A Multi-Faceted Profession
A job in which you can apply all your technical knowledge from your studies - but it's not R&D. A job in which you determine the marketability of a product - but it is not product management. A job in which you set priorities and make entrepreneurial decisions - but it is not management.
We are talking about Quality Management. Put simply: a product is tested and verified against the high demands of Sensirion and its customers. Only if the sensors perform as promised will they be ready for the market. It is therefore the responsibility of QM to ensure that Sensirion remains the top supplier of innovative and high-quality sensor solutions. The activity requires not only a technical understanding, but also problem solving skills, flexibility, precision, self-management and priority setting. The requirement profile is thus fulfilled by graduates of a university with a technical background (physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering) as well as experienced professionals.
What makes the position in this area extremely versatile is the fact that you come into contact with Sensirion's complete product range, work closely with other teams and at the same time master technical challenges. As a reliability engineer in particular, the aim is to check the sensor for weak points and to find faults that were previously hidden - the role of Sherlock Holmes in the company, so to speak. The sensors come directly from production to the Reliability Engineer to check whether the performance matches the data sheet or specifications. Tests must also be further developed and analyses carried out. If a sensor does not receive the approval stamp, R&D is supported in an advisory capacity in order to achieve the desired goal.
New challenges are always present. At present, the aim is to optimize business for OEMs. This means that tools (equipment), measurement techniques and software must be available to avoid delays. In addition, due to the international locations, it can happen that products - for example for the subsidiary SAS - are developed at the headquarters in Switzerland and finally produced in China. This requires a transfer of know-how and tools that is ensured by quality management.
Learn more about the Reliability Engineer job from Kilian.