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Principal Process Engineer (SMT), Advanced Manufacturing


Singapore Production / Lean / Quality Management

You want to make your ideas reality …
… and extend your limits at the same time?

Then you've come to the right place! We can offer you plenty of space for your ideas, excellent development possibilities and exciting challenges.

In automotive production, water treatment plants or chemical systems - around the world, electronic sensors and automation components by Pepperl+Fuchs guarantee smooth and safe operations. We know that dedicated and highly motivated employees are crucial to our success. As we want to continue growing, we hope to find, as soon as possible, for our subsidiary in Singapore a

Principal Process Engineer (SMT), Advanced Manufacturing

Job Purpose:

  • Responsible as member of the global SMT technology team for definition, development, improvement, standardization, stability and lifecycle of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and related production technologies in the area of industrial electronic products
  • Drive world-wide continuous improvement and standardization in the field of those production technologies to meet the demand of Production, Maintenance and Industrial Engineering Departments as well as with R&D to provide a future-proof production technology portfolio
  • Lead international projects and programs to facilitate the purposes above with cost, time, technical requirement and quality as KPIs

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Be one of the drivers within the global expert team for SMT at Pepperl+Fuchs and design the production technology for the future. This covers processes like Solder Paste Printing, Jetting, Pick and Place and Reflow Soldering
  • Furthermore, within this international expert team cover additionally at least one of the three fields of technology:
    • Chip-on-Board (COB) Technology
    • Secondary processes like Depaneling, Conformal Coating, Underfill or PCB / PCBA cleaning
    • Through Hole Technology (THT)
  • Lead international project teams across different functions and locations for technology development in the technology fields mentioned above
  • Initiate long-term strategic activities in the global technology fields mentioned above, including
    • Preparation of business plans
    • Sketching projects and programs
    • Buy-in Top Management for your ideas and put them into reality
    • Show possible applications and options in the market
    • Benchmark suitable technology solutions and define new standards (system, manufacturing machines / equipment, material, software, etc.)
  • Execute or coordinate experiments and related measurements, investigations and evaluation of results
  • Define rules and guidelines for production as well as related design rules for R&D
  • Be internal technology consultant, also to pilot and train process technology (e.g. new machines, new processes) to partners in the Production, Maintenance and and Industrial Engineering departments
  • Lead or participate in Global Expert Teams for Process Technology improvement and standardization

Role Requirements:

  • A tertiary qualification from a reputable institution in Engineering / Science (Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Production Technology) or similar
  • Long-standing professional experience in the field of SMT within process engineering environment at electronics or comparable industry, with deep theorectical and industrial experience/ expertise in areas like Solder Paste Printing, Jetting, Pick & Place and Reflow Soldering
  • Practical experience in technology or machine benchmarking, machine qualification incl. Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) as well as parameter optimization (DoE etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of project management required and experience within project organization as member or leader. A PMP or comparable project management certification will be an added advantage
  • Experience in at least one of the three following technology fields is required:
    • Chip-on-Board (COB) Technology
    • SMT related technologies, e.g., Depaneling, Conformal Coating, Underfill and PCBA cleaning
    • Through Hole Technology (THT)
  • Being a technical contributors for white paper in IPC, SMTA, IEC or similar organization will be an added advantage
  • Basic understanding and application experience in the area of statistics on process development and performance analysis (e.g. MSA, Design of Experiments (DoE), Statistical Process Control (SPC)) and related software like Minitab or Q-DAS package will be an added advantage
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Proactive, independent, analytical thinking and good negotiations skills

Have we piqued your interest?

Then we would like to meet you. Then we would like to meet you. Please send your applications online to Benny Tan via khtan[at]sg.pepperl-fuchs.com quoting job ref number MR #3591. We look forward to your application!

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