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Title:  Product Quality Engineer


Cranberry Township, PA, US, 16066 Wichita, KS, US, 67228

Requisition ID:  60062

About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

Job Summary

About Us

We are a Fortune 500 company that creates innovative storage and data management solutions and services that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs.  Enterprises, midsize companies, government organizations and the world’s leading hyper-scale cloud providers turn to us for efficient and flexible storage and data management infrastructures.  We obsess over innovation and the customer’s experience while providing our employees with a place to bring their “whole selves” to do their life’s best work.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead a Product Quality Core Team performing data analysis using appropriate statistical tools and techniques to identify trends, develop technical investigation plans, and recommend updates or changes to quality standards and processes when necessary.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities, participate in investigations, analyze root causes, plan and implement corrective actions, while interfacing with cross functional departments to increase product quality.
  • Partner with hardware engineering, test engineering and program management to design effective BOM structures, develop efficient supply chain strategies, and provide feedback on manufacturing test processes during the NPI phase of a product’s life cycle.
  • Provide engineering support to manufacturing and conducts the evaluation and disposition of nonconforming product and process related issues using a risk-based approach to resolve problems with partially finished and finished product (resolve problems impacting production fulfillment).
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external safety, quality and regulatory standards requirements.
  • Provide quarterly feedback and semi-annually audit key suppliers of contract manufacturing services.
  • This position reports to the Sr. Manager of Product Quality.

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Experience with SMT PCBA manufacturing and inspection processes involving IPC 600, 610, 630 standards required.
  • At least five years related experience supporting the production of electro-mechanical assemblies at contract manufacturers or as a customer of contract manufactures.
  • Effective communication skills both internal and external.
  • Established track record of cross functional problem solving.
  • Experience in an NPI environment with high mix/medium volume production.
  • Proficient in utilizing business tools such as: Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Agile PDM and statistical tools such as DOE, SPC, and analysis software (Minitab).
  • Problem solving skills and use of PDCA model and the 8-D process.
  • Solid understanding of Quality standards including ISO-9001.

What You'll Love About Us

  • Our Culture: It’s our culture and our people. If you ask anyone at NetApp why they work here, the answer is the same: it’s the people.
  • Health Benefits: NetApp provides comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.
  • Financial and Savings Programs: Whether it’s flexible spending, stock purchases, or competitive retirement plans, we work with you to capitalize on total compensation now and into the future.
  • Work Life Balance and more: To make sure of work-life balance, we offer paid and volunteer time off, educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers.
  • Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds of all to cultivate a higher performing organization.
  • At NetApp, we take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do. Along the way, we’ve repeatedly transformed businesses and set industry standards. Now more game-changing developments are in the pipeline. Behind our breakthroughs is an open, united culture that fuels fresh ideas. By sharing our viewpoints, challenging our thinking, and empowering our people, we create unique and novel approaches to solving problems. Join us, and we’ll help each other do our best work!

Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us.


Colorado Residents Only: If the Company determines this role will be performed in Colorado, the starting salary for this position is $96,300. This role could be eligible for comprehensive benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), Company bonus, Employee stock purchase plan, and restricted stocks (RSU’s) *. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors such as location, qualifications, certifications, relevant work experience and other factors, consistent with applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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