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Operations Research Technician
Posted on 12/20/2022
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Operations Research
  • Ongoing MS studies in Industrial Engineering, Applied Math, Operations Research, Computer Science, Statistics or a related field
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to contribute delivering quality services and solutions, as a member of global, distributed teams focused
  • Cooperation skills, to work in a team under supervision of senior experts, while ability to work self-paced on individual assignments too
  • Familiarity with industrial engineering concepts, WIP Management, Production Control and preferred experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good analytics skills in the context of factory optimization, leveraging OR techniques e.g. linear and integer programming, constraint programming
  • Demonstrated experience in Python programming
  • Skills in writing basic database queries for SQL platforms
  • Working knowledge of declarative modeling tools (e.g. IBM CPLEX, FICO Xpress, Gurobi etc.)
  • Good abstraction skills, critical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Strong English verbal communication skills
  • Support (manufacturing) operations analytics projects at global sites
  • Collect information about the business problems, understand the related current practices and the desired solution
  • Define and implement new analytics models (e.g. operations research or machine learning), implement them in Python language and assess their performance using real data
  • Conduct numerical experiments with the model(s), and present the results to the key project stakeholders
  • Support the go-live phase of analytics applications
  • Maintain the models, participate in CI/CD activities
Western Digital

10,001+ employees

Disk drive & data storage manufacturer
Company Overview
Western Digital’s mission is to be at the cusp of innovation and to push the boundaries of innovation to make what you think was once impossible, possible. The company has been at the forefront of innovation with the first hard drives and now continues to work on advancements in 3D NAND along with their reliable data solutions business.
  • Paid sick leave & vacation time
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Life, accident, & disability insurance
  • Tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan