Basic Function and Scope of the Position:
Responsible for supporting product transfer, instrument manufacturing, troubleshooting, failure analysis, quality improvement, process enhancement, cost reduction, engineering evaluation and system improvement.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Support and drive activities to ensure successful product transfer into manufacturing.
Drive troubleshooting, failure analysis, root cause analysis, issues closure and corrective action processes as required.
Perform instrument setup, calibration and final system integration test.
Establish and maintain databases of instrument failures and defects.
Perform data trending analysis, construct and execute design of experiments to address yield and quality issues.
Drive and implement process improvements and product sustaining activities to meet the production goals.
Drive maintenance and improvement activities on test fixtures and equipment.
Drive and implement cost reduction activities by perform engineering evaluation to qualify new or improved materials, processes and products.
Apply various analysis techniques, such as FMEA and statistical analysis to optimize product quality and minimize cost, providing all calculations, performance data, and drawings required on new and existing products.
Manage and coordinate Engineering Change Order implementation activities including scrap analysis, material disposition, update work instructions and test requirement changes.
Documentation responsibilities include, but not limited to, generating detailed engineering drawings, Bill of Materials, test reports, assembly procedures and design validation plans.
Work closely with contract manufacturing partners and key suppliers to ensure smooth transition of quality products from development into manufacturing.
Provide guidance and supervision to junior staff.
All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.
Preferred Educational Background:
Bachelor’s degree or Master in Mechanical or Electro-mechanical Engineering.
Preferred Experiential Background:
5+ years of engineering experience in mechanical or electro-mechanical based products for commercial and industrial markets.
Good working knowledge and experience in mechanism design, thermal system and electro-mechanical systems.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to work independently in a team environment are essential.
Solid knowledge of GD&T, plastic & sheetmetal tooling, casting, mechanism, stress analysis, mechanics, machining and standard manufacturing processes.
Candidate must be able to effectively lead teams, interface well with the manufacturing and service organization, and has a proven track record of transferring products to manufacturing.
Must possess good analytical and troubleshooting skills.
Proficient in engineering tools such as, statistical analysis, design of experiments, product and process capability analysis.
Proficient in Solidworks or 3D CAD tools.
Good working knowledge of BOM (Bill-Of-Material) structuring fundamentals and have the ability to create ECOs (Engineering Change Order) and Deviations.
Demonstrated use and understanding of MRP systems, Product Data Management systems and Change Control processes. SAP & PLM experience will be added advantage.
Experience with FDA regulated medical device product development preferred.
Product development experience in the life sciences, biotech, biomedical, nanotechnology or semiconductor industries preferred.
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