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Manager R&D EL

Job Posting Date:  Nov 9, 2022
Location:  Manesar
Contract Type:  Permanent Position

 Atotech, a brand within the Materials Solution Division on MKS Instruments, develops leading process and manufacturing technologies for advanced surface modification, electroless and electrolytic plating, and surface finishing. Applying a comprehensive systems-and-solutions approach, Atotech's portfolio includes chemistry, equipment, software, and services for innovative and high-technology applications. These solutions are used in a wide variety of end-markets, including datacenter, consumer electronics and communications infrastructure, as well as in numerous industrial and consumer applications such as automotive, heavy machinery, and household appliances.

With its well established innovative strength and industry-leading global TechCenter network, MKS delivers pioneering solutions through its Atotech brand - combined with unparalleled on-site support for customers worldwide. For more information about Atotech, please visit us at


Role: Manager R&D EL
Job Location: Manesar


Purpose of job:
To lead and inspire the electronics R&D team in Atotech. This is a critical role aligned with our global strategy to leverage ADC for product development. Some of the key tasks would include – 

  • Mentoring and coaching the team for product development
  • Liaise with the global counterparts to ensure smooth communication and troubleshooting of projects
  • Compliance with safe running of the labs, report review submission and IP protection
  • Support in strategic initiatives that further the EL business through efficient execution of projects


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the preparation of a R&D-plan; setting objectives and milestones for devel-opment projects
  • Project management and controlling, if necessary, initiation of corrective actions
  • Formulation of new products and optimization of existing products
  • Development of specifications for production and raw material
  • Supervision of field tests at customers
  • Support of troubleshooting
  • Initiation of patent research / patent reviews as well as creation of own patents in collabora-tion with the IP department
  • Ensuring the secrecy of the area of operation

Qualifications / Professional Experience:

  • PhD in Chemistry / M. Tech - Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 8 - 12 years of exp.
  • Preferred experience in relevant electroplating industry with exposure to the electronics business
  • Alternately has good exposure / experience in industries like Polymer, Pharma, Petro Chem, ex-perience in simulations and modelling.

Personal Qualities:

  • Curious
  • Analytical thinking
  • Lead and inspire a young and large team
  • Ability to work within a matrixed organization 

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