Failure analysis engineers are responsible for determining the root causes of problems within electrical and thermal components comprised of integrated circuits.
They must be knowledgeable of a variety of electrical components and types of technology, as well as able to fix any errors that may occur. Failure analysis engineers work in a wide variety of settings, especially new buildings, and may work indoors or outdoors during daytime hours. They must be able to work with a wide variety of people, from businesses owners to other engineers within the company, and this position requires in-depth knowledge of how to build and equip new technology and how it works inside and out.
Most failure analysis engineers have at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, while some employers require certification in addition to years of prior experience. This position has a job growth expectancy of 6% over the next decade and requires a great deal of mental strength and working with various types of technology,
Failure Analysis Engineer Tasks
Test, diagnose, and characterize problems related to the technology.
Generate monthly status reports.
Provide technical expertise to other departments and vendors.
Collaborating with engineering in diagnosis and solving technically challenging problems.
Articulate the above finding, opinion and if applied, provide/suggest a solution in the problem report.