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Title:  Project Manager

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.



AE’s Process Power products group provide leading, field-proven power control capabilities that enable complex semiconductor processes and other high-technology applications.

Advanced Energy is currently hiring an experienced Project Manager to lead product development teams within the Semiconductor product group to effect the transformation  of initial product designs thru prototype manufacturing/ test activities and production release while utilizing AE’s Product Development Process (PDP).  This includes developing procurement and manufacturing goals that support the business objectives while Identifying and implementing process improvements and assisting in the integration of complex business factors to develop and implement long-term strategic planning objectives as required. 



  • Interface with core teams to develop program plans, establish schedules, gain plan-of-record approval, and facilitate project execution.
  • Manage the creation, prioritization, review, and ongoing updating of procurement and manufacturing requirements.
  • Facilitate team meetings, remove obstacles, and monitor and communicate progress to milestones to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage major risks and issues through effective contingency plans and proper escalation.  Assist the core team to meet or exceed program targets (Scope, Financial, Quality, Schedule, and Budget).
  • Work with the teams to establish plans to achieve product quality goals.  Ensure the team achieves production release at the desired quality level and attainable product cost and meets the ramp plan.
  • Analyze and report actual performance vs. program goals.  Communicate program status, progress, and challenges to senior management.
  • Schedule and run all production/test operations. Track progress, report status, and make necessary corrections to achieve all program goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Standard business environment.
  • Domestic and International travel required.



  • Organizing and planning skills.
  • Priority setting skill.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work in a self-directed environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly through oral and written communications.
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to present clear and concise information to team, internal customers, and external customers.
  • Facilitation skills to lead meetings.
  • Ability to lead extended teams and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in program management including planning and senior management interface.
  • Ability to build effective teams.
  • Ability to manage daily workflow as required to meet departmental and customer requirements.
  • Demonstrate attentiveness to quality and productivity.
  • Skilled in MS Office products, MS Project software and/or SmartSheets.
  • Skilled in ERP/MRP systems, preferably SAP




  • Approximately 10-plus total years relevant work experience required.


  • 5-plus years of experience leading cross-functional teams in the creation of electromechanical products with embedded microcontrollers




  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience in lieu of education required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physics
  • MBA or MS degree
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMI PMP)


 Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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