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Staff Engineer, Failure Analysis Engineering

Company: Western Digital
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we've been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world's biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You'll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That's us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital -, G-Technology---, SanDisk - and WD - brands.

Today's exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It's You & Western Digital. Together, we're the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

This position is for a Mechanical/Packaging Engineer who will be part of the customer failure analysis group that will support the failure analysis engineers on mechanical and packaging related failure modes. In addition, this role with help with management of the daily activities in the lab and help to coordinate with vendors who support mechanical/packaging analysis services. A successful candidate will have to have a mechanical/packaging engineering background who is organized and has an understanding of lab operations.

Job Duties Mechanical/Packaging engineering:
Support failure analysis engineers with insight into possible mechanical/packaging failure modes and analysis options
Work with failure analysis engineers to perform/coordinate testing
Manage failure analysis support vendors (prep units, scheduling)
Create an equipment purchasing plan based on allowed budget to enhance failure analysis effectiveness
Train and mentor failure analysis engineers on newly purchased lab equipment
Lab management:
Equipment and component ordering to support failure analysis engineers needs
Manage equipment and lab maintenance schedules
Support audit preparations and audits
Analyze defects in faulty equipment
Manage equipment service vendors

Job Skills

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Packaging engineering required, Master's preferred
Excellent organizational, prioritization and project development skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Bachelor's requires 5+ years' experience in mechanical/packaging engineering role
Ability to train and mentor engineers

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person's gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

Keywords: Western Digital, Milpitas , Staff Engineer, Failure Analysis Engineering, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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