Manager Analytical Laboratory

Andover, MA, US, 01810

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  1164

Job Summary

Job Description

•    Serves as a key contributor to understanding process effects on diverse materials used in high volume electronics manufacturing, via analysis work conducted in the Quality Assurance and Reliability Analytical Lab. 
•    Works with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to identify and understand physics of failure and failure mechanisms, while issuing and advising corrective actions and recommendations. 
•    Establish and maintain a laboratory database and mentor other engineers and technicians on proper use of analytical tools and interpretation of data. 
•    Writes technical reports and make presentations to peers, Management, customers and suppliers as necessary.
•    Manages lab personnel and resources appropriately to accommodate varying priorities and ensure timely results delivery.
•    Dispositions all analytical lab work requests and reviews results.
•    Works closely with lab personnel to address analysis issues.
•    Coordinates and provides lab staff training .
•    Ensures lab equipment is fully operational and calibration requirements are fulfilled.
•    Enforces lab safety requirements.

Education / Qualifications

•    Requires a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in Materials Science, Metallurgy, or equivalent and a strong background in analytical and sample preparation techniques (SEM/EDXRFS, FTIR, TGA, DSC, microscopy, surface analysis, decapsulation), laboratory safety, and procedures. 
•    5 – 10 years of experience in failure analysis of electronic components and devices including solder joint reliability, PWB's, microelectronics, encapsulants, adhesives, and plating systems with a good understanding of metal and solder properties and their behaviors in electronics packaging applications.
•     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Working knowledge of problem solving tools especially design of experiments, and failure mode and effect analysis a plus.
•    Previous supervisory experience is required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Vicor is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability


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