Director, Mechanical Engineering

  • BangPa-In, Thailand
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Work Location: BangPa-In Building 3--LOC_WDT_TH1413

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description


  • Manage a team comprising of managers, engineers and technicians to ensure comprehensive coverage of Sustaining Engineering, NPI Support, Component Engineering, Acoustics, Shock and Vibration testing.

  • Extensive involvement in failure analysis activities. Propose component design changes to ensure product conformance to cost, yield, and quality and reliability requirements.
  • Work with suppliers, customers and other engineering functional teams to resolve technical issues by providing technical information from mechanical engineering standpoint.
  • Work closely with US counterparts to ensure new products launched addresses issues seen in factory.
  • Analyse customer proposals, specifications, test requirement, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and quality impact to the product.
  • Read and interpret engineering test data, technical drawings, schematics, etc.




  • Good Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Mechatronics degree from a recognized institution.
  • Master degree in engineering or business administration is desirable.
  • PhD in engineering field is an added advantage.
  • Other professional certifications (BEM, IEM, CQE, CQM, CPM, etc) is an added advantage.


  • Engineering Role -- Minimum 10 years’ experience in high volume manufacturing environment

  • Engineering and Technology -- Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, manufacturing processes, cost and quality requirement of various goods and services.

  • Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools used for HDD assembly, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in component design and CPRT testing.

  • Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques to prevent yield or quality issues.

  • Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


  • Mathematics & Science -- Using mathematics and scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in technical documents.
  • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.


  • Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Information Ordering -- The ability to organize actions that will lead to resolution of issues.
  • Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (quality, correctness, creativity).
  • Number Facility -- The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Perceptual Speed -- The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.

Additional Information

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

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