Principal Engineer, Analytical & Characterization Engineering

Western Digital

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Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 14, Thailand 
Req ID: JR-0000043185

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  • Provide characterization tests support as part of the requirement for qualification / evaluation of the component’s sources and engineering changes. Support such as
    - Coordinating drives’ logistic
    - Publish test’s execution timeline and results
    - Identify and escalate issues.
    - Issue follow up and work closely with SME till closure.
    - Test script debugging
  • Provide experimental testing to support quality issue investigation or product improvements validations related to Read Channel, Servo-mechanical, Head/Media and PCBA related failures from other department.
  • Characterization Functional groups
    - Read Channel / Channel Integration Test, CLDFH Validation, Big ARCO, System Char Test and DFH / WPTP
    - Tribology / Mechanical Integration Test
  • Lead the entire or individual functional groups in daily activities and projects. Assist and help the team on any working related tasks.
  • Assists superior and works towards achieving company goals.

  • To provide summary on department’s weekly report, critical qualification and issues.
  • To lead, coordinate and drives the team on closing critical issues, qualification and projects. 
  • Identify weakness and initiate or improve test process.
  • To vision and set goals for the department. Provide guidance to the team towards achieving department goals.
  • Analyze the data collected and provide engineering recommendation.
  • Perform failure analysis or channel the failure to responsible groups for analysis where applicable.
  • Determine the root cause and feedback to the responsible groups to initiate corrective action.
  • To take care all SE, NE, DL courier path and welfare.
  • Maintain the characterization test system and equipment.
  • Comply safety, health and 6S guidelines.
  • Report accidents and incidents to management and report hazardous conditions and acts.
  • Provide training to engineers / technicians / lab assistant / engineering operators.
  • Participate in the offsite discussion, new product and new test knowledge transfer in ASIA or US.
  • Any other activities as designated by superior



  • Bachelor degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Bachelor degree of Science (ex: Physics) or Bachelor degree of Mechanical.
  • A minimum of 7-8 years relevant experience especially testing and analysis preferred
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of management skills
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis (Minitab, JMP, Tableau and etc), FMEA, GR &R, ISO standards documentation
  • Minimum knowledge on programming. Java and C programming
  • Analytical, meticulous, well organized, able to multi-task
  • Initiative, good team work, good communication skill as well as able to work independently and work as a team.
  • Able to travel oversea if required

The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.

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