Clean Room Manager

Garden Grove, California, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKN-CRM]

Field(s) of expertise
Product and Quality Assurance Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Job type

About this job

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

The Cleanroom Manager will lead the daily technical operation, maintenance of equipment, training of the users of the clean room in the Joint Strike Fighter. The manager will work with technology, manufacturing engineering, operators, technicians, and facilities.  This position is “hands-on” and the Manager will be responsible for ensuring qualify product is produced and delivered on time on a daily basis. This position is also responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of all clean room shifts.


  • Ensure daily operation of all equipment in the clean room, with major pieces including sputterering chamber and chemical coating processes.
  • Develop and maintain a preventative maintenance program for the clean room facilities and provide preventative maintenance in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.
  • Trouble shoot and coordinate with technical services of tool vendors for equipment services and repair in the event of equipment malfunctions, minimizing the equipment downtime.
  • Ensure the clean room facility complies with the safety standards, local environmental safety standards and appropriate quality assurance standards.
  • Maintain data sheets with respect to hazardous materials and records of inspection and safety procedures.
  • Compliance to clean room ISO level 5 standard with monitoring particles controls and positive air pressure.
  • Train and supervise users of the clean room facility on protocols and safety.
  • Maintain usage record and assist the facilities manager in project and financial review meetings.
  • Stay current with technology development and suggest purchase of new equipment, negotiates technical specifications and price for new instruments purchase and supervise the installation of the instruments.
  • Respond promptly and appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise.


  • Required Qualifications:
    • B.S. in physical sciences or engineering with 5+ years of relevant professional experience required
    • 5+ years’ experience of cleanroom operation, tool maintenance is required
    • 5+ HVAC years of relevant professional experience with emphasizes on clean room ISO level 5.
    • 2+ years of IT skills of utilizing online laboratory and equipment management systems to deliver an efficient service is required Environmental Health and Safety laboratory safety training is required, and must be kept up to date. Laboratory hazardous waste management is required.
    • US Citizenship per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Excellent communication skills, the interpersonal ability to liaise effectively across contractors, engineering and facilities.
    • Finance and project management skills including significant experience in managing budgets is required
    • M.S./Ph.D. in related fields preferred
    • Cleanroom management is preferred

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