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SMT Development Engineer

Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000042621


SMT Development Engineer

Location: Batu Kawan, Penang
We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what’s possible.



  • Defines IC package/SMT/SSD drive requirements, goals, and milestones for all SSD product groups and customer requirements.
  • Develops SSD assembly and IC packaging processes to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and manufacturing requirements.
  • Develops new package and SMT process qualification programs.
  • Prepares and/or updates specifications for piece parts of integrated circuits or semiconductor assemblies.
  • Plans and conducts experiments to fully characterize processes throughout pathfinding to development to ramp.
  • Develops solutions to improve quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/capability, productivity, and safety utilizing formal education, experience, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools.
  • Establishes process control systems.
  • Transfers process to high volume manufacturing and provide support in new factory start-up. Acts as a liaison with suppliers/vendors.
  • Maintains product quality while developing and introducing package cost reduction programs.
  • Coordinates the introduction of new package processes into production.


  • BS engineering/science required plus 3 years of relevant work experience; MS plus 1 years; or PhD plus 1 years. Relevant work experience must be in engineering role within semiconductor industry. Academic studies must be in applicable field of engineering/science and demonstrate an academic record of excellence
  • Demonstrated track record to rapidly analyze and solve complex engineering issues by pursuing a focused solution path with a clear understanding of the point of diminishing returns
  • Proficient in statistical analysis towards problem solving and the use of Excel and JMP
  • Demonstrated track record to summarize complex data sets for technical and non-technical audiences; elegant in DOE design and execution
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed with demonstrated ability to work well with people; have strong inter-cultural intuition
  • Proven success leading technical team(s) in previous work experience
  • Demonstrated track record working hands-on around technical equipment and processes (including metrology and semiconductor failure analysis techniques)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills


Western Digital, HGST, and SanDisk offers a highly competitive compensation package and great benefits. The company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.