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PDS Tech Inc Materials Reliability Engineer in Cupertino, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Materials Reliability Engineer in Cupertino, CA.


  • We are looking for someone who can achieve the following objectives:

  • Defining project plans and schedules. Driving project execution.

  • Leading internal and external cross-functional teams in engineering and validation activities

  • Ensuring tight inter-team coordination and communication

  • Working in partnership with vendor labs to coordinate lab readiness, lab audits, and standardize operating procedures in test execution and data reporting

  • Being able to present complex data cleanly and clearly

  • Understanding complex, technical material failure modes

  • Identifying and resolving conflicts, inter-dependencies and program issues quickly and efficiently

  • Driving test equipment and test specs that are critical for validation of reliability

  • Providing direction for failure analysis to drive toward root cause

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience working with engineering teams and leading OEM communication a plus

  • Clear, consistent interpersonal skills

  • Organized and detail oriented while leading several work streams

  • Understanding of materials science including mechanical, electrical, and optical behavior of materials

  • Experience working in a lab environment with focus on understanding root cause of material failures

  • Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis and reliability prediction modeling

  • Expertise in materials characterization, both with standard techniques (SEM/EDS, XPS, XRD, FIB, FTIR, etc) and with creative non-standard techniques that would enable new technologies

  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis and the ability to communicate your results clearly to others

  • Experience in investigating the physics of failure through efficient selection of analytical techniques

  • Ability to identify root cause and recommended corrective action based on results from multiple data sources


  • This position requires 3-5 years of experience in a reliability or materials science-focused field.

  • Experience with program or project management in an operations, engineering or reliability environment is preferred.

  • A degree in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or an equivalent field, is required - B.S. degree required, M.S. is a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.