Join the Quantum Dot Company™!

Nanosys is building a materials revolution, combining scientific expertise with awareness of the system needs of TV and display manufacturers. We are looking for people who are not only energetic, committed and passionate about what they do, but who are also focused on applying innovation to help industries overcome obstacles through materials architecture. We have a “roll-up your sleeves” culture that is based upon individual empowerment, mutual respect, integrity and the recognition of success.

Our Quantum Dots are designed to increase the range of colors emitted by standard displays by up to 50% and that’s why we are interested in the optical and color emitting characteristics of the semi-conductor materials we synthesize into fluorescent nanocrystals.   We are constantly developing new dots and always pushing the R&D envelope regarding the materials we design and manufacture.  We are the worlds’ number 1 designer and manufacturer of Quantum Dots and we are currently expanding our production capabilities and we now need to bring on-board an experienced supervisor to contribute to the growth of our operations here in Milpitas.

Position Overview:

The Chemical Manufacturing Supervisor will play a vital role in the success of our high yield production lines and will be responsible for the daily planning, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of all production activities and staff members in the production area. In addition, he/she is responsible for the hiring, training and development of team members.  The successful Supervisor will perform duties so as to operate the lab with the highest quality, safety and integrity, and in an efficient, and professional manner. The new Supervisor is the primary owner of all Manufacturing equipment and is responsible for ensuring its proper maintenance and use.

Summary of essential job functions:
Supervise the daily and weekly activities of the manufacturing team and the production area, including but not limited to the following:

  • Oversee employee safety and productivity
    • Continual safety audits.
    • SOP/ lot traveler auditing.
    • Allocation of the daily shift based on meeting the daily and weekly production goals.
  • Maintain inventory of both raw, stock, production materials at proper levels
    • Keep active daily output sheets.
    • Inventory health graphs.
  • nsure proper maintenance of production tools and equipment.
    • Equipment Release to Engineering or Maintenance
    • Preventative Maintenance and Calibration checks
    • 6s program daily activities
  • Work with Production Manager to ensure timely hiring and training of the staff needed to meet the production goals.
  • Ensure that the work being carried out on the process equipment is done with the highest safety and quality standards always in mind.
  • Manage the team of chemical technicians to ensure high quality production of nano-crystal material. Including but not limited to training, delegation of work assignments, insuring proper operating discipline, performance evaluation and mentoring of employees.
  • Establish and support a work environment of Continuous Improvement.
    • Implement Kaizen program recommendations
    • Hold weekly 1 on 1 meetings with employees
  • Initiate Process Deviations, Incident/Near miss reports, or document edit requests as needed. 
  • Continual communication with other supervisors and production manager regarding the work flow in the lab.
    • Daily Supervisor meetings
    • Pass down logs
  • Perform first level technical troubleshooting.
  • Participate and contribute to technical development, new product development, and capacity planning.
  • Obtain certification and participate as an Emergency Response Team member

    Required Education, Experience and Certifications:      
  • 5 – 10 years supervisory experience in a chemical manufacturing or laboratory environment. 
  • Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.  
  • Experience with batch chemical processes and ideally have a working knowledge of air free techniques. In depth knowledge of production operations, including equipment, materials, and work flow, etc.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills demonstrated by ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment. 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands include:  walking, standing, sitting, use of hands or fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, lift up to 40 pounds, close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distant vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe and area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).  Must be capable of climbing step stool to reach items at heights above 7 feet.  Must be able to physically stand for up to one hour.  Must be able to safely wear necessary personal protective equipment in designated areas i.e. lab coat, safety glasses.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Work is mainly performed in a laboratory environment.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work with and around hazardous chemicals.