Materials Reliability Program Specialist

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Materials Reliability Program Specialist

Cupertino, California Contract Job ID: 2310161350
Estimated Duration: 5 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Materials Reliability Program Specialist for our client in Cupertino, CA

**This position can be 100% remote**

Job Summary:
  • Are you passionate about the development, characterization, and failure analysis of next-generation materials?
  • If so, we are looking for a well-qualified individual to join us in our client's Materials Reliability Group by taking on an influential role, tasked with assessing material-level reliability.
  • The candidate will be a key player in a cross-functional team tasked with development, characterization, and failure analysis of next generation materials.
  • We are looking for someone who can achieve the following objectives.
If you excel in the following focus areas, you may be a great fit for our team:
  • Defining project plans and schedules.
  • Driving project execution.
  • Leading internal and external cross-functional teams in engineering and validation activities
  • Ensuring tight inter-team coordination and communication
  • Working in partnership with vendor labs to coordinate lab readiness, lab audits, and standardize operating procedures in test execution and data reporting
  • Being able to present complex data cleanly and clearly
  • Understanding complex, technical material failure modes
  • Identifying and resolving conflicts, inter-dependencies and program issues quickly and efficiently
  • Driving test equipment and test specs that are critical for validation of reliability
  • Providing direction for failure analysis to drive toward root cause
  • Requirement for travel to support OEM testing and bring-up
We're looking for you to possess the following technical attributes to excel within our team:
  • Experience working with engineering teams and leading OEM communication a plus
  • Clear, consistent interpersonal skills
  • Organized and detail oriented while leading several work streams
  • Understanding of materials science including mechanical, electrical, and optical behavior of materials
  • Experience working in a lab environment with focus on understanding root cause of material failures
  • Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis and reliability prediction modeling
  • Expertise in materials characterization, both with standard techniques (SEM/EDS, XPS, XRD, FIB, FTIR, etc) and with creative non-standard techniques that would enable new technologies
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis and the ability to communicate your results clearly to others
  • Experience in investigating the physics of failure through efficient selection of analytical techniques
  • Ability to identify root cause and recommended corrective action based on results from multiple data sources To be successful in this role, your ability to establish and maintain interdepartmental relationships is critical.
  • Roughly 60% of your effectiveness stems from exercising influence over the design team to help you implement solutions.
We find individuals with the following personal skillset are best suited for this role: 
  • Extraordinary problem solving abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to independently complete experiments and resolve problems
  • Flexibility and adaptability to approach new tasks
  • Dynamic and “can do” attitude with the dream to work with a great team towards cutting-edge products
This position requires 3-5 years of experience in program or project management in an operations, engineering or reliability environment.
A degree in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or an equivalent field, is required - B.S. degree required, M.S. is a plus.
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PDS Tech Commercial, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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