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Job Description

Vehicle power and data have been moved the same way for over 100 years.

This is a new day. At CelLink Corporation, our Team Members are designing, developing, and manufacturing flexible circuits that fundamentally change the transmission of power and data. Lower weight, higher performance, smaller mass, and lower overall system price all drive toward CelLink’s goal of a cleaner environment and more affordable technology.

At CelLink, we are electrified at the prospect of contributing to a technology that is and will be changing mobility for a cleaner and brighter future. We work with very dedicated people on challenging projects that change everyone’s future for the better. If you are eager to create, to learn, and to apply your knowledge, we are looking forward to you joining us on our electrifying mission.

Quality Engineer

We are looking for an ambitious, hands-on Quality Engineer to join our team and drive the adoption of CelLink’s technology within the automotive industry. As CelLink is a key component supplier in several areas of Electrification, this is an exciting inflection point for the company. This person will be responsible for driving quality improvement actions for future and existing CelLink products

Position will be based onsite at CelLink HQ (San Carlos, CA)

Duties for this position include:

  • Lead the APQP/Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), guiding teams in creating quality documents: Process Flow Diagrams, PFMEA, Inspection and Dimensional Reports, Functional Test Reports, Process Certs, Material Certs, Rework instructions, Temporary Deviation Orders (TDO’s), Packaging Reports, Part Submission Warrants (PSW’s), etc.
  • Effectively interact with customer for PPAP discussions, and resolution on quality issues.
  • Interpret technical requirements and specifications from customers, support design reviews with emphasis on design for quality (DfQ).
  • Create reliability test plans and drive the reliability testing.
  • Create and maintain documents required to get compliant for ISO9001, ISO14001 and IATF16949 standards.
  • Work closely cross-functionally for continuous improvement activities, solving metrology and yield problems and improving overall product quality.
  • Lead failure analysis, root cause understanding of the failure and analyzing field exposure risk in the event of a failure.
  • Data driven and result oriented approach to problem solving. Inclination to be hands on, performing failure analysis, collecting information and data using different metrology tools.
  • Summarize product issues, identify highlights and present them to key stakeholders.
  • Understanding of quality methodology, Design of Experiments (DOEs), statistical process control, quality statistical sampling, reliability methods and theory.
  • Set up IQC, IPQC, and OQC specifications with clear criteria.

A qualified candidate will have a large subset of these skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent
  • Working experience with or knowledge of Quality & Reliability disciplines (8D, APQP, Six Sigma, PPAP)
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015, IATF16949:2016)
  • Experience in high mix, medium volume manufacturing is highly desired.
  • Experience with metrology tools (CMM and OMM programming) is highly desired.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), with ability to discuss technical materials with wide range of audiences.
  • Self-starter – not afraid to get your hands dirty, take the lead, wear different “hats” depending on the day in a fast-paced startup atmosphere.
  • Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.)

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Working Conditions/Hours:

Salaried Exempt

Physical Demands – Office and Manufacturing Environment

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and pull/push; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment –

Includes both a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, and a shop environment, with exposure to high noise levels from operating machines, physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts, nuisance dust, and skin exposure to chemicals used to run/maintain machines


May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to safety glasses, safety shoes, bump-caps, gloves, hair nets, masks, & clean-room frocks while adhering to the prescribed safety procedures

The base pay is just one part of CelLink's total compensation package and is determined within a range. The pay range is designed to support your career progression as you learn, grow, and develop within your role. Your base pay range will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.
At CelLink, we believe that each employee should have the opportunity to become a CelLink shareholder through participation in CelLink's discretionary employee stock option plan. You'll also receive comprehensive medical and dental coverage and other great benefits.
Note: CelLink benefits, compensation, and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

San Carlos, CA Base Pay

$85,000—$135,000 USD

At CelLink, we believe diversity and inclusion among our teammates are essential to our success. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees while building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are an equal-opportunity employer. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. CelLink participates in the E-Verify program in specific locations as required by law.

CelLink was founded in 2012 and entered volume production in 2018. CelLink provides electrical systems to the world's leading EV manufacturers, traditional automotive OEMs, and tiered suppliers. The company has raised approximately $315M in funding through private investment and multiple grants from the US Department of Energy. CelLink’s investors include 3M, Atreides, BMW, BorgWarner, Bosch, D1 Capital, Fidelity, Fontinalis Partners, Ford, Franklin Templeton, Lear, Park West, SK Telecom, Standard Investments, T. Rowe Price, Tinicum, and Whale Rock.

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