Process Engineer - Plating Fabrication

Andover, MA, US, 01810

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  1167

Job Summary

Vicor is expanding to vertically integrate core printed circuit board operations.  As such, we are seeking a candidate to assist in establishing the wet process operations (specific knowledge related to electroless and electrolytic Cu application). The candidate will then be responsible for managing the setup of the equipment and processes back at the Vicor facility located in Andover, MA.

Job Description

•    Process Focus areas:
1.    Surface preparation / Metallization – horizontal and vertical process operations
    Desmear.  
    Electroless Cu
    Electrolytic Cu
    Cu Etch/Differential Etch
    Surface Finish ~ ENIG

•    Specifically responsible for (in each focus area):
•    Manage daily tactical and long term strategic initiatives with the process engineering team
•    Hands on managerial/working role.  Candidate must be prepared to both lead and support production in parallel.
•    Establishing analysis and maintenance frequencies for all process equipment / chemistries
•    Overseeign Daily startup and analysis
•    Hands on line qualification, running the line, triaging process and mechanical challenges 
•    Establishing cleaning protocols for all equipment/chemistries
•    Performing R&D to support new materials/technology
•    Supporting triage and working with the Vendor and onsite maintenance teams relative to any equipment down time
•    Establishing SPC and line/chemistry metrics 
•    Overseeing and training engineers and line technicians
•    Process and operational efficiency projects

Education / Qualifications

-    Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
-    Minimum of 3+ years working in a Printed Circuit or similar industry
-    Experience delivering both daily and long term initiatives
-    Experience leading multiple projects in parallel
-    Experience in specifying equipment, qualification testing and equipment acceptance/buyoff procedures
-    Experience with process improvement and/ or new product implementation
-    Troubleshooting chemical and equipment processing interactions
-    Demonstrated capability in applying SPC, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, etc
-    Solid skills in problem solving, statistics, manufacturing quality, and quality principles
-    Ability to successfully train production personnel
-    Ability to understand, analyze, and resolve complex technical problems
-    Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast-paced environment
-    Excellent writing and organizational skills
-    Desire and willingness to work hands on
-    Willingness to work off hours to support production as needed 

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


Nearest Major Market: Boston