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Failure Analysis Engineer

Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
December 02, 2018

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Skilled Engineer, highly motivated with extensive theoretical and practical experience, and understanding of the testing process to find the root cause of the failure that occurs in the infotainment products at PCB level and identify to the component (IC) level. Desire to succeed; strong team player, and excellent customer service with strong attention to detail and organization.


Kennesaw State University – Marietta, GA 5/2012 – 7/2016 (Graduated) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering GPA: 3.55/4.00


Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) – Peachtree City, GA 1/2017 – Current

Electronics Failure Analysis Engineer; PASA acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic Corp.’s Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, which coordinates global automotive and industrial systems and components operations.

Conducts detailed high level defect investigations to root cause, and works with responsible areas to develop and implement corrective actions.

Prepares detailed technical information of defect investigations for use in reports and presentations to management and customers.

Assists senior staff with design of experiments to confirm defect analysis, repeat root cause of defect, and affectivity of corrective actions. Provides basic statistical information for defect percentages related to design of experiments.

Works with outside laboratories for materials analysis. Delivers defect samples, arranges investigation, relays technical information, interprets vendor's report, and reports to management and senior staff.

Locates, retrieves, analyzes, collates, and prepares summary for internal process defect data for related defect investigations. May set up defect collection within process for detailed review.

ABM Building Value – Alpharetta, GA 9/2015 – 12/2015

Measurement and Verification Intern; ABM is one of the largest facility management services providers in the U.S. We offer state-of-the-art, dependable building maintenance services cost effectively.

Gathered data and assembled in measurement and verification audits

Updated monthly weather data, utility usage, and cost for government and other corporate buildings using Metrix audit software

Analyzed the previous year data for various school buildings to better estimate the usage and cost by using regression method

Performed set of data tests to better understand root cause on the budget savings using macros test.

Ciena Corporation – Alpharetta, GA 5/2014 – 8/2014 & 1/2015 – 5/2015

Hardware Design Intern; Ciena Corporation is a global manufacturer of communications network equipment and solutions, with expertise in Packet – Optical Transport, Packet – Optical Switching, Carrier Ethernet, and Network Support Services.

Performed the optical module qualification test procedure for all optical module plugs to validate the operability with each line module. This includes testing legacy optical modules against the new line card design, and validating them with the company’s portfolio

Brought up the OSLM 5X100G and 50X10G boards, by installing PSOC programs to initially power up and complete software configuration of the line modules, and by booting up the Xilinx programs to install the Linux and U-boot kernel on these boards

Performed the functional test to validate the operations on these boards, and learned to navigate the schematics and troubleshoot the boards if failure occurred

Gained the experience in measuring jitter performance using logic analyzers, wideband oscilloscopes, and optical power measurement test gear at different ports of the line modules

Worked on a design and simulation by prototyping a circuit to detect AC/DC convertor instability at very low cost, which could be used in the future design products

Toyota – Denso Automotive Compressor of Georgia, LLC (TACG) – Pendergrass, GA 8/2014 – 12/2014

Engineering Intern; TACG is a joint venture by Toyota Industries Corporation and Denso Corporation; they produce energy efficient, technologically advanced variable displacement – type compressors for the automotive industry.

Assisted the Production Engineers with their daily tasks such as oil gap measurement of compressors and calculating the rate of the production at newly installed production line

Learned and gained Solidworks 3D drawings skills from the production engineers; drew and built small piece of compressor using 3D printers

Installed the input/output electrical proximity switch to detect the empty grease container using the ladder logic program

Installed speakers to identify the type of compressor and moved the stopper station at the conveyor to provide more working space for the associates. Programmed it using ladder logic


Computer Software: Microsoft Office, Quartus II, LabView, Allegro Physical Viewer, PSOC programmer, Ltspice, Multisim, Mathcad, Solidworks, Neo VI

Instrumentation: Oscilloscope, Function Generator, Logic Analyzer, Microprocessor, Line Modules, Soldering, BGA Machine/Re-balling, 3D X-Ray, Infotainment Products / Test Setup, JTAG Test

Languages: Fluent in English, Tamil, and Hindi

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