Meet John Sanders, our Warehouse and Traffic Supervisor. An Encinitas, California native, John grew up in San Marcos and attended San Marcos High School. After graduating, he worked as a Warehouse Manager for a furniture company for eight years, then became a driver for a local distributor for Budweiser.
John found out about Cymer through his brother-in-law who worked here, and started in the ship prep area on May 19 of 1997. Over the course of his 20 years at Cymer, John has worked as a Material Handler, Material Handler/System Tester, Supervisor for work center material handlers, and now a Warehouse and Traffic Supervisor.
In his current position, John oversees all material movements from the warehouse to manufacturing, and is also in charge of receiving, shipping and RMA the work center material handlers. He also oversees the scrap process at our San Diego campus.
“I didn’t know much about the semiconductor industry before I came here – I was just looking for a good job with a good company. This ended up being a great job with a great company and I’m looking forward to retiring from here when the time comes. Cymer has been a big part of my life over the last 20 years. I am proud that we are so involved with the community and to let people know that I work at Cymer if they see a sign or the commercials we’ve done. I also like how we do events where the employee families get to come and see and meet the people and friends I work with.”
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his two daughters.
“It blows my mind thinking about the first Take Your Kids to Work Day at Cymer that my daughters attended, to now. My oldest daughter, who is now 18, is getting ready to graduate high school this year and begin college, and my youngest, at 11, is going into the sixth grade next year. Both have been to so many Cymer events, like Take Your Kids to Work Day and Food Sorting Night each year, which is a special time for my oldest daughter and myself. Both of my daughters have pretty much grown up here at Cymer.”