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Operations Manager

Diamond Foundry

Diamond Foundry

Quinta Normal, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Diamond Foundry Inc. is solving the thermal limitation at the foundation of today's most exciting tech industries -- AI & cloud compute, electric-car power electronics, and 5G/6G wireless. We have managed to produce the world's first single-crystal diamond wafers and are now on a mission to put a diamond behind every chip. We are the rare unicorn that has grown fast and profitably. We received $515m in funding and are executing a multi-$B expansion plan for one of the greenest forms of tech manufacturing: converting greenhouse gas into diamond wafers using zero-emission energy.
We are looking for an ambitious and hands-on Operations Manager to maximize efficiency and profitability ensuring efficient utilization of resources. This person will oversee the manufacture of products, ensuring safety, quality, performance, and cost standards are consistently met. Understanding the ability of the internal and external suppliers of the consumable material and proactively working with them to ensure they can meet Diamond Foundry’s international expansion plans.


  • Model the manufacturing process to provide forecasts of expected output and revenue.
  • Anticipate the effect of production issues and mitigate their impact.
  • Compare actual output to projected values to refine the model.
  • Manage and supervise the workforce, including task allocation, setting deadlines, and monitoring performance based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Based on risk management formulate strategic and operational objectives aligned with organizational goals
  • Working with the Operations team to understand in detail how the manufacturing process is performed on the floor with particular emphasis on the usage of consumable material
  • Working with the internal software teams to create tools; MES and MRP to monitor the inventory of consumable material at each stage of its life cycle and production of finished goods.
  • Working with the manager's team on personnel issues of training, safety, staffing, and performance reviews and with the Engineering teams to improve efficiency, yield, and quality.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Production Management, or equivalent with 3+ years’ experience in Operations/Production Management with Lean Manufacturing skills.
  • Knowledge and leadership of organizational effectiveness and operations management with excellent partnering and team-building skills.
  • Experience working with materials planning and supply teams and familiarity with business and financial principles.
  • Thorough understanding of the following: various production planning and inventory techniques and practices, capacity planning, various forecasting techniques, and their application.
  • KPI’s management and English language (minimum B2/C1)
Diamond Foundry believes in supporting our employees from the workplace to their personal and home life. We provide eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. Perks include employee discounts to VRAI and catered lunches for onsite staff. All benefits offered are available starting your first day.
Diamond Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.