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Staff Engineer, Development Engineering

Location: Biñan, Laguna, Philippines 
Req ID: JR-0000039605


Staff Engineer, Development Engineering


Location:  Biñan, Laguna, Philippines

Req Id: JR-0000039605


Western Digital®


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            In this position, the individual will assume leadership in all process-related activities of DOE Process Engineering. He/She will help to harmonize strategy and execution to improve process efficiency. The individual will be the driving force to coordinate, track and facilitate all submitted Engineering Work Request and ensure over-all compliance on DOE Evaluation Builds.

            The individual will also be expected to have an exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate will all levels of the organization across sites. He/She is expected to drive change and respond to shifting priorities and to develop predictive analysis that will identify potential process risks and promoting new methods and processes to minimize or totally avoid misprocess.

            The ideal candidate will have a B.S. Degree in Engineering (ECE, EE or COE) or related field.  The individual must have proven to have an in-depth knowledge in magnetic recording principle, slider fabrication and testing methodology. People management skills and experience in cross-functional collaboration is preferred but not required. Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people especially in manufacturing industry.          


·         Responsible for reviewing the coherence of evaluation objectives, test plan, BE process requirements and its translation to execution instructions.

·         Drive test in-process yield, control and CT improvement initiatives and handle special project initiatives.

·         Develop Predictive analysis/or system to identify potential process risk and recommend necessary adjustment to minimize, if not totally avoid misprocess prior to start of evaluation input to production line.

·         Provide accurate yield assumptions on key BE processes and track actuals vs assumptions on a weekly basis. Develop reaction plan if below expectation - DMAIC approach

·         Track all submitted Engineering Work Request per week, coordinate and ensure 100% engineering requirement pass down from US site characterization team.

·         Ensure overall process compliance to requirement, SOP and PMP on DOE evaluation builds.

·         Facilitate, track and report overall DOE process lessons learned, action plan and closure.           




·         Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (ECE, EE or COE) or related field.

·         At least 5 years experiences in HDD industry

·         Has in-depth knowledge in magnetic recording principle, slider fabrication and testing methodology.

·         High level of proficiency with statistical data analysis tools and data mining techniques.

·         Good proficiency and communication skills in English.


·         Master’s degree in any engineering field preferred but not required.

·         Programming skills C++, SAS, Python and R languages preferred but not required



·         Proficient in JMP software analysis and statistical tool.

·         Proficient in Windows office software including MS project tool.

·         Certification in Six sigma training is an advantage but not a must.

·         Strong interpersonal, oral and written English skills required to conduct daily activities.




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