Program Manager Cleanliness & Defectivity

Defectivity – Cleanliness – Program Management – High Tech in Eindhoven

What we do together is what makes us stronger. If you know where to look, defectivity and cleanliness can be found in all steps of our manufacturing and assembly processes and sites. NTS Group has a well-established track record in terms of design for cleanliness and defectivity. Our Cleanliness Competence Team (CCT) plays a pivotal role in this. In our strategy plan 2022-2027 we foresee that cleanliness will play a big part in all global NTS sites. Therefore we are looking for a strong leader with vision on Cleanliness and Defectivity to guide the CCT, interact with our sites in order to strengthen our cleanliness & defectivity capabilities worldwide. Only this way, we can keep the level of service and quality high for our top notch customers. Accelerate along with us!


Job Description

In relation to our assembly and manufacturing, we have our in-house cleaning streets and metrology equipment. We actively cooperate with external cleaning parties and steer our suppliers with respect to clean parts we require. However, there is always room for improvement. Only if we can stay on top of latest development, we can be best in class.

As driver/protagonist of the defectivity and cleanliness roadmap, you formulate and regularly update this roadmap. The translation into actionable plans is important step. You align with the manufacturing and assembly sites on their current defectivity and cleanliness challenges and activities, and you contribute to their plans to resolve any bottlenecks on way-of-working, metrology, and cleaning methods. You understand the defectivity and cleanliness challenges related to supply chains and you incorporate these in your roadmap and plans. You drive the execution of the defectivity and cleanliness plans, either directly or via project managers.

In cooperation with sales and technology you have a view on future requirements of our customers and implement this in the roadmap. If needed, you directly interact with our customers expertise centers. The needs, capacity and capability of the Cleanliness Competence Team is under constant discussion with the relevant internal resource managers. Progress on your roadmap and plans will be shared regularly with active stakeholders, such as CTO, D&E managers, heads of sites and other competence managers.

This job may require regular travel to our sites in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and China. (estimated about one trip per month)


Job Requirements

Being an experienced project / program manager, you know how to effectively plan, execute and check large complex business projects. You understand stakeholder management in a matrix organization and know how to organize commitment for your plans. Leading a team of people who are not your direct reports comes natural to you. You are able to switch between helicopter view, long-term plans on one hand, and quick and pragmatic solutions and implementations the other.

We expect to find our ideal candidate to roughly match the following hard criteria:

  • You have a master or equivalent by experience in mechanical engineering, physics, or chemistry;
  • You have at least 6 years of working experience in the high-tech industry of which at least 3 years in a function or projects within defectivity and cleanliness domain;
  • You are familiar with common defectivity and cleanliness methods and metrology in the semicon industry;
  • Fluent in English, preferably good in Dutch.


Your Team

No two days are the same when you work on unique, complex brain-teasers. On designing and improving groundbreaking products for our clients. You're the one who works on technical developments and solutions on a daily basis. Together with your multidisciplinary team. You see opportunities in what appear to be impossibilities. Whether in the field of mechatronics, cleanliness, optics, mechanics or software. You're expert in developing highly complex products for and with our clients. Your work has a real and concrete impact for your colleagues in production and assembly and, in particular, for our clients.


Your Terms of Employment

Working at NTS means working in a successful and dynamic high-tech company which has a leading and much respected market position. You can tell immediately from the dynamic atmosphere in our offices and production environment. Everyone at NTS is driven to be the best at what they do. We recognize and pay attention to every employee and proactiveness is highly valued.

Our employees are pioneers. Inquisitive and proactive professionals who wish to continue to develop. We make this possible. We invest in technology and in our employees. Since our customer portfolio includes a large number of leading international companies, every assignment is challenging and innovative.

Your unique challenge at NTS includes at least the following conditions: 

  • Informal and friendly working atmosphere;
  • A modern work environment where we encourage each other to flourish;
  • Competitive salary;
  • 27 days holiday plus 13 free days resulting from the reduction in working hours scheme.


Working at NTS

At NTS we make "the impossible". What's special about our work is that our products are really unique and indispensable. We attach a great deal of importance to our contacts, both as supplier and employer. This characterizes our work culture and atmosphere. NTS achieves world-class results while always maintaining its no-nonsense attitude. The friendly and personal working atmosphere is what sets us apart as employer.


About NTS

We accelerate innovation at NTS. How do we do this? With our technical expertise we provide (opto)mechatronic systems and mechanical modules from A to Z, thus improving our clients' technical innovations. We do this for clients who are active in the semiconductor, health, analytical and optical industries. NTS is involved throughout the process, from the drawing-board to the test phase. For us, "Accelerating the Future" also means that we strive for long-term relationships with both our clients and employees.



Apply now! Click on the application button and send your resume. For more information about the vacancy or about our organization, please contact our Recruiter Sabine van Rooij, 06-21332911 or


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You will be working at one of the leading first-tier suppliers in high-tech. You are passionate about and committed to your specialization, just like our other colleagues. In return for your passion and enthusiasm, we will provide you with chances and opportunities to grow further in your career.

You like to work on projects which contribute to the technology of the future. We make sure to connect challenging projects and activities to your knowledge and competences in the best possible way. That’s how we accelerate the future for you and our customers.

You are motivated to take professional and competence oriented courses, in order to keep developing your knowledge and skills in the field of innovation, creativity, talent development and entrepreneurship.

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