Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 24696

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Supermicro is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team by testing the electronic boards (PCBA), quality control of parts and accessories to ensure the Supermicro products can meet the industrial and company quality standard. The candidate is responsible for daily operation of quality control for Supermicro products, isolate and analyze the defect products, prepare the report and liaison with QA team for product improvement. The candidate can work efficiently in fast-paced production environment to meet dynamic sale order and production assembly demands.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):

  • Lead continues improvement efforts in a manner that achieves buy-in from employees and facilitates effective and lasting change to improve plant safety, quality, delivery, and cost
  • Analyze production and/or transactional processes and utilize problem solving methodology to identify root causes and develop appropriate solutions
  • Develop existing process by applying identified best practices to all other pertinent process/products
  • Collect data, analyze using statistical method and translate results to multidisciplinary audience, process, and product lines
  • Work with production managers and operations personnel to develop and execute plans for the continuous improvement of business measures including, but not limited to Product Yields, Cycle Time, Work Flow/Efficiency improvement, etc
  • Train and mentor employees in lean manufacturing and quality system concepts, helping them to understand, embrace, and utilize those skills
  • Develop, document, and help sustain Standard Work
  • Work closely with internal upstream and downstream customers to improve the overall process
  • Provide general technical support to all aspects of operations/manufacturing


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, or Electric Engineering (Master’s Degree preferred).
  • 5+ years relevant work experience with Rack, system, and server industry.
  • Experience in rack manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.
  • Must have the ability to lead cross-functional teams consisting of operators, supervisors, and technicians.
  • Must be knowledgeable in statistical quality control and design of experiments.
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently.
  • Hands-on experience and abilities to implement rack integration.
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFX)
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Thick film processing a plus.
  • Active learner with the ability to bring new insights to improving the manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, walking manufacturing floor

Please note that this position requires regular in-office attendance. The successful candidate is expected to be present in the office during standard working hours as determined by the company. In-office collaboration and participation in team meetings, training sessions, and other on-site activities are essential aspects of this role. Candidates should consider the commuting distance and be prepared to fulfill their responsibilities in the designated office location.

Salary Range

$73,500 - $100,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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