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Sr Engineering Specialist


Bloomington, MN, US

About our group:

Component Characterization Test and Metrology “Seagate’s Mechanical Process Development organization "works within Research & Development and Production environments to identify, develop, and support new assembly and equipment solutions.

About the role - you will:

  • This individual will serve as an Sr. Engineer Specialist within the Mechanical Process Development organization. In this role you will be hands-on with a focus on providing support our engineering development teams in developing new manufacturing equipment, metrology, and processes that will In this role you will:
  • Assist engineering team in defining process, tooling, and equipment requirements to support future roadmaps.
  • Assist engineering team in conducting studies to validate feasibility, cost, and performance benefits of new process and equipment solutions.
  • Assist engineering team with the design and development of next generation process, metrology, cleaning, and equipment solutions.
  • Work closely with engineering team and equipment vendors to specify, design, procure, set-up, debug, and implement new solutions for high-volume manufacturing.
  • Optimization of equipment and processes to achieve overall uptime and reliability of the development team’s equipment.

About you:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Your experience includes:

  • In depth experience as a technician or an equivalent number of years of experience or specialized training
  • Familiarity with interpreting and communicating electro-mechanical circuit diagrams
  • Fundamental understanding of electromechanical systems or devices
  • Proficiency in standard office productivity software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Associates Degree and/or equivalent experience


It is preferred if you have all or some of the following experience:

  • Automation and Robotics specifically in the die attach/flip chip bond arena
  • Perform investigation work in addition to calibrations. Apply proven metrology principles and evaluate unexpected or contradictory results
  • Knowledge of lasers, optics, and associated metrology
  • Understanding of machine control using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Personal Computers (PCs)
  • Understanding of machine vision and motion control systems
  • Machine Vision – cameras, lenses, optics, lighting, and processing
  • Motion Control – controllers, amplifiers, motors, and sensors
  • Knowledge and experience using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools such as SolidWorks and ANSYS
  • DFSS and/or 6 Sigma experience desirable
  •  Metrology test systems
  • Tribological test systems


Our Normandale campus spans two suburbs, Edina and Bloomington, and serves as the Recording Head development and manufacturing arm of Seagate. Located in the heart of a bustling community, Seagate offers an on-site café, or if you prefer, you can drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away. Need to grab a gift over lunch time? Shopping is abundant in the area. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, outdoor activities, tournaments and group workouts. Looking for something more laid back? Reset in one of our meditation rooms, or simply take a walk around our indoor walking path. On-site cultural festivals, celebrations and community volunteer opportunities also abound.


Shift: Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with some flexibility


Location: Normandale, United States
Travel: None

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