Failure Analysis Engineer (Contract)

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Come work with us on the cutting edge of technology and be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization!


Aclara understands that a quality team will help us lead the way. We provide an environment that supports professional growth and opportunity for advancement, and as such, we offer advanced training for specialties!


The Failure Analysis Engineer will be responsible for conducting root cause failure analysis of products; both from the field and through production compliance testing. The successful candidate will conduct analysis of any available information to determine when of if products are not performing to published product specifications or our customer’s satisfaction.


This is a 90 day contract that may or may not be extended.



  • Plan and execute failure analysis on electronic assemblies/components, including RF circuitry.
  • Incorporate these findings into the product review and revision. Perform failure data analysis and conduct Pareto analysis.
  • Develop and maintain quality information systems for analysis of material quality and component and product failure trends to provide timely analysis reports and charts as necessary to communicate product performance.
  • Develop and implement new failure analysis methods.
  • Reviews and approves failure analysis reports provided by internal or external sources.
  • Determine long-term equipment needs to increase the level of root cause failure effectiveness and decrease the lead time of this process.
  • Designs and documents test fixtures to increase the throughput of failure analysis activities.
  • Responds to product returns by failure analysis, reporting and corrective action recommendations.
  • Assists the quality Assurance Manager in developing test plans and processes to improve product reliability.
  • Works in a manner that contributes to an organization committed to continuous improvement and offers inputs into re-engineering opportunities for break-through improvements.
  • Main interface with the Service and Repair Department.
  • Active participation in Aclara quality program and compliance to the Quality management system
  • Perform special product testing or long term reliability testing
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Run and create MTBF and reliability data reports.
  • Provide Failure analysis summary and reports including recommended corrective actions.
  • Create specific customer product field performance reports as required.



  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical experience.


  • Five or more years engineering experience in failure analysis, manufacturing or quality assurance in an electronic/electromechanical environment.
  • Experience or strong knowledge of RF design and RF circuit failure analysis.
  • Working knowledge of test equipment, measurement, and statistical analysis and PCB assembly manufacturing processes.
  • Working knowledge of statistical process control and experimental design concepts.
  • Working knowledge and experience in reliability, reliability prediction and reliability software packages.
  • Understanding of electronics, microprocessors, RF circuits and integrated circuits.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals with a degree of creativity and latitude expected
  • Knowledge and experience with quality tools, Lean principles and reliability concepts (ASQ certificate is a plus).
  • Possible travel required.

Affirmative Action and EOE

Aclara is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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