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Thermal Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Google Inc.
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Process, Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8 years of relevant manufacturing process and product development experience for mechanical parts, plastics, and injection molding and assemblies for electronics products.
  • Experience in manufacturing best practices (Lean, Six Sigma, etc), manufacturing automation and production line development.
  • Experience performing Design for Excellence (DFX).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Proficient in manufacturing best practice, expertise with mechanical manufacturing processes including toolingfixturing and production line development for high volume.
  • Demonstrated record of delivering high volume manufacturing solutions, resolving issues, leading yield improvements and cycle time reductions for complex parts and assemblies.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the product design process by proposing improvements with data.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, coupled with a well-focused attention to details.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to collaborate with multi-geo teams on complex projects spanning multiple technologies.

About the job

Google's custom-designed equipment makes up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world. The Manufacturing Operations team is responsible for providing the manufacturing capability to deliver this state-of-the-art physical infrastructure. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you evaluate the product designs and create the processes, tools and procedures behind Google's powerful search technology. When vendors build parts for our infrastructure, you're right there alongside ensuring manufacturing processes are repeatable and controlled. You collaborate with Commodity Managers and Design Engineers to determine Google's infrastructure needs and product specifications. Your work ensures the various pieces of Google's infrastructure fit together perfectly and keep our systems humming along smoothly for a seamless user experience.

As a Manufacturing Engineer in Google Technical Operations, you will join the team responsible for providing manufacturing support and guidance for Google's next generation thermal solutions. You are a Process Engineering and Manufacturing expert with a proven track record of overcoming huge obstacles to successfully launch new thermal products in Contract Manufacturer (CM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) environments. You have extensive understanding of the tools, processes and techniques used to manufacture both system and datacenter level thermal products. You are a valued partner to the product development team via your industry knowledge, and are experienced with conceptualization, implementation, and qualification of advanced manufacturing techniques for thermal devices. Design for Excellence (DFX) opportunities are identified by you, as you support delivery of the highest caliber thermal products and fulfillment chains.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Lead managing process development and product qualifications at suppliers for mechanical solutions manufacturing.
  • Lead Manufacturing Engineer on product development teams, developing manufacturing strategy, performing Design for Excellence (DFX) and driving implementation of manufacturing solutions for mechanical assemblies. Drive concurrent engineering through effectively communicating design, process, tooling and material changes to Google manufacturing partners and design engineering peers.
  • Complete manufacturing and process audits at current and potential suppliers.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives to enhance manufacturing processes and product designs. Identify process, tooling, and automation opportunities to support high volume manufacturing at desired quality levels, reduced cost, product repeatability, and provide front line support for manufacturing and field quality issues, owning resolution of manufacturing/supplier issues and driving design issues with the Engineering team as appropriate.

Keywords: Google Inc., Sunnyvale , Thermal Manufacturing Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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