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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.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Supplier/Vendor QA Engineer 3

Date: Oct 16, 2020

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About Lam….


Together we move the Atoms that move the World:

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Job Responsibilities

Remote Factory Supplier Engineer for Major module assembly/Reliant(refurb.) systems

Essential Functions and Duties

This position is part of the SQAD(Supplier Quality, Assessment & Development) . SQAD is an organization that is innovative in manufacturing technology, materials and supply chain design.  In this position, you, as a supplier engineer for play a vital role with the remote factory/Reliant suppliers.  You will have the opportunity to work across organization functions to resolve technical, quality and production challenges, as well as opportunity to develop excellence in product design and manufacturing at RF supply chain.

 Candidate should be a result-driven, self-starter possessing strong interpersonal skills with a strong focus on supporting customers.  This individual should also posses the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, to adapt to changing priorities and to work independently in a close-knit team setting.

This position performs the role of Supplier Engineer in supporting the making of Reliant systems in Lam Remote Factories (RF). Reliant systems are Refurbished equipment supplied by Lam for Customers. This position performs RF Management for Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery of Reliant systems. The role offer Technical, Engineering, Mfg and Test support for Reliant systems Mfg at RF. This role also does program/project management and 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.

 This position performs the lead role for Electrical/Electronic troubleshooting and provide Engineering/Technical solutions to Remote Factories (RF) making Lam Products. The candidate need to perform Program/Project management and cross functional team alignment functions for key initiatives in the Supplier Quality Assessment and Development (SQAD) Group. SQAD is a global organization that innovates in manufacturing technology, materials technology, and supply chain quality for next generation semiconductor process equipment.



Other Job Responsibilities
  • Influencing decisions and company driven objectives within internal and external groups to achieve company goals
  • Work with Lam Product Group Engineering organizations in development for reliant system and major module system to remote factory suppliers
  • Interfacing with key teams within Lam including technical product groups, account teams and global operations as a representative of SQAD
  • Coordinate and support investigation of key quality defects of components from the customers and/or field service team to drive corrective actions and continuous improvement 
  • Developing Suppliers to meet Lam quality standards
  • Drive the improvement of the remote factory suppliers’ quality and manufacturing processes to ensure product quality, cost, and on-time-delivery
  • Act as liaison / technical lead for cross functional projects to include Build Verify and Production Readiness Review
  • Provide technical support in Build, Test and FQA to new Remote Factory (RF) suppliers in deposition and etch product deployment and transition
  • Build Test Jigs and fixtures for Electrical/Electronics Assembly and Test 
  • Build key relationship with both the account team, customer, suppliers and factory members
  • Able to provide key Technical Analysis for Problem Solving process
  • Interface with RF personnel and provide Technical solutions to Electrical/Electronic problems
  • Leads, and is personally accountable for, high profile project timelines and milestones.
  • Continuously working on process improvement and developing Best Known Methods
  • Work closely with Test Engineers to provide an optimum Trouble shooting methods
  • Perform Standardized Supplier Quality Audits and administer Supplier Quality Scorecard for existing suppliers to promote continuous improvement
Minimum Qualification
  • Creative thinking and strong problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities, including experience in the areas of electrical/mechanical/test engineering
  • Solid understanding of electro-mechanical assemblies major module/reliant system (Gas box, Power Box, Loadport, Robot, Vacuum chamber)
  • In-depth understanding of equipment and component manufacturing processes of Semiconductor equipment system and Reliant(refurb.) systems (Wafer handler, Process module, EFEM, vacuum systems)
  • Basic understanding for workmanship standard especially assembly process and cable routing.
  • Skills in understanding of electric circuit-diagram (electrical schematic)
  • Experience in supplier process development & quality management
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (International/domestic)
Preferred Qualification
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent 
  • English/Japanese preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Functional understanding of Hardware Instrumentation & Controls.
  • Systems engineering and integration and semiconductor fab knowledge
  • Project Management / Team Lead experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing technical programs and projects, preferably in the Semiconductor Industry
  • Experience with working with global suppliers
More About Us ….


Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it. Lam Research goes deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation. So if you want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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