Sr. R&D Engineer
Company: Advantage Technical
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Advantage Technical is seeking a Sr. R&D Engineer for our
client in San Diego, CA. -
The Senior R&D Engineer operates under limited supervision and
is responsible for the design and/or development of new or modified
products using the methods of technical research, project
planning/resourcing, material screening, experimental design (DOE),
simulation, and product transition to create sustainable and
profitable product lines. Acts as a technical liaison providing
troubleshooting and technical support for projects related to the
development of new products and designs Assignments are broad,
requiring originality and ingenuity. Usually works independently
and only confers with senior management on unusual matters. May be
frequently assisted by a technician or other engineer. Works on
diverse scope problems where data analysis requires evaluation of
identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting
methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Networks with
senior internal and external personnel in their area of expertise
to advance the development of products.
Requires BS degree in engineering, Advanced degree preferred
5+ years of recent manufacturing experience in an engineering
environment developing and deploying processes
Ability to apply a broad knowledge of a particular field of
specialization toward the completion of complex assignments that
may cross fields of specialization.
Thorough understanding of a variety of testing and metrology tools.
Experience with DOE, FMEA, and problem solving required.
Advanced understanding of customer and suppliers processing
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Advanced MS Excel and ERP skills for data mining
Travel for this job may be required up to 15%.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Mechanical or Materials engineer with finite element analysis
(FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) demonstrated
proficiency, preferably using Ansys software tools.
2. Hands-on mechanical and/or thermophysical measurement testing
experience for microelectronics is also desired.
3. Evaluate microelectronics packaging thermal/mechanical
performance considering manufacturing needs and part high
4. Interact, daily, with a variety of people from multidisciplinary
backgrounds. Able to work with customers and manage deadlines
5. Hands-on mechanical and/or thermophysical measurement testing
experience for microelectronics is also desired.
6. Partners with prototype and process engineers for process
development and qualification.
7. Coordinates projects between sales, customers, purchasing,
prototype development, and production.
8. Performs design reviews and creates new, unique designs and
concepts for customers.
9. Evaluates and provides baseline recommendations for designs
based on material, package costs, and performance to end-user. May
participate in quoting or pricing.
10. Contributes to input regarding the cost of design, materials,
and process under the specific guidance of an engineer and finds
technical solutions to increase yield and decrease production cost
11. May train and/or mentor technician-level personnel and
associate engineers in projects to ensure organizational
12. Performs and analyzes results of thermal, electrical, material,
or related experiments on a new product. Creates thorough and
engaging presentations to educate the team on findings and
13. Works closely with parent company engineers, research staff,
and production management with new process development and customer
14. Leads specific R and D projects that are broad in scope and are
minimally supervised. Reports on progress to a variety of
stakeholders and keep projects moving to stay on schedule.
15. Generates own specific project goals and timelines to
prioritize workload so those actions are in alignment with
development goals and facility targets. Constant adjustment and
corrections to these project goals and use of well-developed
project management skills.
16. May design tooling, fixtures, material containers, vessels,
machines, or tool installation. Works with EHS and Supply
Management as needed for purchase and vendor negotiation. Supports
and researches capital purchase decisions.
17. Interfaces with customers as needed, including giving technical
presentations. Explores and investigates new processes required for
next-generation technology of application.
18. May work in a cleanroom environment and around a variety of
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Four-year college degree, preferably in Mechanical or Materials
engineering with an advanced degree. or experience resulting in
broad knowledge of a field related to the job, plus 5 years of
related experience and/or training. Or equivalent combination of
education and experience. Hands-on measurement experience. 3-to 5
years of industrial experience is a plus.
About Advantage Technical
Advantage Technical is committed to providing equal employment
opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion
(including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age,
marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status,
pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and
physical disability, political affiliation, union membership,
status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit
based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout
the application, interviewing and employment process. If you
require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage Technical
is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of
the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers,
promotions, training, terminations, working conditions,
compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of
All employees are directed to familiarize themselves with this
policy and to act in accordance with it. All decisions with respect
to employment matters and other phases of employer-temporary
employee relationships will be in keeping with this policy and in
accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
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