• Vice President, Operations

    Job Locations US-MN-Bloomington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2018 9:43 AM)
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    Company Overview

    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, advanced packaging lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronic device manufacturers worldwide. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools and solutions needed for manufacturing tomorrow’s cutting edge electronic devices. We fuse process and process control by combining a deep understanding of customer’s challenges with Rudolph’s innovative technology and analytical software to enable the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers to reduce manufacturing costs and produce devices with the highest quality and performance.  


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    The Process Control Group is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced metrology and optical inspection tools for monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories around the globe is looking for a Vice President of Operations.  The ideal leader will lead by example and modeling Rudolph Core Values including managing a high performing team, drive successful completion of projects through a matrix-management structure, and anticipate customer needs.


    • Assists company senior staff members in the development and formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.
    • Develops the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
    • Achieves optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual budgetary plan.
    • Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
    • Directs and monitors department managers to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures. Acts as liaison between department management/subordinate levels, as well as executive/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes and results.
    •  Hires, trains, develops and evaluates staff. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Ensures compliance with current federal, state and local regulations. Consults with Human Resources Department as appropriate.
    •  Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data. Directs the establishment, implementation and maintenance of production standards.
    •  Manages, directs, and coordinates all MN facility-related activities, including programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, office infrastructure, HVAC, etc.).
    • Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
    • Direct ownership of the KPI’s in the following areas:
    • Safety
      •  Quality (yield, complaints, compliance)
      • Schedule attainment and OTD
      • Inventory accuracy and turns
      • Staffing and employee development
      • Manufacturing cost (productivity, scrap, etc.)

    ·       Up to 10% travel


    Education & Experience:

    • B.A preferred.
    • A minimum of 10 years leading Operations in a manufacturing company, with the responsibilities of producing, purchasing, inventory control, production control, and engineering, as well as shipping, receiving, and warehousing.
    • Administrative skills, well-developed management skills—principles and people.
    • Proven ability to recruit, train, and motivate personnel in order to balance staffing strength with profitability and growth.
    • Experience in multiple areas (e.g. manufacturing, engineering, sales, etc.) preferred.
    • Experience with semi-custom, high-value capital equipment preferred.


    •  Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities.
    • Participative management type—advocates team concept.
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities. Tactful, mature.
    • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive—but able to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities.
    • Satisfactory communication skills, written and verbal.
    • Results oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.


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