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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

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Electrical Engineer 5

Date: Jul 17, 2017

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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This position is part of the Supplier Materials & Technology (SMT) organization.  SMT is an organization that is innovative in manufacturing technology, materials & supply chain design.  This position will provide you an opportunity to master the complexities and challenges of Supply Chain Management and Product Engineering.  You will be working in an organization that delivers superior product quality and services at the lowest total cost.

As a Product Engineer on the OEM/RF commodity team, you will be responsible for performing professional engineering examination and evaluation/improvement of manufacturing processes, as well as participate in the design phase together with the Engineering Product Groups and Suppliers for High-Power Analog RF systems (generators, matches, VI probes, etc) which are at the heart of Lam’s tools and at the frontier of the semiconductor industry technology.

Project management duties include working with cross-functional teams consisting of supply business management, engineering, manufacturing, field service and suppliers to provide feedback and requirements during new product development through to production release. Candidate needs to exhibit excellent problem solving skills: defining the problem, identify objectives, assessing risk, develop approach, analyze results and provide recommendations. Ideal candidate will direct and manage manufacturing process/quality implementation of required changes and modifications that include a variety of processes.



Duties (including but are not limited to):

  • Management of suppliers’ manufacturing processes & issues, including suppliers’ quality management systems
  • Project Management
  • Management of suppliers’ quality scorecards
  • New supplier qualification activities
  • Work with suppliers in development of next-generation products to meet Lam needs
  • Work with Lam Business Units to coordinate Engineering activities between Suppliers and Customers
  • Root cause/corrective action activity management on issues, escalations, excursions
  • In depth understanding and analysis of technical issues, failure modes of electrical systems and sub-assemblies
  • Conduct effective supplier visits – domestic and international – in evaluating and managing new and existing suppliers. Assess production readiness.
  • Ensure suppliers’ manufacturing processes – domestic and international – are in place to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner; develop and audit quality and change control systems. Develop and drive supplier improvement plans.
  • Manage suppliers’, analytical testing and engineering resources to perform failure analysis on products returned from the field.



    Electrical Engineer (BS, MS, PhD), with expertise in:

  • Analog High-Power Radio-Frequency generators and matches in the Semiconductor Capital Equipment industry
  • Understanding of Etch and Deposition process and engineering
  • Design understanding of RF systems; ability to develop, validate, and enforce detailed specifications
  • Ability to review Engineering documentation
  • Supplier management and development: Establish and maintain strong working relationships with suppliers and their products
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems – Statistics, DOE, FMEA, RCCA (8D & 5-Whys), FRACAS, problem solving                                                                                                                       



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Electrical, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Product Development, Engineering, Research

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