Materials Engineering Operating Manager

Date:  Jan 5, 2023
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  48749

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~14,000 employees create world-class solutions in wireless communications, 5G, automotive, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Our technical solutions – and our methods for creating them – help connect and secure the world. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.


Our powerful culture has led to us being independently recognized on Fortune 100’s Best Companies List and we are “Great Place to Work” Certified.  We’re driven, collaborative, ethical, and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our culture extends far beyond our own walls. Our corporate social responsibility efforts support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. 


At Keysight, Inclusion & Diversity is an integral part of our core values.  We believe that when people feel a sense of belonging, they can be more creative, innovative, and thrive at all points in their careers. We believe everyone should be respected in the workplace and in their communities regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any protected class.  We continuously challenge ourselves to grow in our understanding of inclusion by engaging in a wide variety of diversity programs, initiatives, employee network groups and mentoring/development. This is Keysight – People and Culture - YouTube

Job Responsibilities

Manage materials engineering activities for Electrical / Mechanical / Opto-Mechanical / Others commodities, providing a total Materials Engineering solution to manufacturing line / R&D & NPI sites to meet Keysight business needs and quality expectation. The key responsibilities are as below:


•    Lead, staff and manage a materials engineering team in support of SIS goals.   
•    To explore and develop supplier’s capabilities to effectively support SIS overall sourcing and technical requirements.
•    Actively explore and be able to source new technologies through market research to meet SIS future requirements.
•    To lead and work with suppliers for technical specifications study and perform root cause analysis to meet Keysight and customers’ quality expectations.
•    To lead on cost saving initiatives project on alternative material/part recommendation and qualification plans that meet SIS products requirements.
•    Influence the product design to ensure materials manufacturability and conformance with the global supply chain.
•    To lead crisis to resolve materials quality / manufacturability issue.  
•    Partner with procurement and internal product team to improve/ sustain products and processes through technical understanding about material technology obsolescence and future road map. 
•    Lead and conduct supplier audits to drive supplier process standardization and continuous improvement effort.  
•    Focus on our customers.  Dialogue and team with customers to come up with solutions
•    Help to bring current and new suppliers up to SIS requirements (mentor).
•    Guide and Mentor new Materials Engineers by providing priorities, training guidance, and supporting roles and responsibilities defined by the position.
•    Learn and enforce Keysight policies and procedures

Job Qualifications

•    BSc in Electrical, Mechanical, or Materials Engineering or related technical discipline. MBA will be an added advantage
•    Demonstrated management experience in an engineering environment
•    Strong understanding of operations, supply chain and NPI workflow.
•    Proven records of delivering to goals set and building a diverse team.
•    Must be detail-oriented and ability to connect the dots in a dynamic environment
•    Must be able to be effectively communicate with all levels and cross functionally.
•    Must be agile and able to course-correct promptly in a fluid environment.
•    Must be able to set priorities, goals, and provide guidance to new or inexperienced team members.

Job Function








Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:


< 25%



Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 



California Pay Range: $139,270.00 - $232,120.00

Based on experience, education and skills, most offers will be between the minimum and the midpoint of the Salary Range listed above.
Note: For other locations, pay ranges will vary by region


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***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara

Job ID : 48749 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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