Santa Clara, California

Key Responsibilities

  • Advanced knowledge of and the ability to incorporate DFx best practices to optimize product cost, quality and manufacturing cycle time.  Leads medium complexity programs in DFX BKM process and tools development.  Monitors industry and marketplace trends, exploring new tools and techniques.  Mentors more junior DFX engineers.
  • Analyzes high complexity designs to ensure components and assemblies are manufacturable and produceable. Collaborates with key suppliers on manufacturability and produceability improvements on designs.  Leads medium complexity programs with cross-functional teams to develop produceability, manufacturability, and assembly-related BKMs.  Coaches more junior engineers on how to identify and execute manufacturability, produceability, and assembly improvements according to DFx principles.   
  • Evaluates and implements high complexity cost reduction ideas to reduce part/assembly costs in the machined, sheet metal, frames, and plastic commodities.  Identifies use cases for commonly used OEM's to leverage re-use. Very good knowledge of how cost apportionment drives cost reduction opportunities and priorities.  Leads medium complexity programs to develop and improve BKM's in product cost tools and processes.  Complexity –complex BTP parts, OEM's, and medium complexity assemblies ; $500 - $1500
  • Advanced knowledge of ITO principles.  Identifies and implements opportunities to maximize core content, and ensure late configurability in the manufacturing sequence on highly complex modules or products. Leads medium complexity programs with cross-functional teams to develop ITO BKMs.  Coaches others on how to identify and execute ITO improvements. 
  • Advanced understanding of shipping/cargo restrictions by mode of transportation, customer facilities restrictions, and proper labeling.  Ensures proper crate packaging on highly complex assemblies/modules to prevent product damage during transportation.  Coaches others on how to identify and execute transportability improvements.  Leads medium complexity programs with cross functional teams to develop tools and processes that improve transportability.   Researches, pilots and implements intelligent packaging technologies.
  • Performs virtual review of highly complex assembly/module 3D models and review of initial physical builds to identify and eliminate aesthetic issues (cable routing, color, consistency of mating features/surfaces, etc).  Leads medium complexity programs with cross functional teams to development aesthetics-related BKM's.  Leverages lessons learned from like products to ensure aesthetic consistency.  
  • Participates in design reviews, providing advanced level of DFX input focused on manufacturability, produceability, cost, assembly, test, transportability, and aesthetics. Lead PLC DFX workshop (partner with Program Manager) to align on scope for DFX review (functional description, cost apportionment, mfg strategy, etc).  Leads medium complexity programs with cross functional teams to develop BKM's in DMU and DFX workshop processes and tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with the day-to-day operations, standards, and policies of a semiconductor equipment manufacturing plant or facility.   

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field 

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity 

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Santa Clara, California

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

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