Failure Analysis Engineer

  • Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

EAG Laboratories, a Eurofins company, is a global leader in advanced microscopy, surface analysis and semiconductor testing services of various types of materials from synthetic biomaterials to nanotechnology, deliver new “super materials” with the potential to transform our world. 

Our scientists and engineers engage in peer-to-peer interaction to discuss and comprehensively understand client issues, challenges, goals and urgency, to define the technical problems, develop and execute analyses, and report back results. We have a growth mindset culture where individuals are encouraged to drive their own success and make their own decisions while fulfilling client needs. 

Failure Analysis Engineer will be responsible for perform hands-on analytical work on electronic components, evaluating the electrical and mechanical characteristics of systems and/or integrated circuits, components, sub-components and systems to determine the cause of failure, including the verification of analog and digital performance.  Analyzing failure reports and recommends corrective action.  Developing methods, processes, procedures, and equipment that will improve the failure analysis process and/or reduce failures. Be the source for technical information, guidance and leadership.

Use of information in this role is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All accepted applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR: U.S. Person is a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., "Green Card Holder"), Political Asylee, or Refugee. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide technical direction and leadership over all members of the department
  • Perform hands-on analytical work on electronic components
  • Oversees and directs aspects of departmental operations
  • Ability to identify and delegate work suitable for employees’ capability
  • Organize, schedule prioritize, and assign jobs to group members
  • Review and approval analysis data and reports
  • Prepare customer summary reports
  • Provide, maintain, and emphasize quality in operation and product
  • Organize, manage, coordinate members of department to facilitate workflow
  • Assume project management role for technical projects
  • Organize and administer training and mentoring for staff
  • Promote and direct a cohesive team environment
  • Interface with external customers to maintain professional relationship
  • Identify and resolve problems within group operations
  • Develop and deliver technical content for operations, sale/marketing and other business development needs. Become the thought leader for the organization
  • Participate in industry conferences, seminars, tutorials and become source for technical information


  • BS or MS in science: Material, Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on failure analysis experience with some specific techniques/tools/expertise/experience:
    • SEM/EDS
    • Deprocessing/de-layering
    • Cross sectioning
    • Chemical etching/staining
    • Ion Milling
    • Plasma Etching
    • Dye and Pry analysis
    • C-SAM (scanning acoustic microscopy)
    • X-ray (2D and/or 3D/CT)
    • Warpage measurement
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Must be a proficient communicator and listener.
  • Must be hands-on in a laboratory environment, operating tools, performing techniques, etc.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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