Hardware Engineer

Date:  Nov 19, 2021
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  4466

The Comet Group is a globally leading, innovative technology company based in Switzerland with a focus on plasma control and x-ray technology. With premium high-tech components and systems, we enable our customers to both enhance the quality of their products and make their manufacturing more efficient and eco-friendly. Our innovative solutions are in demand in the semiconductor and electronics market, the aerospace and automobile industry and in security inspection.


Headquartered in Flamatt, Switzerland, the Comet Group has a presence in all world markets. We employ about 1,300 people worldwide, including approximately 500 in Switzerland. Besides production facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia and the USA, we maintain various other subsidiaries in the USA, China, Japan and Korea. Comet (COTN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.




  • Circuit design a variety of mixed-signal PCBAs
  • Process ECR/ECOs for PCBAs in production
  • Component selection for EOL and new designs
  • Work with Engineering and Supply Chain to review approved supplier / part number updates
  • Work with Supply Chain Management to resolve supply issues and identify alternate components
  • Evaluate end-of-life components and identify replacements with minimal impact to existing designs
  • Work with Compliance team to provide component-level material content declarations in support of Radiation, ROHS, REACH, and other emerging Environmental directives as needed
  • Maintain parts management policies as stated within company systems and procedures including parts selection, application, qualification, and component release
  • Assign new part numbers for components - Electrical / Mechanical / Software
  • Implement and maintain parts database (component attributes, datasheets, etc…)
  • Identify and implement process improvements to meet corporate quality goals
  • Data analysis


Skills and Technical Qualifications Required:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics / Electrical Engineering
  • 2 years of experience in mixed-signal circuit design; layout a strong plus
  • 1 year experience in Component Engineering in electronics or the component / semiconductor industry
  • 2 years of experience working with RoHS, REACH, UL, and other regulatory requirements
  • Solid understanding of active and passive components
  • Experience with Ultium a strong plus
  • Accurate. Excellent attention to detail. Organized. A passion for excellence
  • Flexible within a dynamic environment. Able to multi-task and reprioritize as needed
  • Ownership of an issue or project to resolution. Reliable follow-up and follow-through as needed
  • Team Player. Able to collaborate with team members
  • Strong written and verbal English skills
  • Sound analytical / problem-solving skills



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 and umantis employees 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