Director, Cz Technology


GT Advanced Technologies, Inc., is seeking an energetic, highly-organized individual for a senior level position. As the Director of Cz Technology you will be responsible for setting direction of all silicon Cz R&D activities. Responsibility in this position includes overseeing technical activities both in Production and R&D. The position will include budget preparation, hiring the best people for open positions, setting R&D direction and priorities for product and process improvements. In Production, the position will be responsible for continuous process improvement, working with R&D to implement new growth processes along with collecting data and making observations to feed back to R&D for product/process improvement. This position will be a key piece of the Photovoltaic Business Unit and will interact with the Marketing/Customer groups to set direction in R&D for to development of new products.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Sr Director PV Technology development, the Director of Cz Technology’s primary responsibility is to directly manage a team of technologists developing the next generation of Cz technology and to work with cross-functional teams to develop and deliver products to the product and production roadmaps.

· Recruits and manages a staff of highly skilled engineers, scientists and technicians to support programs and key technical functions.

· Sets priorities for Cz Technology Development in conjunction with leadership team.

· Develop new products with input from Product Marketing/Applications Engineering for tool sets and well as materials.

· Project management and planning of technology development activities to ensure we meet development and program release schedule.

· Establish technology development goals and approaches.

· Implement patent strategy for Cz technology; invention disclosures, applications and patents.

· Remain abreast of industry direction and competitors activities.

· Develops relationships with vendors and investigate sources of materials, equipment, and supplies.

· Participates in special projects as required.


· Understanding of crystal growth or thin film growth processes and their impact on material properties and resultant devices.

· Development of new processes and equipment

· Team and project leadership

· Structured problem solving

· Action Orientation / Initiative

· Cross functional collaboration skills

· Well-developed interpersonal and Communication Skills (Presentation & Written)

· Organization Skills

· Business Acumen

· Creativity

· Approachability & Internal Customer Focus


  • Masters degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics or related, PhD preferred.
  • At least 7 years of crystal growth R&D experience, preferably silicon materials and Cz crystal growth.
  • Proven history of successfully leading and managing technical teams to complete challenging goals.
  • Ability to communicate with subordinates, peers, management, and customers.

Location: Hazelwood, MO

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GT Advanced Technologies is an equal opportunity employer.