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Sr. Production Engineer at Super Micro Computer Inc

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Jose, California

Job Description:

Job Req ID: 5009

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.


Job Summary:

Supermicro is seeking a person who is proactive, flexible, and has the ability to work independently as well as in a team. The person is responsible for facilitating improvement projects and Kaizen (Rapid Continuous Improvement) events to eliminate waste and increase efficiencies in various functional areas of the manufacturing processes (yield improvements and cycle time improvements). The position will require skill sets to break down complex operations with a process oriented mindset, analyze and assist in the implementation of the plant’s strategic plan, provide project management support, and employee training and development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts in a manner that achieves buy-in from employees and facilitates effective and lasting change to improve plant safety, quality, delivery, and cost.

  • Analyze production and/or transactional processes and utilize problem solving methodology to identify root causes and develop appropriate solutions.

  • Develop existing process by applying identified best practices to all other pertinent process/products.

  • Collect data, analyze using statistical method and translate results to multidisciplinary audience, process, and product lines.

  • Work with production managers and operations personnel to develop and execute plans for the continuous improvement of business measures including, but not limited to Product Yields, Cycle Time, Work Flow/Efficiency improvement, etc.

  • Train and mentor employees in lean manufacturing and quality system concepts, helping them to understand, embrace, and utilize those skills.

  • Develop, document, and help sustain Standard Work.

  • Work closely with internal upstream and downstream customers to improve the overall process.

  • Provide general technical support to all aspects of operations/manufacturing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, or Electric Engineering (Master’s Degree preferred).

  • 5+ years relevant work experience with storage component and system, server, and hard drives industry.

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.

  • Must have the ability to lead cross-functional teams consisting of operators, supervisors, and technicians.

  • Must be knowledgeable in statistical quality control and design of experiments.

  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently.

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Thick film processing a plus.

  • Active learner with the ability to bring new insights to improving the manufacturing processes.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms

• Lift, carry, push and pull in excess of 25 pounds

• Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and balance

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

• Office, lab or warehouse environment setting shared with other staff members.

• Wet humid conditions, extreme heat or cold (weather), outdoor weather conditions.

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.