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Quality Engineer

in Chelmsford, MA

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Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Req. ID

    R4159

  • Organization

    Semiconductor

  • Job Category

    Engineering

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    15 Elizabeth Drive
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
    US

Overview

Brooke Automation is the leading supplier of wafer handling robots for the Semiconductor industry providing unique solutions with the highest levels of performance and quality.   Every leading-edge semiconductor wafer is moved by a Brooks robot in its manufacturing.  At Brooks Automation Quality of our products and processes is our primary focus to enhance our customer experience with a ‘Zero-Defects’ culture.   The Quality Engineer plays a vital role in driving our ‘Zero-Defect’ culture by working closely with Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing and Supplier Quality though the entire product life cycle to develop the best possible product.   The Quality Engineer works to implement quality plans, metrics, programs, and procedures using quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and analyses.

Quality at Brooks is owned by all functions, but the Quality Engineer is an ambassador for quality across the organization.  This role requires an individual who is hands on, collaborative and capable of driving results across the company with a team and customer focus.

The Quality Engineer ensures that performance and product quality from Brooks Manufacturing and Contract Manufacturers conforms to established company, customer and regulatory requirements and works collaboratively with all Brooks cross-functional teams to drive these requirements throughout the product lifecycle.  

Position Responsibilities and Key Focus Areas

  • Serves as the Quality lead and interface for products built at Brooks and at contract manufacturers.  Leads the development, modification, and maintenance of quality evaluation, control plans and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished products.
  • The Quality Engineer often interfaces with customers and is expected to be the ‘voice of the customer’ internally at Brooks.
  • Manages assigned product failure analysis, report generation, and presents to customer.
  • Leads problem solving teams utilizing 8D methodology.
    • Leads cross functional team Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) activities to drive performance improvements.
    • Assists in the process for ensuring that corrective actions (CAPA) are completed in accordance with relevant ISO requirements (ISO 9001), Advance Problem Solving methods, and that documentation is complete and compliant with requirements.
  • Conducts Data Analysis and prepares metrics detailing field product quality.
    • Manages quality data for accuracy and report generation.
    • Collect, treat and interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques
    • Identify, analyze and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
    • Works with staff as necessary to enhance data capture and analysis in support of internal and external quality improvement and reporting efforts
    • Serves as a resource for aggregating, analyzing, and displaying statistically-oriented data
  • Leads quality meetings with Brooks Manufacturing or contract manufacturing where applicable.
  • Supports factory process certification activities for new product introductions (NPI process).
  • Leads the design and analysis of inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.
  • May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives. Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, and the requirements of the department/position.

    Education/Background

  • B.S. in a technical discipline is required with at least two years of professional work experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Ideally, the candidate will have some knowledge of regulations and standards affecting semiconductor manufacturing related to capital equipment products. Especially with prior copy exact experience.
  • Previous work experience with semiconductor equipment or mechanical systems a plus.
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the application and appropriate use of statistical methods and tools (such as D.O.E, Hypothesis Testing, ANOVA, Gauge R&R, Statistical Process Control, Capability analyses etc.).
  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Excel
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and have the scheduling flexibility necessary to support an international manufacturing model (via calls).
  • Willingness to travel up to 15% Domestic and International
  • Certification in Quality Engineering/Auditing/Improvement, Six Sigma, Project Management, or Lean is a plus.

EOE  M/F/Disabled/VET

JOB LOCATION

15 Elizabeth Drive
Chelmsford, MA  01824

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