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External Foundry Quality & Reliability Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon; Phoenix, Arizona; Folsom, California; Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0226207 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

This External Foundry Quality and Reliability Engineer position covers QnR of foundry suppliers to ensure that Intel branded IC's manufactured externally meet Intel quality and reliability requirements. As working with partners and suppliers in multiple geos (Asia, Europe, and USA) is required, the flexibility to be able to participate in meetings outside of the typical 8 am-5 pm window when needed is essential for this position.

This External Foundry Quality and Reliability position is part of the Global Supply Chain QnR/External Foundry OSAT QnR team which is accountable for QnR performance of all Intel ICs manufactured externally at Si Foundries and OSATs. This team partners with the Global External Manufacturing and Sourcing (GEMS) organization on supplier management and is part of the Corporate Quality Network (CQN). This position requires a breadth of relevant knowledge and experience in semiconductor manufacturing processes, device physics, failure mechanisms, IC product qualification methodologies, and an overview of product design and testing.

The External Foundry Quality and Reliability Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Development and sustaining phases of QnR activities.

  • Key tasks during development include risk assessment of supplier process and driving the associated risk mitigation activities to meet Intel certification expectations, providing support for product qual activities, driving resolution to any supplier issues gating product qual, and new supplier quality system expectation alignment.

  • During the HVM phase, key tasks include hold disposition, excursion management, change control, supplier audit, and driving supplier continuous improvement.

  • Enable successful product development and HVM, the QRE in this position must work both independently as well as across a wide variety of internal groups/content experts, multiple geos, and external foundry/suppliers.

  • Maturity and experience to move up the foundry QnR learning curve very quickly, and demonstrate the aptitude to contribute rapidly to group key results.

  • Expertise to work effectively across a wide variety of internal groups and with many content experts, multiple geos, and external foundry/suppliers is essential to success.

  • Excellent teamwork, customer orientation, and communication skills.

  • Comfortable working independently as well as in virtual teams, and interface with a wide variety of functional groups. Lead projects when needed.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering, Physics, or equivalent field, with 5+ years relevant experience in at least one of the following:

  • Reliability Physics.

  • Wafer fab process.

  • Device Physics.

  • Product Quality, or Reliability practices.

  • IC and Wafer testing.

  • Failure Analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical Data Analysis skills.

  • Supplier management skills.

  • Advanced Quality Management System skills.

  • Systems thinking approaches are also critical.

Inside this Business Group
As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Other Locations

US,AZ,Phoenix;US,CA,Folsom;US,CA,Santa Clara

Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model
This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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