Silicon Austria Labs (SAL)

Head of Micro -Nano Fabrication Center (f/m/d)

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​SAL is a fast-growing organization that is on the way to become a world-class R&D partner for industry in the field of electronic based systems. SAL MicroNanoFabrication Center aims to bridge the gap between applied research and industrial applications with advanced cleanroom facilities focusing on major industrial market trends including but not limited to MEMS, integrated photonics and heterogenous integration technologies.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Management and leadership of a team of cleanroom operation personnel (>10).
  • Establishing procedures and protocols to ensure efficient operation of the SAL cleanroom facilities.
  • Business development and commercial customer engagement to produce low volume series and improve manufacturing business.
  • Cost center ownership including budget forecasts (capital and expense), cost improvement, and execution management.
  • Coordinate and execute advancement of manufacturing process to industrial technology transfer level.
  • Delegate responsibilities, train and manage assigned cleanroom staff to meet the annual goals.
  • Work closely with other SAL research units to co-develop the beyond state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.
  • Regular alignment with SAL management and other supporting departments.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing and other process improvement methods to establish top class applied R&D cleanroom facility.
  • Leading investigations, troubleshooting processes, and addressing technical issues by identifying root cause.
  • Building strategy to ensure reliable, cost-effective supply chain.
  • Developing and reporting performance for key business goals such as productivity, delivery, cost, safety and quality.


  • M.S. or PhD in related engineering fields.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a technical leadership role in a microfabrication environment.
  • Leadership and management experience with a team of 5+.
  • Previous experience in transitions of R&D manufacturing process flows into small volume and pilot production.
  • Knowledge on Semiconductor technology, MEMS and/or cleanroom manufacturing experience.
  • Knowledge of quality management tools.
  • Experience in yield management like defect identification and quality project management.
  • Strong technical writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills in German and English.


  • Diversified research activities with plenty of technical challenges.
  • State-of-the-art lab facilities and instruments.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for further development.
  • Home Office possible.
  • € 4 per day food allowance in restaurants or € 2 per day in supermarkets.
  • Family & kids friendly.
  • Free coffee/milk/tea & fresh fruits.
  • Start: as soon as possible.

This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA) in occupational group G (G1 salary = EUR 4.582, paid 14 times a year). Your actual salary depends on your experience and qualifications. We offer a salary in the range between EUR 85.000 to EUR 95.000 (annual, based on an All-in contract and bonus).

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Head of Micro -Nano Fabrication Center (f/m/d)
Inffeldgasse 33 Graz, Austria
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