Project Manager semicon market | Delft
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About this position
Define the pace of computing power development. Can you envision it? Leading chipmakers use manufacturing equipment to mass produce computer chips that are smaller, faster and greener. Over the next decade, Dutch manufacturing equipment powered by TNO technology will define the pace of computing power development. The world’s advanced technology production methods rely on extreme vacuum, high energy photons, and ultra-cleanliness. We support the world-leading manufacturers of semiconductor equipment around the world with our knowledge of exactly those topics; optics and material lifetime and contamination control, aiming at prevention, analysis and mitigation of contaminants or potential defects at nanoscale. We perform experimental work in our Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory, which houses a wide range of state of the art facilities: in-house built ultraclean vacuum equipment, EUV exposure facilities, XPS surface analysis systems, plasma exposure setups, equipment for nanoparticle detection and much more. One of our main goals is to support our partners worldwide and enable the continuing development of EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing.
What will be your role?
Leading chipmakers use manufacturing equipment to mass produce computer chips that are smaller, faster and greener. Over the next decade, Dutch manufacturing equipment powered by TNO technology will define the pace of computing power development.
The world’s advanced technology production methods rely on extreme vacuum, high energy photons, and ultra-cleanliness. We support the world-leading manufacturers of semiconductor equipment around the world with our knowledge of exactly those topics; optics and material lifetime and contamination control, aiming at prevention, analysis and mitigation of contaminants or potential defects at nanoscale. We perform experimental work in our Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory, which houses a wide range of state of the art facilities: in-house built ultraclean vacuum equipment, EUV exposure facilities, XPS surface analysis systems, plasma exposure setups, equipment for nanoparticle detection and much more. One of our main goals is to support our partners worldwide and enable the continuing development of EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing.
See more about the TNO Unit High Tech Industry and the Nano Instrumentation Group.
The majority part of our work is experimental project work. We investigate lifetime effects on optics and materials under extreme conditions similar to those in EUV lithography systems. We design and perform novel experiments with unique and dedicated setups. We then often also do surface analysis, also with setups in house. Our group is expert on all the various aspects that may impact lifetime performance.
As a project manager in our group you will manage such projects, as well as support our experimental teams to keep the various work-requests coordinated. We work in a dynamic field, so regular re-tuning/re-ordering between projects on resources is a given. We ask our project managers to be first point of action on that, although it is important to always team with your project scientific leads in such cases. Often you may need to work to a short deadline to re-align with our internal and external semicon-industry customers. We have several procedures in place to make sure this is managed well.
You will be part of a professional team of project managers. Together you challenge yourselves to continuously develop and grow your abilities, so that we all can keep bringing our best. To this end many opportunities also exist: courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. Also as a department as a whole we work as a team.
Our project managers work the full scope of a project, from initial conversations with the customer, to proposal definition and project execution to result delivery. In all phases we work in close cooperation with our customers. These projects will mostly involve experimental work one or more of our facilities and set-ups. You will lead small teams of scientific specialists and experimentalists, mainly in the area of physics, surface chemistry, and vacuum systems. Together with your team and in alignment with your customers, you work towards a successful result. You will manage several projects in parallel .
What we expect from you
Our ideal candidate would recognize themselves in this profile:
- A BSc or MSc (or PhD) in physics, chemistry, electrical or mechanical engineering, or similar;
- At least 3 years proven experience in a project management role in a high tech systems environment, preferably in the semicon domain;
- Good people and team management skills;
- Flexibility in your organizational and communication styles;
- A growth mindset, and looking to develop leadership skills;
- A structured but pragmatic way of working and a pro-active customer- and result-oriented attitude;
- An good mastery of the English language, both verbal and written.
What you'll get in return
Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3,500 and € 5,000 (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.
Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?
TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
- An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
- The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
- 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
- An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
- We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
- Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
- Flexible working hours, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
- Access to TNO’s project managers guild: a network of some three hundred equals. The guild organizes workshops, conferences, intervision sessions and other activities for project managers.
- Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
- A good pension scheme.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package.
TNO as an employer
At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.
At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.
The selection process
Please apply before the 8th of October, 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in weeks 42 and 43. The second interview round has been scheduled for weeks 44 and 45. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.
The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.
A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.
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