• Product Efficiency Engineer IV - (E4)

    Applied MaterialsSanta Clara, CA 95054

    Job #1051761817

  • General Profile:

    Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Advanced Knowledge of Manufacturability / Producibility practices specific to machined, sheet metal parts, plastics and some assemblies.Self-starter and ability to drive things to completionDetail orientation/analytical methodologyProject Management capability; ability to independently manage projects

    • Perform technical calculations on medium complex BTP parts and assemblies to determine a fair and acceptable lead-time for both Applied Materials and our suppliers

    • Evaluate and identify additional lead-time reduction ideas to further reduce the part cycle time below our "should lead-time" and present these to the DE's (DFx)

    • Able to analyze manufacturing processes of a sub-assembly/part and generate process steps. Advanced knowledge of latest manufacturing processes. Able to judge lead-time time effective manufacturing process and to make the suppliers understand and follow the process

    • Advanced knowledge of GD&T standards for proper application. Able to explain to suppliers how to interpret.Advanced communication skills to work with cross functional teams like Materials/Mfg./Quality/Suppliers are a must.

    • Assist sourcing organization in selecting the proper supplier based on the part's feature, size, and material to match the supplier's core competency. (Putting the right part in the right supplier at the right price)

    • Lead Negotiations with suppliers when their current or quoted lead-time mis-aligns with "should lead-time".

    • Assist the suppliers (when needed) with alternative manufacturing methods / procedural changes to lower lead-time and increase quality.Advanced understanding of secondary processes and packaging requirements.?Complexity -complex BTP parts and medium assemblies ; $500 - $1500

    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

    Education: Bachelor's Degree

    Experience: 7 - 10 Years



    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.

    Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

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