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Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering (New Product Development)

Company: Veeco Instruments
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Career Opportunities: Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering (New Product Development) (5553) REQ #  5553  - Posted  06/10/2020  -  US - CA - San Jose  -  US - NJ - Somerset  -  Engineering

Making a Material Difference is at the core of our DNA. For more than 30 years, we have developed differentiated technologies and built expertise and know-how that has enabled world-changing devices such as LED lighting, data storage, advanced computing and mobile devices to reach industrial scale. We help customers overcome technical and cost barriers that make it possible to convert novel materials into high-yielding device performance at production volumes. Our customers produce the newest, fastest, smallest, and most efficient electronic components used in devices to help deliver a better world.

We serve the semiconductor and emerging high-growth markets. Our process equipment and technology are used to manufacture advanced semiconductors, LEDs, displays, photonics, VCSELs, power electronics, compound semiconductors, hard disk drives, MEMS and wireless chips.

Overview:

The Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering will have responsibility for mechanical engineering activities related to new product development (NPD), including support of existing products, as well and designing and releasing new upgrades. The product development includes all PLC phases, from defining and understanding of the requirements, through the development of the product, to successful product realization and customer acceptance. The support of existing products includes CIP (Continuous Improvement Programs), obsolescence, support of manufacturing engineering, and support for field and factory escalations.

This is a high-energy, fast-paced position with a strong focus on driving process and team improvements to help grow the business to the next level.

This person will work very closely with Operations and Manufacturing Engineering, Product Line Management and managers of Software, Controls and Electrical Engineering groups. This is a leadership position directing and supervising a team of mechanical engineers across multiple locations and product lines, including onsite and offsite contractors.

Responsibilities:

Direct and lead the Mechanical Engineering team with full ownership and engineering responsibility for the development and release of new products, including support of existing products, as well and designing and releasing new upgrades. Area of responsibility is to include MOCVD reactors, vacuum-based semi chambers and cluster configured tools

Be the technical lead guiding the product development activities, working through the engineers on-site to develop the next generation of Veeco tools for semiconductor manufacturing

Ensure successful fulfillment of team responsibilities including: Work with technology, marketing and peer engineering teams to define product requirements, architecture and develop release and test plans

Lead the design of HW features, prototype integration and testing of assemblies, subsystems and systems

Troubleshoot systems and subsystem issues and work with various teams to find and implement solutions

Contribute to research, evaluation, and proposals for new product features in support of corporate or customer requirements

Creation and updating of product family trees and standard product BOMs for released products, to be used by Manufacturing Engineering in the configuration of system BOMs to fulfill specific customer orders

Setup and drive small team efforts that address product-level issues (such as design issues, supplier issues, MFG escalations, or improvement projects)

Development of new upgrades and service offerings to help drive business growth, including the requirements definition, design and development, verification and release of the new products

Support of new systems orders, including Requirements Reviews, internal system specification generation, creation of system-specific BOMs for non-standard systems, and engineering documentation for systems, including P&ID’s when applicable

Completion of CIP (Continuous Improvement Programs) to address specific issues with released products, provide incremental improvements to performance, or resolve obsolescence issues

Technical support for escalations on released products and/or ETO products, when issues cannot be handled by field or operations teams

Ensure compliance of released products with applicable safety standards, including SEMI S2

Manage the projects, time and tasks of the team, coordinating the completion of milestones with customer’s needs, operations and engineering schedules

Drive an “Engineering First Principles” approach, to improve overall engineering capability, product development and deployment capability, troubleshooting and root cause analysis, and other core engineering areas, with the overall goal of improved quality, delivery and customer satisfaction

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is required. A minimum of 10 years in engineering design and development, with experience in capital equipment or semi-conductor equipment preferred. A minimum of 5 years in an engineering leadership position is required. Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time, including internationally.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Broad level of mechanical engineering experience and knowledge, with a focus on systems engineering capability

Experience with designing vacuum and high-temperature reactors is preferred

Experience with Automation solutions for semiconductor equipment is preferred

Strong working knowledge and application of basic engineering principles

Ability to review and direct engineering work of team members in multiple engineering disciplines, including systems, electrical, mechanical and motion

Working knowledge of ERP tools, such as SAP or similar program

Strong computer skills including MS Office products, MS Project, SharePoint and basic CAD

Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills

Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, and to interact with a diverse group of individuals

Ability to drive change and improvements within the team

Ethics and cultural values in accordance with the Veeco Code of Conduct

Veeco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Veeco Instruments, San Jose , Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering (New Product Development), Other , San Jose, California

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