Staff Engineer, Development Engineering

5-7 years
17 days ago
Job Description

Job Description


  • Process Design and Optimization: Designing and optimizing laser soldering processes for specific applications, taking into account the materials, components, and requirements of the semiconductor devices.
  • Feasibility Studies: Conducting feasibility studies to assess the suitability of laser soldering for different semiconductor manufacturing projects.
  • Process Characterization: Characterizing the laser soldering process by understanding its parameters, limitations, and capabilities.
  • Equipment Selection and Validation: Selecting appropriate laser soldering equipment and validating its performance to ensure consistent and reliable results.
  • Parameter Calibration: Establishing and calibrating the optimal process parameters for different soldering tasks, ensuring high precision and quality.
  • Quality Assurance: Implementing quality control measures to ensure the soldering process consistently meets required standards and specifications.
  • Process Documentation: Documenting all aspects of the laser soldering process, including procedures, parameters, and results for future reference and knowledge sharing.
  • Troubleshooting and Optimization: Identifying and resolving any issues or inefficiencies in the process and continuously working towards process improvement.
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensuring that safety protocols are followed when working with lasers and high-temperature soldering, adhering to industry regulations and best practices.
  • Collaboration: Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, materials specialists, and production personnel, to integrate the soldering process into semiconductor manufacturing.
  • Training and Support: Providing training and support to production teams to ensure proper implementation and execution of the laser soldering process.
  • Process Scale-Up: Scaling up the process from the development phase to full-scale production while maintaining its efficiency and effectiveness



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Process Engineering,or related field.
  • At least 5years of experience in a wide range of manufacturing processes, especially in semiconductors.


  • Knowledge of Semiconductor Technology: A strong understanding of semiconductor materials, devices, and manufacturing processes is essential.
  • Laser Technology Expertise: Proficiency in laser technology, including different types of lasers, their properties, and how to control and manipulate laser beams.
  • Soldering Techniques: Familiarity with various soldering techniques, including laser soldering, and the ability to work with different solder materials.
  • Experience with Semiconductor Equipment: Familiarity with semiconductor automated manufacturing equipment, especially those used in laser soldering processes.
  • Materials Science: Understanding the properties of different materials used in semiconductors and how they interact during the soldering process.
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing: Knowledge of computer vision techniques and image processing methods used to analyze and optimize alignment patterns.
  • Pattern Recognition: Understanding of pattern recognition methods to detect alignment patterns and deviations.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to troubleshoot issues that may arise during the soldering process and find effective solutions.
  • Statistical Analysis: Knowledge of statistical tools and techniques to identify trends, patterns, and variations in the process data, and establish DOE for process optimization.
  • Safety Protocols: Knowledge of safety procedures and protocols when working with lasers and high-temperature soldering processes.
  • Demonstrated ability and passion to understand processes and the interaction between the material, equipment, and the associated impact on product performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, optimize and qualify processes with data-driven decisions.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment. Ability to commit toaggressive timelines and to deliver on those commitments. Creative problem solver.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for interaction with team members, and external vendors.
  • Have acknowledged Minitab.
  • Experience generating technical specifications for custom equipment development.
  • Works well in a team environment with a willingness to share skills and information and mentor others.
  • Highly motivated and action-oriented as demonstrated by accomplishments.
  • Coachable able to act on management inputs and constructive criticism.

Additional Information

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laser technology
soldering techniques
problem-solving skills
semiconductor technology
safety protocols

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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