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Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6989
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to support the manufacture of products to ensure company standards are successfully achieved. This candidate will provide technical leadership and support of manufacturing improvements and floor support for assigned product lines.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides engineering support for troubleshooting efforts for any process issues in designated area.
  • Summarize and draw conclusions from test results leading to effective technical resolution of process problems.
  • Develops and maintains the documentation necessary to ensure the consistent manufacture of company products (processes, drawings, and shop floor paperwork).
  • Works with Process Development engineers to ensure design for manufacturing elements are incorporated into PDP activities.
  • Identifies, justifies, and implements significant data driven projects to reduce manufacturing costs, improve processes, increase product reliability, and enhance process capability.
  • Designs and evaluates new and existing fixtures and equipment, test methods, specifications, layouts, and standards supporting a Lean manufacturing environment.
  • Identify and recommend manufacturing technologies to strategically develop business objectives and potential opportunities.
  • May have supervisory responsibility for technician staff.
  • Comply with applicable FDA and international regulatory laws/standards and the company standards.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing or related field
  • 2-5 years Manufacturing experience


Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:11 pm
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6988
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an experienced Software Engineer to perform verification test activities on Medical Device Software Products. Develop tests for web based, mobile, and custom medical device applications by designing, implementing and executing tests for the verification of software requirements.

The ideal candidate is a software engineer with object oriented programming experience capable of analyzing software requirements, defining extensible test scenarios,  and developing automated tests (in C#) to verify cloud based web software in the medical device industry.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop tests for custom, cloud based, medical device applications
  • Independently provide solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
  • Estimate effort and duration of tasks and develop and execute plans and strategies to complete the work on time.
  • Analyze, understand, and review product requirements.
  • Participate in the technical reviews of software requirements.
  • Interface with product owners and software developers to clarify expected software behavior.
  • Design and execute tests using automated test tools, as well as manual test development process, for the verification of software requirements.
  • Establish and maintain traceability from software requirements to verification test design and implementation.
  • Participate in the technical reviews verification tests and results
  • Assist scrum team with debugging and solving issues discovered during test.
  • Operate electronics testing equipment.
  • Prepare, review, submit, and maintain project/product documentation.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. in Engineering or related field with 4+ years of experience.
  • M.S. in Engineering or related field with 2+ years of experience.
  • Proficiency with one or more of the following programming languages: C#, .NET, HTML, Java, JavaScript, C++, Python.
  • Experience analyzing requirements and defining test cases.
  • Experience in developing test automation tools and frameworks with hands on technical and programming skills.
  • Experience developing automated tests.
  • Experience developing/testing Cloud Solutions.
  • Experience using SpecFlow, Cucumber, Coded UI.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical skills and technical troubleshooting skills.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with testing services in AWS/Azure/Google Cloud
  • Understanding of both Agile and Waterfall software development methods.
  • Understanding of one or more of the following operating systems: Windows, Android and iOS.
  • Understanding of MS Server technologies (MS SQL, XML/XSLT).
  • Quality focus, willingness to learn, versatility and adaptability.
  • Good organizational skills and strong written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work on cross-functional, geographically distributed project teams comprised of software verification and development engineers, system engineers, human factor engineers and quality engineers.
  • Understanding of one or more of the following tools: Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Test Manager.
  • Design/test experience working with regulated medical devices.
  • Experience working within a regulated environment.
  • Experience with software version control tools.


Posted: June 22, 2017, 1:47 pm
Category : Quality Engineering
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6986
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an experienced Quality Engineer to provide support for the Facilities/ Utilities qualification - remediation activities and Equipment Qualification Activities for a Medical Device Development/Manufacturing Company.

 

Job Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience performing equipment qualification activities and Facilities/ Utilities Qualification, IQ, OQ
  • Experience in Water Systems, HVAC and gases systems qualifications.
  • CAPA experience – need to have good investigation skills to investigate and provide solutions to issues associated to Validation documents to ensure robust validation documents.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience in handling deviations related to execution of validation activities.
  • Experience in protocol and reports creation.
  • Experience in procedures or work instruction creation.
  • Effective Time management and Project Management skills.
  • Deliverables - Protocols and Reports
  • Additional Validation documents  - Approvals in MRCS for documents reviewed.


Posted: June 22, 2017, 12:34 pm
Category : Packaging Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6978
Region : Twin Cities

Looking for a Packaging Engineer to be responsible for assisting in design, development, and support of package systems and processes for sterile and non-sterile medical devices including components, assemblies, and end items. This candidate will be responsible for demonstrating high-level performance that delivers high-quality packaging on schedule, which meets customer, patient, and regulatory needs.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement changes to packaging process and materials in accordance with SOP's and FDA/ISO requirements.
  • Assist packaging group with tasks related to design, process and implementation of packaging.
  • Responsible for evaluating materials, design, and configuration of primary, secondary, and interplant packaging to optimize customer benefit, operations requirements, and the supply chain requirements.
  • Collaborate with Packaging peers within Structural Heart to identify and implement best practices for packaging technologies and packaging processes.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Packaging and minimum 1 year of experience in packaging (medical device preferred)


Posted: June 21, 2017, 6:28 am
Category : Material Manager
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6977
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Materials Engineer who will provide problem solving skills, materials laboratory testing and data analysis, and critical thinking in support of new and existing implantable biomedical devices and systems. This person will work under minimal supervision solving technical problems across the Medical Device business unit with an emphasis on materials, adhesives, analysis, testing and microscopy under regulated environment.

 

Job Description:

  • Execute hands-on laboratory work and technical analysis with minimal supervision
  • Provide input regarding test observations and data analysis
  • Develop methods for testing medical devices, components, and materials
  • Support research, product development, and released product activities, including biocompatibility and regulatory submissions 
  • Communicate results and strategies via detailed technical documents and presentations
  • Participate in the analysis of technical issues and the development of recommendations for project decisions and actions
  • Participate in returned product and test failure analysis investigations

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in materials science with 3-5 years of relevant work experience or, advanced degree with 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Materials Science knowledge with an emphasis on materials testing, microscopy, processing and analysis
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to correlate material properties with product performance and predict various failure modes

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a regulated industry
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • The ability to evaluate, prioritize and manage multiple activities
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to correlate material properties with product performance and predict various failure modes
  • Experience with Epoxy and Adhesives


Posted: June 19, 2017, 8:56 am
Category : Mechanical Designer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6976
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to provide computational modeling support for product development projects within a Medical Device Manufacturing  company. The emphasis will be on modeling mechanical and thermal systems to predict deformation and/or temperature in complex medical device assemblies subjected to in vivo and in vitro types of load conditions. Bearing in mind first principles, the computational modeling engineer will understand customer requirements, formulate a modeling approach to address those requirements, independently carry out the modeling activities, and provide concise communication of the results through technical reports and presentations.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. engineering degree with 3+ years of experience in non-linear finite element analysis
  • Experience with mechanical and heat transfer analysis
  • Proficient with Simulia/Abaqus software including CAE, Standard, and Explicit
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • M.S. or PhD engineering degree
  • Experience with medical device design
  • Experience with ANSYS Mechanical, Fluent, and Icepak software packages


Posted: June 16, 2017, 1:18 pm
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6975
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Principal Software Engineer to provide technical leadership for Medical Device Software Product Development projects. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for identification of all changes being introduced into the Customer Facing system including IT components (enterprise applications), performing impact analysis of each change in the system, identifying and coordinating adequate testing for each change to ensure superior customer experience with any change that is introduced into the Customer Facing system. You will also partner with colleagues and other stakeholders including engineers, testers, users, and management to ensure all aspects of the application are successful. As a technical leader, you will ensure all changes to the Customer Facing system are understood and that tests are identified that will adequately test the system to ensure there will be no adverse impact to the customer as a result of the changes implemented.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply a change management process and tools to create a plan to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative
  • Develop process and form that each project/change request must complete that will help determine the level of System End to End testing that is recommended for the change
  • Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications
  • Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders
  • Ensure that all impacted workflows, test cases, and requirements have been identified for a change request
  • Ensure end to end system is documented accurately
  • Ensure that master test data has been defined
  • Ensure that system documentation is created and updated for new and existing workflows
  • Define risk profile for system interfaces and system components and identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics
  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Track and report issues
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress
  • Attend weekly IT Change Board meeting to review IT system changes that could impact existing workflows
  • Identify gap in current workflows and document results
  • Identify realistic release coordination timing (monthly, quarterly)
  • Maintain master release schedule for all applications

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Proven track record for cross-functional collaboration
  • Ability to simplify complexity
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage a software release schedule
  • Drive for outcomes and results while staying aligned with the big picture
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Engineering or related engineering field and 7+ years of experience
  • 2+ years of experience of working in an IT organization

 

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 9+ years in a software focused roles, especially enterprise application systems
  • Technical leadership background with a track record of leading within a large complex organization.
  • 3+ years in the medical device industry (regulated)
  • Experience working with a Customer Facing system


Posted: June 16, 2017, 12:23 pm
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6974
Region : Twin Cities

Looking for motivated, highly accountable, and results-oriented Manufacturing Engineer to develop manufacturing processes for implantable medical components.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and experience in designing production tooling and fixturing; experience with drafting software itself not required.
  • Specific deliverables include tool inspection reports, environmental health & safety assessments, process characterization, test method validation, pFMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Prior experience with ceramics, furnace applications, vacuum systems or physical deposition would be beneficial but not required
  • Experience generating high-quality documentation for FDA-regulated industry (TUV/FDA experience)
  • Bachelors degree and 3-5 years' experience in Medical Device Manufacturing required


Posted: June 16, 2017, 10:37 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 6968
Region : Minnesota

Seeking a Controls Engineer to design and program control systems for automated equipment. The ideal candidate would have experience in AutoCad, Allen Bradley, ControlLogix, Motion Control, Rs500, RsView, and PanelBuilder. As a Controls Engineer, you will be responsible to take projects from concept to install. Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and 5 years relevant experience required

Posted: June 14, 2017, 2:48 pm
Category : Management/Operations
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 6967
Region : Minnesota

Looking for an experienced Production Manager Assistant to organize and oversee all assembly departments of a custom, manufactured automated machinery company. This person will be ultimately responsible for assisting the Production Manager in the smooth running of all phases of the assembly processes and the quality and the timeliness of the output. The ideal candidate should have deep knowledge of assembly production procedures, and the ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance.  Must have excellent decision making and problem solving skills.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with other managers to formulate objectives and understand requirements
  • Estimate work load and help prepare schedules, organize workflow to meet specifications and deadlines
  • Monitor production to resolve issues
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of production personnel (quality inspectors, workers etc.)
  • Determine amount of necessary resources (workforce, raw materials etc.)
  • Ensure output meets quality standards
  • Enforce health and safety precautions
  • Report directly to the production manager

 

Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience as an Assistant Production Manager
  • Deep knowledge of production management in a high volume custom machine building company to include but no limited to: machine design, electrical design, machining, welding, paint and other parts finishing, full machine assembly electrical and mechanical utilizing servos, AC-DC motors, bearings, pneumatics, hydraulics, all types motion hardware, machine safety equipment
  • Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations
  • Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts
  • Experience in reporting on key production metrics
  • Proficient in MS Office and other software
  • Outstanding communication ability
  • Excellent organizational and leaderships skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach
  • Bachelors in business administration or relevant field  plus 5 years minimum relevant experience required
  • Some travel will happen as employee gets acclimated, maybe 20% depending on workload and desire to travel


Posted: June 14, 2017, 2:46 pm
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6913
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Machine Vision Engineer to be responsible for the specification, design, and implementation of machine vision and test systems for new and existing Medical Device manufacturing. The position requires in-depth knowledge of applying machine vision technology in a manufacturing environment for: on-line and off-line inspection, vision controlled positioning and defect analysis.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with troubleshooting on new and existing vision systems
  • Will be required to understand existing applications of machine vision systems
  • Evaluate and propose upgrade paths for obsolete equipment
  • Provide training for maintenance and other appropriate personnel on the use and support of vision applications
  • Will be required to stay knowledgeable of latest machine vision technology
  • Knowledgeable in the selection and application of optics and novel lighting techniques
  • Experienced in project planning and tracking
  • Must know how to write and interpret technical specifications
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills
  • Software experience required: Visual Basic
  • In-depth machine vision experience with at least one of the following required:  Cognex Insight and Cognex Vision Pro
  • The candidate should also be familiar with hardware and software application of PLC's and industrial computers, various industrial sensing applications, motion control and test systems

 

Job Qualifications:

  • BSEE, or a related discipline required (Advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated success in applying machine vision in a Medical Device and or Robotic manufacturing environment or similar relevant experience


Posted: June 14, 2017, 2:00 pm
Category : Quality Engineer - Medical Device
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6965
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Quality Engineer to provide comprehensive support to Operations in all areas of production quality assurance for Medical Device manufacturing.  Provide Quality support for the manufacture of legacy products. Support includes process improvements, product non-compliance analysis, and process changes.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assure assigned product lines and manufacturing processes are to the highest quality and are compliant to internal and external regulations such as QSR 820 and ISO13485.
  • Partner with manufacturing engineer to provide day-to-day support of assigned product lines. Actively participate in team meetings and daily status meetings. Provide support to the actual manufacturing line within the Clean Environmental Area.
  • Lead or actively participate in addressing issues that affect the quality of the product and/or the manufacturing lines, such as analysis and disposition of non-conforming products. Identify opportunities for improvement of the product and/or the process.
  • Actively participate in audits / assessments of the manufacturing operations, and recommends corrective / preventive actions and process improvements.
  • Applies and understands statistical methodologies, as appropriate, for conformity assessment and investigative activities.
  • Works with cross-functional groups to implement new products
  • Works with minimal supervision

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 2 to 4 years quality assurance experience in a GMP environment or highly regulated industry with BS Degree, OR Minimum 0 to 2 years' experience with Master's Degree.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, analytical, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to communicate at all levels and across company lines
  • PC skills, word processing, spreadsheets, project management, etc. Basic Statistical Knowledge and Application

 

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • ASQC certification
  • Master's degree in engineering discipline
  • 4 or more years of quality assurance experience in a GMP, disposable medical device environment
  • Molding and software experience

 



Posted: June 13, 2017, 12:42 pm
Category : Sales Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6964
Region : Twin Cities

The Controls Application Engineer assists the Sales team as the primary technical resource for all new opportunities.  The Controls Application Engineer is responsible for overseeing all phases of new programs and projects from inception to shipment to assure they meet both customer requirements and adhere to UL standards.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Customer and Sales to fully understand new opportunities and provide technical support during the initial investigation phase
  • Review Customer designs and documentation to assure they meet applicable UL and NEC requirements
  • Prepare Bills of Material (BOM) and labor estimates for new opportunities
  • Work with various departments to identify any special requirement, tooling and/or investments that may be required to make the opportunity successful.
  • Develop production documentation using CAD software
  • Provide production support on pilot and prototype builds
  • Work with customer to gather feedback on pilot units to implement on future builds
  • Successful transitioning of stable business to the Production Engineering team
  • Mentor others in industrial control panel design
  • Provide technical support to peers
  • Attend technical or trade show meetings, read related publications and continue to achieve engineering excellence
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
  • Provide technical support and oversight for projects requiring development with our proprietary automated software

 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Associates in Electrical Engineering or related technical field required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5 year minimum industry experience
  • UL 508A Control Panel Design experience
  • UL 698, UL 698A is preferred but not required
  • CAD experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Hands on manufacturing or repair experience is preferred
  • Ability to read, understand and absorb technical information
  • Willingness to research and present solutions to new or complex problems
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing and challenging environment
  • Results oriented, schedule drive and accountable
  • Good personal time management, capacity awareness and prioritization skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Calm under pressure, good communicator and customer service oriented.
  • Thorough understanding of Industrial components and their application.  This includes but is not limited to VFDs, Soft Starts, Contactors, Disconnects, PLCs, controllers, control components.


Posted: June 9, 2017, 11:28 am
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6955
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Embedded Software Engineer with solid RTOS experience (ThreadX, microC/OS, RTLinux, VxWorks, etc.) and security experience implementing SSL/TLS protocols on an RTOS.

Able to add SSL/TLS technology to embedded operating system in order to secure email communications from devices to an email server.

 




Posted: June 6, 2017, 9:32 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6962
Region : Twin Cities

SUMMARY

Seeking a Field Service Technician to provide support to customers through technical phone support, field service, equipment installs, and bench repairs on industrial inkjet printers and lasers.  The ideal candidate has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field, Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, Performs a variety of task, Works under general supervision.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct field service and installation work.
  • Provide technical phone support to customers including extended hours of support
  • Perform in-house repair of industrial continuous ink jet printing equipment
  • Provide professional customer service
  • Access bills of material and drawings to support repair efforts
  • Document work performed, time and parts used to complete duties.  May access computerized returned-goods system to enter updates or obtain information.
  • Advise supervisor or other departments of unusual damage or failures that may have been caused by design, assembly or shipping efforts
  • Recommend changes to design, assembly or packaging procedures to improve product serviceability, performance or durability
  • Adhere to department policies for warranty and service repairs
  • Follow customer's site requirements for personal protective equipment, behavior, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years related experience
  • Intermediate understanding of electronics and PC networking
  • Strong electro-mechanical aptitude with good trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to provide professional customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have a valid Class D driver's license
  • Ability to travel 50-60% of the time

 

Desired Requirements:

  • Associates degree in a technical specialty
  • Previous experience servicing CIJ printers


Posted: June 6, 2017, 9:06 am
Category : Mechanical Designer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6961
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to be responsible for the design, development, testing, and production of both new and existing medical devices.  This role would be expected to perform a variety of engineering work in planning and design of products, tools, engines, machines and other mechanically functioning equipment and mechanical industrial processes. Oversee production, installation, operations, maintenance and repair of such equipment. Work with other engineering disciplines in the development and application of robotics. May specialize in one or more areas, such as fluid dynamics, pneumatics, hydraulics, thermal transfer, etc..

 

Main Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop and evaluate designs which meet defined product requirements and that are optimized for producibility, reliability, and overall cost to the business.
  • Verify the functionality of product design by developing design test methodology and specifications in order to ensure product designs meet applicable performance requirements.
  • Create project plans, tasks and deliverables in order to manage own time to meet project deadlines.
  • Handle troubleshooting and problem solving tasks related to assigned portion of design project.
  • Document and support decisions using engineering analysis and data
  • Interface with vendors, manufacturing facilities and various internal groups to resolve design and manufacturability issues of new and existing products.
  • Observe surgery and interface with customers/cardiac surgeons.
  • Perform day-to-day job responsibilities in a U.S. and internationally regulated work environment.

 

Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, BS Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 0-2 years of medical device engineering experience
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-functional team environment
  • Provide creative solutions to unstructured problems
  • Familiar with the use of CAD systems (Pro/E, SolidWorks), FEA and DOE analysis
  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to contribute to completion of milestones associated with specific projects


Posted: June 5, 2017, 6:51 am
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6959
Region : Twin Cities

Sr. Mechanical Engineer to be responsible for providing mechanical design engineering leadership for non-implantable medical devices and related accessories, including cables, to produce an excellent consumer experience with high quality. Typical product designs involve complex electronic circuits, wireless communication and a mix of consumer and medical technologies.

Position Responsibilities

  • Define, develop, evaluate and verify designs to meet product requirement and cost targets.
  • Develop specifications, test methodologies, and test equipment to evaluate design concepts and product.
  • Perform root-cause analysis and problem resolution related to assigned design responsibilities.
  • Participate on, or lead corrective action teams, as necessary to resolve product issues.
  • Complete documentation and reports for testing and regulatory submissions.
  • Provide input to schedules, timelines and resource requirements for completion of assigned work.
  • Interface with multiple functional disciplines for design input, requirements and potential solutions to problems.
  • Effective communication and teaming with other departments and customers.
  • Provide work direction to technicians and CADD designers for design, development and verification activities.
  • Act as a liaison with external suppliers to insure continuity of product supply by resolving supply and quality issues
  • Work under minimal supervision.
  • Ensure understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high quality work.
  • Ability to work others internationally and travel globally.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • 4+ years’ experience in product development

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Mechanical/Biomedical engineering or related technical discipline with 2+ years of related experience
  • Experience with Consumer Electronics product development.
  • Experience with product development and design of medical cables.
  • Experience in medical device product development
  • Experience with the development of high reliability devices
  • Experience with engineering statistical tools/methods such as DOE, Monte Carlo, Minitab
  • Pro/Engineer and/or SolidWorks knowledge
  • Experience with international teams and Contract Manufacturers Globally.


Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:54 pm
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6958
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Compliance Engineer to driveand execute the company's  testing compliance programs through innovative problem solving and product, project management. This position will functions as technical consultant to internal functions and independent testing vendors.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Manage and oversee projects for product certification to various industry standards.
  • Work in tandem with internal Engineering, Product Management, Manufacturing team members and outside labs, supply-chain partners, registrars, etc., to determine precise scope(s) and objectives of test programs.
  • Define individual test plan(s) and time schedule in alignment with engineering development and project management schedules.
  • Communicate tasks and requirements to internal and external parties.
  • Regularly document progress and results and communicate progress to management.
  • Review, synthesize and coordinate external and internal task requirements and assignments on an ongoing basis.

  • Determine project plans, checklists and timelines based on project requirements and determine resource availability.
  • Identify and communicate process and design improvement opportunities and/or investments in equipment or services that are needed to produce positive test results.
  • Review test data and test results relative to compliance requirements and maintain compliance data base.
  • Foster a sense of urgency and spirit of cooperation that fulfills Clearfield company values.
  • Utilize knowledge of mechanical engineering, independent test labs, and applicable industry standards to act as technical consultant to the Design and Application Engineering, Manufacturing Operations and Product Management teams.

  • Identify gaps and non-compliance issues and work closely with cross-functional teams to close those gaps.
  • Troubleshoot failures and recommend and/or support corrective action.
  • Assist in the development of manufacturing processes and necessary documentation for new products.

  • Define and develop testing procedures and methods for qualification of new product developed both internally and with external partners.
  • Assist Mfg. Engineering in the design and development of internal and external procedures for manufacturing, assembly, testing, and packaging, as per industry accepted standards.
  • Review internal and external party technical documentation to assure all compliance requirements are met.
  • Specify equipment as necessary for testing throughout the manufacturing and qualification processes.
  • Identify problems or risks, in relation to the test programs, collect and analyze data and develop test solutions support from the concept stage of a new product through production manufacturing.
  • Suggest alternatives in design or process needed to produce positive qualification results to internal and external parties, during design reviews, and elsewhere as applicable.
  • Work proactively with other members of the engineering and product management staff where possible, providing input and assistance on design, manufacturing, quality, process and test issues.
  • Remain abreast of current industry, supplier, and technology advancements and standards to ensure company's products remain marketable and competitive.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree, Mechanical Engineering
  • Thorough knowledge or experience with telecommunications testing standards and specifications such as Telcordia and UL.
  • Background in fiber termination and passive optical products used throughout the telecom and communications industry.
  • Four years experience in product testing/certifications
  • Excellent organizational, decision making, and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • EIT Certificate helpful


Posted: May 18, 2017, 7:42 am
Category : Technician - General
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6954
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Field Service Technician to assist the packaging service department with sales/applications support, applications and service related procedure development, training customers or distributors on the packaging equipment, technical phone support, field service, equipment install and repairs on all packaging equipment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Service Support:

  • Establish and maintain a good business relationship with present and potential customers. Represent the department and the company in a professional, businesslike manner.
  • Provide applications support for equipment sales proposals.
  • Provide technical phone support to customers including extended hours of support.
  • Conduct field service and installation work.
  • Perform in-house repairs along with associated transactions and documentation.
  • Provide training to direct customers and distributors.

Miscellaneous:

  • Monitor and report field issues. Develop and communicate recommendations for changes in products, procedures and policies to reduce field issues, control costs and improve customer satisfaction. Coordinate and communicate with Engineering, Assembly, Accounting, Customer Service, Sales and other departments as needed.
  • Develop service-related training materials for distributor and customer sales staff and service personnel.
  • Assist with and conduct training.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of installation and repair expenses.
  • Coordinate with Sales and Accounting departments to ensure accurate customer billing.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates degree in a technical specialty or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience in servicing electro-mechanical equipment or equivalent.
  • Intermediate/advanced understanding of electrical schematics and PLC's.
  • Strong electro-mechanical aptitude and related troubleshooting skills. Able to interpret and evaluate information and create analytical approaches to achieve results.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity; ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Must have a valid Class D driver's license.
  • Ability to travel 50-60% of the time.

Desired Requirements:

  • Associates degree in technical specialty.
  • Previous experience servicing packaging machinery.
  • Previous training experience


Posted: May 11, 2017, 8:08 am
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6952
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to provide technical and design engineering support for released Implantable Drug Delivery Systems used for movement disorders and pain therapies.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in design updates to existing products and development of new implantable medical devices, with responsibility for major subsystems, including:

Implantable enclosures

Electrical interconnections and packaging

Drug pumping mechanisms

Implantable drug reservoirs

Catheters and Accessories

  • Work with Systems Engineers and other stakeholders in the generation and update of measurable and verifiable product specifications
  • Work with manufacturing, materials engineering, electrical engineering, and other functions to optimize designs for performance, reliability, and manufacturability.
  • Determine design objectives and work in cross-functional development teams. This position requires contact with customers and other functional areas i.e. business development, clinical, marketing, regulatory, manufacturing and suppliers.
  • Work under minimal supervision, provide work direction to designers and technicians, and clearly communicate their roles and tasks.
  • Contribute to or lead the completion of project milestones.
  • Perform detailed design analysis on critical design elements. Participate, support or potentially lead corrective action teams to resolve quality issues.
  • Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high quality work.
  • Act as a liaison with external suppliers to ensure continuity of product supply by resolving supply and quality issues.
  • Key skills for being successful are: the ability to multi-task, work effectively cross functionally, drive projects to closure within specified timelines and flexibility on project assignments.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or Biomedical Engineering with a mechanical emphasis  
  • 5-10 or more years of relevant job related engineering experience.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (optional)

  • Medical Device experience
  • Experience in design or testing of implantable medical products
  • Experience with design and analysis tools (Pro-E, FEA, MathCad, CFD)
  • Knowledge of "Design For Lean Sigma" (DFLS) – e.g. VOC, Transfer Functions, etc.
  • DFLS or DFSS Green or Black Belt certification
  • Knowledge of anatomy/physiology
  • Experience interfacing with physician customers and therapy consultants


Posted: May 10, 2017, 6:46 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6940
Region : Minnesota

Currently seeking a Senior Control Systems Engineer based out of the Los Angeles area to perform all aspects of a project, from conception and design, through start-up and checkout.  Duties include project management, P&ID development, wiring diagram development, BOM specification, control panel design, PLC and HMI programming, and field commissioning. This position has the ability to work from home (based in the Los Angeles area).

 

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of BSEE with 7+ years' experience or 2-year degree with 10+ years' experience
  • Ability to lead a project from conception through start-up
  • Project management, estimating, BOM specification, electrical diagram design, NEC
  • Experience using Wonderware products
  • Allen-Bradley RSLogix 5000, PowerFlex drives experience
  • Modicon PLC experience
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Able to travel up to 35%

 

Desired Skills:

  • Motion Control
  • Experience in the mining industry
  • Experience with small manufacturing machines
  • Web Handling experience
  • PE Registration a big plus
  • Experience with MES

 

Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:06 am
Category : Systems Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6939
Region : Twin Cities

The Principal Systems Engineer will be primarily responsible for design, development and maintenance of R&D systems. This position also involves helping senior management with planning, budgeting and strategy discussions as it relates to systems development and maintenance.   This position will be the technical lead for new forward looking pipeline projects and innovation initiatives within the R&D team. 

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITES

  • Develop and maintain adequate documentation for required regulatory approvals of the system. This includes but not limited to requirements, design documents, test plans and protocols, test reports, verification and validation reports, risk analysis, hazard analysis, FMEA, certification tests.
  • Responsible for modeling advanced system concepts and helping functional leads understand risks and possible mitigations for novel designs.
  • Responsible for coordinating activities within R&D group and collecting input from functional leads to create system level plans and budgets.
  • Help with vendor selection for production of new systems and interface with operations for design transfers.
  • Help with IP management and interface with outside attorneys in patent creation and addressing issues with pending patents.
  • Provide input into technology options and help with systems strategic planning activities.
  • Hands on activity within the R&D team to support product development efforts.
  • Lead technical efforts in innovation and early pipeline activities.
  • Interface with physicians and develop requirements for products in coordination with marketing teams
  • Help develop strategy for animal testing and be the primary R&D representative for all pre-clinical testing
  • Monitor evolution of external regulations and standards to ensure products meet appropriate requirements
  • Mentor junior engineers and be a technical resource for cross functional teams to educate them on technical details
  • Ensures that all activities and interactions are carried out with the highest ethical and professional standards.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related engineering discipline.  Advanced degrees in aforementioned disciplines preferred.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in medical device engineering with 4+ years as a systems engineer.

 

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Expertise in electrical, mechanical and software engineering with aptitude to identify and solve cross functional challenges.
  • Expertise in medical device regulations and certification requirements for CE mark, IDE, 510(k) and PMA approval.
  • Proficient in understanding the workings of electro mechanical systems
  • Has technical knowledge and understanding of engineering design principals
  • Understands and is able to adapt to the rigors of a regulated industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively with cross functional team as well as customers and key project stakeholders


Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:16 pm
Category : Software/Hardware Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6935
Region : Twin Cities

Looking for a Product Compliance Engineer to administer a corporate program of product compliance and independent (third party) approval and assist internal customers in ensuring that company products comply with applicable safety, health and environmental regulations on a worldwide basis.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Monitors new and updated product compliance requirements from around the world and provides guidance to the divisions on how these requirements apply to company products.
  • Assist Design Centers in developing compliance strategies, addressing safety concerns, implementing plans to acquire approvals and correcting non-compliance findings of regulatory and approval agency inspections.
  • Review and approve design changes, compliance plans and release-to-sale for a narrow range of new and standard products.
  • Develop procedures to be used by Design and Manufacturing Centers in obtaining and maintaining product approvals.
  • Acquire, interprets and communicates relevant regulatory and compliance requirements to cognizant Design Centers.
  • Maintain an internal library of current US and International regulations, standards and product approval laboratories and company product certifications.
  • Represent the corporation in trade organizations and in the development of external standards related to product and application safety regulations through participation on advisory committees.
  • Provide technical consultation for the company product liability defense cases, assist in the education and training necessary to prevent related accidents, and promote safe design and use of company products.
  • Provides general guidance or train support and/or professional staff

Education/Certifications

  • BS degree in engineering, Electrical Engineering degree preferred
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer is desirable, but not required.

Experience

  • 4 years of product development or engineering experience
  • Experience with product development and machinery standards

 

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

  • Strong engineering/technical aptitude
  • Willingness research, study, and apply complex international standards to electromechanical products
  • Results driven with excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and appropriately manage priorities to meet specified deadlines
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and comfortable working in a team environment
  • Advanced problem solving and significant decision making abilities
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced professional office environment
  • Ability to understand and interpret detailed documents and drawings
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, web browsers)


Posted: April 24, 2017, 11:17 am
Category : Machinist
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6931
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Machining Supervisor to lead, supervise, and coordinate work activities within assigned Machine Shop and/or Tube Shop work centers (areas included are the CNC Lathes which include standard single spindle single turret, twin spindle twin turret and mill turn machines, Manual Machining, saw operations, and Anodizing).

 

Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent, plus at least 2 years of technical training in machine tool technology or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of CNC milling/turning/grinding set-up and operating experience, most of which must be in a short run environment involving a series of complicated operations. At least 2 years of experience in supervisory capacity includes.
  • Advanced knowledge of blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, SPC, and mechanical inspection.
  • Advanced knowledge of shop math through trigonometry.
  • Knowledge of programming and multi-axis concepts in both manual and CNC environments.
  • Very strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to set-up, operate, and verify the quality of work on a wide variety of CNC and manual milling/turning work centers.
  • Experience with close tolerances and precise measurements.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership and sound decision making skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of company personnel and others at all levels.  
  • Ability to lead project teams and provide status updates.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to build a strong team through coaching and mentoring the staff.
  • Understanding of 5S and help implement continuous improvement efforts.
  • Displays a positive "can do" attitude and a strong desire to learn and grow.


Posted: April 17, 2017, 2:29 pm
Category : Electrical Assembler
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6930
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Electrical Technician / Wireman to assemble and wire electrical control panels.  Must have the ability to read electrical prints, good electrical wiring skills, and ability to work independently.  Knowledge of UL508A standards is desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assembly & wiring of electrical control panel
  • Good electrical panel wiring skills
  • Ability to work independently or part of a larger project team
  • Ability to read electrical prints
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in assembly and wiring
  • Ability to use hand tools
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

 

DESIRED:

  • Knowledge of UL508A standards


Posted: April 12, 2017, 12:09 pm
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6928
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Manufacturing Technician to be responsible for performing installation of hardware, hardware diagnostics, maintenance, and repairs, including multi-vendor maintenance with customer satisfaction and asset management as additional areas of responsibility. This position requires customer interaction while performing repairs, installations, etc. Requires ability to work nights, weekends, overtime, flex shifts, and on-call times. Requires excellent interpersonal and relationship skills, and an innovative approach to problem-solving. A commitment to quality and customer service also required. Loading and unloading of parts, tools and equipment required. Bending, stooping, walking, and lifting in excess of 25 pounds required.

 

Additional Requirements: 

  • 1-2 years of Manufacturing experience 
  • Quick learner 
  • Take on preventative maintenance tasks and execute in a timely manner 
  • Hard worker 
  • Able to perform basic troubleshooting 
  • Has long term potential 
  • Will need to manage multiple issues and prioritize quickly 

 

Education:

  • Diploma, 2 year or 4 year degree
  • Associates degree in electronics or computer technology is preferred 



Posted: April 6, 2017, 7:30 am
Category : Sales Engineer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 6880
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a highly motivated professional who will provide pre-sale technical support to a growing sales team, to develop and complete quotes in all areas of automation.

 

Basic Responsibilities :

  • Support the sales team in the area of process controls, covering both hardware and software
  • Technical review of customer requests and preparation of bids and quotes for new projects and automation retrofits of customers' existing product lines
  • Provide technical presentations customized to customer needs
  • Communicate with customers and prospects on technical requirements and equipment capabilities in all aspects of industrial electrical installations
  • Present quotes to sales representatives and customers
  • Work together with the marketing team to create material used to promote company with online and tradeshow documentation and presentations
  • Create sales documentation for control systems and electrical installations
  • Work closely with teams in automation, sales, and technology
  • Travel to customers in US and Canada (Approx. 30%)

 

Required Qualifications :

  • Experience in plant/factory automation estimation
  • 5+ years of industry and technical knowledge in automation and electrical installations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining a high quality of work
  • Ability to read and understand schematics, drawings, and flowsheets
  • Familiar and basic knowledge with NEC, UL, NEMA
  • Ability to identify, evaluate, and problem solve
  • Flexible and self-starter
  • Positive, enthusiastic, and confident attitude
  • Excellent software skills (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

 

Posted: February 9, 2017, 1:25 pm
Category : Electrical Designer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6868
Region : Twin Cities

Excellent opportunity for Electrical Design Drafter to support custom automation design projects for medical device manufacturing equipment.

  • The design drafter will utilize Autocad while supporting Controls Engineers in design and documentation of electrical controls systems, including schematics, ladder/wiring diagrams, control panel enclosures and panel layout, communication network drawings, and component specification.
  • The designer will be responsible for completion of BOM and documentation for completed systems.Requires proficiency with Autocad -  Autocad Electrical experience preferred.
  • Prefer experience in machine controls design, and understanding of PLC based automated systems


Posted: January 25, 2017, 1:39 pm
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6856
Region : Twin Cities

Immediate opportunity for an Automation Technician to support equipment build projects for medical device manufacturing. The Technician will assemble, test, and troubleshoot custom automated equipment and work cells. This includes electrical control panel wiring, motors, drive systems, mechanical enclosures, and PLC installations and check-out.

 

Preferred Skills

  • 2 year degree in Electronics or Automated Systems Technology
  • Hands on experience with equipment build
  • Must be able to read prints, schematics, and work instruction
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Ability to work independently within a custom automation group
  • Knowledge and experience with PLC, HMI, and motion control
  • Medical device development environment experience is a plus



Posted: January 17, 2017, 2:33 pm
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6850
Region : Twin Cities

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer that is responsible for the creation of mechanical designs that meet technical, project cost, and schedule criteria of projects. Leading projects through the design and also being the primary technical contact (both internally and externally) through manufacturing, assembly, debug, final acceptance, and service of engineered-to-order machinery.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Concept Develop / Design to Standards : Concept and layout technical solutions using company standards and/or new technology. Compiles and analyzes operational, test and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified machines. Prepare machine layout and detailed drawings.
  • Deliver Project Scope/Schedule/Budget : Control project costs through efficient design practices.
  • Documentation : Maintain all technical documentation for assigned projects including but not limited to Functional Specifications, Flow Diagrams,Floorplans, Utility Requirements
  • Lead Design Teams : Project lead technical contact providing project support through manufacturing, assembly and debug and final acceptance. Mentor Engineer l and new engineering staff.
  • Technical Expert/Support : Keep abreast of new applicable technologies. Provide Service support for past projects. Support internal and customer design reviews.
  • Implement Product Standards : Maintain engineering standards.

Education/Experience/Skills/Abilities:

  • BSEE or equivalent or 2 year AA degree with 10+ years of automated machine design experience.
  • 5+ years of automated machine design experience with BMSE or 10+ years of automated machine design experience with 2year AA degree (packaging industry preferred).
  • Proficient in Solid Works.
  • Thorough understanding of machine design including Mechanisms, Pneumatics, Control devices, Manufacturing practices.
  • Proven problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Effective interpersonal skills working with-in a team environment.
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills including the ability to work with limited supervision.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions :

  • Some travel may be required (less than 20% expected average).
  • Typical office environment, but frequently works in a manufacturing environment with exposure to moving mechanical parts and moderate noise level.



Posted: January 6, 2017, 7:04 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6829
Region : Twin Cities

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Hardware Design:  The Project Engineer Hardware Design Engineer is responsible for development of designs that will be delivered
  • to the CAD department for CAD drawing development and in turn the drawings will be sent to customers for review and to our production department for build.
  • Communications with Engineering, CAD, Production, and Administration teams
  • Attending Hardware Design Team, CAD Team, and Engineering Department meetings
  • Project engineering – Hardware Design:   Industrial control panel design UL508A 2.2 3-phase (less than 600V), single phase, and low voltage power distribution 2.3 HMI/PLC Control systems designs, including plant-wide SCADA systems 2.4 Industrial networks designs 2.5 Industrial electrical safety designs and compliance 2.6 Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) Calculations 2.7 Hazardous Area panel designs (occasional) 2.8 Code compliance 2.8.1 Industrial control panel design UL508A, UL698 (required) 2.8.2 National Electric Code (NEC/NFPA70) (required) 2.8.3 Occasional:  2.8.3.1 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery (NFPA 79) 2.8.3.2 Electrical Safe Work Practices (NFPA70E) 2.8.3.3 European Community (EC), CE Compliance and IEC 60204 
  • Control system equipment specification
  • Understanding of components required in controls systems designs
  • Vendor meetings
  • Vendor negotiations (occasional for equipment evaluation)
  • Job management/parts database software– develop proficiency 
  • Mentoring less experienced employees
  • Review of CAD Drawings 
  • Design and shop assembly manufacturing process support for optimal efficiency and quality
  • Customer interface and support
  • Assist engineers from other departments in hardware designs and production coordination 3.0 Project Management
  • The Project Engineer has primary project management responsibility for a number of projects.  
  • The Project Engineer is responsible for project execution within the constraints of scope, schedule, and budget
  • The Project Engineer will perform project work to accomplish the project objectives
  • The Project Engineer shall also participate in sales/marketing activities including: Customer visits with potential and existing customers.  Proactive business generation
  • Quote generation/estimating
  • Follow-up with customers
  • Production Coordination
  • Project Management for Control Panel Builds
  • Procurement – occasional backup to production manager
  • Validate parts in manufacturing software 4.0 PLC and HMI Programming and commissioning (rarely required)
  • Up to 15% travel to industrial manufacturing facilities.  Typical locations are in North America.  Rarely travel to other continents.  Overnight travel from a few days to several days at a time.  Travel duration rarely exceeds 12 days in a row.
  • Construction Area site work around construction equipment and personnel.
  • Electrical/Instrumentation Device Checkout and Troubleshooting. Includes voltage testing, equipment troubleshooting on a ladder, and light electrical assembly – signal wiring in control panels/instruments. Working and interfacing with operations, engineering, equipment supply, and construction personnel. Typical Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) Required:  Safety Glasses, Steel Toed shoes, hearing protection, and electrical safety PPE
  • Employees must comply with customer specific safety requirements and PPE
  • Work may include working weekends, holidays, nightshift, and extended hours to meet deadlines and commissioning requirements.  At times site work can be 12+ hours/day.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree

 

Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:23 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6796
Region : Twin Cities

This key role is responsible for the creation of controls/ electrical design and programs that meet the technical, project cost, and schedule criteria of projects. Leading projects through the design and also being the primary technical contact (both internally and externally) through manufacturing, assembly, debug, final acceptance, and service.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Concept Dev/Des to Standards: Develops and maintains standards in design of control systems for new models and modules. Develops the controls, electrical and pneumatic systems for assigned projects. Develops efficient software programs for assigned projects.
  • Deliver Project Scope/Schedule/Budget: Attend, support and document Concept and Design Reviews.
  • Lead/Mentor Design Teams: Project lead technical contact providing project support through manufacturing, assembly, and debug and final acceptance. Programming support throughout the assembly debug process.
  • Technical Expert/Support: Keep abreast of new applicable technologies. Provide Service support for past projects. Support internal and customer design reviews. 
  • Implement Product Standards Maintain engineering standards. 
  • Documentation: Maintain all technical documentation for assigned projects including but not limited to Functional Specifications, schematics, programs,... 
  • Provide support for Customer FAT activities.
  • Sales support: Technical consultation, review of customer specifications.
  • Analyzes designs to increase safety, effectiveness and efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Support and promote the Company's values through day-to-day words, actions and gestures.

 

Experience, Skills and Education:

  • BSEE with 3+ years or AA with 5+ years of commensurate experience
  • Proficient in electrical design software, AutoCAD Electrical preferred. 
  • High speed, 200+ppm, intermittent and continuous motion machinery
  • PLC and computer programming and interfaces
  • Servo/Stepper motor control and associated software
  • Barcode, vision, check weighing and laser systems
  • Machine robotics
  • Pneumatic and vacuum circuits
  • Schematics and machine wiring
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Effective interpersonal skills working with-in a team environment
  • Strong planning and prioritization skills including the ability to work with limited supervision

 

Work Environment/ Physical Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required (less than 20% expected average).
  • Typically works in an office environment, but will need to visit various production facilities.
  • Standard 40 hour week, but may vary depending on project requirements.


Posted: October 13, 2016, 7:41 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 6791
Region : Twin Cities

 

Machine Vision Software Engineer- Electrical Engineer / Software Engineer needed to develop and support existing machine vision inspection systems and custom automated control systems used in the development and production of medical devices. Will work within equipment/software engineering group to design machine vision systems, including concept, plans, programming, and troubleshooting for complex manufacturing and test equipment.

 

Requires BS (CS or EE) and prefer 1 to 3 years of experience with automated equipment development, including some hands-on vision system knowledge. Prefer experience with .NET and C++ programming, Allen Bradley PLC's and understanding of automated equipment design. Prefer experience with Cognex Vision system development. Exposure to robotic systems a plus.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigate machine vision software to identify opportunities to increase yields and/or quality of the vision system.
  • Determine root cause with regard to machine vision inspection issues.
  • Update machine vision software for enhancements and bug fixes of existing systems.
  • Investigate machine vision lighting solutions to enhance existing inspection systems.
  • Collect and analyze inspection results to prove robustness of vision system changes.
  • Integrate machine vision system into a PC or PLC based system.
  • Troubleshoot machine vision and controls systems using pneumatic and electrical schematics.
  • Develop/Update departmental standards.
  • Create supporting design documentation.
  • Make software and hardware modifications to existing automated controls equipment.
  • Follow departmental procedures and processes when updating and developing new systems.
  • Participate on project teams to develop clear specifications, evaluate feasibility of concepts, and provide estimates for electrical/software designs.
  • Communicate costs and project status to project lead.
  • Creates electrical/software designs utilizing the departments' standard development tools and procedures.


Posted: October 5, 2016, 12:05 pm
Category : Systems Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6729
Region : Twin Cities

This position applies Standard Operating Procedures and cross-functional knowledge of electronics, software, and mechanical technologies to the specification, architecture, design, implementation, and test of embedded medical devices.  Will be assigned to substantial assignments, including all levels of architecture, on major projects of moderate to high complexity.  Assignments may be broad in nature and require creativity and ingenuity.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and reviews architecture and design documentation and test procedures. 
  • Leads definition, analysis and allocation of requirements.
  • Leads analysis, review and evaluation of design alternatives and tradeoffs across various technologies and disciplines.
  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • May be assigned to substantial assignments on major projects of moderate complexity (assignments may be broad in nature and require creativity and ingenuity).
  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associates with specific projects (failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources).
  • Works under general supervision (work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy).
  • Follows established procedures.
  • Provide mentorship of less-experienced engineers.
  • Provides task estimates in support of projects.
  • Leads and supports process improvement initiatives.
  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Systems, Software, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 6-9 years experience in developing software and/or electronic-based medical devices.
  • Demonstrated complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field of medical devices; general knowledge of other engineering disciplines.
  • Proficient at quickly solving medium-complexity system-level problems.
  • In depth knowledge of FDA QSR's, ISO13485, and IEC601 for medical devices.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying technical regulatory requirements to medical devices.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (both written and oral) & analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with multiple disciplines & clients.
  • Ability to work independently, but also function as a team player.


Posted: August 4, 2016, 6:20 am