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Supplier Quality Engineer-PCB

Key Responsibilities

  1. The Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for overall PCB process development and readiness within the supply chain.
  2. Drive Design-for-Manufacturability (DFM) activities with vendors and provide technical support in enhancing process capability and solving technical issues.
  3. Identify equipment, fixture, and tooling needs and drive implementation efforts to qualify and optimize the manufacturing process.
  4. Establish quality and process control plans at vendors for early detection of issues and to ensure the highest level of quality and reliability is consistently delivered.
  5. Responsible for conducting Design/Process FMEA, Failure analysis, PPAP, and Statistical Process Control.
  6. Knowledgeable in conducting DOEs, Line qualification, Machine Buy-off, Cycle Time & UPH studies, and Automation.
  7. The SQE will work closely with the engineering team to understand product design intent and then be a major part of supplier identification and selection.
  8. Develop and institutionalize our vendor and supplier selection process.
  9. Evaluate prospective vendors for process capability based on project needs.
  10. Publish concise reports on module yield performance, specification convergence status; drive Failure analysis, Corrective Action implementation plan, and yield bridge to mass production.
  11. Responsible for supplier quality management with a focus on assessing supplier production and quality controls, evaluating supplier readiness, and adherence to module quality plan.
  12. Partner with Engineering to define product acceptance plans based on PRD.
  13. Collaborate with Suppliers and Engineering teams in assessing, proposing, and developing process technologies based on project requirements.


  1. PCB experience with mSAP, HDI / Laser Microvia, Blind / Buried Via, Via-In-Pad, and commonly used Surface Finish in the industry.
  2. Strong knowledge of the PCB manufacturing processes with an understanding of equipment, chemistries, and methodologies commonly used in the industry.
  3. 8+ years of experience in supplier quality engineering in consumer electronics with relevant work experience; some process engineering experience is preferred.
  4. Hands-on experience with PCB electrical performance and reliability testing.
  5. BS degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering is required.
  6. Experience developing process & quality plans, supplier quality audits, and driving corrective actions/failure analysis efforts for PCB.
  7. Experience with quality tools such as SPC, FMEA, GR&R, DoE, metrology, GD&T, and Correlation studies.