Manager, Analytical R&D Operations

Job Location US-TX-Burnet
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Company Overview and Values

Why work at Entegris?

Lead. Inspire. Innovate. Define Your Future.

Not everyone who works for a global company shares the same background, experiences and perspectives. We leverage the differences of our employees to bring new ideas to the table. Every employee throughout the company is encouraged to share input on projects and initiatives. Our decision making process is truly a collaborative effort as we realize there are leaders at every level of the organization. We put our values at the core of how we operate as an organization — not just when it’s convenient, but in a lasting and meaningful way. We want the time and energy you spend here to have a positive impact on your life inside and outside of the office.

Entegris is a values-driven culture and our employees rally around our core PACE values: 




The Role

Entegris is seeking an Manager, Analytical R&D Operations who is responsible for implementing and providing support for the Specialty Chemical and Engineered Materials Analytical Services team located in Burnet, TX.  Reporting to the Director of Analytical Services you will manage the daily operational and administrative functions, activities, and technical projects of the Burnet, TX Analytical Services R&D team. You will also be responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training personnel on analytical testing and services. In line with our values, which is fostering an environment of teamwork you will have an opportunity to collaborate with technicians, scientists, applications engineers, local management, sales & marketing, as well as global technical team members on new product development.


The ideal candidate will be results oriented and an excellent team player, with solid knowledge of analytical chemistry, materials science & physics, and familiarity with semiconductor device materials, structures, and metrology.

In this role you will

  • Responsible for the technical and managerial leadership of the analytical R&D laboratory team in Burnet, TX
  • Lead a diverse team of chemists, scientists and technicians to optimize performance while coaching and developing individuals within the team
  • Create and lead an empowered workforce that is focused on continuous improvement and achieves performance through sustainable productivity improvements
  • Enhance laboratory productivity and profitability by forecasting accurate and realistic annual operating and capital equipment budgets
  • Reduce laboratory operating expenses, while maintaining or improving overall quality and service, by identifying and leveraging incentives with vendors to acquire new products or services for the laboratory
  • Support divisional product development and R&D efforts by developing and implementing test methods to support new product development
  • Improve laboratory consistency and quality ISO compliance by creating and revising laboratory policies and procedure
  • Responsible for the administration of the R&D LIMS system
  • Enable new testing initiatives as they relate to the customer, corporate objectives, quality planning, the quality policy, process improvement and new business goals and objectives
  • Use proper controls for analytical instrumentation, validate and verify data and take corrective action when necessary
  • Confer with process engineers, development scientists, and manufacturing personnel regarding results and research, prepares technical reports and presentations to promote learning
  • Use product and testing expertise to collaborate with internal and external customers to determine root causes in product development and quality problems
  • Respond to customers’ feedback on technical problems and improve product value as well as customer satisfaction
  • Continuous training on the various analytical techniques and methods

Traits we believe make a strong candidate

  • Minimum of  a Master's degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Engineering required, PhD preferred
  • Lab instrument (ICP-MS, ICP-AES, KF Titration, HPLC, IC, and FTIR) operations and maintenance experience preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of related technical and managerial experience required
  • LIMS set up and administration experience
  • Prior experience managing laboratory services in a chemical/gas manufacturing environment
  • Hands on experience with applicable quality tools such as pareto, FMEA’s, SPC/SQC, histograms, trend analysis, process mapping, design of experiments, cause and effect diagrams, 8D problem solving methodology
  • Strong hands on expertise in chemical analysis related to blended cleans and advanced deposition materials
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of proper safe handling/disposal of chemicals and ability to maintain a clean and safe workspace
  • Ability to conduct projects independently and navigate ambiguity
  • Strong independent operation skills and ability to complete lab work safely
  • The ability to influence decisions across multiple layers of the organization
  • A commitment to achieving and sustaining operational excellence
  • A track record of selecting top talent and developing an effective team
  • Mandarin or Korean language skills is a plus
  • Ability to travel 15% of time, some international    

What we offer:

Our total rewards package goes above and beyond just a paycheck. Whether you’re looking to build your career, improve your health, or protect your wealth, we offer generous benefits to help you achieve your goals.

  • Very Competitive total compensation plans.
  • A 401(K) plan to help you plan for your future with an impressive employer match that’s all yours- no vesting!
  • Great health, dental and vision insurance packages to fit your needs to ensure you’re happy and healthy.
  • A progressive PTO policy that empowers our employees to take the time they need to recharge!

At Entegris we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. Our policy is to recruit, hire, train, and reward employees for their individual abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital or military status.


Entegris strongly encourages all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At Entegris, COVID-19 vaccination is preferred but not required at this time.





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