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Dir Sort Operations

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Austin, TX, US

Company: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Job ID

Requisition Id:- 17253

Job Description

The role of Director of sort operations is a key position inside the Cypress manufacturing organization. You will oversee the operations, engineering and probe card support groups for WET, T25, Penang KGD and the product that feed into the other sort subcon facilities. You will monitor the weekly shipments sent from T25 to the various assembly locations. Focus is on making the weekly ship numbers and proper mix along with maintaining high quality and low costs.  You will be key in aligning sort capability to match F25 and Flash Foundry output.  You will be involved in the planning for each new year and quarter. Determining future improvements and implementing capital purchases. Keeping testers qualified and calibrated. Working with vendors to provide high level support and service while driving down the cost of sort. Working with product engineering on improving yields of specific devices or releases of new products.  You will be key in working with the different engineering groups around the company providing engineering test hours.  Overall a challenging real-time position that will always have you involved.

  • 10+ years of Test or Product Engineering. Product support, yield improvement, quality and reliability experience for flash products, MCU products and/or SOC devices.
  • 5+ years of flash test experience.
  • 5+ years leading an engineering team (sustaining or NPI).
  • 5+ years of production environment with focus in sort or package test.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, MSEE and/or MBA preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing engineering and production teams. Managing teams across multiple geographies is a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of quality systems and the automotive industry.  ASQ 6 sigma black belt is a plus.
  • Leadership skills balanced with a willingness to play a 'hands-on' role with key projects.
  • Exceptional verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to compose and deliver effective executive presentations.
  • Goal-oriented and possesses the ability to prioritize on a consistent basis in an ever-changing environment.
  • Experience in conducting customer audits of a production test floor. Internal auditor certification a plus.
  • Advanced PC applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. V5400 or Nextest coding a plus.


Desired background:

  • Experience in the day to day operation of a high-volume production sort floor. Ability to manage the operations of ~ 150 testers running a 24 hour per day, 7 day a week production facility.
  • Experience in managing engineering managers to maximize engineer output and raise the bar on quality and capacity while reducing costs and running at a competitive level to off shore sort foundries.
  • Understand the operation of Flash, MCU and SOC type devices. Demonstrate the ability to differentiate the difference between process related problems, design related and test related problems. 
  • Experience in setting an annual plan for production, reviewing the piece parts such that when a large ramp is forecasted, that you will be able to increase capacity and meet customer expected output.
  • Experience in managing a budget in a production environment.
  • Experience in content development and presentation of materials for the executive level. Establish and use key metrics to monitor operations. 
  • Experience in conducting customer audits of your area while running operations.
  • Ability to develop analytical tools and models to forecast and manage plan expense, and drive performance through plan design, review and evaluation.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong and effective working relationships across the organization including with HR Business Partners, Global supply managers, Finance, Legal, Tax, Payroll and Benefits.

Cypress is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation.


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