Senior MPI Engineer, Microsoft Devices Group in Redmond, WA

TitleSenior MPI Engineer
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedFebruary 4, 2015
Open Positions1

Position Title: Sr. Mechanical Engineering / NPI Process Engineer

Department: Manufacturing Engineering Group

Provide the technical support and innovation required to assure best in class manufacturing operation worldwide. Provides technical guidance to worldwide manufacturing in support of continuous process improvement. Establish a project plan that covers; production, process implementation, process maintenance and tooling process.

The Mechanical engineer position will showcase your proven components/subsystems suppliers' quality management, in depth knowledge on modern quality techniques (six sigma, statistical quality control methodologies), strong analytical skill-sets, communication (written and verbal), your focus on the customer, and your ability to manage the relationship with the suppliers. This position's core focus is managing key mechanical components/subsystems supplier quality activities by effectively collaborating with a variety of peer groups across the organization as well as externally, including, but not limited to, Business Stakeholders, the Tier 2 and Tier 1 Supply Base, Development, Supply Chain, Compliance and Quality, to track Tier 2 quality metrics and drive improvements to components/subsystems suppliers. The position requires a high degree of technical knowledge of manufacturing processes control and quality.

Understand design changes and provide build support at factory
Drive unresolved problems to the appropriate groups, Redmond Dev. Eng. Redmond, T2 Tooling Eng. and others group
Communicate to manufacturing team on process related failures
Support to identify deficiencies and work with corresponding group to improve or screening.
Provide feedback to factory on failure diagnostic
Conduct targeted experiments at factory for quality improvement
Ensure proper processes and documentations at manufacturing
Drives implementation of best practices
Drives continuous process improvement initiatives
Approve and assists with implementation of procedures, process changes and/or ECNs
Provides support during EV, DV, PV of new product
Other various technical responsibilities
Frequent Travels to factory sites is required
Correlate and standardize test and inspection process among T1, T2 and sub tier supplier
Participate in design review and give recommendation to development team

The Sr. NPI Process Engineer would be expected to develop and maintain communication with Sites Resident Engineering, Site FM, Redmond Engineering, Mach groups, reliability engineering, sourcing, work directly with console manufacturers as required. This position would also represent the Mfg Engineering Operations as required.

Qualifications Should Include:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree.
Over 10 years hands-on precision mechanical device assembly and metal injection technology, i.e. diecast, thixo, MIM, etc.. Hands on Experience in Tooling Design and Optimization.
Strong Product Engineering capability a Tooling and Process experience.
Hands on Engineering supervision and/or team leadership experience.
Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated work experience in manufacturing environment, including high volume manufacturing.
Ability to define problems, analyzed data, established facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical data and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Makes decision intelligently without having Data overdrive.
Demonstrated ability to manage large projects/programs.
Demonstrated ability to manage large NPI projects
Strong demonstrated ability to write, speak and present information effectively and persuasively across communication settings.
Demonstrated experience in re-engineering efforts and statistical analysis such as Six Sigma.
Demonstrated experience in ISO 9000 and quality reporting
Self-sufficient PC skills: Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio, Outlook, 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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