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Sr. NPI Manufacturing Engineer - Morgan Hill, CA

2022-09-14 12:54:23
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As a Sr. NPI Manufacturing Engineer for mmWave modules based in Morgan Hill, CA you will have responsibility for releasing mmwave modules to production.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Work with process engineers to develop new assembly processes to achieve better reliability and better performance.
  • Work with a team that includes RF Engineers, Test Engineers and Production Engineers on the next microwave instruments.
  • As a liaison of the project team, facilitate activities between the module/component manufacturing area and the instrumentation manufacturing team.
  • Coordinate with production and contract vendors on design for manufacturing reviews to ensure best practices are being used on our designs.
  • Train assemblers on best practices for high frequency (>100GHz) tuning techniques.
  • This position will be reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager based in Morgan Hill.


  • BSEE with an RF/Microwave emphasis
  • MSEE preferred.
  • 5-10 years of component/module manufacturing experience in a chip and wire environment
  • Strong understanding of mmwave module design
  • Expert in VNA and S-parameter measurements
  • Strong working knowledge of mmwave test equipment: Spectrum Analyzers, power meters, etc
  • Expertise in wire-bonding and die attach including auto-bonding
  • High frequency (>100GHz) transmission line simulation
  • High frequency (>100GHz) matching circuit design and simulation
  • Understanding of packaging material selection
  • Understanding of coax to micro circuit launches

In order to be successful in this role, the following competencies and behavior skills are required:

  • This position requires the ability to multitask as there will be multiple NPI projects going at once.
  • Cross functional communication is also a key skill, since this job requires communication with all functional areas.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills

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