2027 Stillwater Dr ▪ Mesquite, TX 75181
214.502.5772 ▪ Jim.Davis.PMP@sbcglobal.net
A PMP-certified project manager with an MCTS certification in MS-Project. Extensive IT and Manufacturing experience in
the semiconductor industry. Key strengths include developing detailed project plans, building effective project teams, and
negotiating scope/schedule. Focus of recent projects has included:
• Application development & deployment • Application/data entitlement
• Hardware/software upgrade • Feasibility analysis
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 1983-Present
Project Manager / Business Analyst (2002-2009)
Perform project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/control, and closure activities throughout the product life cycle.
Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, solid experience with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word,
Microsoft Excel, and Teleconferencing software.
Managed an international project team, migrating approximately 1500 users from an obsolete UNIX-based desktop
client reporting application to a Windows-based web client reporting application providing additional functionality and
increased stability. Reduced schedule by over 30% through focused critical path reduction efforts.
Lead team that transferred equipment data for several factories from a proprietary database to an industry standard
database, resulting in reduced support costs and increased entitlement for several existing reporting applications.
Co-managed worldwide effort to deploy software upgrades to over 2000 testers, minimizing both unplanned
downtime and material processing disruption.
Mitigated risk of unverified reports prematurely overwriting production locations through close communication with
stakeholders and implementation of a phased training approach.
Negotiated cost and schedule expectations for decommissioning an application through analysis and communication
of several resource-based scenarios.
Fostered integrated use of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft SharePoint to facilitate both effective meetings and issue
Application Developer (1998-2002)
Develop and deploy Real Time Dispatch (AutoSimulations) programs for several wafer fabs
Developed an algorithm for comprehending several factors (lot priority, reticle, reticle quantity, train length, current
lot, line balance, etc.) in building and prioritizing the queue of a $2M stepper. Translated the algorithm into a Real
Time Dispatch program for all steppers within a factory, resulting in a throughput increase conservatively estimated at
5%. This program was used as the template for creating similar programs at other factories, significantly reducing the
time to deploy.
Created and delivered a Real Time Dispatch training program to multiple factories, reducing the central support cost
for the application and enabling factories to develop new dispatch programs and modify/maintain existing ones.
Built several PERL scripts to facilitate Real Time Dispatch installation and administration. Application installation
was reduced from several hours down to less than one hour.
Training Manager (1996-1997)
Initiate, design, and implement training programs to transition over 500 employees from a lab to a cleanroom
environment. Manage a staff of 8 exempts & non-exempts.
Designed, developed, and delivered cleanroom protocol training to over 500 employees in less than two months using
computer-based training technology.
Provided introductory Manufacturing Execution System training to over 300 engineers, technicians, and specialists in
less than two months, again using computer-based training technology.
Negotiated the sponsorship of a company vice president to resurrect the “Skills Upgrade Program”, designed to
improve the math and reading skills of all specialists and technicians.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued)
Wafer Fab Manufacturing Section Manager (1989-1996)
Manage various wafer fab manufacturing sections (Diffusion, Implant, Deposition, Photolithography) with emphasis on
several metrics (cycle time, throughput, etc.). Coordinate annual non-exempt compensation process. Participate on the
Operational Methods Strategy Team.
Managed manufacturing team of over 70 exempts, non-exempts, and contractors in advanced Photolithography
section. Implemented aggressive cross-training program, resulting in significant throughput gains and cycle time
Managed manufacturing team of over 50 exempts, non-exempts, and contractors in Diffusion, Implant, and
Deposition sections. Developed and adopted cadre specialist program, leading directly to process yield gains.
Served as Operational Methods Strategy Manager, helping define requirements for a next generation Manufacturing
Execution System. Participated on a team to promote nomenclature standardization as a means for facilitating
communication amongst factories.
Coordinated annual compensation process for over 200 non-exempts, introducing a process that quantitatively linked
ranking to increase amount and type.
Wafer Fab Manufacturing Supervisor (1988-1989)
shift wafer fab manufacturing operation of approximately 15 employees.
shift Diffusion, Implant, and Deposition operation of approximately 15 employees. Highly favorable
metrics led to a Section Manager promotion in less than one year.
Identified and drove both a process change and machine reconfiguration at one operation to eliminate yield loss due to
human error, estimated at over $100K/year.
Design Support Engineer (1983-1988)
Develop circuit simulation programs to identify faulty analog/digital components in defense electronics systems.
Developed test programs for numerous analog and/or digital circuit boards.
Served both formally and informally as a lead engineer.
PMP (Project Management Professional) – Project Management Institute
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) – Project 2007
MBA, Management Information Systems, University of Dallas, 1988
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1983
Project Management Institute (PMI), Dallas Chapter
Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG), Dallas Chapter
Technical Sergeant, Air Force Reserve, 1983