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Senior ReliabilityEngineer>>
Rochester, NY>>
Summary:>>
MKS is committed to beingthe highest quality and reliability provider of advanced RF and DC powergenerators enabling capabilities for advanced plasma processing used atScientific & Industrial customers. As part of the mission, the SeniorReliability Engineer will be responsible for supporting Power Solutionsreliability and test programs including product development, design forreliability, design for manufacturability, as well as advanced reliabilitytesting. This position will include the improvement and/or development of newdesign processes which enhance reliability and will also interface internallywith the design engineering/manufacturing groups and externally with thecustomer on key reliability programs and issues.>>
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Responsibilities Details:>>
· Develop and implement reliability plans including design,validation, qualification and assessment methods to support successful newPower Solutions product introductions>>
· Provide technical support throughout the product life cycleon-going sustaining activities>>
· Interface with design engineering and marketing organizations toestablish internal reliability testing conditions representative of customerapplications>>
· Perform various DFR techniques: lead the productqualification-testing, including functional testing, reliability and durabilitytesting (HALT, HASS, ALT, etc.), in addition to ownership of reliability testequipment (reliability labs), reliability predictions (modeled and field -MTBF), reliability allocation, Design FME(C)A, Weibull Analysis, warrantycollation and reporting to achieve company and customer reliability objectives>>
· Support and drive Power Solutions reliability improvementactivities including best practice adoption, custom hardware development, andtool automation>>
· Perform root cause analysis for failures that occurred inreliability testing and/or in the field>>
· Participate in cross functional team efforts during product designreviews focused on reliability concerns, critical components, and potentialwear out failure modes>>
· Generate reliability analysis reports for internal and externalcustomers according to industry standards and best practices>>
· Collaborate with peer engineering experts in other MKS businessunits>>
· Identify improved instrumentation (e.g., data collection)supporting the reliability assessment of subassemblies and components,quantifying characteristics critical to overall system reliability>>
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Requirements:>>
· B.S. (M.S. is a plus), Electrical Engineering, SemiconductorMaterial sciences or related field>>
· ASQ CRE preferred>>
· 8+ years’ reliability engineering experience in electronic systemsand/or component failure analysis>>
· Experienced in thermal measurement and device characterizationtechniques>>
· Can interpret results from failure analysis tools including:X-ray, Acoustic Microscopy, Material Cross Sectional analysis, SEM/EDX,Emission Microscopy, etc.>>
· Understands PCBA and electronic component failure mechanisms andphysics of failure>>
· Experienced in Design for Reliability techniques, approaches andmethods>>
· Experienced in applying reliability modeling techniques and toolsto identify potential wear out modes (e.g., Telcordia Prediction, Weibull)>>
· Experienced in HALT testing approaches, HASS profile design andALT test methods>>
· Experienced in data collection techniques and statisticalanalysis; experience in applied machine learning is a plus>>
· Excellent communication skills. Can communicate work plans,schedules, resource needs as well present analysis and results, and drive keydecisions to cross functional audiences>>
· Potential travel time (5%)>>
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