Manufacturing Engineer - Die Attach

  • Location:
    Carlsbad, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id


What You’ll Do:

  •  The manufacturing engineer will be responsible for supporting our die/component attach processes in both wafer and PCB scale assemblies as we continue to scale in our recently expanded clean room.  You will take a hands-on and data driven approach to development, debugging, and continuous improvement.  



  • Develop and refine assembly methodologies for process repeatability and robustness.
  • Setup machine/process recipes for prototype/NPI samples and engineering test builds.
    • Die attach recipes.
    • Plasma cleaning recipes.
    • Epoxy bake profile recipes.
  • Qualify in-house pilot assembly lines for production release and support line transfer activities to high volume CM factories.
  • Create and maintain process documents such as work instructions, engineering specifications, acceptance procedures and control plans.
  • Evaluate process risk assessments of assembly steps and recommend actions to mitigate.
  • Implement lean manufacturing practices.  
    • Develop standardized work instructions, implement 5S, balance lines, create process flows. 
    • Review manufacturing activities and make recommendations to reduce cost, improve setup/cycle times, remove non-value added activities from the manufacturing process.
  • Address process excursions/issues with a systematic approach to problem solving and statistical analysis.
  • Drive DOE studies for process optimization and root cause analysis efforts.
  • Prepare various test/8D/MRB reports and present to the technical team/management for recommended actions.



  • You will be part of the manufacturing engineering team in our Carlsbad facility that supports high volume manufacturing operation of wafer-scale optical chipset assemblies as well as a module level pilot line in our cleanroom.   We are a fast pace, dynamic, and hands-on group of engineers responsible for die attach, wirebond, active optical alignment, encap, singulation, and other assembly operations.  We work closely with other cross-functional teams such as R&D, Quality, and Production to tackle some of the most difficult manufacturing challenges.   



  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • 5+ years in micro-electronic device assembly and/or opto-electronics manufacturing environment with automated equipment experience such as die attach and/or wirebond is required.  Experience with Datacon EVO 2200 is a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills using 8D method and sound engineering approach to decision making.
  • Experience leading PFMEA efforts and constructing control plans.
  • Experience working with various type adhesives and dispense methods such as time/pressure, positive displacement, stamping, and jetting.
  • Familiarity with wafer maps and SEMI format standard. 
  • Good understanding of GR&R, CpK, correlation, and process control related statistical analysis.
  • Must be a self-starter to manage projects/tasks from beginning to completion with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) across departments.
  • Working knowledge of statistical software tools such as JMP or equivalent.  Strong MS Excel / Macro skills is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
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