Principal Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Manufacturing Engineering
  • Work Location: Bayan Lepas PN1--LOC_WDT_MY0703

Company Description

The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data. 
Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Job Description

As Principal Engineer you will be assigned technically working with equipment, process and yield team to enhance the quality of production, OEE improvement and Cost saving.

  • Work closely with Process Engineers to improve product yield and troubleshoot process flow from root causes to process and equipment tuning.
  • Work with cross functional teams to solve technical process pertaining to Harmony Defect Issues and meet Overall Yield target.
  • Extensive project management skill to lead a team support on tools upgrading to support for new R&D product.
  • Early engagement with NPI and Development team on upcoming new model product design that has something to do with Harmony Defects.
  • Ability to provide High level Technical Reports and analysis on Yields excursions and can provide immediate Corrective and Preventive actions..



  • Bachelor’s degree/ Master in any Engineering
  • Minimum 7-10 years of recent experience working in an ABS Patterning Process.


  • Strong in mechanical experience in Anelva Sputtering Machine 


  • Highly familiar in sputtering technology and machine 
  • Good technical communication skills
  • Highly competent in Harmony Engineering

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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