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Hardware Test Engineer

Company: Headway Technologies
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONTITLE: HARDWARE TEST ENGINEER FLSA STATUS: EXEMPTREPORTS TO: TEST MANAGERSUMMARY:Under the direction of the Test Manager, the Hardware Test Engineer is responsible for conducting failure analysis to determine the root cause and performing head and media reliability test; analyzes results, summarizes findings, reporting, and presenting data. This position is located in Milpitas, California. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:--- Performs failure analysis and material characterization using Hysitron, Raman, Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX)--- Designs and conducts component HDI (Head Disk Interface) testing, analyzes results, and presents findings--- Evaluates head and media reliability performance under various environmental and operating conditions--- Troubleshoots issues and coordinates the repair of equipment/tools as needed--- Collaborates and responds to inquiries from other groups or departments on projects or programs--- Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required--- Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:--- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or Chemistry, and/or equivalent relevant experience; Master's degree preferred--- Two years of hands on experience working in HDI testing and material characterization--- Strong knowledge and experience in component level HDI reliability testing--- Strong knowledge and experience using metrology or analytical equipment, including AFM, Hysitron, Raman, and SEM/EDX--- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applicationsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:--- Knowledge of magnetic recording head, disk, wafer fabrication, and HDD principles, practices, and techniques--- Strong knowledge and experience in HDI testing and failure analysis--- Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, Word documents, and presentations--- Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with employees and management--- Able to work productively and collaboratively with all employees and management --- Able to comply with all safety policies and procedures --- Demonstrated prioritization and organizational skills--- Demonstrated time management skills--- Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills--- Flexible and able to prioritizeWORKING CONDITIONS:The Hardware Test Engineer works primarily in a lab environment from Monday to Friday. The schedule may be altered from time-to-time to meet business or operational needs; may travel from building-to-building as needed. Occasionally, works in a class 100 ESD sensitive wafer fab manufacturing facility; adheres to required safety and dress standards. Stands and walks; performs various fine grasping movements, bends, and twists; operates a computer and enters information using a keyboard, operates a telephone, and other office equipment. May occasionally push, pull, or lift up to 10 pounds.*Other duties of a similar nature or level are duties that may be required, but may not be specifically listed in the job description or posting. TDK/Headway Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to complete the application process should contact the Headway Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Headway Technologies, Milpitas , Hardware Test Engineer, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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