Careers

AEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Program (EOE/AAP). All applicants will be considered on the basis of their skills, educational background, experience, and ability to perform the work required. Opportunities for on-job training, continued education, advancement and internal transfer are offered to all employees. AEM is located in Mira Mesa, a business community in the City of San Diego. It is just five miles from the beautiful beaches along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. San Diego is the finest city in the nation with wonderful weather all year round. AEM Benefit package includes health, dental and life insurance, paid holidays, personal and vacation days, discretionary year-end bonus as well as 401(k) Savings Plan.

AEM offers competitive compensation and benefits. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter with salary history to AEM Human Resources, at 6610 Cobra Way, San Diego, CA 92121 or fax to (858) 481-1123 or email to hr@aem-usa.com

Process Engineer

Position Overview:

The Process / R&D Engineer shall be a self-motivated engineering professional with a proven track record of success in the areas of product development, process development, and process improvement.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of multiple production processes ensuring consistent process flow.
  • Evaluate and improve on processes in both manufacturing and R&D systems, while maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Maintain reliable and safe processes while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers.
  • Collect, record, and transcribe data.  Show results in reports.
  • Develop and implement systems that optimize all phases of production and R&D processes.
  • Provide technical support and perform failure analysis during incident investigations.
  • Advise on corrective actions.
  • Ensure projects are completed on time.
  • Research new process technology.
  • Translate R&D processes into full scale manufacturing line.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts/campaigns.

Qualification and Requirements:

  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related Engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 2-5 years hands on experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of electroplating, electronic component manufacturing, thick film process is plus.
  • Language: excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Safety awareness: understand and follow the safety rules and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently, using pre-established guidelines and/or instructions with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness and ability to work well with fellow employees. Organized, detail-oriented team player.

Component Engineer

Position Overview:
The Component Engineer will support manufacturing/plating and screening operations related to AEM’s Sn/Pb conversion (a.k.a. Tin Whisker Mitigation – TWM) product line. This person should have a strong background in passive components (capacitors, resistors, inductors, ferrite chip beads, capacitor arrays, resistor arrays, etc.). Previous experience with active components (diodes, MOSFETS, transistors, custom IC’s, QFNs) is also highly desired. The Component Engineer will work closely with the TWM Product Line Manager, Product Line Planner, Quality Assurance, Sales, Customer Service, and Screening operators/technicians to ensure that AEM meets the requirements of the company and its customers.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform customer drawing reviews to determine customer requirements and ensure that these requirements are understand and realized throughout the manufacturing, screening and lot acceptance processes
• Assist production (plating) and screening personnel with test equipment set-up (LCR meters, IR meters, DCR meters, diode testers, burn-in etc.)
• Generate procedures, route sheets, and drawings as needed to define manufacturing/plating and testing process
• Support AEM DPA Lab and QA personnel when questions arise regarding component construction or when anomalies are found during the inspection process
• Create customer reports for new product qualifications
• Interface with AEM TWM customers and AEM Sales and sale representatives during new product evaluations and when product support is needed
• Support operator and technician training and certification.
• Support CAPA program.


Skills/Qualifications/Core Competencies:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are mandatory.
• Accountability – Accept responsibility that allows for anticipation/prevention of areas where issues may result in missed deliveries or quality assurance standards
• Dependability – Ability to be punctual, consistent attendance, and supervise members of the screening team
• Quality of Work – Meet or exceed the quality standards of the company and its customers and establish a working environment where team members can achieve the quality standards and team goals consistently
• Teamwork – Must be able to work as a key member of a team to support Production, Quality Assurance, Sales, Customer Service, and Screening
• Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering degree
• At least 5-7 years of experience in a component manufacturing and testing environment
• Basic knowledge/understanding of ISO/AS9100 Quality Management Systems
• Previous experience with MIL-STD-202 environmental testing and MIL-STD-790 QPL Systems helpful

 

Visual Inspection Process Operator

Position Overview:

The Process Operator will work with the Product Line Manager, Process Engineer, and Process Operators and Technicians to ensure that the visual inspection of the components is completed at the highest quality and in a timely fashion according to the required manufacturing schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of a multi-person team and exhibit the ability to follow instructions, observe process outputs, and communicate observations or concerns to supervisors
  • Ability to sit for long hours while performing visual inspection using microscopes per the documented procedures
  • Accurately maintain daily work and product yield records
  • Document process observations as part of continuous improvement goals
  • Ability to operate computers and electronic instruments in accordance with the documented process procedures
  • May be assigned to assist other process operators to support production goals based on aptitude and skill level

Skills/Qualifications/Core Competencies:

  • High school (GED equivalent)
  • Manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to sit for long hours using a microscope
  • Ability to use a computer with MS Office Suite

 

Process Technician

Position Overview:

The Process Technician will work with the Product Line Manager, Process Engineer, and Process Operators and Technicians to ensure that the manufacturing of the components are completed in a timely fashion according to the required manufacturing schedule and that all company and customer requirements for quality and reliability are met or exceeded.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of a multi-person team and exhibit the ability to follow instructions, observe process outputs, and communicate observations or concerns to supervisors
  • Perform required tasks per documented procedures associated with the manufacturing processes related to electronic passive components including, but not limited to, slurry preparation, tape casting, screen printing, buildup, lamination, cutting, binder burnout, sintering, tumbling, and destructive physical analysis
  • Ability to operate machinery safely and in accordance with the documented process procedures
  • Accurately maintain records and document process observations as part of continuous improvement and design of experiments
  • Use programs to collect and evaluate manufacturing processes to make in-process adjustments to products, instruments, or equipment
  • Determine and assist in developing methods and procedures to control, modify, or improve the manufacturing process
  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance, basic troubleshooting , and equipment repair
  • May be assigned to perform work of process operators to support production goals

Skills/Qualifications/Core Competencies:

  • High school (GED equivalent) with a minimum of 3 years of manufacturing experience
  • Associate’s Degree (AA or AS) in a technical discipline with a minimum of 1 year of manufacturing experience
  • Ability to use a microscope, measuring devices, and other electronic instruments
  • Ability to use a computer with the MS Office Suite and familiarity with AutoCAD a plus
  • Ability to work safely with chemicals and perform the physical requirements of the job throughout the factory