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Reliability Lab Supervisor

Ref: US_EN_6_971649_1473202

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Title: Reliability Lab Supervisor

In this role, you will not only be responsible for managing your team of test engineers and lab technicians, but also for hands-on sample preparation, inspection, troubleshooting, data analysis, root cause failure analysis, and evaluation of various interconnect and electronic solutions throughout the product development cycle. If you are looking for a way to accelerate your career and be part of a great company, this may be the opportunity for you. Responsibilities

· Supervise the Sample Prep team with regards to preparation, inspection, and testing of electronic components, connector solutions, and materials

· Responsible for direct reports: coaching, employee development, performance appraisals, hiring, compensation decisions, etc.

· Manage people and equipment resources for the following tasks performed in accordance with various industry, customer, and/or internal specifications: sample identification & labeling, specimen assembly, hand soldering, SMT convection reflow, selective soldering, visual examination, dimensional inspection, temperature rise preparation, cross sectioning, porosity, fiber optic testing, etc.

· Hold daily team meetings to review team tasks and project activities, make assignments, and resolve priority issues

· Champion process improvement activities in the Sample Prep team

· Foster team work to execute projects and tasks that are high quality, accurate, on time, cost effective, and conducted in a safe manner

· Collect, utilize, and share operational metrics to evaluate team performance and ensure continual improvement

· Lead and drive 8D issues involving the team to completion

· Collaborate and provide support to Product Engineering, the Project Leader team, and external customers to address questions on test plan development and/or test results

· Develop, modify, and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and training documents to ensure proper test execution with test methods that are repeatable and reproducible


· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or Science

· 5+ years’ experience in a laboratory environment or related field

· 1+ years’ direct supervision experience

· Project management experience from execution to completion of several simultaneous projects simultaneously

· Strong verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate the ability to express complex technical concepts clearly and concisely and author engineering reports

· Possess critical thinking and analytical ability to develop conclusions from complex data including multiple interactions.

· Good interpersonal skills to work with others effectively including global contact

· Proficient with general test equipment and tools (i.e., microscopes, imaging systems, multimeters, hand soldering, wire preparation, etc.)


· Work experience in automotive industry validation laboratory environment

· Knowledge of contact physics

· Knowledge of IPC 610 solder joint inspection

· Knowledge of passive fiber optic testing and equipment

· Knowledge of various soldering techniques (i.e. hand, convection reflow, wave, and selective)

· Troubleshooting skills of interconnect systems and electronic solutions to aid in root cause failure analysis

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