Logistics Operation Industrial Engineer IV – (E4)

Applied Materials

San Jose, CA

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs Methods Engineering analysis including process design, time and motion study, and leads continual improvement initiatives.
  • Leads IE projects and programs within areas of responsibility and ensure complete implementation into business with quality tools, supporting processes and ongoing measures for success. Includes improved efficiency and cost savings. Works with other organizations to provide business case for Plan of Record and IE projects. Provides extensive cost analysis, and return on investment calculations associated with project selection.
  • Leads ergonomics / human factors initiatives, develops process improvements, and provides engineering solutions. Drives and implements Ergonomic improvements across multiple functions.
  • Leads manufacturing rearrangement projects and ensures that plant layouts, material flow and warehousing designs are optimized for cost, capability and capacity. Leads manufacturing and warehouse rearrangement projects across multiple functions; coordinates the efforts of other IE's to achieve plan of record objectives.
  • Drives the strategic implementation of product introductions into volume manufacturing by developing factory space, capacity and capability solutions. Develops the New products factory capability roadmap for assigned work centers. Drives the development of specialized tooling solutions for the assembly, integration and intra-plant transport of modules, assemblies and mainframes.
  • Serves as a role model and sets the example, whose behavior is emulated by other engineering team members. (Safe behavior, follow proper protocols and procedures, including core values).
  • Develops the capacity/demand analysis business processes and ensures that capacity planning processes are deployed and maintained across multiple functions. Develops solutions to address capacity constraints and works with Operations and Logistics organizations to implement these solutions prior to production ramp. Leads manufacturing and logistics initiatives to improve factory asset utilization and production processes.
  • Leads the effort to establish and document business processes across multiple functions.

Other Requirements: This position may require standing for extended periods of time, walking, working in tight spaces, bending, squatting, twisting, kneeling, reaching, lifting, the ability to distinguish between colors, the ability to work in an environment with noise that may be difficult for some individuals with sensitivity to noise, and the use of hand and power tools.

Additionally, because this position also may involve working in a clean room, the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses, gloves, respirators, chemical aprons, and face shields may be required.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view

Supporting Logistics Operations



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$128,000.00 - $176,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.