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Balloon Process Engineer, Loon

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Mountain View, CA (HQ)

About Loon: Loon is on a mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology. A network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, Loon combines advancements in materials science, atmospheric modeling, machine learning, and communications systems to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved areas around the world. Loon is the newest independent company within Alphabet.

Overview: In this role, you will serve as a Manufacturing Engineer supporting Loon's balloon team. We are looking for engineers that are passionate about our mission to connect the unconnected.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a primary Manufacturing Engineering liaison to Google new technology teams, understanding project requirements, assessing technologies, and developing a detailed manufacturing plan.
  • Establish, deliver, and maintain manufacturing processes for new products throughout the product life cycle: Work with ODMs, CMs, and vendors to prioritize and solve problems; Drive continuous improvement through the supply chain.
  • Provide technical discipline and leadership throughout the product life cycle, driving DFx, driving FMEA, developing Specifications, process development, supporting NPI builds, and readying the supply chain.
  • Interface with design, manufacturing, and commodity teams in down-selection, sourcing, qualification, and integration of components and vendors used in Google’s products.
  • Perform the secondary duties as the EE team's component engineer; keep our library of electronic components up to date, managing end-of-life, part change notifications, second-sourcing, and last-time-buys and engage in proactive contact with all our component vendors to keep track of component life cycles and roadmaps.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in SMT process engineering (PCBA)
  • Experience with repeatable, and reproducible process parameters and process controls, and with DFM processes, failure analysis, reporting, and tools
  • Experience with PCB laminate, stackup and fabrication process, box build manufacturing processes in a production environment, and working with tools such as Valor and Allegro, and similar platforms, PCA assembly drawings and technical notes
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced engineering degree
  • Six-sigma training or Lean manufacturing concepts and methodologies
  • Experience with circuit design, schematic capture and PCA layout in CAD software such as Altium
  • Ability to establish and follow procedures for machine capability (Cmk, Gage R&R) monitoring Experience launching new products/technologies/processes at CMs or ODMs
  • Able to run tools which take finalized PCBA layout and perform a set of manufacturability design rule check

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