Industrial Engineer

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As a Hardware Developer at IBM, you’ll get to work on the systems that are driving the quantum revolution and the AI era. Join an elite team of engineering professionals who enable IBM customers to make better decisions quicker on the most trusted hardware platform in today’s market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research is seeking an Industrial Engineer to support the Center for Semiconductor Research in Albany, New York.

You will help ensure the successful operations of the 300mm research line. This role will drive complex capacity planning, gathering input from a cross functional team, and projecting tool utilization in an environment that supports multiple program types on the same tool set. You will work closely with an extended team to make priority calls for daily tactical management of fab operational goals. Proven industrial engineering skills and knowledge with a strong leadership record is required. Experience with SiView and RTD are preferred. Demonstrated Microsoft Excel skills, a passion for data analysis and predictive modeling experience are keys to be successful in this position.


  • Leads a multi-functional team to optimize operations based on product mix, tool capacity, and research requirements
  • Develops models to maximize equipment output based on capacity, including expected availability, utilization, and tool efficiency
  • Works with equipment owners to improve throughput, reduce bottle necks for critical operations and processes
  • Monitor and manage upcoming short-term production bottlenecks as well as develop strategic plans for improvement
  • Develops models, databases, and spreadsheet to analyze productivity data and establish key productivity targets
  • Coordinates production starts and controls WIP flow to ensure all program targets are met
  • Sizes and advises upper management on man to machine (MTM) requirements to meet productivity targets

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operation Research, Management Science or related field
  • At least seven (7) years of experience applying industrial engineering experience concepts in a manufacturing or research environment
  • Proven MS Office Skills-Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Exercised knowledge of logistic processes and systems in manufacturing
  • Exercised knowledge of capacity, productivity, and manufacturing process

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Ten of more (10+) years of working experience in the semiconductor industry (preferred)
  • Experience in Real Time Dispatching (RTD)
  • Experience in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Python, Java or SQL experience
  • Basic understanding of advanced semiconductor materials processing and MES systems
  • Si/View and/or Applied Materials APF suite product experience

About Business Unit

IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines ‘What’s Next in Computing’ to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

Your Life @ IBM

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Key Job Details

    • Country/Region:US
    • State:NEW YORK
    • City:Albany
    • Category:Hardware Development & Support
    • Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
    • Position Type:Professional
    • Employment Type:Full-Time
    • Contract Type:Regular
    • Company:(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
    • Req ID:613868BR
    • Travel Required:No Travel
    • Projected Minimum Salary:$102,000 per year
    • Projected Maximum Salary:$102,000-$227,000/year per year