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Principal Engineer

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Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 14, Thailand 
Req ID: JR-0000040166


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Western Digital(Thailand) Light Delivery Process team is looking for a motivated, process and equipment oriented principle/Staff equipment engineer to develop procedures and actions to ensure the equipment healthy (Semiconductor Laser diode optical alignment and bonding). He / She will be responsible for ensuring current equipment healthy, and work with internal team and suppliers to develop a high volume cost effective processes/equipment to ensure processes can consistently meet production requirement for quality and capacity.

  • Develop improvements to enhance equipment reliability and scalability.
  • Develop preventive maintenance procedures to reduce equipment failures.
  • Monitor equipment performance and suggest improvements.
  • Perform equipment upgrades as per development requirements.
  • Analyze equipment malfunctions and failures and accordingly develop corrective actions.
  • Design and develop necessary mechanical, electrical or software tools which is able to demonstrate the improvement
  • Work with internal team and suppliers to design equipment concept and specifications for next generation products/equipment.
  • Develop cost-reduction initiatives while still maintaining quality and productivity.
  • Work with internal team to qualify new equipment before handing off to production.
  • Ensure spare parts interchangeability and sufficient quantity to support R&D build.
  • Maintain documentations for equipment installation, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for reference purposes.
  • Provide support for troubleshooting equipment which not impact to build schedule.
  • Provide job assistance and conduct job trainings for employees as needed.
  • Act as primary contact for equipment performance related questions and concerns.
  • Bachelor or master degree in Mechatronics/Electrical/Mechanical/Software Engineering
  • A minimum of 7 – 10 years’ experience in manufacturing process/equipment development for fully automation equipment.
  • Direct experience in semiconductor laser diode optically align and bonding is a plus
  • Direct experience in working with cross functional engineering teams and multinational culture is a plus
  • Supplier management experience is a plus.
  • Strong level of English communication (verbal / written)
  • Familiar with design of experiment tool and data analysis.
  • Strong knowledge for PC/PLC based automation equipment development and troubleshooting C++ / C# / PLC
  • Direct experience in manufacturing process/equipment design, buy off and maintenance.
  • Excellent equipment management skill.
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