Sr. PCBA Test Engineer

Lam Research   •  

Fremont, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 238 days ago

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  • The Senior Test Engineer will:
    • Act as a Sr. Test Engineer of Supplier PCBA Test Specifications and Solutions including the timely development, qualification, and production deployment of automated Test Fixtures and Equipment.
    • Coordinate the Test Spec definition with product group and Test Implementation details with suppliers.
    • Act as a Data Analyst expert within ESG by implementing and monitoring PCBA manufacturing and test equipment critical parameters for process stability (i.e. control charting, SPC, etc…).
    • Combine any PCBA-related manufacturing issues with external customer issues and use this knowledge to improve test processes and coverage suppliers and prioritize the findings for respective supplier engineers. 
    • Manage PCBA test content through proto, NPI, and production phases to ensure robust coverage throughout.
    • Summarize and manage the status of existing fixtures (up-time, SPC, calibration, spares, gold boards, HD cloning, RYG dashboards, etc…)
    • Apply Product and Systems Engineering approaches to understand and resolve problems with equipment functionality, component quality and reliability, design and application margin related to PCBA testing.
    • Travel to Lam Supplier manufacturing locations to conduct situational assessments, audits, and investigations, applying learnings to systematic and lasting product and process improvements
    • Apply experience with Industrial Quality Systems, Engineering Design & Documentation, Product Qualification, and Engineering Change (EC) Processes, to creating and maintaining supplier test strategies.



BS in Computer or Electrical Engineering and >5 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for purposes of teaching, investigating, and influencing team members and stakeholders up to and including internal and external executives
  • PCBA and component life cycle management: Specification, Manufacture, Assembly, Test/Inspection, and Sustaining
  • Electrical measurement equipment familiarity, including: DMM, LCR, & Milli-ohm Meters, Hi-Pot/Ground Bond Testers, Function Generators, Oscilloscopes, TDR Meters, Spectrum Analyzers, Optical Power Meters, and VDV Cable Testers
  • Working knowledge of:  SPC, Cpk, DOE, GR&R (MSA), 5-Why, 6S/7W, t/F tests, box plots, 8D, Ishikawa diagrams
  • Working knowledge of electrical & mfg standards (Semi S2, OSHA, ISO9000/14000, RoHS, UL, IEEE, MIL, IPC 610/620)
  • Semiconductor equipment system and component knowledge
    • Techniques and equipment used in inspecting and testing optical and copper cable harnesses
    • Ability to analyze schematic functionality and test strategies for:  Power Supplies, PCBAs, and computers
    • Working Knowledge of PCBA manufacturing, inspection, and test processes