Principal Engineer, Packaging Engineering - (Materials Center of Excellence Lab)

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Packaging Engineering
  • Work Location: Penang SDSM Office--LOC_SNDK_Seberang Perai Office

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, storage 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™, SanDisk®, and WD® brands

Job Description

  • Polymeric /Materials science and engineering principles to develop, identify and evaluate appropriate materials and their processability for product development
  • Providing solutions to complex problems such as product/process challenges during technology/product development and manufacturing
  • Able to handle polymers and composites related to electronics and do advanced material characterizations
  • Conduct, coordinate or supervise field investigations, laboratory testing, and evaluation of respective data
  • Analysis, researches, designs & development of materials and their related fabrication & application processes
  • Failure analysis of components, life predictions & definition and requirement specifications based on the materials and devices
  • Interaction and discussion on supplier qualification for raw material selection and conduct/coordinate tests on raw materials in order to ensure quality and regulatory compliance
  • Developing lab capability for material characterization and analytical chemistry in support of product development projects


  • We are looking for candidate with PhD in Materials/Polymer/Chemical Engineering or related
  • Candidate should have at least 10+ years of Industrial or research experience with a specialization in Materials/Polymer/Chemical Engineering,
  • Applied Physics or in allied fields with relevant material/mechanical software expertise shall apply.
  • Candidate should be able to work independently on different class of materials both for manufacturing and product development.
  • Able to handle raw and functionalized materials that needs be characterized and validated for performance improvement.
  • Material identification and integration / implementation for products should be an key attribute that needs specific expertise to conduct systematic material testing, data evaluation and qualification for product development.

Additional Information

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