Manufacturing Technical Manager

Job Description
Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:

As a Manufacturing Technical Manager, you will be responsible for bringing new products from engineering to manufacturing. You will be a key member of the development team and will be the main interface between the hardware and software engineering teams with local and international operations teams within Amazon and our OEM teams. In this role, you will:

  • Lead team of test, manufacturing and OEM engineers to introduce new products from engineering to production
  • Work with OEM’s New Product Operations teams to identify and escalate manufacturing challenges by enforcing DFM and DFT principles
  • Ensure technical readiness for product ramp and serve as technical lead/advisor to new product ops managers
  • Develop production strategy, implement and optimize processes at OEM; including identification, specification, design and qualification of fixtures, test equipment and diagnostic software
  • Develop, review and execute equipment requirement plans to support new product manufacturing and test
  • Work within Operations, Hardware and Software engineering departments to implement and optimize manufacturing 1st pass yields and efficiency from prototype through product ramp
  • Work with the design engineering to identify and escalate manufacturing challenges by enforcing DFM, DFA and DFS principles
  • Investigate and introduce new manufacturing technology and methodology to enhance product quality and production efficiency
  • Develop manufacturing process at the ODM, including defining fixture requirements, critical dimensions on parts and critical requirements in assembling
  • Drive all factory-related operational issues related to SMT and final assembly processes during pre-production builds; ensure effective closure to enable operational success of the new product introduction cycle, and put products into mass production
  • Identify and develop assembly jig and fixture for new products
  • Bridge the gap from OEM to Amazon by supporting development builds and production
  • Support cost reduction and sustaining activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar technical field
  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing / operations of PCs, handheld devices, or consumer electronics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Program management experience in product introduction and successfully introduced products to volume production
  • Leadership experience in a cross functional environment
  • Direct responsibility for defining production process/supply chain and equipment requirements for new product manufacturing
  • Experience working with International OEM teams
  • Ability to work independently and ensure timely and accurate communication between the Amazon and our OEM partners
  • Background in statistical analysis and SPC/DOE
  • Ability to travel as needed is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


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Cicie W.

Technical Program Manager, Device Software

Cicie oversees the Software Development and Quality Assurance Teams to support products using the Fire operating system. She specifically handles product battery life and thermal mitigation strategies.

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