Senior Mechanical Product Enginer, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA


TitleSenior Mechanical Product Enginer
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedJanuary 31, 2015
Open Positions1

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Micro/Nano Optics Process Development and Manufacturing

As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer within the Microsoft Device Group (MDG), you will be responsible for implementing device manufacturing strategy to drive the supply base towards Best in Class Manufacturing practices. This individual will provide Manufacturing Engineering technical guidance and Project Engineering Management leadership to Microsoft's Global consumer electronic manufacturing/repair operations. Priority will be to support the development and manufacturing start-up of new product, new contract manufacturing facilities and new assembly processes. Other responsibilities include driving continuous process improvement and operational excellence initiatives. Take this opportunity to step into a senior technical role and help Microsoft grow the consumer hardware business working on leadership brands such as Surface, Xbox, Kinect, Microsoft HoloLens, and Microsoft Band wearable devices. Be part of a winning team by leading projects that cover product development, manufacturing & repair, process implementation and process maintenance in global world-class facilities.

This position's core focus is managing large scale projects, leading a cross functional team at the assigned suppliers. The candidate should also be a strong team player who motivates peers and team, drive root causes analysis to derive actionable data and implement corrective actions timely (by identifying clear problem ownership and take leadership to drive issues to closure with various functional teams and supplier), communicates status with peers, management and other stakeholders; quickly resolves issues that impede progress of projects or programs. It is critical to have an established history of leading and influencing change of a technical team.

Core Job Responsibilities:
Lead new manufacturing projects in support of Microsoft end-to-end (e2e) product development and introduction process.
Implement Manufacturing Strategy by leading a team of technical resources at manufacturing sites and/or CMs
Develop manufacturing processes and techniques in support of new product introduction
Support new factory bring up and process implementation
Achieve end to end Process Yield and Efficiency targets established for process phases
Identify project capital and non-capital equipment needed for projects; ensure its successful implementation
Statement of Work management (may be responsible for contract compliance management with suppliers)
Manufacturing Processes & Tools Development & Implementation in support of Operational Excellence
Standardize manufacturing process across major sites
Ensure proper process documentations at manufacturing site(s)
Drive continuous process improvement initiatives and best practices
Approve and assists with implementation of procedures, process changes and/or ECNs
Frequent travels to manufacturing sites is required

Qualifications:
Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated work experience in manufacturing engineering, process engineering, including high volume manufacturing with a minimum of 5 years in micro/nano optics, semiconductor and/or micro-display industry
BS or MS degree in Engineering or Physics (Electronics, Microelectronics, Process Engineering)
Must have experiences in Semiconductor lithography, micro/nano optics structure manufacturing processes, wafer bonding/dicing and quality inspection background
Experienced with manufacturing processes for precision optics (wafer level optics, micro lens array and/or micro light guide)
Hands-on knowledge of micro/nano metrology techniques (Taylor Hobson stylus, Zygo white light interference, etc.)
Experienced with optical hard/soft mold fabrication a big plus
Competent level with hands-on DOE experience in a semiconductor/micro display manufacturing process environment is required
Ability to define problems and associated root cause(s), establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical data and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
Demonstrated ability to manage large projects/programs
Strong working knowledge of domestic and/or international business practices.
Strong demonstrated ability to write, speak and present information effectively and persuasively across communication settings
Demonstrated experience in re-engineering efforts and statistical analysis (Lean & Six Sigma experience)

Self-sufficient PC skills: Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, MS project, etc.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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