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Senior Process Engineer for PCB Assembly

Company: Plexus Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Process Engineer for PCB Assembly Your LinkedIn profile can be used in completing your application should you prefer not to use/have access to your resume. Take note that you will be prompted to enter your LinkedIn credentials to use this feature if not already signed in.

Your journey to building a better world starts here!


We help our customers deliver products that have a profound impact on people’s lives. From ultrasound units and 3D printing to network security applications and in flight Wi-Fi, we help create products that build a better world. Now, more than ever, we are making an impact as we support products used in the fight against COVID-19.

We’re a global team of over 19,000 Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Aftermarket Service experts that partner with our customers to bring their products to life through inspired innovation and world-class customer service. As an employee of Plexus, we are committed to keeping you safe with newly implemented precautions such as virtual interviews, staggered start times across all shifts, enhanced cleaning processes, temperature screenings as you enter our facilities and requiring all employees to wear masks.

We are currently hiring for full-time, immediate, career opportunities. Whether you’re looking to start, make a change, or advance your career, find your path at Plexus and leave your mark on the world.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT Engaging and challenging projects that fulfill and develop you. People that support and inspire you to realize your full potential. A workplace centered on collaboration and integrity. At Plexus, we’re at our best when opportunities are met with passion, open communication and teamwork.


The Process Engineer provides real-time expertise on assigned manufacturing processes. This role will be the subject matter expert in PCB assembly process including prior experience working with Surface Mount Technology manufacturing. They optimize manufacturing processes to maximize efficiency and quality. They strive to control the variability within manufacturing processes.

Key Job Accountabilities:

Continuous Improvement: Conduct continuous improvement efforts at the process level to reduce defects, improve yields, and improve productivity in order to deliver customer excellence and achieve Plexus’ enduring goals. Conduct analysis of process metric data to assess efficiency and effectiveness. Support efforts to identify root causes of failures and sub-standard performance, and improve efficiency. Support development of short- and long-term action plans to remedy root causes and improve efficiency. Support determination and execution of process-related short- and long-term action plans for CAPA. Lead implementation of User Group standards across the site and support User Group projects on specific processes as required.

Training: Lead the training and mentoring of manufacturing, product, and quality teams on equipment, processes, and non-BOM material control. Identify technical training requirements for assigned processes. Collaborate with higher-level functional managers to ensure training is developed, maintained, and implemented effectively and timely at assigned processes. Drive site-level execution of technical training to ensure required levels of proficiency.

Manufacturing Readiness: Ensure effective employment and integration of assigned manufacturing processes. Develop and drive implementation of standard practices and tools. Lead new machine set-up and process set-up to ensure effective, efficient manufacturing operations to meet customer needs and achieve site goals. Lead the definition of the manufacturing process equipment calibration and preventative maintenance programs. Lead the development, execution, and maintenance of the Process FMEA and Control Plans. Support Product Engineering during the PPQP process regarding defining the route, process-related ABI's, and tooling design. Manage site technology transfer to support customer requirements. Support customer specific capital equipment justifications.

Manufacturing Operations: Support on-going production activities to ensure we continue to meet customer needs and achieve Plexus’ goals. Provide routine technical support and expertise to manufacturing personnel. Answer technical questions and provide clarification regarding assigned processes and equipment. Lead equipment hardware and software upgrades as needed. Manage equipment and non-BOM material vendors for issues related to quality, support, and performance gaps. Manage process compliance to industry standards, Plexus SOP's, and Work Instructions. Support Product and Quality teams during process-related customer inquiries and escalations.

Technology Direction: Identify gaps in current capabilities and support evaluation of potential solutions to fill needs. Lead development and maintenance of the Site Process Capability Matrix relative to site technology roadmap. Lead equipment and process development initiatives to close Plexus site technology gaps. Identify capability shortfalls for inclusion on the technology roadmap; incorporate voice of the customer into the technology roadmap. Support global evaluation of equipment and materials. Manage equipment obsolescence and end of service support. Support capital forecasting for equipment and material upgrade or obsolescence.

Additional Accountabilities:

Lead all equipment and software-related Acceptance/Validation/Qualification actions, as required. Support Product Engineer during Performance Qualifications (PQ).

Lead the Site User Group.

Lead evaluation, process development, and acceptance of customer-specific process equipment. Drive migration to Plexus-standard equipment, material and processes.

Education/Experience Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required; a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred.

5-8 years of related experience is preferred.

Prior experience working with SMT equipment and PCB assembly.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key job accountabilities may be considered.

Other Qualifications:

Ability to work well in fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Strong ability to identify and solve problems proactively using structured problem solving tools, including making timely and effective decisions.

Apply systemic data analysis and problem solving to address a full range of technical and organizational problems with creativity, imagination, confidence and responsibility.

Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze, interpret, validate, and communicate data to key stakeholders.

Ability to become a Subject Matter Expert for an assigned system or process.

Ability to coach and mentor technicians and other support staff within assigned areas of expertise.

Ability to effectively lead projects involving cross-functional team members.

Ability to learn and utilize a variety of computer programs such as CAD, Visio, Solidworks, and other applicable Plexus programs.

The work setting should consist of a manufacturing environment with suitable lighting, comfortable temperatures, and a moderate noise level.

This document does not represent a contract of employment and is not intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform.

Some offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, our company does not typically undertake sponsorship, including for H-1B, TN, and other nonimmigrant visas. Additionally, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

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About Us Since 1979, Plexus has been partnering with companies to create the products that build a better world. We are a team of over 19,000, providing global Design and Development, Supply Chain Solutions, New Product Introduction, Manufacturing, and Aftermarket Services. Plexus is an industry leader that specializes in serving customers with complex products used in demanding regulatory environments. With a culture built around innovation and customer service, Plexus’ teams create customized end-to-end solutions to assure the realization of the most intricate products.

We help our customers realize their most visionary ideas, and we’re dedicated to doing our work with innovation, integrity and Customer Service Excellence.

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