Failure Analysis Engineer

Peninsula, CA

Posted: 12/05/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Medical Device Job Number: JOS000008224


  • Analyze field failures to understand the failure mechanism and root cause.

  • Work with the cross-functional team to take field failures from root cause identification through to corrective action.

  • Document field issues in detail to support root cause analysis. Create management reports based on findings.

  • Understand the manufacturing process and close gaps that can result in customer failures.

  • Establish optimized root cause failure analysis techniques and processes.

  • Work with R&D engineers on validation and reliability testing of new products.

  • Management of FA schedules and updates.

  • Tracking and reporting of RMA/FA metrics.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





  • BS or higher in mechanical or electrical engineering or related field with 5+ years of professional experience.

  • Solid understanding of and experience in applying problem-solving tools including root cause analysis, statistical tools and processes, and design of experiments.

  • Demonstrated experience evaluating, qualifying and managing failure analysis to ensure timely, complete and thorough analysis.

  • Must have excellent micro-manipulation manual hand skills to handle and dissect extremely delicate miniature assemblies under a microscope.

  • Must be able to operate (or learn to operate) various types of test equipment including laser doppler vibrometers, multimeters, computer-based test systems, microbalances and a variety of custom test equipment.

  • Must be able to develop verification, validation, environmental and accelerated stress testing (HALT and HASS) for new product development.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to work independently.

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