DFx DFM Engineer SMT PCBA
StepBeyond.com - Indianapolis, IN

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This position is located in Jasper, IN and reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager. It is a plant position that will be responsible for leading the Design for Excellence (DFx) team to maximize plant profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee satisfaction by conceiving, developing, executing, and continuously improving world class design for excellence capabilities, technologies, processes, and efficiencies to deliver rapid time-to-market of high quality, low cost, highly durable and reliable products for our customers. The Senior Design for Excellence (DFx) Engineer will conceive, devise, develop, justify, and implement world class design for excellence capabilities, technologies, processes, and efficiencies that produce unmatched time-to-market, quality, cost, and reliability for products. He or she will be responsible for early design involvement with customers to ensure new designs are manufacturable, testable, and reliable, at the highest quality and lowest cost possible.

He or she will drive tool selection, ruleset definition, implementation, execution, continuous improvement, and automation of DFx tools. He or she must recruit, hire, train, and mentor world class DFx engineering talent. · Provide early manufacturing involvement in the design process to ensure designs are manufacturable, robust, reliable, and testable at the lowest possible cost.· Research, devise, and implement design guidelines to help customers maximize manufacturability, testability, and reliability.· Attend design reviews and new product gate reviews, both customer and internal.· Research and implement new tools, software, and techniques for virtual design verification of printed circuit boards (PCBs), printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), and systems.· Continuously improve design verification rule sets, tools, and techniques.· Work with manufacturing, engineering, quality, reliability, and failure analysis teams to determine root causes in order to continuously improve rule sets based on real world issues and technologies· Load product information into systems and execute DFx tools (Design for Manufacturability, Design for Testability, Design for Supply Chain, Design for Reliability, Design for Quality/Six Sigma, etc)· Discuss issues and resolutions with customers to improve customer owned designs· Work with DFx software vendors to continuously improve software tools and automation· Continuously improve design rules and implementation of production tooling (stencils, wave fixtures, etc) based on ongoing observation and improvement of production yields· Attend development/prototype builds as needed Interpersonal Skills · Extremely Creative/Innovative in groups and teams· Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and self-driven· Work with a variety of disciplines, situations, and people· Facilitate and communicate organization and process changes· Team player with a positive, “can do” attitude and a great sense of humor Technical Skills Understanding of electronics manufacturing processes Understanding of robust engineering methodology Understanding of cause and effect, failure modes, and physics of failure of electronic components, and electronic and electromechanical assemblies Experience using, interpreting results, and continuously improving tools and rule sets of various elements of Design for Excellence: Design for Manufacturability, Design for Testability, Design for Supply Chain, Design for Reliability, Design for Quality / Six Sigma, etc for printed circuit boards, printed circuit board assemblies, and systems. Experience with specific tools and rule sets a plus: Valor, Mentor, Silicon Expert, PolyDyne, Reliasoft Experience in hardware prototype bring-up, debug, fault detection, failure analysis, and yield improvement.

Ability to comprehend and assimilate technical concepts across multiple disciplines Ability to design experiments and test cases based on deep understanding of statistical analysis and six-sigma methodologies Broad knowledge of physics of failure of PCBs, semiconductors, PCBAs, electro-mechanical devices, connectors, and systems. Understanding of electrical and mechanical tolerance stack-up analysis ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) a plus Lean Six Sigma Black Belt a plus Communication Skills · Ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical concepts and reasoning to customers· Extract rules for rules-based decisions from team members and data systems· Effectively communicate technical and non-technical information to/from both non-technical and technical users

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