Sensata Technologies, Inc. Wirebond Process Development Engineer in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Sensata Technologies is looking for a Wirebond Process Development Engineer who will develop new strategies for wirebonding processes or modify existing ones for our next generation sensor platforms. He or She is responsible for being the subject matter expert on wirebonding, suggesting measures to improve product design for manufacturability and evaluation of new wirebonding technologies / equipment. This includes the development of quality metric for in-process and over life wirebond reliability, specifications for new equipment and its incorporation on our sensor production line. This position works closely with Design Engineers, Equipment vendors, Program Managers, and Quality Engineers to support the development of our electromechanical Sensor products. They will also provide ongoing sustaining support to production lines at our global Make sites as needed.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership as a wirebond subject matter expert in steering new product designs for improved manufacturing and process controls that are necessary to achieve the performance and cost requirements of future Sensor applications.

  • Assist in creating Mfg. process technology roadmaps and high volume manufacturing strategies.

  • Set up sample lines and process development equipment to optimize process and define process boundaries.

  • Evaluate new material systems for wirebonding.

  • Specify validation methods for quality and reliability of wirebond, review qualification data and approve change.

  • Globally align process and design specifications between 5 business centers and 3 manufacturing sites.

  • Evaluate new wirebonding equipment and process monitoring techniques to improve quality and throughput.

  • Specify functional requirements, review design proposals from equipment vendors and develop debug/qualification procedures for new equipment.

  • Participate in advanced quality planning activities including development of FMEAs and control plans.

  • Transfer knowledge to manufacturing site personnel and train them.

  • Support improvement projects to reduce cycle time, defects and manufacturing cost.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical or Materials engineering.

  • 5+ years’ experience as a wirebond development engineer for high volume manufacturing.

  • Experience in new product development environment desired.

  • Expertise in fine gauge Aluminum wirebonding desired.

  • Knowledge of die bonding, encapsulation and electronic packaging.

  • Leadership skills and ability to work with little direction.

  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal.

  • Strong planning and organization skills.

  • Ability to positively influence and build relationships with global team members.

  • Engineering aptitude to participate in design reviews and assist during debug & qualification.

  • Ability to identify & correct problems by utilization of root cause problem solving skills and experimental methods such as DOE.

  • Experience with Agile. Minitab and SolidWorks a plus.

  • Advanced Skills in Microsoft Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Word.

  • Functional understanding of advanced quality planning tools including FMEA, Control plans, to meet TS16949 requirements.

  • Experience with automotive OEM’s and/or Tier 1 suppliers is also a plus.

  • Willingness to travel internationally to assist the global team and work with our suppliers as needed is a must.


Company Overview:

Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST) is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. We design and manufacture devices that help satisfy the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment in global automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine markets.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative, complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Sensata is excited to build a world class engineering team based out of Attleboro, USA. We are looking to build a diverse, cross-functional team with a variety of experience. We are seeking both the best and the brightest engineers fresh out of university as well as highly experienced, seasoned professionals with 5-10+ years of industry experience. Sensata designs and packages sense elements and signal conditioning electronics to translate physical parameters (pressure, temperature, speed, position) into signals that are used to control mission critical systems. Sense elements, electronics and packaging are highly engineered to ensure world class performance with best-in-class quality.

Sensata Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 13 countries and more than 20,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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