Cleanroom Manager

Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AOI)

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 4 months ago

Cleanroom Manager

Department:  SPD
Job Code:  SPD1804


We are seeking a Cleanroom Manager who will primarily be responsible for monitor, maintain and upgrade the cleanroom environment to meet manufacturing requirement.

Job Duties

  • Monitor the cleanroom environment for temperature, humidity, pressure, particulate, and contamination data by routine tracking a number of sensors and systems.
  • Log, track, analyze data and recommend actions to keep cleanroom operations within controlled limits.
  • Track and log maintenance and calibration schedules of instruments. Recommend replacement or renovation as required.
  • Establish maintenance strategies and procedures to improve operating efficiencies .
  • Recommend and establish specifications for optimizing the airflow dynamics (velocity, direction, pressure)
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate cleanroom build-out, equipment installation and upgrade.
  • Review and approve consumable materials to be used within the facility .
  • Work with facility team to manage daily facility operations and resolve any escalated issues.
  • Coordinate repair and preventative maintenance of facilities and equipment..
  • Coordinate with environmental health and safety team on chemical handling and disposal protocols .
  • Develop standard operating procedures and assist in implementation.
  • Train team members on new systems and proper operations appropriate for cleanroom operations.
  • Partner with floor and production managers to provide engineering and technical oversight. .
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis and provide engineering recommendation as needed for new systems or replacement of existing systems.
  • Effectively communicate status, timelines and critical issues to all levels of the organization.
  • Works in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering


  • 5+ years of experience in Semiconductor or other cleanroom manufacturing or research facilities.
  • Good technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment and HVAC systems.
  • Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing Principles.
  • High vacuum system operation, chemicals, high pressure and/or toxic gas handling experiences.
  • Ability to investigate and lead solutions to manufacturing constraint issues.


  • Strong leadership and relation building skills.
  • Effective communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with company employees and outside contractors.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks in multiple areas.


•  Houston, TX

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Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering, Mechanical, Repair/Maintenance

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