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PCB Process and Qualification Engineer

Aerospace and Aviation

Process Engineer


Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

In your role as an integral team member, you will play a crucial part in the technical qualification of suppliers specializing in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for applications in storage, appliances, and server hardware.

Your Role and Responsibilities
As a key member of the group, you will be responsible for the technical qualification of suppliers that manufacture printed circuit boards (PCBs) in the storage, appliance, and server hardware applications. You will be responsible for supplier new product qualifications, resolution of supplier quality issues, product life-cycle management, driving supplier quality and technology improvements, new product production ramps, technical support for supplier procurement negotiations, on-site supplier audits, and being the suppliers’ technical interface to IBM. Additionally, you will ensure suppliers are efficiently executing required actions in a timely manner and will provide support/collaboration with other organizations to meet overall systems schedules.

As a PCB technology reliability and quality engineer you will specifically establish product quality and reliability through the implementation and development of new PCB standards and specifications, strategically align with Development Teams as a key focal point on new programs and requirements for PCBs, guide teams on the selection, sourcing, and qualification of PCB suppliers, and lead efforts to understand PCB failures through root cause analysis and coordination of failure analysis with various organizations. With a global supply base, we offer our subject matter experts the ability to travel and interact directly with our entire supplier base to meet key qualification, production, and quality metrics.
  • LOCATION - Rochester, MN or Poughkeepsie, NY

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5 years or more in Print circuit board (PCB) manufacturing and quality control.
  • Failure analysis skill in Print circuit board manufacturing and field failed.
  • Statistic skill for product quality management.
  • Excellent communication skill with Print circuit board suppliers.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Working experience in PCB manufacturing. Experience in PCB product qualification and quality control. Failure analysis skill in manufacture line and product field failed. Certified six sigma black belt is preferred.

About Business Unit
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

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About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.