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Technician Engineer

San Jose, California, 95125, United States
March 18, 2011

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May Thi Phan

*** ******* ****, *** ****, CA *****

H: 408-***-**** C: 408-***-****


Test Technician Position.


Total of twenty four years extensive test engineering and technician experience in short product life cycle, high-tech manufacturing/development environments. A hands-on, well-organized team builder with successful track record to resolve problems and improve test processes to achieve quality goals. Broad expertise in development, qualification, implementation and support of automated test equipment used in development, pilot line, and production.


• Seagate Technology – 05/1993 to 05/2009 47010 Kato Rd, Fremont CA 94538

Development Test Engineer, (R&D Test Development)

Test Engineer responsible for Head/Media testing activities from production and development areas for magnetic media testing. Primary areas of responsibility included:

• Developed new test head process to reduce test time; improved disk quality and cost saving by increasing output and yield.

• Interfaced with head engineering groups and vendors on test equipment, Head/Media qualification and correlation to ensure optimal disk test quality and yield.

• Responsible for the incoming acceptance from internal and external source audit heads by using Cambrian MC950 and Fly Height tester.

• Qualified new test head at the company and customer sites including analyzing and testing customer samples.

• Participated in customer specification reviews.

• Performed new certification, burnish, and glide head evaluation.

• Developed and implemented procedures for certification, glide and burnish heads for ISO 9000.

• Generated alignment and defect disks for final test.

• Supported experiment/prototype products before they transfer to high volume manufacturing.

• Set up tester to customer specifications.

• Maintained and recorded all test head usage and head inventory.

• Checked and identified the root cause of failure for customer drive returns.

• Scheduled and monitored weekly for preventive high head usage at final test

• Developed and implemented head trend charts to improve process capability and yield improvement.

• Supported the component level testing of Head Stack/HGA/Media on phase metrics/Guzik testers and built head stack for MDW and Aperio testing for all drive programs.

• Provided timely feedback to prior processes and operations for yield improvement using key quality indicators.

• Worked closely with purchasing for all technical issues.

• Interfaced and coordinated with internal, external vendors, and equipment maintenance to solve the issues in order to achieve better for the company.

• Nashua Computer Products Corp. – 05/1987 to 05/1993 Santa Clara, CA 95050

Engineering Training Technician, Research and Development - 09/1990 – 05/1993

• Trained 23 operators and 8 technicians the process and maintenance equipments in the following areas:

o Wash and Dry

o Lube

o MTS burnish and glide

o Cambrian/MTS certification

o Final visual inspection and packing

Engineering Test Technician, Research and Development - 05/1987 to 09/1990

• Responsible for component level testing of media on Guzik and Cambrian testers from different vendors for engineering evaluations. The testing included glide, full surface flyability, parametrics, defect testing and all related electrical testing.

• Processes test runs and prepares records, data, charts, and graphs for engineering to identify the problem.

• Characterized new heads using MC450, and Guzik spinstand 1701/312 from different head vendors.

• Perform technical tests and experiments for process of R& D engineering.

• Developed and set up Magnetic Guzik tester to test prototype products.

• Maintained and maximized throughput for wash and test areas to meet daily requirements.

• Trained Guzik 1701 spin stand Optical and Mechanical Alignment at Guzik Enterprises.

• Supported yield and uptime improvement efforts to meet the goal in terms of quality.

• Ensured all operation personnel follow and practiced clean room procedures.

• Crossed trained all operations.

• Lin Data Corp. – 05/1985 to 05/1987 Santa Clara, CA 95050

Maintenance Technician

• Performed preventive and corrective maintenance on all equipment at final test:

o Cambrian MC-200 Certifiers

o MTS-5814 Certifiers

o Methods automation disk lifters

• Responsible for component level testing of Media on Guzik and Cambrian MC250.

• Generated all parametric standards and track reference disks for final test.

• Responsible for test head changing, yield control, and robot point teaching of three IBM robot test cells.


1991-1994 San Jose City College, CA

Electronic Technician Certificate

1988-1990 Micro –Politech Institude, Santa Clara, CA

Certificate of Electronics Technician and 68000 Microprocessor

197*-****-**** University of Saigon, VN

B.S Degree in Medical Technology

Computer Skills:

Analysis: Minitab

Office Tools: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Other Skills

• Strong communication skills enable me to interact and effectively communicate with others. Excellent teamwork and leadership skills allow me to be a strong team member. Quick learning allows me to adapt to any environment in a short period of time. Strong problem-solving skills enable me to search for feasible solutions. Well-organized and detail-oriented.

References: Exellent and available upon request.

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