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Failure Analysis / Reliability Engineer

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/6/2017 11:50:05 AM
  • 3035910
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Power Industrial Solutions
Location(s): United States; Texas; Plano


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Industrial Solutions, part of GE Energy Connections, empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help
ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. To learn more, please visit: www.geindustrial.com.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Failure Analysis / Reliability Engineer will perform failure analysis of mechanical and electrical failures in electronic assemblies including solder joint reliability, mechanical and electrical failures due to electrical stress, shock and vibration as well as thermal cycling, stress, strain and other wear-out mechanisms. Report on Component Physics of Failure to improve long term reliability, derating guidelines, and improve design of component to meet specific applications.



Essential Responsibilities:
As the Failure Analysis / Reliability Engineer, you will:

  • Analyze electrical & mechanical failures and design tests to determine root cause and recommend corrective action 
  • Design and perform accelerated tests to assess field risk due to product failure 
  • Collaborate with development and component engineers to qualify new electronic component packages and materials 
  • Work with electronic component and piece part fabricators to ensure electrical & mechanical robustness of part which may include strain gage analysis and mechanical stress simulations and short term electrical stress simulations 
  • Conduct Design for Manufacturability Reviews on new product introduction projects and identify components at risk of mechanical stress/strain and make recommendations for mitigating risk 
  • Work in an analytical laboratory equipped with analytical tools among which are Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) / Energy Dispersive X-Ray(EDX), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), tensile tester, stain gage measurement system, cross section equipment, chemical decap, optical microscopes, Ionic Contamination Analyzer and live X-ray 
  • Instruct supporting engineers and laboratory technicians to properly setup and execute failure analysis tests 
  • Prepare detailed customer failure analysis reports documenting product test data with pass/fail criteria, strain gage measurement plots, and equipment details 
  • Report all non-conformances to the appropriate Quality and Technology teams 
  • Identify Application Failures, Component Failure Trends  
  • Support customer requests for information / test reports and
    assure timely and accurate completion of all action items 
  • Support Component Material Analysis in qualifying new components 
  • Perform Destructive Physical Material Analysis to identify Materials and Processes and report on the same 
  • Lead Customer Failure Issue Resolution discussions 
  • Support Material Compliance; Full Material Declaration Analysis, REACH Compliance


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Material Science, Electrical / Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering discipline 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in design / analysis of electronic assemblies 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.


Desired Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of electronic and mechanical components physics of failure 
  • Knowledge in reliability, statistical and failure analysis technique
  • Knowledge of Weibull Analysis and Reliability Life Data Analysis tools 
  • Possess strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently to produce high quality work 
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert in electronic assemblies’ physics
    of failure 
  • Effective collaboration with external customers and GE Technology teams in US, Europe, and Asia to provide solutions to complex problems 
  • Ability to solve complex quality issues related to Alternate Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) power systems 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools and Reliability Prediction tools, Minitab  
  • Knowledge of Mechanical Stress Analysis tools such as ANalysis SYStem (ANSYS)
  • PLM Software Tool PTC (WindChill), WPA (Windchill Product Analytics) 
  • Master’s Degree in Material Science minor in Computer Programming

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Locations: United States; Texas; Plano

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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