waste requirements will be adhered to all sites.
  • Responsible for insuring implementation and training schedule coordination with operation training Supervisor specified by QuantumClean. 
  • Production Quantity and Quality. 
  • Informal meeting each shift with team review pending focusing on parts that are due in the next three days. Organize a production schedule / plan to process all the WIP for 3 day turn cycles
  • Addressing partial orders in receiving that need one or two parts, expedites, special customer instruction/requirement on orders, etc.
  • Walk the floor informing your key technicians in each area what parts take priority over others.
  • Identify areas that require additional techs, assign technicians to appropriate areas to assist in the parts flow process.
  • Sets daily schedule and production requirements.  
  • Responsible for “Operations Plant Flow and Process Efficiency Performance”.
  • Success in the QuantumClean philosophy of production and manufacturing requires operating plants in a “lean flow” manner.
  • Responsible for Lean Flow in their plants. Efficiency, as measured in “parts per man-hour” and “inventory (WIP)” turns is essential to providing both fast part turn around and low costs of services. Training of technicians and documentation of technician training in cross functional areas at each plant is essential to simultaneously providing “lean-flow” and low-cost operations. 
  • Required to ensure all production areas are staffed properly. This will require hands on cleaning activities in the production area as required - lead by example. 
  • Manage the NCE process.
  • Ensure NCE’s are being properly completed and distributed. 
  • Supervise the production inventory process. Assign an individual to perform inventory counts on critical supplies. Review inventory reports and orders, to ensure they are complete and accurate. Assist in setting up min. / max. inventory levels to ensure proper supply inventory. 
  • Assist the Production Manager in Complete Management of the CAPA system – this requires generating CAPA’s when needed or delegating the initial CAPA generation process to the individual responsible for creating the issue. Once the CAPA is created, assist in reviewing, editing and CAPA log updating in the system. In addition, is responsible to ensure the CAPA is distributed to the correct contacts for CAPA review and resolution.
  • Work with the commercial group to address customer issues and get them resolved in a timely manner. 
  • Work with the Site Manager and HR to address all HR related issues. Ensure that all QuantumClean HR policies and procedures are understood by employees, and that these policies are followed. The review process allows formal feedback to improve and correct employee performance and behavior and provides reward for positive performance and behavior. Adhere to discipline policies requiring incident documentation, verbal and written warnings, and dismissal. In addition to timely reviews, and adherence to discipline policies be followed in all QuantumClean sites. Ensure that all employees are aware of QuantumClean HR policies as compiled in the Employee HR Policies & Guidelines Handbook.
  • Review all training records for yearly training requirements of all the production technicians and coordinate training schedules.   
  • Responsible for ensuring all techs are following all OSHA related documentation, record keeping and compliance requirements. 
  • Involved in all associated hiring of administrative and production technician personnel. 
  • Operations Quality and ISO-9001 Performance Objectives:  Essential to QuantumClean’s success is continuous Quality Improvement. QuantumClean is an ISO-9001 company. Compliance with all QuantumClean ISO procedures at every level within the Production Supervisors organization is mandatory. This includes adherence to the CAPA and NCE programs, the Product Qualification and Quoting Process, Order Acceptance Procedures, Part Cleaning and Bagging Procedures, Internal Audit requirements, as well as all other ISO procedures and protocols.  Note that through compliance with these procedures, order and billing miss-matches do not occur, customers are notified immediately of receiving and process issues, and quality incidents of every kind are investigated, and preventative actions are put into place to prevent their re-occurrence. 
  • Operations Cost Controls and Budget Control Performance Objectives: To achieve profitability, setting budget spending limits, and ensuring that the plants operates within those spending limits (budget) is essential for achieving profit goals. The Production will control and track spending performance against those budgets.  Ensure that all spending is appropriate, that spending follows QuantumClean purchasing procedures, and that all required approvals (sign-offs) are obtained.   
  • Operations Adherence to Corporate Administrative Policies. Ensure that their site complies with the numerous requirements of QuantumClean Corporate Administrative Protocols. These policies include but are not limited to travel requests, credit card/receipt reporting requirements, expense accounts procedures, petty cash, proper and complete hiring documentation, first notice of injury, etc. 
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • High School diploma
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • 5-7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with 3-5 years of supervisory experience  
  • Previous experience in semiconductor manufacturing, relevant trade school, and/or military experience is preferred but not mandatory.
  • ISO 9001 proficiency beneficial
  • OSHA related experience preferred 
  • Ability to learn, understand and perform all aspects of each production area. Including the operation of all equipment and cleaning applications.
  • Ability to learn and comply with all aspects of OSHA requirements
  • Previous management experience within a production environment
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Ability to make sound judgments based on facts
  • Ability to communicate well with peers and upper management
  • Good written and presentations skills
  • Computer skills are critical
  • Basic understanding of ISO 9001, and associated Quality Management Systems
  • Ability to multitask successfully in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent WIP and time management experience
  • Basic understanding and experience in Lean manufacturing
  • Some management experience with an understanding of goal setting, people management, coaching for performance.
  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Change Management
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
Travel Requirement:     
  • Limited upon request
Other Duties:
  • Other duties as assigned.
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