• Manager of Manufacturing

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Production Supervisor
  • Job Description

    Cree’s Global Operations team has an opening for an Operations Department Manager in our Materials Business unit.  This position is located at our headquarters in Durham, NC.




    The Materials BU Operations Department Manager is responsible for the manufacture of all Silicon Carbide (SiC) products. This includes supervisory responsibility of Production Managers, Supervisors, and Operators in a 24x7x365 manufacturing environment – reporting into the Director of Operations. The candidate will be required to plan, coordinate and execute strategies that achieve corporate throughput and cost objectives. This includes the coordination of system installations, system upgrades, and training of plant associates. Must be able to influence Engineering, R&D, Equipment teams to enable operations.


    Shift: 1st Shift, Mfg



    • Supervises and oversees daily manufacturing plant operations
    • Strategically aligns production line output and cost targets
    • Mentors and develop Production Managers, Supervisors, and Operations leads
    • Drives operational excellence through 5S, FMEA, 8D, continuous improvement, problem solving, and empowering employees
    • Fosters an inclusive, connected, supportive culture

    Minimum Requirements 

    • 5 years of experience in high volume manufacturing
    • 5 years of experience direct supervisory experience
    • Knowledge of and use of manufacturing software platforms (MES, FA, CMMS, FabTime, Magnet boards, Kaizen, etc.)
    • Demonstrated understanding of costing systems
    • Candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent technically demonstrated experience.
    • 10+ years managing large manufacturing teams
    • Strong project management, analytical, and organizational skills
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Experience leading and participating in a cross-functional support team environment, sharing knowledge and experiences with other team members in support of team responsibilities.

    Key Words for Search: Production, Management, Operations, Leadership, 5S, Kaizen, Continuous process improvement, Manufacturing, Planning, Organizing, IATF, Audit, change management


    At Cree | Wolfspeed, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


    We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree | Wolfspeed? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


    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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