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Application Lab Manager

Business Unit:  MAES
Division:  Assembly - Business

Business Overview


Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients. Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time.

MacDermid Alpha is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day.


As a global supplier of solder technologies, fluxes, cleaners and other attachment materials for the electronics assembly industry, we develop innovative materials that join electronic circuits in high volume device manufacturing. Our high-performing interconnect materials are used to assemble consumer electronics from circuit boards, discrete electronic components, connectors and integrated circuit substrates.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is the supporting of the commercial expansion of Alpha products into Power Electronics market in Asia, with China in focus by managing the daily operations of the Applications Laboratory in Pudong, Shanghai and direct customer builds.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the setting up and implementation of the Laboratory in China.
  • Be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the equipment as well as supervise Applications Engineers working in the Laboratory in China.
  • Be responsible for the yearly budgeting and daily running of the Laboratory in Pudong China
  • Maintain 5S on the laboratory to operate safely and be able to accommodate customer interaction.
  • Implement Alpha global best policies for power electronic assembly as directed by management
  • Implement local best practices and employ identified best and quickest global solutions for product assembly Manage regional applications project campaigns, conduct sample making and be responsible for reporting about progress to management.
  • Be responsible for capturing Voice of Customer input from customers and feed-back that input to global team and always up to speed on our technical advancements through different labs globally. Validate gathered data and be responsible to put into reports to support our sales activities in Chinese and English.
  • Prepare Chinese version of our technical advancements. Provide technical support for all of NBD offering products. Support in writing technical papers, presentation, etc to support sales team.
  • Conduct collaborative work with partner companies including machine suppliers.
  • Implement routines for Failure mode analysis when quality issues arise. Identify defects and involved materials and provide improvement solutions
  • Organize internal training campaigns for NBD team members. Support R&D product development by checking performance using own machines and/or 3rd party’s.
  • Participate in strategic development of Power Electronics advancement. Work with global team so that a task can be distributed if necessary.
  • Be able to Travel in mainland China to support Local CTS, Applications engineers and Customers when necessary. Be able to travel outside of China for annual Management meetings

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in a technical discipline, advanced technical and/or engineering degree is preferred.  
  • Minimum 5-10 years related experience in the Electronics Assembly business. 
  • An independent character who is able to take initiative, have the ability to exert positive influence on his direct reports through good example. 
  • Be an effective team member who is able to participate a cross-functional team environment with different backgrounds and across different time zones. 
  • Possess leadership skills and the ability to drive project goals via influence on the organization. 
  • Possess well-developed communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Good command of English.  
  • Present a professional attitude and handle confidential information according to non-disclosure guidelines. 
  • High integrity and ethical standards and ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Ability to work in a high paced and multi-task environment. 
  • Well-organized and detail oriented. 
  • Ability to interact professionally with internal team at off-site AMG and divisional locations. 
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Solidworks.
  • Be able to understand assembly designs and make own basic designs using CAD Software.
  • Have good understanding of the FMEA process.
  • Have exposure to usage of analytical equipment such as Cross sectioning, Microscopy and X-Ray analysis.
  • Strong organizational skills to describe and explain technical subjects through reports and trainings.
  • Willing to stay at least 4-5 years on this position to stabilize the implementation of the PE solutions in China.
  • Be willing to be trained further on specialist Assembly equipment.


Bachelors Degree


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