Pros: leading edge technology company, professional working environment from the top down to the shiftly production workers, exemplary integrity in how the business is run, top tier total compensation and benefits packages, corporate role models in manufacturing safety, efficiency and quality execution
Cons: there are no cons. my desire to leave is for personal family reasons.
I have held several different leadership/management positions within the Intel Chandler, AZ (Ocotillo) campus. Intel has three large manufacturing facilities on this campus ranging in size from 200,000 to 300,000 square feet of Mfg floor space. I have worked in all three facilities at different times throughout my 17 year career based upon which technology – more... was being produced in which facility and where I was requested to work. Intel utilizes the three facilities to rotate technologies as they advance to each new technology. The facility which was manufacturing the oldest of the three technologies will eventually become retrofitted when it is its turn to bring on the newest technology. Personnel on campus typically rotate with technologies to keep the skill sets balanced or they move to where critically needed.
My typical work day is logging into work from home before going to work to check all our automated production indicators for a current status on the factory and my department. Upon arrival at work I meet with the off-going area Group Leader for any specific details, questions I might have, help needed he needs from me, issues not readily understood from the indicators, anything I need to anticipate for my shift. After this we meet with his team and my team in the factory for any safety updates, any process related issues, a machine-by-machine passdown status and any generic updates. After his team departs the factory my team and I stay back to establish work priorities for the night and any non-work related issues I need to address before I release them to the factory floor to begin working.
After releasing the team to work I attend a shiftly Tactical Operations Meeting where all group leaders from all areas meet with the Captain of the Ship to review all factory indicators, share information, update the Captain on any anticipated capacity gaps for the shift and meet with peers in other areas for any help needed. I was previously the Captain of the Ship for the previous technology so I am fully aware of the role of the Captain. I voluntarily chose to leave the administrative Captain role and return to the factory floor as an area Group Leader when requested by the management team of that area. My primary decision driver was to move to the latest technology rather than stay within the legacy technology as a Captain.
My most enjoyable part of the job is the day to day interacting with my direct reports, peer managers, engineering teams and my managers as we solve problems.
The hardest part of my job is my current schedule. I currently work the night shift, 6pm to 6am Saturday through Tuesday. Due to a lack of experienced manufacturing management persons willing to work the night shift schedule I was requested to fill this need within my current department. I was aware of this need because I was previously on the team building our department operational readiness plans and internal systems as we prepared to introduce the next generation of process technology. I knew we had a gap in experienced managers for the two night shifts. I fully expected our factory management team to request me to work this schedule because they and I knew my life schedule was flexible enough to accommodate this schedule. If I were them I would have also asked me to move to this role. This is not a complaint nor is it an indictment of any management decisions. This is not the reason for my desire to leave Intel. Night shift personnel receive a 16% shift differential in their pay, including salaried managers. Thus I am well compensated. If you want me to identify the hardest part of my job, this would be it.
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