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Skyworks Lean Leader in Woburn, Massachusetts

Lean Leader

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Date:Oct 7, 2020

Location:Woburn, MA, US


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 62835

Lean and Continuous Improvement Leader

Summary: The Lean and Continuous Improvement Leader is a hands-on, results driven role that is responsible for building and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement in a Semiconductor Fab Operations Environment. The Lean and Continuous Improvement Leader will assist in prioritizing and driving performance improvements that will have the biggest overall impact on the business results and on delivering operational excellence to Skyworks customers, by challenging the status quo, coaching, and embedding a mindset of continuous improvement / Lean to achieve performance excellence.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist in managing, Improving and sustaining the Continuous Improvement and 5S program

  • Track and report on daily, weekly and monthly metrics for all 5S activities

  • Responsible for audits across all shifts and for the collecting, reporting and identifying of all gaps to the Skyworks 5S standards

  • Based on 5S gaps within the organization, recommends and coordinates with Continuous Improvement / Lean team members to effectively drive solutions to completion

  • As needed, work with outside suppliers, contractors, resources, to manage internal requirements for closure of 5S and CI action items

  • As needed, work across all Skyworks organizations and help support 5S and CI / Lean implementation activities

  • Identify opportunities within the Value stream to help drive improvements that tie into corporate Key Performance indicators

  • Help drive and build a Continuous Improvement and Lean culture across the organization

  • Lead and participate in Continuous Improvement / Lean activities, VSM design, improvement projects, KAIZEN, to drive improvement to all levels of the organization.

  • Challenges the status quo to find ways to optimize manufacturing performance to deliver superior results

  • Work across all levels of the organization to drive elimination of waste, not only within the manufacturing process, but all supporting processes


  • Strives for continuous growth and improvement.

  • Establishes high standards of performance for self and others

  • Readily and frequently collaborates with others

  • Self-starter that is resourceful and can work autonomously

  • Seeks and uses feedback from a variety of sources

  • Meets deadlines, follow through on commitments and delivers on promises

  • Able to take broad thinking around business issues and apply to company strategies

  • Strategic and Conceptual Thinking

  • Effective communication skills, written, and verbal

  • Strong Project Management

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Organization and Time Management

  • Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship

Required Education and Experience

  • Degree preferred

  • Proficient in operating Windows and associated Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • 2 - 5 years of working knowledge and practical experience in manufacturing environment, Semiconductor if possible.

  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply lean and six-sigma principals and other similar problem-solving tools (DMAIC, 5Y, Process Mapping, VSM)

  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and Power Point.

  • Good organizational skills (attention to detail and accuracy)

Knowledge of 5S, Continuous Improvement and Lean methodologies

Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market:WoburnNearest Secondary Market:BostonJob Segment:Network, Lean Six Sigma, Telecom, Telecommunications, Project Manager, Technology, Management

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