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Materials and Failure Analysis Engineer

Company: Amazon Lab126
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo.

What will you help us create?

The Role:

As a Materials and Failure Analysis Engineer, you will be responsible for determining rapid root cause analysis for issues that we see in test and in the field. You will identify the failure at the component- and system-level, design a failure analysis plan to diagnose the root causes, and execute it from strategy to operating tools in the lab. You will write clear and concise failure analysis report, communicate effectively, and deliver the solution precisely to multifunctional teams. You will advise on strategies to mitigate issues and make a direct impact to cutting edge designs. Your corrective actions will improve the product quality to meet hardware reliability Specifications (SPECs) and product timelines. You will also conduct materials characterization and analysis to aid designs.

To enable this, you will be an expert in the following:

  • A multitude of failure analysis techniques
  • A variety of materials like plastics, glass/ceramics, composites and metals
  • The set-up and operation of multiple analytical tools and techniques

This position can have up to 10% international and domestic travel. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science or 7+ years in performing failure analysis

  • Solid knowledge in materials science & engineering, materials physics, and chemistry
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with materials and failure analysis techniques. Examples include SEM/EDX, XRF, FTIR, GC-MS, ICP, TGA/DSC, 3D surface profiling, and Xray/CT
  • Knowledge and experience with materials and device failures related to fatigue, vibration and shock, electrical stress, device and PCBA manufacturing and assembly issues, and environmental stress tests
  • Experience in writing final failure analysis reports and presentations Postgraduate degree in Engineering or Science, preferably in Chemistry
  • Experience with Instrons, Oscilloscopes, Curve Tracers, Source Meters, Thermal Imaging, and TDRs
  • Experience with Failure Analysis of Field Returns

Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation/Age

Keywords: Amazon Lab126, Merced , Materials and Failure Analysis Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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