XRF Engineer

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Date Posted: 07-30-2018
AT3 Staffing is partnered with a phenomenal long-standing company in search of an XRF Lead add to their team in the Wisconsin area.   The role has been added to the engineering team due to company growth and our client offers a fantastic culture, career path, and very competitive compensation package.    Our client offers a relocation package to Wisconsin for candidates willing to relocate. 
Job Summary:   
This role serves as the primary interface between Quality Engineering, Component Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality Assurance departments by oversight of X Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis of components at incoming inspection. Evaluates the chemical and materials characteristics of components and/or sub-components and systems to determine the analytical composition, verification of component and/or sub component compositions or elemental composition of layered terminations; analyses materials and recommends corrective action; develops analytical, chemical or materials methods, processes, procedures and use of equipment that will improve the analysis process and/or improves quality assurance and quality inspection; improves customer relations and internal product acceptance and quality of RF components and sub-systems through quality assurance and quality engineering; interfaces with customers and management; represents Quality Assurance in Material Review Board approval/disapproval of defective product. 
  • Oversight of analysis, evaluation, and qualification of components using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis of components used in microwave assemblies.  
  • Oversees X-Ray Fluorescence analysis methods, testing and processes are in conformance with established processes procedures.  
  • Technical oversight of calibration, analysis and testing of components on instrumentation in our receiving inspection department  
  • Evaluates components for elemental composition and is the subject matter expert for acceptance or rejection of materials based on chemical and/or mechanical characteristics. Supports business systems to determine the cause of failure and ensure corrective action closure using MIDEO video microscope, real time x-ray system and associated equipment.  
  • Ensures calibration of test and measurement equipment and supports Internal Audits and Corrective Action Closure Audits; ensure timely reporting and corrective action of audit findings within the testing area.  
  • Creates reports; component analysis reports, instrumentation calibration control charts and process procedures or analysis methods instructions.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Required Skills & Qualifications:   
  • Experience in instrumentation, analytical testing or failure analysis of electronic components.  
  • Knowledge of quality processes used in manufacturing product flow from assembly through final inspection.  
  • Knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.  
  • Must have attention to detail  
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently 
  • Proactive problem resolution skills 
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Experience in microwave assemblies preferred 
Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:   
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science, Analytical or Applied Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering; Master’s degree preferred 
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status require 
  • Active DoD Clearance preferred 
Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required:  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, occasionally lift one to ten pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus to review documents 
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area. 
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