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PCB Supply Chain RD Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

This role is for a senior technical position as a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Supply Chain RD Engineer. You will have the opportunity to work across a wide variety of business units at Intel, each with its own different product types and PCBs required for them. PCB Supply Chain RD Engineers are responsible for managing PCB New Product Introductions and PCB Technology within the supply chain to ensure capability, availability, and quality of PCBs to meet Intel's current and future PCB technology requirements.

In this position, you will work with various Intel design teams, commodity managers, and manufacturing engineers to support various Intel Business units. Responsibilities include market intelligence across PCB Fabrication supply chain, supplier technology, and capability evaluations and qualifications, PCB material and product qualifications, and providing guidelines for various DfX for Manufacturability, Quality, Assembly, Warpage.

As the PCB Supply Chain RD Engineer, you will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Own business unit and PCB supplier technical interface from new product introductions through end-of-life.

  • Own supplier technology and product qualifications at PCB suppliers to ensure process flow capabilities, verification of required metrologies, process Cp/CpK, and implementation of process controls.

  • Support supplier quality and process audit at existing and potential PCB suppliers and PCB material suppliers.

  • Deliver market intelligence on capability, capacity, and quality of new and existing suppliers across the PCB supply chain including PCB fabrication, laminate materials, process equipment, and chemicals.

  • Own investigation and closure of supplier quality excursions and yields including Root cause analysis and corrective action verification with emphasis on Design for Manufacturability guidelines.

  • Perform PCB design reviews using Valor or Cadence Allegro and providing design analysis for reliability, manufacturability, and quality.

  • Review of PCB stack-ups for process interactions and acceptability to manufacturing standards and Qualified Technology Envelopes.

  • Assess PCB designs and provide recommendations for optimal performance at the lowest cost.

This position requires traveling domestically and internationally to support business requirements 1-2 times per year for 1-2 weeks if required (once travel restrictions are lifted).

Location is US Remote with preference for the locations listed.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Project management skills.

  • Skills to influence teams in a cross-functional atmosphere.

  • Communication skills to clearly communicate at all levels of management both internal and external.

  • Skills to handle multiple projects to meet often demanding schedules.

  • Willing to work in an ambiguous environment.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must possess at least one of the following degrees plus the years of experience determined for each degree in the areas specified below:

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Manufacturing Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering or related field of study.

  • 3+ years of experience in PCB/Substrate manufacturing or PCB/Substrate design.

Preferred Qualifications:
Expertise in all/some areas below in addition to the minimum qualifications:

A Master of Science degree:

  • Prior external experience as a PCB process engineer, PCB field applications engineer, or PCB reliability/materials engineer.

  • Working knowledge or experience in Printed Circuit Board Assembly processes at ODMs or OEMs.

  • In-depth knowledge of PCB fabrication processes and materials.

  • Experience with Mentor/Cadence PCB design tools or Valor analysis.

  • Prior experience in project management of Root Cause analyses, 8D reporting, and corrective action implementations of PCB/PCBA failures and MBPS.

  • Knowledge and experience applying Dfx to PCB/PCBA designs: Design for Cost, Design for Manufacturability, Design for Assembly/Test, and Design for Reliability.

  • Knowledge of Impedance modeling of PCBs, Signal Integrity, and Power Delivery strategies for PCB designs.

  • Knowledgeable of local and global PCB supply base is a plus.

  • Understanding of RoHS, REACH, and other environmental compliance laws and initiatives.

  • Data analysis using JMP, typically processes data stability/capability analyses, commonality analyses, correlations, etc.

  • Knowledge of raw materials (Copper Foils, laminates, adhesives), surface finishes, and PCB reliability failures.

  • Knowledge of IPC and automotive TS16949 requirements.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom;US, California, Santa Clara

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Work Model for this Role

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site.

Posted: 2022-05-01 Expires: 2022-06-01

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