Technician 4, Engineering
Company: Western Digital
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 24, 2023
At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and
push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once
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,
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.
This job covers shift 2 (1pm - 10pm) The successful candidate will
work with other technicians in the Magnetic Media Characterization
lab at Western Digital Media R&D to support both, HAMR and PMR
media development with special emphasis on HAMR (Heat Assisted
Magnetic Recording). The candidate will operate instrumentation,
collect experimental data and present it to engineers in a MS-Excel
- Learn how to operate all the instruments in the lab.
- Learn the sample preparation methodologies used in the
- Prepare samples for measurement and perform measurements, as
directed by the lab. supervisor.
- Use equipment and materials properly, follow operating
instructions, use protective equipment when required.
- Perform moderate instrumentation troubleshooting. Learn about
all the possible issues with the instrumentation and take the
correct action to remedy.
- Provide reliable maintenance, repair and servicing as
instructed by the lab. Supervisor.
- Compile logbooks and document test procedures utilizing good
- Observes all safety standards.
- Maintain a secure, safe, clean and healthy work
- Actively strives to prevent accidents and injuries. Promptly
reports accidents, injuries, safety hazards, or emergencies to the
- Knowledge of MS-Excel for data presentation.
- Knowledge of electro-mechanical troubleshooting.
- Ability to install, maintain, configure, and test operating
systems, application software, hardware devices and networking
- Good understanding of team working and how to integrate with
others to achieve objectives.
- Proficiency in a range of analytical processes or procedures to
carry out assigned tasks.
- High quality of work and good understanding of the impact of
accurate data collection on the WD business.
- Take personal responsibility for his actions and provide
support to a highly motivated team working in a fast pace and
- Uses communication skills to regularly exchange
- History of problem solving; able to drive problems to
- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Compensation & Benefits Details
- An employee's pay position within the salary range may be based
on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant
education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2)
skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance,
contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6)
internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational
- The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible
compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may
ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is
only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado or remote jobs
that can be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in
- If your position is non-exempt, you are eligible for overtime
pay pursuant to company policy and applicable laws. You may also be
eligible for shift differential pay, depending on the shift to
which you are assigned.
- You will be eligible to participate in Western Digital's
Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan, which provides incentive awards
based on Company and individual performance. Depending on your role
and your performance, you may be eligible to participate in our
annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of
restricted stock units (RSUs) or cash equivalents, pursuant to the
terms of the LTI plan. Please note that not all roles are eligible
to participate in the LTI program, and not all roles are eligible
for equity under the LTI plan. RSU awards are also available to
eligible new hires, subject to Western Digital's Standard Terms and
Conditions for Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
- We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid
vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance;
life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible
spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program;
other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and
AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and
hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Virgin
Pulse Program; the Applause Program; employee stock purchase plan;
and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
- Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or
compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.
The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or
any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a
particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless
and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole
discretion, consistent with the law.
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