NPI Manufacturing Engineer

Date:  Nov 16, 2022
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  5421

The COMET Group is a global leader in providing high-quality components, systems and services that optimize its customers' products and processes in the fields of X-ray-, vacuum- and radio frequency technology. As a trailblazing tech company, we contribute to more secure, efficient, and sustainable manufacturing, communication, and mobility.


The Division Plasma Control Technologies (PCT) is Comet’s largest division and a global leader in developing and producing high-performance Vacuum Capacitors, RF Matches and RF Generators for the semiconductor industry.


What will you do?


  • Monitor, verify and maintain BOMs (Bill of Materials) in the SAP system.
  • Improve NPI product transition in terms of time and efficiency by delivering each tasks on the NPI check list i.e. BOM challenges/Proto build/OMS/PFMEA/etc.
  • Create assembly and test instructions (OMS) to support NPI and train production personnel.
  • Design and development of any production tools/fixtures and poke yoke tools.
  • Assists in capacity and resource planning for the production lines.
  • Participate in line setup and cycle time reduction activities through Kaizen projects
  • Actively participate in the transfer of products between COMET’s Production facilities in the US, Switzerland, and China.
  • Effectively utilize lean manufacturing tools for continuously improve the flow of material and information in the factory including factory layouts, visual management, 5S, JIT, Kanban.
  • Assist in conducting training as and when the need arises and engaging all employees in the site to drive Kaizen.
  • Conduct failure analysis (RCCA), create failure reports and implement solutions to the root cause.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.  Travel required 10-20%.


Who are we looking for?


  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or Science as well as experience in Mechanical Design.
  • Ability to communicate with others in an effective and concise manner.
  • Demonstrates hands-on experience and capability to drive Lean- Six Sigma in factory environment in electronics manufacturing.
  • Must have leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Is open to flexible hours requiring occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and possess a “can-do” with quality first attitude and take “ownership” over LEAN initiatives.
  • 8+ years of related experience in the manufacturing industry of which 3+ years as NPI role
  • 5 + years of Semiconductor equipment manufacturing is a must
  • Previous experience with ISO quality system and “Copy Exactly” principles.
  • Ability to successfully communicate and transfer design work from the project stage to the production stage.
  • Proficient in 3D mechanical modeling with SolidWorks.
  • Previous experience in SAP system highly desired.
  • Fluent in English and fluency in German is a plus.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize projects and process multiple tasks
  • Enjoys working with people, team player with good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented mind-set, diligent and accurate.
  • Self-motivated and flexible individual able to function in a high energy fast paced team environment with minimal direction.



Why join us?


  • Collaborate with diverse international colleagues from all over the world for a successful listed multinational company headquartered in Switzerland
  • Take on inspiring projects in a highly dynamic environment and thriving industry, which is growing globally in emerging and mature markets
  • Attractive training and career opportunities in our global locations, as well as flexible work arrangements



Comet Technologies USA Inc. offers an excellent and competitive compensation package; an excellent work environment; and a comprehensive benefit program (including medical, dental and vision care benefits), tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan, vacation and paid sick days.


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