Failure Analysis Engineer

Job Title
Failure Analysis Engineer
Job Summary
The Failure Analysis Engineer (FAE) reports to the Quality Manager. They are responsible for testing, and failure analysis of multi-layer / single-layer ceramic capacitors. The FAE will work closely with production leadership, engineering and other departments to gather data and create an analysis of the root cause. The FAE will collaborate with Quality Engineers to create a corrective action and work directly with engineers/production to implement design/process changes and revalidate effectiveness of corrective actions.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Manages flow of MRB activity through department and moves material once it is dispositioned.
  • Performs special testing, failure analysis, and root cause analysis when needed.
  • Cross sections defective samples to point of failure and provides cause of failure.
  • Performs SEM/EDX analysis and creates analysis reports.
  • Work directly with Managers, Engineers, Production Control, and other JTI/JMX team members.
  • Generate daily / weekly / monthly quality department reports (Excel, Power point, MS Teams).
  • Perform Secondary (Non MRB) failure analysis (Visual inspection, electrical testing, cross sectioning)
  • Maintain and track ongoing qualification processes, designs of experiments, QA projects
  • Cross training for other jobs is required so that employees can occasionally fill-in, in other departments, when required.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Must have experience in manufacturing and testing, preferable in the ML/SL Ceramic Capacitors.
  • Must be a self-motivator. Employee determines what needs to be done according to workload.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong ability to effectively prioritize competing requests, while keeping lines of communication open and the team satisfied
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Responsibility for confidentiality
  • As the position involves handling confidential information and is expected to maintain proper security for all documents and follow privacy procedures at all times.
Work Environment
This job operates in an open floor layout office and manufacturing/ production environment.
Physical & Mental Demands
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to do the following:
  • Required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work with little need for guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions.
  • Performs a wide range of tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions.
  • Free to plan work assignments and schedule to meet long-term goals and objectives.
  • Performs a wide range of complex tasks with little predictable as to their occurrence.
  • Relate sensitive information to diverse groups.
  • Must work with diverse groups to obtain consensus on complex issues.
  • Must independently apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues.
  • Must write letters to explain complex issues.
  • Persuade or explain complex issues in person or by phone.
Position Type/Expected hours of work
This is a full-time exempt position. Forty or more (40+) hours within a workweek.
Occasional travel to JMX facility.
Required Education and Experience
  • 4-year college degree, bachelor’s science degree preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of cross sectioning and root cause analysis of sectioned samples.
  • 2+ years of production or failure analysis experience
  • Ability to Speak, read and write English; Bilingual in Spanish is a preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint), SharePoint, MS Teams, and Adobe Acrobat.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Project management experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Internal auditing experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Must be able to professionally interact with production personnel, department leads/supervisors, engineers, sales representatives, and executive staff members.
AAP/EEO Statement
Johanson Technology Inc., provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
As an equal opportunity employer, Johanson Technology, is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Johanson Technology’s career website as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources 805-389-1166 and/or email us.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package which includes 100% employer-paid life insurance and excellent 401K match. If you want to be a part of this innovative team, send resume and salary requirements to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.