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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: L7014 / Mgr,Nanofabrication Facility
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Oversees the operations of the Center for High Technology Materials Nanofabrication facilities. Manages all aspects of the cleanroom laboratory functionality, including day-to-day operations and user support. Oversees, directs, and coordinates the development and implementation of operational, fiscal, legal, and administrative policies, systems and procedures for the Nanofabrication facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develop and implement projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of CHTM Nanofabrication Facility and related service center goals.
  2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  3. Directs multi-departmental technical and administrative staff. Makes administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  4. Oversees CHTM Nanofabrication Facility budget and fiscal management, including developing budgets, performing periodic cost and preparing productivity analyses.
  5. Writes grants and other proposals to secure extramural funding for the CHTM Nanofabrication Facility.
  6. Applies prior experience in the semiconductor industry to determine cost / benefits of existing and future tools or processes.
  7. Utilizes standard business practices and procedures and periodically reports economic state of department to CHTM management as business practices mature.
  8. Collaborates actively with representatives of other universities, national laboratories, industry, and government in the formulation and development of CHTM Nanofabrication Facility initiatives.
  9. Coordinates development and installation of new systems, tools, or equipment and improvements to existing systems, tools, or equipment.
  10. Maintains a broad knowledge of and participate in state-of-the-art concepts and technologies utilized in CHTM's Nanofabrication Facility and effectively apply these concepts and technologies to education and research.
  11. Periodically performs hands-on process development and sustaining for existing or new tools and processes in the CHTM Nanofabrication Facility.
  12. Represents the organization to various local, state, regional, and/or national agencies,organizations, and constituencies, as appropriate.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to perform complex applied analyses of capabilities, potential applications, and cost/benefits of alternative technologies.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and judgments.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans and programs in area of expertise.
  • Skill in the utilization of organizational management principles, methods, and techniques. Must have well-rounded management experience.
  • Extensive vacuum-systems expertise and knowledge.
  • Ability to handle pressurized inert semiconductor gas systems.
  • Ability to handle pressurized toxic, corrosive, flammable and related semiconductor gas systems.
  • Fundamental knowledge of clean room operations, e.g., particle counts, general cleanliness, air flow (cause and effect), humidity control, sample processing, etc.
  • Fundamental knowledge of facilities operations, e.g., HVAC, air handlers, humidity control, electrical power distribution, high voltage experience.
  • Advanced knowledge on improving performance of evaporators, plasma reactors, photolithography and thermal processing tools.
  • Fundamental experience in use of manual and/or computerized drafting instruments, equipment and software.
  • Ability to perform logistics control, i.e., consumable supplies, equipment, services and inventory.
  • Ability to test and evaluate semiconductor devices and electronic equipment.
  • Understanding of electronic calibration and testing equipment.
  • Ability to identify and resolve computer/equipment interface problems.
  • Knowledge of microelectronic cleanliness and quality standards.
  • Knowledge of microelectronics testing procedures and laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to use advanced data analysis and statistical applications, programs, and techniques.
  • Proficient technical writing skills to prepare reports, safety documents, semiconductor processing documents, official cost estimates to internal or external users, maintenance and training documentation, training documents, etc.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs, i,e., MS Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Work may involve some exposure to operating circumstances that require following standard or prescribed safety precautions.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017