Technical Program Manager – Optical Sensing Modules

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We have an opportunity for a Technical Program Manager.In this highly visible role, the successful candidate will be the resident factory specialist in manufacturing process, yields and overall factory readiness for mass production. In this technical lead role, your ability to combine knowledge of MLB module manufacturing with mechanics and manufacturing process / process controls and deliver results on a timeline is a must. The TPM will work in conjunction with the New Production Introduction group as well as a multi-functional team of Design, Supplier Quality, Test, Service and Technical Program Engineers to ensure that top quality products and services from the CM and drive excellence into everything we do.

Key Qualifications

Demonstrated technical skills, including experience and thorough understanding of component, PCBA, Assembly, Test, and Pack-out processes.

Experience in product design a plus

Highly motivated and able to drive issues across cultures

In-depth knowledge in quality methodologies with common of tools, including statistical analysis, DOE, FMEA, etc.

Excellent problem solver, using structured problem solving methodology to assign root cause, plus develop and implement corrective and preventative actions

Hands-on in the factory processes, with frequent time spent on the factory floor.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to concisely understand and communicate issues, and lead the team to a solution

Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situation or data requires an evaluation of intangibles

Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups

Excellent communicator who can translate high-level goals into tangible action plans

Excellent project leadership skills. Program / Project Management experience preferred.

Experience working in a matrix organization

5 to 10 years experience providing technical support of high volume consumer electronics

DOE, SPC, Failure Analysis

Excellent de-bugging skills. Must have demonstrable ability to solve problems under pressure and tight time constraints

Excellent English language skills required / Chinese language skills desired

Travel required


– Provide total ownership of the factory output, yield, quality and readiness to ramp volume.

– Drive lessons learned into designs and use predictive methods to anticipate and avoid quality issue early in development cycle.

– Maintain open MIL and drive to closure prior to mass production start.

– Provide leadership and drive yield & operational excellence expectations with CMs through direct interaction, continuous communication, and continuous improvement efforts.

– Resolve best in class equipment efficiencies, UPH, MMR, and material usage, and drive + implement across vendors

– Drive continuous yield improvement activities with CMs.

– Track CM performance through objective measurement systems as well as audits and on line verification. Implement communication plan, providing summary and corrective action plans through life cycle of products.

– Executive level status reports on a weekly cadence

– Call out key concerns and options for resolutions to senior management.

Education & Experience

BS in Engineering or equivalent / MS or equivalent (preferred)

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