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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Electronics Packaging Design Engineer in Antrim, United Kingdom

The Electronics Packaging COE is currently seeking a Packaging Design engineer to support the design and development of physical circuit layout of electronic assemblies used for sensing applications across various Sensata business units. This role interacts closely with electrical engineers, sensor design engineers and internal and supplier process engineering to develop robust electronic assembly design approaches that are cost effective, highly manufacturable while at the same time still achieving high performance and reliability goals.


General Responsibilities

  • Key participant in creating designs within inter-disciplinary teams to address complex product design and manufacturing challenges

  • Collaborates on feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs

  • Organizes development testing, engineering analysis, qualification testing, production launch

  • Key participant in failure analysis investigations and engineering evaluations

  • Maintains product documentation (drawings and specifications) and lessons including; producing design reports, test reports, operating manuals and test procedures

  • Collaborates with senior engineers/managers to engage with customers in soliciting product specifications requirements, schedule expectations and budget

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree)

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers


Position Requirements/ Skills:

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Designing/directing the physical layout of electrical circuits for sensing applications

  • Working with suppliers to realize layout into a manufacturable product

  • Develop robust layouts that can fit into small space envelopes required by sensing applications

  • Design a circuit layout that can be produced with extremely high yields on high volume production lines

  • Strong knowledge of DFM (design for manufacturability) is a required, and as such candidate must not only know something about circuit layout, but also have a strong knowledge of electronic assembly methods and an understanding of materials and their interactions commonly used in electronics

Education / Attributes Required:

  • BS or MS Degree: Materials, Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (2-4 yrs experience)

  • Self-starter that can operate with limited supervision

  • Able to work with electrical design engineering as well as process engineering and bridge the gap from electrical concept to manufacturable product

  • Can identify problems and process weaknesses

  • Methodical problem solver that follows an organized and logical approach to problem solving

  • Hands on with a fundamental knowledge of electronics as well as electronic packaging and assembly processes

  • Excellent communicator: verbal and written (documentation of process improvements, and share with design engineers around the world)

  • General knowledge of manufacturing

Specific Skills/Experience (Preferred):

Design Related-

  • Knowledge of circuit layout from schematic capture to finished circuit layout

  • Familiarity with circuit layout tools like Mentor Graphics or Altium is a plus.

  • Proficiency with 2D mechanical CAD software (AutoCAD or equivalent), but Solidworks is preferred

  • DFM (Design For Manufacturability) experience with respect to electronic products

Process Related-

  • Knowledge of chip and wire assembly techniques

  • Knowledge of micro joining techniques

  • Knowledge of plating techniques used in electronics

  • Knowledge of SMT

  • Working knowledge of Pb free soldering and issues

  • Experience with traditional laminate based PCB’s , as well as thick film ceramic substrate and flex

  • Knowledge of encapsulation methods

  • Knowledge of the packaging techniques for bulk micro-machined based MEMs devices

  • Experience and knowledge of flipchip assembly methods

  • Knowledge of the various analytical techniques available to assess packaging

  • Knowledge of DOE and Six Sigma Methodology

  • Knowledge of statistics and statistical process control.

  • Knowledge of the automotive quality system requirements is desirable

  • Knowledge of the elements of an AIAG PPAP

  • Knowledge of best practice DFM techniques for electronic assemblies


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  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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