Director of Crystal Growing Operations
Posted on: September 24, 2022
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application process. Director of Crystal Growing Operations Regular
Full-Time Springfield, OH, US 30+ days ago Requisition ID: 3112
Accountable to the Director, Operations to lead, manage and direct
all aspects of Crystal Growing (CZ) operations for Eaton and
Springfield sites. Delivering cost reductions, productivity
improvements, yield improvements, and material commitments. Ensure
the Crystal Growing operational capacity (equipment, tooling,
materials, people, consumables, etc.), processes and systems
(environmental and safety, communications, planning, scheduling,
quality, shop floor control, reporting, training, etc.) are
delivering to committed volume requirements, product specifications
and adherence to Process of Record (POR). -Establish, sustain, and
improve Crystal Growing culture that demonstrates daily
implementation of Silfex Core Values as well as the Silfex
Management System. Establish, align, and implement operations
strategy and tactics at all levels, including Crystal Growing
Engineering and R&D, and Supply Chain, to ensure Crystal
Growing has the capability, capacity and experience required to
produce material on schedule, within quality standards and
specifications and at cost levels defined by customer requirements
and Silfex' short-, medium-, and long-term goals and objectives.
-Seek out and implement operations best practices by benchmarking
and targeted learning and development of self and team through
exposure to and education concerning successful operating models,
processes and systems across single crystal silicon growing and
silicon casting technologies, equipment, and processes. Actively
collaborate as a member of the Silfex leadership team to continue
to advance and grow our people and our business through successful
strategic and tactical development and execution. -Essential Duties
- Lead and manage Crystal Growing operations in achieving
operational excellence and growth to build world-class performance
and capabilities (safety, quality, cost, delivery, customer
service, and innovation), with the overall goal of delivering
increased output at lower cost (Moore's Law thinking applied to
Crystal Growing operations).
- Attract, retain, and develop people with the best talent,
experience, and capabilities to build, lead and manage a high
performing team with the technical and operational capability
required to deliver to performance expectations.
- Achieve higher levels of performance by collaborating with the
Sr Director of Operations, as well as employees at all levels to
develop, implement and model Silfex's Operating Management System
using Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Six Sigma, and other manufacturing
strategies/systems throughout the division and Crystal Growing
- Develop and maintain deep knowledge of the Silfex Quality
Management System (QMS) and properly apply Quality Procedures and
Operating Procedures as appropriate.
- Implement operating policies, plans and procedures to establish
and sustain high standards of operation, ensuring adherence to
established Process of Record (POR). -
- Develop self and team members to learn, adapt and implement
best in class operating practices, processes, and systems by
benchmarking across a broad spectrum of other industries as well as
participating in conferences, groups/societies and courses that
achieve a broader understanding of best-in-class manufacturing
discipline to adapt and implement at Silfex.
- Collaborate with Business Development, Crystal Growing
Engineering, Crystal Growing R&D, Supply Chain, and Quality
Assurance to consistently innovate and improve the POR and process
capability, and drive performance improvement using defined change
control procedures for testing, qualification and roll out to
secure and sustain Silfex and customer competitive advantage and
- Utilize a focused set of leading and lagging indicators
(metrics) that are cascaded throughout the Crystal Growing
operation, using the Silfex accountability system to set
priorities, align resources and achieve objectives.
- Collaborate with Supply Chain to develop and implement supply
strategies that scale Crystal Growing output through adaptable
equipment, processes and suppliers that support targeted Business
Continuity Planning (BCP) and allow our Crystal Growing operational
capacity to flex plus 20% within a six-month timeframe.
- Proactively identify and resolve using standard problem solving
and escalation practices, strategic/operational issues that may
impair operations or the divisions' ability to meet strategic,
operational, financial, and manufacturing goals. Achieve optimum
employee and capital levels with the least amount of consumable,
raw material, and overhead costs to meet or exceed annual budgetary
- Actively develop, lead, implement and sustain effective
processes to engage employees at all levels in continuous
improvement that identifies, recommends and implements ideas and
innovations (e.g., improve safety, quality, cost, delivery,
- Collaborate with Senior Leadership Team in development,
formulation, and implementation of division long and short-range
planning, policies, programs, and objectives.
- Actively participate in major projects (e.g., new crystal
growing building design, facilities requirements, equipment layout,
installation of capital equipment, equipment modifications, major
repairs, and support, etc.).
- Create and deliver to Silfex Leadership Team, presentations and
reports that communicate and explain operations strategy, tactics,
targets, metrics, requirements, gaps, and successes as part of AOP
planning, operations reviews, program reviews or other requested
purposes as needed.
- Advise Sr Dir, Operations on critical issues (e.g. safety,
security, employee relations, scheduling, training).
- Perform other duties as assigned.Culture:
- Display a positive attitude and strong work ethic that reflects
the Mission and Core Values of Silfex.
- Create and maintain a culture where workplace safety is part of
everything we do. Provide the safest possible workplace to our
employees by modeling and following all company safety policies,
reporting any incidents or unsafe conditions immediately to Silfex
management. Wear all PPE as required by work area or job
- Communicate boldly, begin with the end in mind, as well as
effectively with empathy and respect to inspire teamwork and
collaboration vertically and horizontally within Silfex.
- Assist in applying lean manufacturing concepts and 5S.
Demonstrate ownership of continuous improvement ideas and
activities. Maintain organization and cleanliness, housekeeping and
5S within work area. Maintain these areas at the highest degree
possible while responsibly escalating any maintenance
issues.Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- BA/BS in Operations Management, Engineering, or Business
Administration, or a four-year degree in a related discipline
- 10 years of experience in manufacturing management, preferably
in process-oriented, discrete manufacturing operations or related
- Required minimum 8 years of experience managing a significant
segment of a large manufacturer or the entire operation of a
- Direct experience and demonstrated success using Lean, 5S, Six
Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Total Productive Maintenance
- MBA or Master's degree in an Engineering or technical
- Five or more years Crystal Growing management experience.
- Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt or AME Silver, or equivalent
Lean Manufacturing Certification.Physical Demands:
-Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand,
walk up and down steps, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. -
-The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The
employee regularly is required to lift up to 12 pounds. The vision
requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
-While performing the duties of this job the employee is exposed to
work near moving mechanical parts, magnets, fumes or airborne
particles, and hot heavy and large parts. The employee is
occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise
level in the environment is moderate. -Part of the physical
activity for this job involves working near a strong magnetic
field, therefore no pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, metal
implants, loose metal objects, hearing aids allowed.
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