Mechanical Design for Excellence
Dfx, Engineer, Santa Clara, CA
Updated on 12/1/2023
Applied Materials

10,001+ employees

Materials engineering & semiconductor manufacturer
Company Overview
Applied Materials mission is to be the leading supplier of semiconductor fabrication solutions worldwide-through innovation and enhancement of customer productivity with systems, process modules and service solutions. The company has expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality.
Industrial & Manufacturing

Company Stage


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Santa Clara, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Experience Level
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Robotic, or related field
  • Good academic standing with a preferred GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building trust
  • Exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information and works to build consensus
  • Able to solve problems creatively and analytically
  • Flexible and adaptable mindset
  • Thrive in a results-driven culture
  • Perform engineering design and analysis under general supervision
  • Apply knowledge of and the ability to incorporate Design for Excellence (DFx) best practices to optimize product cost, quality, and manufacturing cycle time
  • Analyze complex designs to ensure components and assemblies are manufacturable and producible
  • Solicit input from suppliers on manufacturability and producibility improvements on designs
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to develop manufacturability and assembly-related BKMs
  • Design or modify mechanical engineering layouts/schematics and/or detailed drawings/specifications of moderate scope under general supervision
  • Perform and document engineering tests under general supervision
  • Generate related documentation, model and drawing for product release under general supervision
  • Coordinate the procurement and assembly of mechanical components/equipment and identify sources of critical parts and subsystems to resolve moderately complex technical issues
  • Troubleshoot a variety of mechanical problems of moderate difficulty under general supervision
  • Implement concepts of moderate product issues and mechanical solutions of moderate difficulty
  • May be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of custom mechanical tooling, fixturing, and associated processes to enable the handling, assembly and/or disassembly of parts, components, sub-assemblies, and final assemblies throughout the product life cycle