Manufacturing Engineer - Molding
Staff level engineer working in a team environment will be directly involved with development and production of electronic packaging processes used in commercial, automotive and other specialty products. Responsibilities will include characterization and qualification of processes and equipment for the manufacture of industry leading advanced power component solutions then transitioning and supporting those processes in production.
- Will work with enabling technologies such as transfer molding and automated fluid dispensing integrated with PCB and SMT technologies.
- Develops cost effective electronics packaging improvements to existing methods and leads efforts in solutions for new products.
- Writes technical reports and prepares presentations for peer review covering process development activities and next generation processing methods to supporting technologies that our customers use in application such as cloud servers, autonomous vehicles, military and industrial equipment.
- Hands on responsibility for equipment including programming and the SPC needed to ensure the highest yields, throughput, and lowest cost.
- Implement and manage real time SPC and utilize Six Sigma tools such as PFMEAs to implement meaningful process controls
- Supports the organizational goal of Automotive Readiness in preparation for IATF 16949 Certification.
- Monitor line yield, scrap and equipment utilization on a daily basis
- Work independently as well as lead cross-functional development teams.
- Monitor line performance and take corrective action to eliminate process problems and improve yields.
- Work with Design, Test, and Quality Engineering to implement yield and quality enhancements
- Work with hourly production and maintenance personnel to improve line performance
- Review all new product designs for compatibility with process capability. Make appropriate recommendations on new designs.
- Identify and lead cost reduction and quality improvement initiatives
- Initiate and approve manufacturing documentation and ECO’s
- Investigate problems, determine root cause, and implement corrective and preventative actions
- Expected to be hands on with equipment, including occasional maintenance and troubleshooting
- Will have opportunity to learn other back end processes such as lapping, laser, and dicing with cross training.
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Plastics, or Manufacturing Engineering. Master’s degree is a plus.
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience with electronics packaging and/or a manufacturing. Post graduate research experience in an academic setting will count towards industry experience.
- Experience with the Automotive Requirements such as IATF 16949 Certification, PPAP, BIQ, FTQ considered a plus.
- Experience using design based software systems. Examples include Solid Works, Pro Engineer, or Auto CAD. Moldflow experience preferred.
- Familiarity with advanced packaging and processing strategies for system in a package devices (SIP) incorporating high layer count laminate (PCB) and ceramic substrates, ferrites, flip chips, BGA’s, lead-free soldering, MSL, transfer molding and encapsulation, high current interconnects a plus.
- Knowledge of transfer or injection molding manufacturing.
- Sound fundaments and understanding of materials engineering and associated properties of materials.
- Good hands on engineering skills and ability to work on production equipment
- Solid skills in problem solving and statistics
- Ability to understand, analyze, and resolve moderately complex technical problems
- Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast paced environment
- Excellent writing and organizational skills
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Vicor is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
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Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the wall plug to the point-of-load. Complementing an extensive portfolio of patented innovations in power conversion and power distribution with significant application development expertise, Vicor offers comprehensive product lines addressing a broad range of power conversion and management requirements across all power distribution architectures, including CPA, DPA, IBA, FPA and CBA. Vicor focuses on solutions for performance-critical applications in the following markets: enterprise and high performance computing, telecommunications and network infrastructure, industrial equipment and automation, vehicles and transportation and aerospace and defense electronics.Start Application