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Wafer Yield/Quality/FA Engineer

JR-0000049783 Requisition #
Western Digital
The next big thing in data is you!

As a Wafer Yield and Quality engineer for the SVWO you will lead monitoring and improvement activities to drive yields to mature product levels. This includes driving improvement within the wafer process and backend related head performance. You will also be responsible for managing quality and process variation issues working with Quality Assurance, backend program management, and yield teams. You are also expected utilize Six Sigma/Lean methodologies in problem solving and mentoring others.  You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to regularly provide status to management.



  • Manage yield, quality, and performance related communication between wafer and BE teams
  • Drive new product yields to mature levels
  • Monitor wafer/head performance and identify areas for improvement
  • Develop improved yield dashboards as necessary
  • Mentor in DMAIC/Lean methods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Able to navigate cross-functionally and lead teams
  • Minimum 10+ year experience in high volume manufacturing engineering
  • Experience in wafer and slider manufacturing
  • Minimum 4 year engineering degree
  • DMAIC/Lean practitioner with 2+ years practical experience
  • Competent in JMP Statistical Analysis Software
  • Strong data mining and analysis capability
  • Background in semiconductor or manufacturing industry
  • Experience with TIBCO Spotfire application setup
  • Experience in HDD/Head Component manufacturing
  • JMP Statistical Analysis Software
  • Microsoft Smart Sheets
  • Classroom teaching
  • One on one mentoring


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™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.

Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

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