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Principal Engineer, Tooling Development Engineering

Western Digital


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  • Project management / lead/ coordinator for vendor outsourced projects.
  • Tooling lead/ coordinator and schedule owner for NPL (New Product Launch) & tooling development projects.
  • Support DFM (Design for manufacturing) studies, QFD (Quality Function Deployment), TCTF (Tool Critical to Function), FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and Simulation, DOE (Design of Experiment), engineering analysis (tolerance studies, GR&R (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility), Engineering calculations, etc.).
  • Prepare WEDR (World-wide Equipment Design Review) reviews - TDRD (Tool Design Review Document) - FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), concept review, final design.
  • Prepare & maintain tool documentations - Design review, technical drawings & schematics, BOM (Bill Of Material), spare parts, setup, preventive maintenance.
  • Manage databases - eTRF (Electronic Tooling Request Form), ePDM ( Enterprise Product Data Management) , AME (Advance Manufacturing Engineering) design rules, tooling conversion costs.
  • Capital preparation: NPL (New Product Launch) and prototype development budget estimates, calculate ROI (Return of Investment), justify to CRB (Capital Request Board), support MPS (Manufacturing production support) replication planning.
  • Manage tool logistics/ shipments, and related resources.
  • Manage R&D (Research and Development) & NPL (New Product Launch) budget & procurement (budget forecast, spending control & monitoring, PR justifications, vendor selection & asset transfers).
  • SMEs (subject matter experts) in HDA/ HSA (Hard disk drive assembly/Head Stack assembly) assembly technologies - vision systems, screw driving, pick & place, AGV (auto gage verification), screw auto feed, auto Dycem, measurement devices, control systems, and qualified SEMI S2 (Environmental, Health, and Safety Guideline for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment) internal auditors.
  • Provide guidance to local vendors to improve services and capabilities to meet factory demands.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Master Degree / Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent.
  • Above 5 years working experience in related profession areas.


  • Well ability to using SolidWorks software. Or any CAD model software.


  • Proficient in standard business application software, Tools & standard engineering method (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in automation equipment's.
  • Good command in English.
  • Well communication skills in an international and multicultural team.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze problems.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • A highly inquisitive nature with an attention to detail, coupled with creativeness & innovativeness.

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    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 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 applying.



    Western Digital Corporation is an American computer hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company, headquartered in San Jose, California. It designs, manufactures and sells data technology products, including storage devices, data center systems and cloud storage services.


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