Physical Failure Analysis Engineer, Team Leader at Eurofins EAG Engineering Science, LLC

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Location: Sunnyvale, California

Job Description:

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing, as well as in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 58,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 54 countries, operating more than 900 laboratories.

Job Description

Our laboratory in Sunnyvale, CA, provides test, engineering, and reliabilityservices to a broad spectrum of technology-based sectors. We are proud to support our clients who range from startup stages to Fortune 500 global industry leaders. Our failure analysis staff succeed within a challenging but inspiring world of innovation; helping to support our clients research, develop, understand, and refine technologies that shape consumer electronics, medical device, automotive, military, aerospace, and manufacturing industries, just to mention a few. We demonstrate a hands-on approach to technical expertise by utilizing leading-edge methods and tools to attain insight that fuel engineering. If you enjoy being immersed in technology, dreaming about the future, tackling challenges head-on, problem-solving through teamwork, flexing your technical abilities and taking pride in accomplishments, then join us to live this every day.

Examples of the type of investigations:

  • Identifieda semiconductor fabrication defect as well as a design related issue within a non-functioning, first version product to be used in a novel medical application: With this failure insight, the client was able to quickly implement appropriate changes and corrections to the manufacturing and redesign, producing a working product to further their new product launch activities.

  • Isolatedand identifiedthe exact root cause of a product failure in the field, to a manufacturing event produced uniquely by a particular production step: With this information, the client was able to initiate a strategic containment plan to recall/quarantine the affected lot to avert catastrophic failures before they occurred. This helped prevent a larger public incident that could have damaged their product reliability and brand reputation.

In this role, you will employ a variety of advanced tools and techniques to help support diverse aspects of a client's needs, which includes conducting technical discussions to understand the scope and expectations, designing and executing appropriate analytical plan/method, consulting with value-added insight and result interpretation, and recommending suitable next steps.

As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible working along side your peers in the lab also for project management, job planning, involved in legal projects and working on complex client issues. This is a dynamic role where you will be exposed to ever-changing and evolving array of samples on the path of innovation.

If this role and the types of cases excite you, enjoy a challenge, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a team centric approach to solving problems, we encourage you to apply.

This role is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) therefore all accepted applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR: U.S. Person is a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., "Green Card Holder"), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Materials Science, Engineering or other related technical field

  • 15+ years of hands-on Failure Analysis laboratory experience (semiconductor and electronics industry)

  • Experience and knowledge in the following: Semiconductor, materials analysis, electronics manufacturing, design, etc.

  • Experience as technical lead and mentor

Job Skills and Knowledge:

  • Hands-on experience/expertise:

    • Deprocessing/delaying (e.g. advanced node FinFET)

    • Wet etch, HF, delineation/selective etchants and techniques

    • Decapsulation, Laser ablation

    • X-ray (2D/real-time, CT/3D)

    • C-SAM


    • Cross sectioning (metallurgical)

    • Ion milling

    • Parallel lapping, backside sample prep/die thinning

    • RIE Plasma

    • Dye and Pry

    • Dye Penetrant

    • Mechanical pull/shear testing

  • Working knowledge of:

    • DPA, Mil-Std, AEC, JEDEC, IPC, AS, etc.

    • Semiconductor fabrication/process, yield enhancement

    • Manufacturing, IC package assembly

    • NPI, Reliability/Qualification testing

  • Able to develop new methods or techniques

  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)

  • A strong work ethic with a commitment to accuracy

  • The ability to work to deadlines in a team-oriented environment are essential

Additional Information

Compensation Range: $120,000-$160,000 (Salary is commensurate with experience and degree of technical expertise.)

What It's Like to Work Here:

  • Teamwork:experience what being a part of the Eurofins-EAG family feels like. Be inspired by your leaders, be encouraged by your teammates and be supported in all parts of your journey while you work with us.

  • Learning & Development:take on career development programs and goal setting to create big possibilities for your career and life. Develop within the company; be mentored and grown as a leader.

  • Diversity & Authenticity:we work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Benefits & Perks to Foster Work/Life Balance:

• Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

• 401k Company Matching

• Paid Time Off

• Wellness Program

• Education Assistance

• ...and more!

If you enjoy being immersed in technology, tackling problems head-on, finding solutions through teamwork, and taking pride in accomplishments, join us today!

EurofinsEAGLaboratoriesis committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace environment and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Company that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), disability, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state, or local law. The Company's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all employment-related mattersbased onan individual's qualifications,abilitiesand efforts without regard to protected status.

Eurofins is aGender, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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