Principal Engineer
Fab Capacity Planning
Posted on 5/23/2023
Milpitas, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations research, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Systems Engineering, or foreign equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in the Semiconductor or technology industry
  • Experienced in Linear Programming, Mixed Integer Programming, Constraint Programming, and Stochastic Programming
  • Fluent in at least one Object-Oriented Programming language (preferably Python)
  • Experienced in working with enterprise optimization solvers (ILOG CPLEX, Gurobi, FICO Xpress)
  • Skilled in database management systems (MySQL, SSMS, etc.)
  • Familiar with capacity management/supply chain management/manufacturing operations/development/ new product introduction or operations engineering
  • Fluent in Data visualization and analytics tools (Tableau, Power BI, Spotfire)
  • Problem Solving: Apply problem-solving and analysis skills to implement effective practical solutions to real-life production usage
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with the fab, business, finance, and IT teams to identify root causes, define strategic and tactical needs, and drive the appropriate business and technical solutions
  • Modeling: Build, develop, validate, and apply mathematically based decision algorithms, heuristics, optimization, and simulation models and tools
  • Fab Capacity Planning: Maintain, enhance, and increase the capability of the current Fab Planning Model. Partner with planning teams in support of the S&OP activities including but not limited to capacity planning, wafer cost, and supply management
  • Process Improvement: Identify and drive key process improvement projects with China, Japan and U.S. teams to streamline the visibility of supply, supply constraints, and capacity constraints
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