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Cree Continuous Improvement Technician in Durham, North Carolina

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Here’s the Gist:


Wolfspeed’s Materials Business is seeking a Continuous Improvement Technician to support our ongoing efforts to make Silicon and Moore Drive world class manufacturing areas. 

In this role, you will be responsible for driving, supporting, and coordinating wafer material operations improvement projects including 5S related activities. Responsibility includes but is not limited to leading Materials Continuous Improvement projects, 5S training, 5S progression by participating in 5S audits, documenting 5S findings, closure of 5S actions, workplace organization, and creating new procedures, reviewing and refining existing procedures.


The person in this role will work a dedicated “Red Day” 12-hour shift in support of our 24x7 Materials operations.


The Day-to-Day:

  • Continuously strive to reduce cost and increase efficiency in wafer material operations.

  • Maintain a safe working environment for Wolfspeed employees.

  • Help support and establish Visual Management, 5S, Kanban’s, and other Lean initiatives on the production floor.

  • Initiate, encourage, and drive continuous improvement efforts.

  • Lead and participate in 5S training.

  • Participate in 5S audits, document audit findings, and help close audit action items

  • Maintain positive working relationships with all levels in the organization. 


This Job is Right for You if You Have:

  • Associates Degree in science/business or equivalent and 3 years of relevant experience

  • Excellent interpersonal communications

  • Ability to work, speak, and engage comfortably in large groups (20-50)

  • Strong attention to detail and quality-oriented decision making.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite

  • Ability to extract, analyze, and interpret data

  • Positive, professional, can-do attitude, and capability to work effectively with coworkers at every level of the company.

  • Ability to work effectively with cross functional teams and take initiative with little direct supervision and a “Do whatever it takes” work ethic.

  • Team Player and able to multi task in several areas.

  • Effective time management skills to handle tasks in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to handle change quickly and efficiently – Fast paced, results driven and team-oriented culture.

  • Job requires continuous walking across different areas, bending, and lifting.

  • Able (when required) to work in a Class 100 cleanroom environment, fully gowned in cleanroom attire.

  • Able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Able to sit/stand for 12 hour shifts.


This role may require additional duties and/or assignments as designated by management.

This role requires the lawful ability to access technical data, information, and areas controlled by United States export control laws and regulations. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship by the Company.

To put it legally – Wolfspeed is an equal opportunity employer.
We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other protected status as required by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Wolfspeed is a powerhouse semiconductor company focused on silicon carbide and GaN technologies.

After more than thirty years of forging new technology adoption and transformation, our Wolfspeed® power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors are leading the industry through unrivaled expertise and capacity.

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