Failure Analysis Engineer Job Description

Failure Analysis Engineer Job Description

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Failure analysis engineer provides comprehensive and timely failure analysis, constructional analysis and technical services for internal and external customers using failure analysis analytical tools.

Failure Analysis Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Experience with electronic bench-test equipment - oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, TDR, BERT, pulse and signal generators, power supplies, DC source/measure
Quality and Project Management
Claim Administration
Data Analysis / quality reporting
Debugging and writing procedures and methodologies related to failures in production and field returns
Monitoring all hardware and correlating them to earlier identified problems in production and in field returns
New product failure characterization and test correlation
Monitoring test stability and production yield
Organize and manage complex FA projects
Train and support lab technicians with test methods and techniques, and data gathering

Failure Analysis Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Failure Analysis Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CC, FA, PMP, CRE, CQE, ASQ

Education for Failure Analysis Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the failure analysis engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Technical, Mechanical Engineering, Education

Skills for Failure Analysis Engineer

Desired skills for failure analysis engineer include:

EDS
Advanced analytical tools
STEM
TDR
Curve tracers
Failure analysis techniques
Electrical tools and methods like Oscilloscopes
Device physics
Thermal Imaging

Desired experience for failure analysis engineer includes:

Lab tools Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Focused Ion Beam (FIB), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Electrical probing
Comprehensive knowledge of bus standards such as PCIe, Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA, DDR2/3, GigE, I2C and PECI Understanding of bus protocols, operating systems and computer architecture
Knowledgeable on Storage platforms, RAID
Scripting skills in Perl/TK, TCL, Python, Linux shell and
Bachelor's degree plus 5 years for related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience
Knowledge of TEST (ATE test limitations, atpg generation, fault coverage)

Failure Analysis Engineer Examples

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Failure Analysis Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a failure analysis engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for failure analysis engineer
  • Strategize and discuss with senior management, the future direction and trends in analytical technology and make recommendations
  • Create and organize appropriate documentation and records
  • Design experiments to ensure results obtained are specific to goals set
  • Perform DOE, CPK analysis, Gage R&R studies, and other tools for group projects
  • Demonstrate flexibility and a sense of urgency in responding to escalation of FA requests from the Plants or any of the Regional FA groups
  • Complete training requirements identified by department manager
  • Adhere to company’s standard operating procedures
  • Perform failure analysis at the system and sub-system level (i.e., System board, power supply, hard drive, keyboard, ) to determine root cause of system and components failures
  • Cooperate and perform the PCBA&PCB DFM (Design for Manicuring) and new product programming, including screen printer, chip and fine pitch machine, AOI, reflow oven de-panel
  • Conduct hands-on failure analysis by effectively utilizing necessary analytical techniques
Qualifications for failure analysis engineer
  • AFM, or nano-prober, oscilloscopes, semiconductor parameter analyzers, functional testers, IREM, LADA, or TIVA
  • Knowledge of CAD Support tools as used currently and future tools in order to integrate into the FA Flow
  • Experience and demonstrated technical expertise in physical failure analysis based on parametric data, ATPG diagnostics and BIST isolation
  • 0-3 years of technical experience in hardware system failure analysis/debug or in ¸
  • Experience with R&D lab tests and equipment
  • Basic programming knowledge (C, Perl) in Linux environment - Advantage
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Failure Analysis Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a failure analysis engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for failure analysis engineer
  • Familiar with HW and SW Development Process
  • Board-level electronic circuit design (analog, high-speed digital)
  • Knowledge of and experience with semiconductor ATE
  • Experience writing and debugging ATE Test code is a big plus
  • Strong at statistical data analysis
  • Participates in cross-functional product development and customer meetings to communicate analysis results, support product development, and facilitates continuous improvement activities
  • Selects/justifies analytical equipment and develops/implements techniques for analysis of new and existing technologies
  • Coordinates with outside labs as needed to accomplish FA when equipment needed is not available in-house
  • Provides clear and concise documentation of results and publish reports
  • Maintains the FA lab as an orderly and safe work area
Qualifications for failure analysis engineer
  • A self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, problem solving skills/experience
  • Technical or Natural Scientific degree (Technical College, College, Bachelor, Master) with at least two years of working experience in a laboratory
  • Familiar with the failure analysis of semiconductor chips and devices – including packaging and materials
  • Ideally, expertise in semiconductor manufacturing and packaging of integrated circuits
  • Good skills regarding MS Office
  • Familiar with Audio Analyzers, Minitab, SEM equipment, XRAY and FTIR is a plus
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Failure Analysis Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of failure analysis engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for failure analysis engineer
  • Ensure high quality and timely analysis of Failure Analysis requests including detailed reporting of failure analysis results
  • Ensure efficient communication with several stakeholders internally
  • Operate and gather data related HALT, thermal cycling, SIR and various mechanical tests such as pull, shear..etc
  • Set up tests to check electrical continuity, gather data using DAQ cards or similar
  • Design tests to ensure results obtained are specific to goals set
  • Comply with time tracking procedures for all work performed
  • Implement the failure analysis process for the plant W566 alignment of the process
  • Prepare and maintain CMM programs
  • Technical leader who can teach and instruct the production floor repair engineers
  • Monitoring test stability and production yield with high coverage
Qualifications for failure analysis engineer
  • BS/BA with 4+ years of related experience or MS/MA with 2+ years of related experience
  • Familiarity with failure analysis and RMA processes
  • Experience with R&D lab tests and equipment - Advantage
  • What are the minimum requirements?
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year university in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science
  • With at least 5 - 8 years in printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) failure analysis to include but not limited to, PCB failures, component failures, solder joint failure analysis, and contamination analysis
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Failure Analysis Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a failure analysis engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for failure analysis engineer
  • Able to lead team to meet business goals
  • Work with multiple technical disciplines to solve complex problems
  • Principal author on publications contributing to the main novel idea of the paper
  • Meet Patent activity requirements
  • In charge of RoHs equipment PM and daily operation
  • Ongoing reliability monitoring (ORM) for automotive and non-automotive products
  • QCI enhancement project for data extraction, reporting
  • Customer reports, reliability Brochure and ISO auditor auditee
  • Perform electrical analysis/trouble shooting
  • Perform physical failure analysis
Qualifications for failure analysis engineer
  • Experience with different analytical test methods such as SEM, EDX, FTIR, XRF, TGA, DSC, and sample preparation preferred
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Quality Management, Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Advanced knowledge in the field of PC hardware, diagnostics, failure analysis, and PC repair
  • Recognized expert in multiple areas of failure analysis and reliability
  • In-depth and hands-on experience in failure and root cause analysis of PC and PC sub- systems (e.g., system boards, hard drive)
  • Capable of defining and executing failure analysis test plans for PC systems
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Failure Analysis Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a failure analysis engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for failure analysis engineer
  • Write failure analysis reports with a clear conclusion
  • Participate in design reviews, establish quality requirements for new products based on previous experience
  • Use tools of DOE, Problem Analysis, SPC, and other problem solving techniques to improve internal quality
  • Improve Reliability of Hearing aid products
  • Execute quality/reliability tests and perform failure analysis on failures that occur during testing
  • Perform failure analysis on in-house (manufacturing) failures and external field failures
  • Investigate root cause for failure and report analyzed results
  • Perform data analysis to help investigate root cause, recommend specs, and understand failure rate trends / pareto trends
  • Work and communicate effectively with Product / Process / Design and other related departments in Thailand and USA
  • Co-ordinate with Head Media & Drive FA team to understand the Product Performance in Drive & Head related failure
Qualifications for failure analysis engineer
  • Familiar with the Eight Disciplines (8D) problem-solving process
  • Requires at least BS/BA degree in Electrical Engineer, Material Science, or Chemical Engineer with 7 or more years of related experience
  • Understand MOS devices and processes uses in memory chip fabrication
  • Experience with electrical measurement on the chip level, including micro probing to isolate and characterize on-chip faults
  • Experience with FA tools such as OBIRCH, emission, SEM, polisher, chemical
  • Understanding of memory product operation

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