Manufacturing Engineer
Cisco Careers
Carlsbad, CA

About $65,000 - $86,000 a year

What You’ll Do:
§ The manufacturing engineer will be responsible for supporting the active alignment component attach process at wafer-scale using automated assembly equipment. You will take a hands-on and data driven approach to development, debugging, and continuous improvement that are mechanical and opto-electro-mechanical focused.

Job duties and responsibilities:
§ Help develop and improve repair/maintenance techniques for robotic grippers for automated equipment.

§ Provide training and technical support to sustaining team to ensure optimal up-time and performance of our assembly machines.

§ Develop and refine assembly methodologies for process repeatability and robustness.

§ Create process and engineering documents.

§ Implement lean manufacturing practices.

Develop standardized work instructions, implement 5S, balance lines, create process flow.
Review manufacturing activities and make recommendations to reduce cost, improve setup/cycle times, remove non-value added activities from the manufacturing process.

§ Implement SPC methodologies, setup control charts and KPI metrics to monitor process health.

§ Address process excursions/issues with a systematic approach to problem solving and statistical analysis.

§ Conduct DOE studies for process optimization and root cause analysis efforts.

§ Prepare various test/8D/MRB reports and present to the technical team/management for recommended actions.

Who you’ll work with:
§ You will be part of the manufacturing engineering team in our Carlsbad facility that supports high volume manufacturing operation of wafer-scale optical chipset assemblies as well as a module level pilot line in our cleanroom. We are a fast pace, dynamic, and hands-on group of engineers responsible for die attach, wirebond, active optical alignment, encap, singulation, and other assembly operations. We work closely with other cross-functional teams such as R&D, Quality, and Production to tackle some of the most difficult manufacturing challenges.

Who you are:
§ BS or MS in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical/Electronics Engineering

§ 5+ years in micro-electronic device assembly and/or opto-electronics manufacturing environment with automated equipment experience is required. Die attach equipment experience is a plus.

§ Strong problem-solving skills using 8D method and sound engineering approach to decision making.

§ Experience leading PFMEA efforts and constructing control plans.

§ Good understanding of GR&R, CpK, correlation, and process control related statistical analysis.

§ Must be a self-starter to manage projects/tasks from beginning to completion with minimal supervision.

§ The ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) across departments.

§ Working knowledge of statistical software tools such as JMP or equivalent. Strong MS Excel / Macro skills is a plus.

§ Proficient in Solidworks.

§ Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.