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POST DATE 12/13/2019
END DATE 1/24/2020

University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
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Bachelors Degree


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Project Analyst(7397U) Job #3487 - NanoLab

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 12/30/2019

Departmental Overview

This position involves analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit, or in research of new or changing systems and programs. Assists in policy and program planning, development and administration; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.

The College of Engineering (COE) at UC Berkeley provides oversight support for two independently managed recharge operations the Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory (NanoLab) and the Cory Hall Machine Shop.

Both recharge centers support the research needs of more than 450 researchers, faculty and approved startups. The combined total of both recharge centers annual operating budgets is over $6M. The NanoLab is a unique 15,000 square ft. clean-room maintaining and providing access to more than 170 pieces of semiconductor process and metrology equipment; the Machine Shop is equipped with a wide range of machinery including engine lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, drill presses, off-hand grinders, belt sanders, band saws. The shop can produce precision machine work with tolerances to 0.0001" for all types of materials, including various metals, plastics, composites, & woods.

This Project Analyst position will enable planning for expansion of the NanoLab and Machine Shop capabilities. Over the next 6 to 12 months, the NanoLab plans to make upgrades to the laboratory and the Machine Shop will expand its machine tool set. Three special projects have been initiated as follows:

1.) Upgrades to the monitoring systems that track lab utilities, equipment use, lab gases, and chemical usage.

2.) Upgrade the Cory Hall Machine Shop capabilities to include a 5axis CNC tool and coordinate shared access with the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Machine Shop.

3.) Definition of NanoLab process and equipment engineering needs to undertake transition to 200mm substrate processing.



Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of NanoLab and Machine Shop organizational unit.

Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions.

* Designs and provides analytical studies, summary reports and background materials for administrative officers and managers for financial and/or resource plans.

* Collaborate with internal department constituents to research and provide a comparison of a business process to a similar process at other machine shops and laboratories on campus.

* Researches, reviews, and recommends new supply sources of semiconductor and manufacturing commodities and services based on spend analysis and procurement objectives.

* Under general direction of NanoLab Administrative Manager and Buyer 2, collaborate with internal lab engineers and technicians to research and collect laboratory and machining specifications for input into technical portions of equipment needs to base potential purchase agreements on.

* Evaluate needs based on past spend and future requirements, provide to management for review and selection of current and proposed services for review and decision-making.

* Acquires and maintains a basic technical understanding of commonly used semiconductor industries commodities, equipment and process sufficient to communicate regarding product specification.

* Regularly utilize Spend Analytics, Cal Answers and BearBuy Reports to analyze spending.


Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents.

* Performs vendors and sourcing research, providing evaluation to develop and utilize Disadvantaged, Small, Woman-Owned and Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses to the fullest extent possible, with the goal of creating additional business opportunities with the University.

* Conduct cost and price analysis to analyze supplier capabilities to meet University requirements.

* Prepares reports or analyses of operational activities.

* Interprets and applies University policies and procedures, if necessary determine if supplier-created documents are in conflict with required University terms and conditions.

* Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents.

* Under general direction of NanoLab Administrative Manager and Buyer 2, assists in execution of supplier sourcing strategies that ensure best-in-class, timely delivery, cost competiveness, Fair Wage/Fair Work, and any special consideration categories

Required Qualifications

This is a one-year, full-time contract

* Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both verbally and in writing.

* Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.

* Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

* Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.

* Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.

* Bring a sense of urgency and ownership to delivering on business goals.

* Ability to develop and apply analytical tools to evaluate the quality and cost effectiveness of multiple and complex purchasing options and to measure and manage supplier performance.

* Experience in negotiation for service contracts, equipment