Associate Director Semiconductor Safety Operations

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Jun 2023


Campus: Tempe

Assoc Dir Semiconductor Safety

Job Description

ASU's Environmental Health and Safety Department is looking for a qualified professional to plan, organize, and direct the entire operations of the semiconductor safety program at the MacroTechnology location. The position will assists with developing and implementing policies and procedures and programs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and conform to best practices. The position reports to a director.

Job Family

Business Operations

Department Name

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Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$135,000 - $150,000 per year; DOE

Essential Duties

  • Developing and implementing ASU's semiconductor safety program and overseeing program implementation at the ASU MacroTechnology Works facility. Collaborating with other Environmental Health and Safety leadership and Knowledge Enterprise, semiconductor researchers and tenants to assess Environmental Health and Safety infrastructure needs. 
  • Collaborating with startup companies and local industry, and other business partners on behalf of the program. 
  • Coordinating communication with university colleges, local industry, tenants and other university units working at ASU MacroTechnology Works and other campus locations that use semiconductors or related semiconductor equipment or gases. 
  • Developing budget requests for the semiconductor safety program at MacroTechnology Works; conferring with university officials, budget administrators and staff to make determinations for budget development, strategic planning, requests, and management analysis and accountability reports. 
  • Organizing, publicizing, and attending meetings and other functions to ensure implementation of Environmental Health and Safety programs at ASU MacroTechnology Works and other locations involved in semiconductor activities. 
  • Maintaining data necessary for management of Environmental Health and Safety programs at ASU MacroTechnology Works and other locations involved with semiconductor activities. 
  • Promoting and communicating semiconductor safety program goals and objectives. 
  • Directing, training, and evaluating staff. 
  • Hiring and onboarding new staff. 
  • May provide expertise for other ASU facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Safety Management, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials, or similar field and seven (7) years professional experience in semiconductor safety, quality, and reliability, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of Semiconductor manufacturing processes, gas monitoring equipment, semiconductor tools and facilities equipment. Comprehensive knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety regulatory programs affecting semiconductor manufacturing and research. Professional certification such as Professional Engineer, Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist. Successful track record in semiconductor safety work. Expertise in physical intrinsic reliability safety models, reliability failure mechanism, product safety screening methods.

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse 
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work 
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds 
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Works in indoor and outdoor environments that may include extreme weather conditions; hot in summer and cold in winter.
  • Participates in respiratory protection program; assists with respiratory fit testing and training.
  • Participates in ASU medical surveillance programs, which may include vaccinations.
  • Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Department Statement

With more than 100,000 students, Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. ASU's historic Tempe campus is home to research-based academic disciplines. At the West campus, ASU offers students interdisciplinary programs for broad learning experiences. At the Polytechnic campus, students approach professional and technological programs through project-based learning. The Downtown Phoenix campus, the university's newest location, is focused on programs with public purpose.

As one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States, ASU offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with the research and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good health and safety practices. For more information about EHS, please visit our website at:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, professional licenses, Department of Motor Vehicle, and certifications. Possession of a current Arizona driver’s license is required upon employment.

At ASU, we care about our employees. We offer a total rewards package that includes:

  • AZ state school tuition reduction for employees and their dependents and spouse; all available on day one of employment.
  • Competitive wages.
  • Disability and leave program for income protection.
  • Employee assistance for confidential and free behavioral health services.
  • Generous accrual of paid sick and vacation time.
  • Low cost dental, health, life and vision insurance benefits; all available on day one of employment.
  • Paid adoption and fertility subsidies.
  • Paid time for professional development and volunteering.
  • Retirement programs with employer match; designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement.
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings.
  • Wide variety of employee discounts through ASU partnerships.
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ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU and Environmental Health Services will not provide
sponsorship for employment.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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