SUSTAINING ENGINEERING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANUFACTURING Electrical Engineer with over 15 years of extensive hands-on experience in the electronic hardware industry New product introduction and product management experience. Continuous Process improvement using Lean Six Sigma DMAIC process Knowledge of digital / analog hardware circuitry. Experience in developing and maintaining product build / manufacturing documents and procedures. Experience in interfacing and managing vendors and turnkey contract manufactures. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Analytical / investigation approach to problem solving Self-starter with high level of integrity and responsibility. Go the extra mile to meet deadlines. Citizen of US
Applications Software: MS Visio, MS Office, MS Project
MRP: SAP, ASK MANMAN, AGILE, ARENA
Sr NPI / Manufacturing Engineer October 2012 to CurrentMentor Graphics － Fremont, California
Sr NPI Product Engineer June 2012 to October 2012ADVANTEST － Cupertino, California
Responsible for quality, reliability and continuous process improvement of APIM modules used in V6000 wafer sort test system.
This involved interfacing with offshore contract manufacturer, component vendors and R&D engineering team.
Analyzed APIM module failure data to identify failure pattern and take corrective actions to improve module reliability.
Responsible for conducting failure analysis on customer returned APIM modules and for developing APIM module trouble shooting and repair procedure.
Electrical Engineer NPI projects December 2008 to May 2012MIASOLE － Santa Clara, California
Responsible for designing electrical support hardware for Process tool, Roll Coater Sputtering tool build documentation, generate schematics, employ lean 5S methods to organize production floor, time study analysis, training techs, vendor sourcing and specification sheet generation Designed and developed Roll Coater electrical cable routing, installation and termination OMS (Operational Methods Sheet) to enable build technicians install complex high power cables with minimal supervision, ensure safety and deliver Roll Coater tool to production at a promised time frame.
Developed calibration, alignment and test procedures for specific areas of the Roll Coater tool and trained area maintenance techs in effective use of these procedures.
Designed and developed a portable 208V, 3 Phase, 20 Amp power source with variable frequency drive and direct power out puts to test / trouble shoot rotary target drives and perform Target Hi-Pot test.
This device helped maintenance techs to dock defect free target doors to the Roll Coater sputtering tool.
Designed and developed an extended warning system using PLC-RSC-24DC relays and Patlite light tower with buzzer warning to enable operators at control room to monitor the status of web washer located at a remote corner of the building.This reduced the system down time by 50%.
Project team leader in the development of solar panel HIPOT test tank with safety enhancements.
Wrote tank specification and worked with contract vendor in designing and building this process test tank.
Primary contact for Roll Coater build, engineering support (electrical).
Senior Product / Manufacturing Engineer December 2003 to December 2008JAI A/S － San Jose, California
Responsible for new products introductions, product updates, process improvements using Lean Six Sigma DMAIC process and product manufacturing document development and maintenance.
Successfully completed a cost saving project involving PCB assembly rework using DMAIC process.
The project reduced PCBA rework costs for the company by 58%.
Create and maintain product Manufacturing documents per ISO 9000 standards Interface with design, process, test, reliability and quality engineering to resolve problems.
Designed functional test fixtures for board level and system level testing.
Daily interface with Contract Manufacturers via Emails and Plant visits to resolve manufacturing quality issues.
Performed FMEA analysis on failed PCB assemblies to improve quality and reduce rework cost.
Support purchasing with component sourcing and identifying alternate source for obsolete components Documents Release and engineering change implementation for new and existing products and product options.
Senior Member of Technical Staff February 2001 to November 2003CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS － San Jose, California
Responsible for integrating, validating and evaluating UNIX based (sun Solaris & IBMAIX platforms) Palladium, Cobalt Ultra in-circuit emulators.
The emulators were validated for operational characteristics such as capabilities, limitations and robustness and made required improvements to make system more users friendly and enhance system reliability.
Responsible for developing documents and procedures for emulator production and field application support.
Proposed and implemented innovative ideas in product testing that resulted in huge cost savings for the company.
Member of Change Control Board (CCB) for regulating ECO's and ECR's.
Performed detailed troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis on complex, high speed, FPGA based emulator logic module boards Interfaced with cross-functional teams to resolve issue relating emulator hardware.
Responsible for getting EMC certification and regulatory agency approval such as UL, CSA, FCC, CE, TUV safety etc for system level products.
Involved in specification and implementation of new hardware.
Senior Project Engineer June 1996 to January 2001TANON Manufacturing － Fremont, California
Responsible for board and system level product introduction (NPI) to production per ISO 9001 standards.
This involved new design bring up, prototyping, test / troubleshooting and documentation.
Developed and maintained manufacturing documentation such as BOM, ECO's, circuit schematics, assembly drawings, manufacturing process instructions and procedures for test / troubleshooting, assembly and quality control.
Developed functional test procedures and test process instructions.
Designed and built test fixtures, set up test stations and trained test technicians.
MSEESouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology － Rapid City, South
BSEEUniversity of MadrasIndia
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in ManufacturingUniversity of Texas － ArlingtonHardware design for manufacturability and testability - Tandem Computers
Adobe Photoshop, AGILE, ASK, ASP, assembly, agency, AUTOCAD, cables, cable, CAD, calibration, hardware, CSS, DC, designing, documentation, doors, Dreamweaver, frame, functional, Hardware design, ISO 9000, ISO 9001, team leader, logic, MS Office, MS Project, MRP, ORCAD, PLC, process improvement, prototyping, purchasing, quality, quality control, routing, safety, SAP, schematics, Six Sigma, sun Solaris, specification, supervision, Tandem, trouble shooting, troubleshooting, UNIX, Visio, WEB Design