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Manufacturing Engineer 6

Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

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Remote Factory Supplier Engineer for AC/DC Power Boxes

Essential Functions and Duties

This position is part of the Supplier Materials & Technology (SMT) organization.  SMT 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 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.


Job Details:


  • Work with Lam Product Group Engineering organizations in development and release of new power box products to remote factory suppliers
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Audit and document supply base performance on critical process of records and overall quality management systems
  • Collaborate on the continuous development of supply base through close teamwork with product management, global product group, and supplier business managers
  • Leads, and is personally accountable for, high profile project timelines and milestones.
  • Continuously working on process improvement and developing Best Known Methods
  • Provide technical support in Build, Test and FQA to new Remote Factory (RF) suppliers in deposition and etch product deployment and transition
  • Perform Standardized Supplier Quality Audits and administer Supplier Quality Scorecard for existing suppliers to promote continuous improvement.
  • Drive Root Cause and Corrective Action Analysis on QDRs and Escalations





Must have

  • Creative thinking and strong problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities, including experience in the areas of mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Solid understanding of electro mechanical assemblies, thermodynamics, mass/momentum/heat transfer
  • Solid understanding of statistical process control
  • In-depth understanding of equipment and component manufacturing processes
  • Experience in supplier process development & quality management
  • Understanding of failure analysis and problem solving
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
  • International & domestic travelling


  • Electro-Mechanical system design and manufacturing
  • Systems engineering and integration and semiconductor fab knowledge
  • Solid understanding of various problem solving methodologies to include 8-D/5 why
  • Project Management / Team Lead experience
  • At least 8 years of working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry
  • Experience with working with global suppliers
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Attentions to details


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from accredited University a must
  • Advanced degree (including Ph.D. or Master) in Electrical engineering or Mechanical Engineering from accredited University preferred



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