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Product Quality Engineer

DuPont - Hayward, CA

Product Quality Engineer','018592W-01','!*!DuPont has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Product Quality Engineer for the Litho/EKC Business in Electronics & Imaging.  The position will be located in Hayward, CA.

The Product Quality Engineer (PQE) is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and improving the controls necessary to ensure products meet customer quality and performance expectations.  This role will lead efforts to reduce batch to batch variation, identifying & controlling critical to function raw material and process parameters for a specific technology segment (Strippers, Removers, Post CMP clean).  The position requires knowledge of raw material & product characterization, raw material synthesis, formulation design, and manufacturing processes.

The candidate is expected to use solid statistical methods to ensure that product quality is maintained.  This includes use of FMEA to identify quality risks along with SPC to ensure process control.  The candidate is expected to develop hypotheses if and when troubleshooting is necessary.  Based upon those hypotheses, the candidate will work with the RCI team to design and carry out experiments to determine the validity of different theories and resolve the problem. 

This role is critical to the success of our business in an environment of ever increasing customer expectations regarding product quality.   

Key Responsibilities:

Implement controls identified by FMEA for specific products - ensure batch sheets & SOPs are updated; implement specifications, control limits & trend rules in SPC software

Review intermediate & product control charts as part of the PCS (Process Control System) process.  Investigate trends in product data, determine root cause, & implement corrective or improvement actions

Investigate & resolve OoC product parameters with batches in production

Lead Material Review Board meetings for product issues

Perform technical process audit to ensure SOPs are being followed

Prepare qualification plan for changes led by quality team; help design qualification plan for changes owned by other functions

Prepare customer change notification letter (PCN), work with customer to resolve issues identified during their qualification testing, gather customer input on change & qualification plan

Investigate and resolve customer quality and performance complaints

Respond to customer requests for tighter control limits / specs, including data analysis, cost assessment, working with Marketing to determine final response, obtaining internal approval as required

Respond to customer requests regarding specification improvements and information on product manufacturing process (control plans, mfg process flow, quality systems, etc)','!*!Requirements:

BS degree in a technical discipline such as Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Materials Science

Minimum of 5 years of experience in at least one of the following areas: formulation development, chemical manufacturing process, raw material synthesis, or semiconductor fabrication.

Demonstrated ability to solve problems of a technical nature

Minimum of 3 years’ experience using statistical techniques such as Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) and data analysis to improve processes

Strong data analysis skills – experience using JMP or other statistical tools is strongly preferred

Experience working with customers and/or suppliers to resolve challenging technical problems under tight deadlines.  Experience using formal problem solving techniques (8D, FMEA, fishbone, 5 why, Apollo Root Cause Investigation, Kepner-Tregoe problem analysis (KT), etc) is desired.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong attention to detail','Manufacturing Technology','NA-United States-California-Hayward','','Electronics & Communications','Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)','','Full-time','Regular','Experienced','Product Quality Engineer

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Product Quality Engineer DuPont - Hayward, CA, United States


Location: Hayward, CA

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