Failure Analysis Engineer

Space Exploration Technologies Hawthorne , CA 90250

Posted 2 months ago

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

FAILURE ANALYSIS ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process issues within SpaceX's non-conformance system for items requiring failure analysis investigations

  • Coordinate and drive EEE parts root cause failure analyses from initial assessment to a Corrective Actions report

  • Evaluate electrical, thermal and mechanical characteristics of integrated circuits, components, sub-components and PCBAs to determine root cause of failure

  • Develop failure analysis report templates for consistency and efficiency

  • Generate failure reports and recommend corrective action to prevent reoccurrence of problems

  • Leverage failure analysis results to interact with design, process, production and manufacturing engineers to determine best corrective actions for containment efforts and risk assessment

  • Incorporate automation and improvement of failure analysis process

  • Serve as technical failure analysis liaison within the SpaceX certification program

  • Support the EEE part approval process with supporting failure analysis investigations

  • Identify optimum analytical approaches critical to problems

  • Develop methods to track metrics on all know failure analyses to resolve systematic issues and their root cause

  • Conduct innovative use of new analytical tools, equipment and methodologies

  • Maintain and oversee failure analysis lab

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in reliability engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, physics, electrical engineering, or applied engineering
  • 1+ years of experience with EEE part reliability and qualification; or EEE part design and construction, wafer fabrication, electronic packaging, electronic materials; or materials characterization material stress testing or material stress analysis

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree or PhD in reliability engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, physics, electrical engineering, or applied engineering

  • 3+ years of experience with EEE parts engineering in commercial, automotive, military, and/or aerospace industries

  • Fundamental knowledge of failure modes and mechanisms in active and passive EEE parts

  • Medium-scale data management and manipulation (SQL, JIRA, etc.)

  • Strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience with physics of failure approach to reliability

  • Experience with accelerated environmental screening and qualification techniques, and corresponding acceleration factors

  • Experience in a wafer fabrication, EEE part production, design, assembly, packaging, and testing facilities

  • Knowledge of manufacturing qualification and process controls and the differences between commercial, automotive, military, and space grade EEE parts

  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Familiar with the following standards: AEC, MIL-PRF-38535, MIL-PRF38534, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-1580, EEE-INST-002, PEM-INST-001, SMC-S-011, SMC-S-010, SMC-S-016, IPC, GEIA-STD-0005-2

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.


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