Project Manager
Job Opportunity at Inficon

Posted on Oct 8

Location: Santa Clara, CA
Job ID: W4169153

Company Overview:

INFICON is a growing, global, leading provider of innovative technologies that enhances productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial processes. The products provided by INFICON are world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control and are vital to manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells, and industrial vacuum coating applications. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China with subsidiaries located throughout the world. For more detailed information about INFICON, please visit our website at www.inficon.com.


Manage projects to ensure effective delivery of world class technical solutions for semiconductor process applications for a specific large semiconductor manufacturing equipment customer.

Nature and Scope:

Under minimal supervision and using judgment and discretion, support key account managers and lead as a contact window on coatings business

  • Organize, optimize and manage customer projects to improve information flow to and from INFICON and the customer
  • Facilitate regular check-in meetings with applicable managers and engineers for project updates, customer needs, and strategy discussions. This includes publishing the proposed agendas and meeting minutes for all meetings
  • Provide feedback to USA Program Manager, Sales Management and INFICON Marketing on a routine basis; including monthly reports in the areas of:
    • Industry trends
    • New application/product opportunities
    • Product design features
    • Competitive activity
    • Key account happenings
    • Training needs
  • Become proficient in using customer communication portal and use it to communicate key information on production orders, design changes, schedules, pricing, and other critical information with the customer
  • Must have computer experience (MS Office) with CRM Sales automation software experience preferred.
  • Responsible for project management for coatings and other INFICON products as needed
  • Understand INFICON product offering and capabilities
  • Understand customer qualification process steps and milestones
  • Perform customer presentations on all levels (research, purchasing, logistics etc.) with help from product group and Key Account Manager
  • Customer project management down to handling of prototype shipments etc.
  • Link between customer and INFICON business unit (direct contact with management, logistics, engineering and production)
  • Be able to discuss INFICON coating tools and processes
  • Understand and discuss metrology needs and capabilities
  • Assist with priority management to guide business unit
  • Relationship management between customers, sales, and business unit


  • Actively promotes the INFICON Quality Program by dealing with all customers in a positive and supportive manner. This includes inside customers (i.e., co-workers) as well as outside customers.
  • Works to maintain INFICONs ISO 0-9001 Registration by keeping procedures and files up-to-date, recommending improvements as appropriate, and maintaining an awareness of pertinent procedures in all departments.


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree preferably in chemistry, physics, materials science, or engineering.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a technical project management role.
  • Understanding of semiconductor and vacuum processes as well as demonstrated ability to work independently is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment.

INFICON is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity at INFICON and require special assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 315-434-1100. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.


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