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Maintenance Supervisor - Days

Experience Level:  Manager
Job Type:  Full-Time

OR - Hillsboro, US

Requisition ID:  7472

Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) supplies innovative semiconductor solutions that make a better world possible. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including consumer electronics, smart home/IoT, automotive, EVs, battery-powered appliances, network infrastructure, healthcare and aerospace/defense. Visit to learn how our diverse and innovative team is helping connect, protect and power our planet.



The D2 (Days Shift Two) Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for managing up to 25 equipment technicians in Fab, Fab Finish and Test, and responsible for delivering the tool availability required for Operations to meet their production schedule. The main duties will be to direct the efforts of the equipment maintenance group by setting and communicating priorities and directing all maintenance activity. The Maintenance Supervisor and Production Supervisors partner as a team to manage all aspects of the shift.



  • The Supervisor will own all aspects of performance management, the focal process, and career development for the technical staff on that shift.  On a daily basis, the Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for planning and implementing improvement initiatives that increase tool availability and decrease the variability of downtime by utilizing the principals of High Precision Maintenance. 
  • The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for managing the cost of maintenance on his or her shift, including controlling overtime and spare parts usage. The supervisor will routinely be required to perform cost and benefit analyses for maintenance activities and manage to budgets.
  • Manage Preventative Maintenence schedules and coordinate with Engineering
  • Responsible for a technicial training plan that ensures all technicians achieve their required certificiations on time
  • Responsible for ensuring all technicians use the required PPE, use LOTO as specificed, and foster an accident free environment
  • Resposibe for staffing, including interviewing, hiring, and boarding new technicians and PM Specialists on shift
  • Experience with leading LEAN manufacturing efforts, 5S controls, Continous Improvement, Root Cause Analysis, and TPM
  • The Supervisor will report directly to the Director of Equipment Engineering and be a full member of the Engineering Department staff. the supervisor is expected to work closely with the equipment engineers to resolve problems, highlight issues, and ensure technicians have the technical mentorship to get trained and certified
  • The Maintenance Supervisors are the default ERT leaders for their shift, and the candidate must be ERT certified with experience in emergency response at a leadership level. Off shift meetings and training will be required, and the candidate must be able to reinforce all regulations involving chemical handling, equipment safety, and cleanroom protocol. The supervisor reports to the Factory Maintenance Manager and is required to attend the weekly maintenance staff meeting on Wed morning, and will be given flexibility to skew their schedule as needed to attend this meeting.Attend a weekly staff meeting on Wednesday morning (virtual attendance is acceptable)


Specific Applicable Toolsets

  • Photolithography (steppers, tracks), HDP Etchers, Sputter PVD, Electroplating, Implant, CVD, Wet Etch, Ash, Backend Finish Processes, Metrology, Laser Dicing, Backside Grind, Proprietary Lift-Off Equipment, metal Evaporators, and more
  • Candidate must be comfortable managing both brand new equipement and legacy machines


Work Schedule

  • D2 works every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and alternating Wednesdays (4 on, 3 off; 3 on, 4 off)
  • The shift starts at 6:30am (passdown with dayshift) and ends at 6:30 in the evening
  • At times the supervisor will be asked to stay later (as needed) to communicate and coordinate with engineering who work monday through friday
  • The supervisor must be able to attend one weekly staff meeting on Wednesday morning, but virtual attendance is acceptable (Teams)



  • Being able to organize, lead and facilitate cross functional project teams is a must.
  • Candidate must possess the ability to develop and manage to equipment performance metrics including M-Ratio, MTTF & GTG times, Availability & Utilization and cycle time to identify trends in tool performance and drive improvement.
  • We are looking for highly motivated professionals with experience managing or leading a team of technicians in a Fab environment.
  • BS degree (preferred) in Engineering or Management/Business coupled with industry experience is ideal. Other combinations of experience and education will be considered.
  • Equipment Engineering experience is a plus
  • Previous hands-on experience as a technician is a plus
  • Experience in Semiconductor maintenance a strong plus
  • The applicant’s resume should reflect experience dealing with changing goals, meeting objectives, enforcing company policies, and dealing with all the issues that come with managing employees.
  • This is a leadership position, and the ability to communicate is essential. The candidate should be a confident public speaker and be able to create and deliver presentations at a professional level.
  • Knowledge and understanding of algebra, statistics (SPC) and MS Excel & PowerPoint is required.

The interview will be a behavioral in nature, and the candidate will be asked to tell us from past experience how they handled various situations, what they learned from those past experiences, and how they would approach the same issues in this role. The results of the interview will heavily influence salary and grade.


Qorvo will not sponsor job applicants for visas or work authorizations for this position.






We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF and Power solutions for the mobile, defense and infrastructure markets – we are a place to innovate and shape the future of wireless communications. It starts with our employees. As a unified global team, we bring a commitment to excellence, growth and a passion for creating what's next. Explore the possibilities with us.


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