Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world and an integral part of Central Texas for more than 26 years, driving job generation, economic impact and engagement with the surrounding community. 

Samsung Austin Semiconductor serves a global customer base with broad semiconductor process technology offerings that impact everyday life including mobile, graphic, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive. Through successful collaborations with foundry customers and a continuous drive to develop the most cutting-edge technologies, Samsung Austin Semiconductor has become a major player in the foundry market. Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s technology portfolio ranges from 65nm to 28nm using planar transistor technology to the more advanced 14nm 3D FinFet technology.

With more than 3,300 employees, 2.45 million square feet of floor space, and more than 600+ acres in land holdings, Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s economic impact in 2021 generated $6.3 billion into Austin’s economy through salaries and other expenditures. Plus, that same year, its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd announced a $17 billion investment to boost semiconductor production capacity at a new site in Taylor, Texas. This is in addition to the $18 billion invested in Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s Austin, Texas campus, since 1996 -- making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history. 

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier and growing employer who provides a great place to work, is committed to environmental stewardship and being a good corporate citizen.  Our employees are the key to our success and we invest in our people with competitive compensation & benefit packages, career development opportunities and programs that enhance physical, emotional and intellectual well-being.  Our employees work at various locations throughout Central Texas including the main plant on East Parmer Lane in northeast Austin, a satellite office near Pflugerville and the construction site in Taylor, Texas. Learn more at

Roles and Responsibilities:

Job Summary/Overview:

The Reliability Engineering team is focused on comprehensively owning, maintaining, supporting, and improving operations at SAS. As the leader of the Reliability Engineering team, you will:

  • Lead a team of >5 Maintenance, Reliability, Quality, and Operation engineers that are responsible for:
  • Ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained for the team and all stakeholders
  • Monitoring the system performance, trend analysis, and reporting (including scopes related to sustaining operations, maintenance, and process/equipment improvement)
  • In-depth troubleshooting of UPW plant issues, including both mechanical and process breakdowns.
  • Providing oversight and clear communication to and from a large technician and embedded contractor staff (Maintenance, Operations, Project Subcontractors)
  • Lead a team of >3 planners/schedulers that are responsible for:
  • Ensuring maintenance technicians have the tools and parts they need to complete work orders
  • Schedule maintenance in a way that minimizes equipment downtime and impact on production
  • Lead a team of 2 Technical Leads that are responsible for:
  • Identifies areas of process improvement opportunities and provides input as to which improvement projects need to be pursued for complex issues
  • Contributes to the development of operational practices and techniques, creating training materials and mentoring/training lower level technicians
  • Oversees routine inspections and investigations; troubleshoots, down to root cause, deeply complex issues that lower level technicians are unable to resolve
  • Drive for issue resolution by providing leadership in multi-disciplinary approaches and collaboration across the company.
  • Provide mentoring to continue team development
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all daily work within the UPW Engineering scope, as required
  • Communicate issues and overall system progress to senior leadership

Specific Job Duties:

• Monitors and improves daily operations of the UPW plant
• Executes and reports work scope in an organized, systematic and concise method
• Plans use of materials and human resources
• Manages direct reports on an ongoing basis with accountability for costs, schedules, productivity, and performance standards
• Mentors staff to resolve problems and meet objectives
• Supports the development and establishment of policies and procedures
• Drives execution of organizational strategy and long-term goals
• Collaborates with other leaders to maximize communication and productivity of team members
• Fosters a collaborative environment within Engineering, Operations and Maintenance teams
• Leads, encourages and enables data driven process improvement focus

Shift: 1st Shift (0800-1700) / Mon-Fri   

Skills and Qualifications:

Education, Training, Certification(s) and Minimum years of experience required:

• B.S. in Engineering (preferred) or commiserate experience
• 5+ years of experience in an Engineering environment, preferably in an operating environment
• Experience in leading projects and/or teams

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Software, and Tools:

• Technical Capacity
• Tactical Thinking
• Pragmatic Problem Solving/Analysis
• Collaboration
• Communication Proficiency
• Organization
• Driving Force
• Quality Focus
• Continuous Learning
• Decision-Making
• Water Treatment experience a plus
• Professional Engineering License a Plus



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