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Microchip Technology Manager-Operations in Beverly, Massachusetts



Beverly, MA

Company Description

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of embedded control applications. Our product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories, and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM). We also license Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a broad range of products.

Job Description

Microchip Frequency & Time Systems (FTS) provides world-class timing solutions and sets the world's standard for time. FTS generates, distributes and applies precise time for telecom, wireless, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. FTS's customers from telecom service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions.

Microchip FTS located in Beverly, MA is considering candidates for a Manager-Operations for our Chip Scale Atomic Clocks and Cesium Beam Tube Team.

Job Requirements


In this role, you will direct production, process & product engineering, test engineering, collaborate with other staff functions (quality, planning, supply chain, etc.,) to achieve plant cost, quality, and service objectives while meeting all safety, health, and environmental requirements. As Operations Leader for CSAC and Cesium Beam Tube department you are looked to for guidance and direction by all operations personnel in your assigned facility. Your job is to lead, coach, mentor, influence your team to attain operational site goals, BU goals, Systems Operations goals, and ultimate Microchip Corporate goals while aligning to the Microchip Guiding values.

  • Assist in the development of an operating plan aligned with department, business, and manufacturing strategies to meet key performance objectives.

  • Lead execution of the operating plans to meet manufacturing and commercial objectives.

  • Assure manufacturing capability and performance improvement in support of department, business, and manufacturing strategies.

  • Provide focus and direction to plant personnel to assure knowledge and support of plant manufacturing priorities and requirements.

  • Maintain and assure the efficient operation of all plant assets and equipment.

  • Meet all safety and environmental regulatory requirements. Create and maintain a safe working environment for all employees.

  • Assure growth in talent and capability of the department staff.

  • Build effective relationships within the department, business, plant staff groups, and with key customers and suppliers where required.

  • Champion Focus Factory, Factory Certification, BPMS, 6S, lean 100, and other Operations manufacturing initiatives as required.


Required Years of Experience:

  • Manager-Operations – Minimum 8+ years of experience of increasing leadership responsibilities in operations management position.

Required Skills:

  • Progressive responsibilities in operations and/or engineering leadership, including operations or engineering department supervisor experience.

  • Experience in leading teams and departments in meeting continuous improvement goals through system RCCA methodologies and tools, step-change performance improvements, innovation, expanding technical capability, work redesign or other change efforts.

  • Experience coordinating activities within functional responsibility and collaborating with other groups to achieve results. Experience with multiple manufacturing processes for assembly, test, and integration of electromechanical subsystems and components. Demonstrated track record of growing talent.

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Electronics assembly workmanship to IPC 610 class 3 – J-STD Space addendum preferred

  • General knowledge of fabrication technologies; brazing, welding, machining, EDM, die bonding, wafer fabrication, vacuum processing, torqueing, soldering, de-solder, SMT/Thru hole, box-build, cable

  • Experience in staff or project roles such as Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering, Test Engineering, Quality or Applications Engineering, Supply Chain, or a project assignment

  • Exposure to global manufacturing, outsourcing models, and business through work or project assignments.

  • NPI experience (Milestone Lifecycle Process), understanding the process for introducing new product designs into production release.

  • Understanding of principles of Lean Manufacturing and six-sigma and how to effectively utilize the selected tools

  • U.S. person status is required as this position supports ITAR compliant site.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal / written communications and interpersonal skills

  • Strong team building skills necessary to lead a multi-disciplined team

  • Experience with new product introductions and the design hand off to manufacturing process with focus on manufacturability.

  • Ability to create complex project schedules within Microsoft Project

  • Lean, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement experience

  • Understanding of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) with proficiency in AX-2012

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience with materials planning process – forecast, SIOP, MRP, Build plan, MPS, WO execution,

  • Experience with Inventory Management; cycle counts, gross vs net, turns vs DOH, optimization approach

Required Education (including Major):

  • Bachelor's degree (preferred fields but not limited to: Engineering, Operations Management, Business Management, Finance) or equivalent education and experience

  • Associates degree plus 10 years working experience in listed discipline is acceptable alternative

  • Non-degreed professional with 20+ years of progressive operations leadership experience.


  • People Skills: Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Influencing Others and Interpersonal Savvy.

  • Business Skills : P&L, COGS, PC&V, Financial Analysis & Management (Manufacturing)

  • Function/Technical Skills : Employee Relations, Manufacturing and Operations Management, Quality tools and systems (problem-solving methods), Manufacturing Strategy Formation and Execution, Production planning, Performance Excellence, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Compliance

  • Leadership Skills : Act Quickly and Conclusively, Act with Integrity and Authenticity, Champion Change and Flexibility, Demonstrate Drive and Commitment, Inspire and Motivate, Utilize, and Develop Talent.

Travel Requirements: Negligible – 10% domestic – more based on multi-site responsibility

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Salaried position – expects support of off-hour emergencies, meetings and the flexibility to support international time zones for staff meetings and integration/collaboration projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster ( and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement ( . Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement ( .

Applicants with Disabilities

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here ( with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.