Senior Reliability Engineer # JN -012019-44075
SSI
Pleasanton, CA
Responsibilities:
Design and execute pre-product reliability tests, accelerated life tests, and ongoing reliability monitoring tests
Provide reliability prediction models at component and system level
Participate in the product development meetings and guide the team to develop reliable products that meets internal specifications and customer requirements
Development of reliability test systems for new market demands
Coordinate and manage testing for data collection and analysis
Present test and failure analysis results to the Engineering team and work with other groups within the Engineering team to develop design changes to improve reliability performance
Prepare written reports summarizing the results of product performance and failure analysis for reliability test parts
Coordinate outsourced reliability tests
Interface with customers and suppliers on product reliability
Interface with vendors to purchase lab equipment
Makes decisions within area of specialty, manages medium to large projects
Initiate necessary action to prevent nonconformities
Identify and record any non-conformities
Monitor solution implementations to verify effectiveness of changes and take corrective action
Standardize implementations to avoid further nonconformities

Qualifications:
BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Engineering or Physics. Advanced degree preferred
5+ years experience as a Reliability Engineer in imaging, instrumentation, or equivalent industry
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Must:
Experience with Environmental, Mechanical and ESD stresses
Experience with problem solving methodologies and leading root cause analysis
Hands on with Weibull++, ALTA, SPOF tools and methodology (or equivalent reliability software)
Experience with MTTF/MTBF calculation
Experience with LabVIEW and JMP
Ability to analyze component performance data in reliability tests, including large variety of test parts and multiple design variations
Experience with Design of Experiments, FMEA, product design reviews and DFM
Strong verbal and writing skills, including the ability to quickly prepare detailed written reports

Preferred:
Experience with reliability qualification by similarity
Experience with failure analysis for TEM/SEM products, including optical microscopes (metallurgical and stereo), Zygo white light optical interferometer, Raman spectroscopy, FTIR, OBIRCH, etc
Experience with mechanical fixture design and coordination of machine shop builds
Experience with electrical board design and fabrication
Experience with clean room operations
Experience with customer returns failure analysis support