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Research and Development (RD) Engineering Manager

Company: Semtech
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Location: SCI, Federal Drive Colorado Springs

Our Team:

Semtech is a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer, and industrial equipment.

Through our advanced technology platforms, Semtech is enabling mission critical applications for three of the industry's fastest growing markets: Internet of Things, Data Centers and Mobility.

For over three decades, Semtech has been a market leader in providing high-performance ESD and transient voltage protection solutions to safeguard the most advanced data interfaces on the market for industrial, telecommunication and automotive applications. The Protection Business Unit produces ultra-small, high performance platforms that protect next-gen electronics.

Job Summary:

The Assembly R&D Engineering Manager will be responsible for the execution of the research and development and to support the packaging and assembly strategies and roadmap for Semtech's Protection Products business unit. This is a hands-on role, managing both a small team of packaging/assembly engineers and interacting with other functional teams of manufacturing, design, applications, and test engineers.

This role will have major emphasis on developing and evaluating new processes and equipment but will also focus on development and release of new products, support in optimizing current processes, and clear and concise reporting and problem solving using six-sigma/lean problem-solving tools for issues identified in new product introductions and R&D runs.


  • Responsible for managing the R&D Assembly engineering team.
  • Manage and execute projects relating to new process and new product development including new equipment development and evaluation.
  • Development of new packages and processes to improve efficiency, throughput, and yield improvement.
  • Prepare and present reports on the status of the R&D Assembly engineering efforts and development projects to senior management.
  • Recruit, train, manage/coach and retain engineering resources supporting assembly and packaging development for semiconductor processes.
  • Disseminate and present information across all levels.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a BS in directly applicable Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, or similar). MS or PhD preferred.
    • A proven track record of managing engineering activities with 6+ years of experience in manufacturing or product development environment; electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, electronic packaging, and ISO/TS qualified lean manufacturing environment preferred.
    • Knowledge and working application of quality management system requirements; familiarity with IATF 16949 preferred.
    • Must possess a thorough understanding of the production process associated with the manufacturing and assembly of semiconductor & related peripheral technology products.
    • A demonstrated understanding of Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-In-Time, Demand Flow, Single Piece Flow, Five S's, Visual Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, and SPC.
    • Strong written and verbal skills, including ability to convey complex ideas simply and build successful, collaborative relationships internally and externally.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Commitment to staying current with the continuous evolution of technology.
    • Strong working knowledge of manufacturing equipment, electro-mechanical systems, CAD, SPC, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Product Lifecycle Management (Agile PLM) and the Microsoft office suite.
    • Must be able to work in a clean room environment and follow clean room protocol. Must understand best practices for safe handling of chemicals.

      Career Growth Philosophy

      At Semtech, we seek innovation and leadership from each and every member of our team. Our goal is to ensure that our talented professionals are equipped with support, resources, and the opportunity to excel. Our pay-for-performance philosophy provides recognition and prestige coupled with a competitive compensation package.

      The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

      All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

      We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

      Career progression notification

      Career progression notification for Manufacturing Engineering Manager positions: Manufacturing Engineering Managers are hired at the level commensurate with their skills and eligible to be promoted from a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to a Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager in their career progression. Such promotions are non-competitive, subject to the discretion of the Company, and may occur at any time. An employee must have the title of Manufacturing Engineering Manager to be promoted to Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The Company does not accept applications for these promotions.

      A description of benefits available to Manufacturing Engineering Manager may be accessed at Semtech Benefits. Manufacturing Engineering Manager are exempt and eligible for annual bonuses. The starting salary ranges corresponding to these roles are as follows:

      Manufacturing Engineering Manager: $87,148 - $147,657

      Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager: $125,825 - $170,599

Keywords: Semtech, Colorado Springs , Research and Development (RD) Engineering Manager, Engineering , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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