Manufacturing Supervisor

Cree, Inc.

Dallas, TX


At Wolfspeed, we do amazing things in a human way.


We know that the achievements of our organization are due to the passion, hard work and creativity of our employees. We celebrate different perspectives to foster excellence across our organization, and our goal is to make diversity a foundation of what we do. We are proudly building an environment where you can bring your authentic self to work.

· Enjoy doing things that people say can’t be done? Innovation is at the center of everything we do.

· Hate red tape? We remove roadblocks instead of creating them.

· Working parent? We provide childcare assistance and paid parental leave.

· Student? We offer continuing education assistance.

· Looking for community? There are many ways to get involved, from Employee Resource Groups to local outreach.


Here’s the Gist
The Manufacturing Supervisor directs the development and implementation of activities in production areas to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives. This person will prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply. This person plans and administers procedures and budgets, makes budgetary recommendations and at higher levels, controls capital expenditures and direct/indirect labor. This person develops schedules and manpower requirements for assigned areas. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

This posting is for a position located at Wolfspeed's new Farmer's Branch, Texas Epitaxy Facility. This new site will establish our multi-site epi footprint with initial ramp beginning in late 2024. The person in this role will be permanently assigned to the Farmer's Branch, TX location but should be prepared to report to Wolfspeed's Durham, NC headquarters for on-site training approximately 2-3 times for ~2 week long periods.

The Day-to-Day

· Manage operations ensuring consistent output and with continuous improvement toward key department metrics.

· Manage performance and development of the production team.

· Assure operators are trained and process protocols are being followed.

· Work with engineering staff to control and improve production yields.

· Work with equipment engineering to provide highest possible uptime.

· Plan staffing requirements in support of business objectives.

· Support R&D as a customer for product/process development.

· Reduce cycle times.

· Pro-actively ensure Quality System compliance.


This Job is Right for You if You Have (Minimum Requirements)

· 4 years of experience in a Science, Technology or Manufacturing company OR 2 years of prior management experience.

· Strong data analysis skills required.

· Strong problem-solving skills required.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

· Must be a self-starter capable of managing many priorities with minimal guidance.

· Must have the ability to get things done and utilize company resources effectively.

· Willingness to work a 12-hr shift (12am-12pm) in a 24x7 manufacturing environment.


Preferred Requirements:

· BS Degree in a Technology, Engineering or General Management Field.

· 5 - 8 years manufacturing leadership experience.

· Semiconductor manufacturing management experience.

· In-depth knowledge of Wolfspeed Materials Operations


This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.

This role requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship by the Company.

To put it legally – Wolfspeed is an equal opportunity employer.

We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other protected status as required by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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