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Lead SMT and DFx Engineer

Company: Jabil Malaysia
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

At Jabil we strive to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE and EVERYTHING BETTER. With over 260,000 diverse, talented and dedicated employees across 100 locations in 30 countries, our vision is to be the most technologically advanced and trusted manufacturing solutions provider. We combine an unmatched breadth and depth of end-market experience, technical and design capabilities, manufacturing know-how, supply chain insights and global product management expertise to enable success for the world's leading brands. We are driven by a common purpose to make a positive impact for each other, our communities, and the environment.JOB SUMMARYA Lead Manufacturing DFx Engineer has a wide ranging base of PCBA manufacturing experience developing and implementing processes including SMT, PTH, wave solder, box build, stencil design, thermal profiling, etc.May have a defined area of expertise either in a competency or industry and are sought out for this expertise. They will have mastered a technology specific to their area of specialty. Will be able to convey technical solutions to other engineers and to business personnel. Will have a good understanding of multiple data types and CAD packages. Capable of being the lead engineer in a cross functional team for basic to moderate level complexity projects, focused on manufacturing and cost improvements.Can assess a project and determine the appropriate resources to action a project.A lead DFx engineer can effectively negotiate with a design team to drive improved manufacturability.They will also gather feedback on a project and use it to drive continuous improvement.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand and be able to explain the concept and requirements of DFx with it's closed loop relationship to design and its goal of improving manufacturability to both internal and external customers - - -
  • Ability to negotiate improvements with design groups balancing time, money and scope
  • Verify implementation or closure of all recommendations in some way
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions - - - - - - -
  • Represent Jabil VAVE in technical customer discussions / meetings -
  • Work with Project Managers and Principal DFx Engineer or higher in the quoting process
  • Provide technical input and complete feasibility assessments, risk reviews, and cost/benefit analysis, using independent judgment, as well as consultation from others
  • Is expected to support the development and utilization of processes for design/manufacturing -
  • Provide recommendations on when to utilize VAVE services to customers, business units, design teams, and workcells
  • Facilitate and contribute to brainstorming and technology exploration sessions with a wide range of internal and external experts to find solutions to manufacturing-related technical and commercial challenges and opportunities
  • Mentoring Manufacturing DFX and Sr, Manufacturing DFx engineers as well as ECAD designers
  • Interface with business, NPI, work cell, and design, bridging communication and product improvement data between the groups in support of product manufacturing
  • May provide onsite technical support for manufacturing builds including engineering prototypes, NPI & production releases
  • Utilize quality data and collection methods to help identify systemic or trending quality issues that lead to DFx findings supported by data and found in similar products
  • Stay abreast of the latest technology and techniques to provide designs that are competitive and cost effective -
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assignedJOB QUALIFICATIONSKNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTSTECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
    • Advanced PC skills, including training and knowledge of Jabil's software packages or equivalent.
    • Read and understand visual aids / work instructions. - - - - - - - -
    • Broad base of PCBA manufacturing experience developing and implementing processes including SMT, PTH, wave solder, box build, stencil design, thermal profiling, materials, cleaning processes, cleanliness requirements etc. -
    • Knowledge of Valor Trilogy or ability to learn the software or NPI software.
    • Raw PCB fabrication knowledge (stack ups, materials, processes, documentation requirements, etc...)
    • Detailed knowledge of DFx concepts for test, manufacturability and assembly
    • Detailed Knowledge of Design Profit or Boothroyd DFMA or equivalent software
    • Detailed Knowledge of PTC Creo or Solidworks or equivalent 3D MCAD software
    • Has deep knowledge in a process
    • Technical knowledge of data requirements and data recognition
    • Has a Detailed knowledge of IPC610.XX (Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies) and other industry standards
    • Ability to interpret an electronic schematic
    • Detailed knowledge of PCBA repair
    • Detailed knowledge of PCBA manufacturing and support equipment/tools(thermal profiling, etc)
    • Detailed knowledge of design requirements and guidelines - - - - - - - - - - -
    • Detailed knowledge of common manufacturing issues
    • Ability to recognize the difference between a process and a design issue
    • Ability to maximize array utilization for fabrication house production panel
    • Detailed knowledge of bill of materials and manufacturing documentation
    • Detailed Knowledge of the design process including concept, schematic and bom, mechanical layout, component layout, PCBA routing, NPI, initial production, product ramp
    • Ability to determine research paths to improve DFx tools, processes and guidelines
    • Utilize empirical and analytical and tools to develop and improve ideas and concepts
    • Provide feedback to drive continuous improvement of DFx tools, processes and guidelines
    • -Influence others and share best practices
    • Effectively communicate with good understanding of English.
    • Work as part of a global team
    • Lead others in some aspects of technical tasks
    • Assess a project and articulating risk while developing project milestones.
    • Mentor less experienced engineers.
    • Participates in cross-functional design reviewsNON-TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
      • Influence others and share best practices
      • Effectively communicate with good understanding of English.
      • Work as part of a global team
      • Assess a project and articulating risk while developing project milestones.
      • Develop projects in a stage-gate process (PLCQ)
      • Mentor less experienced engineers.
      • Leads cross-functional and EE design reviewsEDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
        • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university -
        • Plus a minimum of 10-15 years in all processes of PCBA manufacturing. Including but not limited to thermal profiling (reflow and solder wave), solder paste printing, rework/repair, HLA, depaneling---. -
        • With a minimum of 4 years' experience as a Sr. Manufacturing DFx Engineer
        • Specific requirements as defined by the market sector -
        • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.Extensive knowledge of SMT processExperience in PCB designBE AWARE OF FRAUD: When applying for a job at Jabil you will be contacted via correspondence through our official job portal with a e-mail address; direct phone call from a member of the Jabil team; or direct e-mail with a e-mail address. Jabil does not request payments for interviews or at any other point during the hiring process. Jabil will not ask for your personal identifying information such as a social security number, birth certificate, financial institution, driver's license number or passport information over the phone or via e-mail. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigations internet crime hotline (, the Federal Trade Commission identity theft hotline ( and/or your local police department. Any scam job listings should be reported to whatever website it was posted in.Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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