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Principal Engineer, Manufacturing Equipment Engineering

JR-0000057563 Requisition #

Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!



  • Take ownership of the new equipment specification, technical negotiation with vendors, design and documentation review, tool installation, and qualification testing and documentation.  
  • Ensure project is on schedule, and at the same time deliver with the highest quality by proactively identifying and correcting capability, reliability and Maintenance issues early on.  
  • Generate accurate and detailed documentation for facility, maintenance, stores and process owners. 
  • Lead or be an active team member to drive continuous improvement programs to improve equipment performance and reliability, maximize Mean Productive Time Between Failure (MTBF), and Operational Uptime (AOU), and minimize Mean Time To Repair (MTTR). 
  • Provide accurate and detailed documentation as well as training in basic and advanced maintenance and troubleshooting skills along with established best maintenance and safe practices. 
  • Practice gage R&R on critical equipment and consumable related measurements.  
  • Monitor and follow through for continuous improvement opportunities across all shifts. 
  • Review and evaluate tool and spare parts related inputs from Sustaining Equipment Engineering and Maintenance organizations.  
  • Provide timely response, proposed timeline and sound actions for continuous improvement opportunities. 
  • Respond to scrapped wafers that occur due to equipment or maintenance related incidences. 
  • Review, analyze and investigate equipment related scraps and provide sound root cause analysis and timely effective corrective actions. 
  • Define and review regularly the minimum (reorder) and maximum spares quantities on critical and long lead items to ensure inventories are at the correct level to support equipment maintenance and repair effort.    
  • Work with store and vendor to ensure in-coming parts meet form, fit, functional and other quality requirements.  
  • Generate parts and consumables specifications, checklist and drawings as needed. 
  • Establish, review regularly, and respond to SPC out of control situation for equipment parameters.  
  • Additionally, define jointly with process team to set-up and test process and equipment alarm parameters at the tool.  
  • Monitor tool alarm logs regularly and follow through for proactive actions and continuous improvement opportunities. 
  • Drive tool matching and yield improvement through design and engineering improvements. 
  • Keep track of the down tool situation and provide verbal and written instructions to support teams upon request.  
  • Respond to down tool escalation calls upon request by Sustaining Equipment Engineering and Maintenance organizations.  
  • Take an active and leading role in bringing the down tool up efficiently and effectively.   
  • Observe for learning and improvement opportunities across all functions.  
  • Follow through with the improvement actions. 
  • Keep track and learn the applicable new equipment and process technologies for potential wafer fab applications and implementations. 



The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, SanDisk®, Upthere™, and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.

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