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Old 03-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #179
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MKS is looking to hire a Sr. Reliability Engineer for the Wilmington-MA division.

Company - MKS Instruments
Position - Sr Reliability Engineer, reporting to me. PM with questions.

Job description:
The Senior Reliability Test Engineer will be responsible for development and execution of all HALT and HASS related tests activities for the ASTeX business unit. This will include the design and build of test fixtures and diagnostic programs, developing LabView-based software automation, supporting, and updating existing tests profiles and performing detailed failure analysis. This position will require a full participation in the reliability program in order to support product development initiatives like design for reliability DfR, designing test detailed plans, and test protocols used to verify product integrity and complete test procedures for new product verification. This position will also interface with customers on key reliability programs and issues.

Required Experience
• Hands on experience developing HALT, HASS profiles, PoS, ESS and life tests plans & reports
• Supports product qualification-testing lab in performance of compliance, HALT, HASS, ESS and life tests
• Develops LabView and Visual Basic based automated equipment to validate and verify new products against their required specifications
• Prepares test and diagnostic programs, creates and procures test fixtures and equipment for reliability and design verification testing
• Conduct DFMEA for all New Product Development to mitigate risk
• Investigates and analyses product test failures and performance problems and recommends corrective action
• Generates final test reports that support verification tests and provide reliability validation, qualification and/or life tests for all product releases
• Interfaces with design engineering, manufacturing and marketing organizations to establish test plans
• Participates in product design reviews for reliability, safety, regulatory compliance

Desired Experience
• Assists in failure analysis FACA implementation for fielded products including root cause establishment to component level as needed
• Advances technical methods to continuously improve existing product reliability
• Recommends purchase of test equipment, determines capital equipment and facility requirements and assures test system and related equipment are up to date and calibrated
• Generates and approves test plans for product qualification and life testing

• BSEE, BSME, engineering, physics, or materials science; MS a plus
• Understanding of HALT, HASS, PoS and life test design requirements
• Good knowledge of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) and electronic component failure mechanisms and manufacturing methods
• 5+ years’ exposure to reliability techniques and metrics; experience using advanced statistical methods
• 5+ years’ active LabView hardware/software design knowledge/experience
• 5+ years’ in test engineering/test development of electronic and electromechanical assemblies
• 5+ years’ in HALT and HASS test development
• Design for reliability experience with electronic systems or electromechanical systems
• Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skills
• Visual Basic and C/C++ programming a plus
• Able to work cross-functionally internally, and with customers, to resolve issues
• Local travel (5%)
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