NPI DFx Manufacturing Process Engineer

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Palo Alto , CA
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Jamie Liu
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Job Description

As a Manufacturing Process Engineer in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary group, you will be responsible for using your creativity and diverse range of engineering experience to develop and evaluate solutions to new engineering problems. You will design, develop, test, and qualify solutions in a manufacturing environment, including Design for Manufacturing/Assembly (DFMA) and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), to facilitate the smooth transition of new hardware products to volume production. You will focus on early involvement with the product design teams to ensure excellent manufacturability, yield improvement, cost reduction and scale, complex mechanical fixture design and test, automation, failure analysis, advanced process controls, and drive continuous Improvement opportunities.

You will collaborate with other multi-disciplinary teams to maintain a strong functional relationship to co-develop and structure future requirements. You will maintain clear documentation and communication of goals, risks, status, and prioritized feature requests and bugs. You will contribute to process flow planning, line balancing, assembly process definition/design and investigate alternate assembly methods/equipment and automation to reduce headcount on assembly lines and increase process controls for quality assurance. You will also contribute in post ramp PRQ changes, assembly line optimization and UPH/DL improvements across both surface mount (SMA) and backend (FATP) assembly steps.

- Drive Design for Manufacturing and Design for Reliability reviews of NPI products/concepts and lead DFA/DFM activities to come to an optimal product design.
- Make recommendations for product design changes and final assembly standards that have direct impact to final product cost, quality and delivery.
- Standardize/modularize FATP assembly equipment/stations ensuring all critical closed loop process controls are in place. Study existing processes, equipment and fixtures. Find ways to improve by means of product or process re-design.
- Drive FMEA methodology during design phase to identify all product/process risks and define a risk mitigation plan. Perform FMEA reviews of each fixture, equipment and process step, identify all potential failure modes and process risks and drive mitigation steps with Contract Manufacturer and Product Design teams.
- Use FMEAs to define requirements for process design, equipment and fixtures including all critical process controls. Create/update PFMEA for NPI Process Designs ensuring DFMEA critical parameters are addressed.
- Uncover and highlight Manufacturing/Assembly/Test issues during engineering builds to ensure established direct labor, throughput, product quality and yield levels which affect bottom line MVA are optimized at the start of production. Interface with Contract Manufacturers Factory team to improve cycle times, UPH, process/product yield, and drive cost reductions.

Minimum qualifications:
- 7 years of experience in DFx, NPI and Manufacturing Process Engineering role with manufacturing companies in this or a parallel capacity.
- Experience in Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis and Process Validation/Capability.
- Experience explaining technical issues and influencing product and process design change with results/data, working with other engineering teams to arrive at solutions.

Preferred qualifications:
- 9 years of Process/Manufacturing Engineering experience in automotive, aerospace, medical or similar industry.
- Knowledge of SMA and Backend Assembly/Test areas, production fixturing and production line qualification for consumer electronics. Knowledge of yield attack activity, cost reduction and engineering design.
- Work independently, strong team player, detail oriented, organized and hands-on.
- Ability to work and drive process/layout improvements with minimal supervision.
- Fluency in English and Mandarin.
- Ability to travel approximately 30%.

Closing Date: 
Position is open until filled