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Component DFM Engineer

Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000042622


Component DFM Engineer

Location: Batu Kawan, Penang
We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what’s possible.


Job Responsibilities

  • Defines IC package/SMT/SSD drive DfX (where X = assembly, manufacturing, cost, rework, supplier chain, reliability, etc) requirements, goals, and milestones for all SSD product groups and customer requirements.
  • Works closely with SSD assembly and IC packaging processes and internal (SDSM PTD SMT technology development team) and external stakeholders (SDUS, SDKR, SDIL H/W Eng. and SDUS SMT teams) to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and manufacturing requirements.
  • Performs DfX Valor/Vayo analysis and maintains the integrity of DfX systems/libraries.
  • Develops new package and SMT DfX process qualification programs.
  • Prepares and/or updates components specifications for piece parts of integrated circuits or semiconductor assemblies for SSD drive development.
  • Plans and conducts experiments to fully characterize SSD components throughout pathfinding to development to ramp. Develops solutions to improve quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/capability, productivity, and safety utilizing formal education, experience, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools.
  • Establishes process control systems for DfX systems and components.
  • Transfers process to high volume manufacturing and provide support in new factory start-up.
  • Acts as a liaison with components suppliers/vendors.
  • Maintains product quality while developing and introducing components and DfX systems cost reduction programs.


Job Requirements


  • BS engineering/science required plus 3 years of relevant work experience; MS plus 1 years; or PhD plus 1 years. Relevant work experience must be in engineering role within semiconductor industry. Academic studies must be in applicable field of engineering/science and demonstrate an academic record of excellence
  • Demonstrated track record to rapidly analyze and solve complex engineering issues by pursuing a focused solution path with a clear understanding of the point of diminishing returns
  • Proficient in statistical analysis towards problem solving and the use of Excel and JMP
  • Demonstrated track record to summarize complex data sets for technical and non-technical audiences; elegant in DOE design and execution
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed with demonstrated ability to work well with people; have strong inter-cultural intuition
  • Proven success leading technical team(s) in previous work experience
  • Demonstrated track record working hands-on around technical equipment and processes (including metrology and semiconductor failure analysis techniques)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills



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