Supply Line Engineer

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Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Alajuela, CR

Company: Teradyne

We are the global test and automation specialists, powering next-generation technologies through sophisticated solutions. Behind every electronic device you use, Teradyne's test technology ensures your device works right the first time, every time! Our portfolio of automation solutions help manufacturers to develop and deliver products quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, Teradyne companies deliver manufacturing automation across industries and applications around the world!


Duties & Responsibilities

.   Within the Supply Base Management engineering team, the supply line engineer (SLE) is the key technical resource for all supplier related issues. Responsible for the technical due diligence aspects of electronic components selection, creates awareness within strategic supply base of Teradyne technology needs while keeping current knowledge of industry and component technology trends.  The electronics SLE is expected to: 

  • Gather and review info on the specifications of semiconductor electronic components.
  • Maintain up to date all components' information in the Teradyne PLM system.
  • Be responsible for supporting requests for information from contract manufacturers on Teradyne parts, components, and suppliers.
  • Assist the global design teams in selecting electronic components for use in new designs.
  • Responsible of obsolescence processes where electronic parts are discontinued by manufacturers and replacement equivalent parts should be allocated.


  • Analyze how changes could affect Teradyne products, when component was changed by Manufacturer; in charge to deviate process to get new parts when urgencies are demanded.
  • Drive cost down initiatives using experience to analyze and find optimization in the cost of the electronic parts, while assuring continuous quality and reliability.
  • Proactively work with suppliers on continuous improvement projects.
  • Travel as needed to work on engineering projects and visit suppliers.

Basic Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Education Required


  • B.S. in Electronic or Electrical Engineering required.
  • Proven 5+ year experience in similar or related roles.
  • Be fluent in English, excellent language skills both verbal and written required. B2 or higher.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience sourcing electronic components: Diodes, Mosfets, FPGA, Opto-couplers. etc
  • Reading and interpretating electronic technical data: drawings, specifications, datasheets
  • Familiarity with electromechanical integration and design/assembly best practices.
  • Ability to read and understand circuit schematics and CAE/CAD models.
  • Knowledge of material science.
  • Supplier quality management experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Quality Controls (SPC, 6-sigma, etc) & Lean Manufacturing.
  • Tenacious – does not give up at the first “No”.
  • Strong organizational, teamwork and multi-tasking skills required.
  • Willingness to adjust working hours to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated with minimal supervision to perform individual tasks and responsibilities.
  • Effective negotiation skills.






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