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Test Engineering Manager

Company: Sanmina-SCI Systems de M--xico
Location: San Jose
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Test Engineering Manager
Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM) is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina Corporation provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina Corporation has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world.
Job Purpose:
Manages the planning, development, and implementation of procedures for the testing and evaluation of standard and special devices. Manages the activities of the team and is responsible for staffing decisions, training and development,and performance management of the staff. Specifies tests to be performed, compiles data, and makes recommendations for changes required in testing equipment procedures, manufacturing processes, new testing requirements and/or design of testing equipment. Recommends the purchase of test equipment. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Nature of Duties/Responsibilities:

  • To follow Sanmina's process -- as it pertains to Functional Test Support and Structural Test development -- and provide the deliverables that introduces new or First Time Build products and reporting of issues to Manufacturing Engineering.
  • A significant requirement of the Test Engineer's role is to monitor yield process performance through MESWeb and enhance through continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Coaching skills to lead the team towards achieving the overall group objectives such as:

    • functional and system test support;
    • timely release of test stations to Production;
    • addressing issues related to test station yield,
    • performance and capacity;
    • creation and update of documentation required for test
    • operator and debug technician support;
    • monitor and analyze test data, generate reports on test yields and test/product issues

    • Initiate and implement improvement plans to enhance test yields, cycle time and product quality.
    • Engages in technical discussions with existing or potential customers, which lead to winning new business opportunities for the organization.
    • Explains to the customers the test engineering group capabilities and Sanmina's test related processes (e.g. release of the new test stations to the production floor).
    • On new projects the Test Engineering Manager will define the requirements, planning, scheduling, monitoring milestones and costs.
    • Assigns employees areas of responsibility and monitor individual objectives of group members, based on overall group objectives and priorities. Balances workload in the test engineering group.
    • The role also includes providing technical guidance and training to less experienced team members, conducting independent research into complex engineering problems, to develop new operating policies, capabilities, and tests.
    • Troubleshoots and analyzes process performance problems. Works closely with Process Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering groups on implementation of corrective actions.
    • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
    • Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules.
    • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
    • Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems.
    • Develops and administers schedules and performance requirements.
    • Participates in the operations engineering work within the organization by overseeing and advising others, or by contributing directly to the development of complex solutions.

      Education and Experience:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
      • Minimum of 8 years Experience in Test Engineering

        Examples of how the following specific skills are applied with this job:

        • Promotes and enables effective communication and cooperation with other groups to meet overall corporate goals.
        • Assigns and monitors individual objectives for group members, based on overall group objectives and priorities. Provides timely and effective feedback on performance and development plans.
        • Frequently interacts with supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.

          Customer Focus

          • Works with senior management to define and promote value proposition. Supports direct customer engagements.

            Problem Solving

            • Engineering services in line with Corporate goals (technical capabilities, engineering tools, people skills, processes, customer engagements).

              Job specific skills

              • Computer skills.


                • Provides leadership and guidance to team. Applies mature engineering knowledge and coaching skills to lead the team towards complex technical solutions.
                • Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.


                  • Continually finds methods to improve efficiency metrics for team (on time delivery, cost, quality).

                    Organization/Project Management

                    • Coordinates resources and tasks to meet overall group objectives and priorities. Monitors achievements and costs, and removes barriers to group's success.

                      Sanmina is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
                      Salary Range(annual): $120,000 - $140,000
                      In addition, Sanmina Provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.


Keywords: Sanmina-SCI Systems de M--xico, San Jose , Test Engineering Manager, Engineering , San Jose, California

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