Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Power Electronics

Palo Alto, CA /
Manufacturing Engineering – Manufacturing Engineering /
Full Time
Equipment Development and Implementation
·         Design automated production lines for product flow, ergonomics and efficiency, scalability, standardization, and continuous quality monitoring
·         Design, procurement, construction, simulation and deployment of manufacturing automation equipment for low, medium, and high volume production
·         In-house development of workstations, manufacturing equipment and fixtures
·         Management of suppliers during specification, design, buyoff and installation of manufacturing equipment
·         Characterization and validation of new equipment and fixtures for introduction to the production floor
Process Development and Implementation
·         Participate in early prototype equipment builds to characterize and develop both equipment and processes
·         Provide Design for Manufacturing feed-back to Product Design Engineering team
·         Development of new manufacturing processes, process sequences, and process recipes
·         Creation of detailed Manufacturing Instructions to support new processes and equipment
·         Perform process analysis including PFMEA and capacity modeling
·         Support implementation of product traceability and shop floor tracking
·         BS/MS/PhD in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics (or equivalent)
·         Hands-on experience in building/troubleshooting automation systems and acquiring experimental data
·         Minimum of 3 years experience in an automated manufacturing environment (including internships)
·         Strong problem solving skills and aptitude for learning systems quickly
·         Communicate effectively with direct team and peers within a manufacturing and engineering organization
·         Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills
·         Proficient in complex electro-mechanical system design
·         Understanding soldering, joining, AOI, X-ray, and electrical testing is a strong plus
·         Proficient in process characterization and validation using statistical tools
·         Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment
·         Experience creating process documentation
·         Experience transitioning automated systems from prototype to production
·         Experience with 2D & 3D software (AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Catia)
·         Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required
Department: Manufacturing Engineering
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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