Manufacturing Engineer, Global Manufacturing Operations



Posted on Friday, May 5, 2023

Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote roles.

Remote location: Thailand.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience in a Manufacturing Engineering role for PCBA SMT processes, DFM, and FMEA.
  • Experience working with ODMs, contract manufacturers, and suppliers to drive root cause analysis, corrective actions, and continuous improvements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Manufacturing experience in SMT and final assembly process development, and with industry manufacturing inspection, testing procedures, and practices.
  • Experience setting up SPC, CP, and CPK monitoring.
  • Experience in PCBA and system integration manufacturing or process development in NPI.

About the job

Google's custom-designed equipment makes up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world. The Manufacturing Operations team is responsible for providing the manufacturing capability to deliver this state-of-the-art physical infrastructure. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you evaluate the product designs and create the processes, tools and procedures behind Google’s powerful search technology. When vendors build parts for our infrastructure, you’re right there alongside ensuring manufacturing processes are repeatable and controlled. You collaborate with Commodity Managers and Design Engineers to determine Google’s infrastructure needs and product specifications. Your work ensures the various pieces of Google’s infrastructure fit together perfectly and keep our systems humming along smoothly for a seamless user experience.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.


  • Support production released products until End of Line (EOL), overseeing assembly processes yield and control, cost reduction activities, and support automation solutions. Identify and drive DfM and process improvements that reduce process cycle times and cost, increase yield, while maintaining exceptional quality.
  • Design experiments, manage control builds, collect data, conduct First Article Inspections, and ensure that the assembly processes are maintained or improved through the various change management activities.
  • Assist other Google teams with providing on-site support for sustaining activities, pre-production builds at CM/ODM, including driving pre-production factory readiness, supporting product bring-up. Assist with gathering feedback on DFx and yield issues during NPI.
  • Monitor and trend assembly process issues, initiate root cause investigation, and drive corrective action with the suppliers.

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