Hardware Engineer, Hardware Development Engineering
Company: Western Digital
Posted on: July 31, 2022
Company DescriptionThe future. It's on you. You & Western
Digital.We've been storing the world's data for more than 50 years.
Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now
we're helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform
data in a way only we can.The most game-changing companies,
consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the
technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access,
and transform their data.But we can't do it alone. Today's
exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It's
You & Us. Together, we're the next big thing in data. Western
Digital - data-centric solutions are found under the
G-Technology---, HGST, SanDisk -, Tegile---, Upthere---, and WD -
brands.Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. Western
Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming
standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical
conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender
(including a person's gender identity, gender expression, and
gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not
stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at
birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical
condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status),
physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air
Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally
protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any
individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our
non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We
comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal
Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.Federal and state laws
require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified
individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a
reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.
Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the
application process or work procedures, providing documents in an
alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using
specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance
with our career site, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org.Western Digital participates in the
E-Verify program in the US. For more information click here. Este
empleador participa in E-Verify.Job DescriptionDevelopment process
engineer on PVD (including IBD) and CVD thin film deposition for
Energy assisted Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (ePMR)
technologies.Your Responsibilities Include
- Develop thin film deposition processes for advanced writers
with designed magnetic, thermal-mechanical, and electrical
performance, set up and transfer new materials and processes from
development to manufacturing.
- Work with Integration/Photo/Ion mill/CMP/RIE/Plating/Wet
process teams to fit thin film processes into the framework of the
overall process and device architecture.
- Perform design of experiments (DOE) and data analysis to
understand process sensitivity and improve process capability.
- Analyze complex databases to assess and solve process issues;
Conduct Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) and tolerance analysis
for high volume manufacturing.
- Aggressive experiment planning, project managements and wafer
tracking to ensure new product launching schedule are
- MS or PhD degree in one of following areas: Physics, Materials
Science, Chemistry, EE, ME, Engineering.
- 2+ years of experiences in micro-fabrication processes.
Experience in thin film magnetic head is a plus.
- Experience with vacuum thin film process technology such as
PVD, CVD, IBD, and ALD, and thin film characterization.
- Strong data analysis skills are required (DOE, SPC, Regression
and Multivariate analysis, Structure Query Language, etc.).
- Effective verbal and written communication skills. Abie to work
with cross-functional teams are essential.The ideal individual is
highly motivated, flexible, and open-minded to a wide range of
possible solutions. They are innovative, detail-oriented,
organized, quality-conscious and strive to find and implement
process solutions which result in new device capable of high volume
production.Additional InformationBecause Western Digital thrives on
the power of diversity and is committed to an inclusive environment
where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging,
respect, and contribution, we are committed to giving every
qualified applicant and employee an equal opportunity. Western
Digital does not discriminate against any applicant or employee
based on their protected class status and complies with all federal
and state laws against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation,
as well as the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal
Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.Part of creating a
diverse and inclusive workplace includes ensuring that all
qualified applicants and employees are provided equal consideration
for any available opportunity. Western Digital is committed to
offering opportunities to applicants with a disability. If you need
a reasonable accommodation, email us at
Careers.Accommodations@WDC.com.In your email, please include a
description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as
well as the job title and requisition number of the position for
which you are applying.Compensation & Benefits Details
- An employee's pay position within the salary range may be based
on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant
education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2)
skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance,
contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6)
internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational
- The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible
compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may
ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is
only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado or remote jobs
that can be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in
- You will also be eligible to participate in Western Digital's
Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan and to receive equity awards under
our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of
restricted stock units (RSUs), pursuant to the terms of these
programs. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires,
subject to Western Digital's Standard Terms and Conditions for
Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
- We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid
vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance;
life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible
spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program;
other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and
AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and
hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Virgin
Pulse Program; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan,
and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
- Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or
compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.
The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or
any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a
particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless
and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole
discretion, consistent with the law.
Keywords: Western Digital, Fremont , Hardware Engineer, Hardware Development Engineering, Engineering , Fremont, California
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