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Staff Failure Analysis Engineer

Date: Jan 2, 2018

Location: Kulim, MY, 9000

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Position                       :

Failure Analysis Engineer

Department            :


Job Level                     :

Job Grade 27E/28E

Location                 :


Report to                      :

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Direct Reports        :

Not Applicable





Position Summary


This position performs supplier development with focus on failure analysis, program/project management, cross functional team alignment functions for key initiatives in the Supplier Materials and Technology (SMT) Group. SMT is a global organization that innovates in manufacturing technology, materials technology, and supply chain quality for next generation semiconductor process equipment.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

(Technical / Operational responsibilities / Performance objectives of this position)

  100% of time

  • Evaluate electrical, thermal and mechanical characteristics of PCBA’s, integrated circuits, components, sub-components and systems to determine root cause of failure.
  • Develop formal failure analysis report data and findings of complaint and align with other groups after analysis completion.
  • Analyze failure reports and recommend corrective action to prevent reoccurrence of problems.
  • Support new process, product transfer and startup.
  • Incorporate automation and improvement of failure analysis process.
  • Ensure materials and failure analysis capabilities required to support advanced process technology and product development are in place.
  • Interact with device and process development engineers to determine relationship of materials properties, electrical performance and assist quality engineers in risk assessment.
  • Define and review analytical equipment for both production and development.
  • Complete sample analysis for equipment and process qualifications
  • Identify optimum analytical approaches critical to problems.
  • Interfacing with key teams within Lam including technical product groups, account teams and global operations as a representative of SMT
  • Provide seamless interface with SMT global commodity heads to account teams and other members of SMT
  • Providing leadership to supplier engineers within Lam as a cross functional team leader
  • Organizing and owning internal and external Review Meetings
  • Presentations/communications to senior executives internal and external to SMT
  • Define and clarify technical issues with customer installed tools and be able to clearly communicate the issues
  • Able to provide key Technical Analysis for Problem Solving process
  • Build key relationship with both the account team, customer, suppliers and factory members

People Management (Responsibility for leading, motivating and developing staff)

   0 % of time

  • Not Applicable


Job Requirements

Qualification                    :

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or equivalent 

Work Experience            :

Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing technical programs and projects, preferably in the Semiconductor Industry

Requirements                  :

  • Proven track record of managing technical projects to completion while accomplishing goals
  • Energetic and goal-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to align cross-functional teams across multiple departments to achieve goals
  • Ability to track and organize multiple concurrent activities

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

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