Failure Analyst

Date:  Aug 31, 2021
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  4328


COMET Technologies USA is the headquarters as well as an important sales, distribution and service hub for the COMET Group. From this modern facility, we provide our innovative COMET X-ray and ebeam source technology and portable X-ray systems to leading manufacturers, research labs and government sites within North and South America.




  • Perform failure analyses (FAs) on customer returns and escalated issues and determine trends
  • Track and report on RMA failure trends by product and cause
  • Work with the Customer Quality Engineering team to prioritize FAs
  • Ensure in-depth FAs are conducted for true root cause determinations using 8D methods
  • Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders and providers to determine root causes of failures
  • Report out to departments concerned and ensure lessons are learnt and incorporated into practice for measurable continuous improvements in product quality and reliability; track progress
  • Present findings coherently and succinctly to stakeholders and customer (FARs)
  • Work with Operations team for faster RMA responses to customers
  • Support FMEAs, debug training and transfer of technical information to the global repair centers




  • 4-yr degree with 5-10 years of experience in a similar technical environment; Master’s degree in a technical discipline preferred
  • Have a strong hardware engineering (RF/electrical/mechanical) background, including Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; working knowledge of SAP and Configuration Management Systems a plus
  • Prior experience with in-depth FA of h/w and good troubleshooting/problem solving skills from product level to component level required
  • Experience with 8D methods, FMEAs; familiarity with JIRA
  • Expert technical skills in engineering principles, methods, and industry standard “best practices” in a manufacturing/test environment for box build
  • Proven collaborations skills in a corporate environment
  • Ability to deliver high quality documentation and presentations to customers and stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly grasp professional concepts and make them easily understandable
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office
  • On-site as-required, remote-work when possible
  • This Job requires someone who is more dependable and reliable than spontaneous




Data protection and confidentiality
We take data protection seriously. “COMET AG” and software partner SAP have taken the necessary organizational and technical measures to ensure the confidentiality of your application. All HR personnel have a duty to maintain confidentiality with respect to personal data as part of their employment contract. Automatic 128-bit encryption ensures that your data is transmitted securely. The processing of your data complies with general data security standards based on the latest technology.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto