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Category : Quality Engineering
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7914
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Quality Engineer to initiate medical device quality assurance activities. These activities must be in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO13485 and other international standards. This position will also support device complaint investigation and failure analysis as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop incoming inspection processes and document incoming inspection activities.
  • Provide in-process QA support to include inspection and document review.
  • Complete final acceptance activities.
  • Manage the sterilization process, including validations and product sterile loads.
  • Track nonconforming material and lead Material Review Board (MRB) efforts.
  • Interface and take lead QA role in interactions with suppliers, contractors and consultants that supply components, subassemblies and contract processing.
  • Lead complaint investigations on returned product.
  • Manage corrective action and quality improvement activities.
  • Manage aspects of internal quality system relating to receiving inspection, calibration, MRB, etc.
  • Assist in the performance of quality system internal auditing.
  • Support quarterly management review meetings.
  • Establish, monitor and evaluate quality system metrics.


Posted: May 28, 2020, 7:18 am
Category : Technical Writer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7913
Region : Twin Cities

The Technical Writer will develop complex technical materials (labeling) that instruct users in the safe and proper use of medical device products and therapies. The audiences for these materials include physicians, nurses, hospital technicians, and patients.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, research, develop, and write medical device labeling, and manage labeling deliverables as part of cross-functional project teams under general supervision.
  • Simultaneously manage up to two labeling updates and one small, new-product-introduction project that involves multiple labeling pieces.
  • Understand and adhere to all quality management system documents and product commercialization procedures applicable to labeling development.
  • Research and write requirements used to create labeling content, and write requirement trace reports.
  • Assist in providing documentation for CAPAs, and departmental and business-unit audits.
  • Contribute to time and cost estimates for labeling deliverables for project teams.
  • Develop illustrations in cooperation with professional illustrators.
  • Participate on department and business-unit initiatives.
  • Oversee Engineering Change Order process for labeling, including writing change control plans and presenting to the Change Control Board.
  • Coordinate translations with company translations and track the status of translations.
  • Prepare and occasionally present documentation for product issue escalation events, deviations and functional reviews.
  • Complete labeling proofs, develop documentation for regulatory submissions, and carry out other tasks as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in Technical Communications, English, Journalism, or related field and 1+ years of writing experience, or MA/MS in Technical Communications, English, Journalism, or related field.


Posted: May 26, 2020, 1:17 pm
Category : Test Engr - Technical
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7910
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Test Engineer / Technician to work with industrial controls for the medical device industry. This individual will work within with a water filtration unit that uses UV, filters, temperature and pressure to assure clean water.

Tasks:

  • Assemble mechanical and electrical systems in a preproduction environment
  • Assure safe handling of electrical and mechanical systems while systems go through reconfiguration
  • Assure safety of themselves and team during builds and reconfigurations of systems
  • Assembly electrical and mechanical systems
  • Test for proper grounding, sealing, pressure joints, etc.
  • Test for chemicals, water quality, etc.
  • Keep equipment clean
  • Keep equipment from becoming contaminated during assembly and maintenance
  • Maintain mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Document changes, test results, etc. to standards (IEC 61010)

Required:

  • Familiarity of safe practices in working with:, High Voltage, Motors, High pressure fluids (High pressure water and steam systems)
  • Ability to document build procedures, test protocols and results
  • Highly organized
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Lift 40 lbs, work on ladders, move through wet/slippery environments
  • Be able to work safely around chemicals


Posted: May 18, 2020, 12:40 pm
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7909
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to design and develop manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality. Manage projects which include new production equipment, process improvements and cost reductions while supporting new product introductions. Provide guidance to other engineers and technicians.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical mentorship to engineers and technicians
  • Conduct Process FMEAs and Process Validations
  • Improve product quality, labor efficiency, and throughput through the use of Lean manufacturing concepts
  • Coordinate the design, procurement, build and debug of tooling, machinery and test equipment
  • Work with Product Development to ensure Design for Manufacturability
  • Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements

Individual should:

  • Be innovative, resourceful, and work with minimal direction
  • Have excellent organization, problem solving, communication, and team leadership skills
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams


Posted: May 18, 2020, 6:46 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7908
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Electrical Engineer I to assist in development and sustaining engineering projects for a major medical device manufacturer.

Duties:

  • Participates on engineering teams in completing development projects.
  • Leads small-scale design change efforts in support of continuation engineering activities.
  • Completes system, analog, digital, and firmware designs. This includes setting and revising requirements and specifications, debugging, testing electrical circuits and systems, and completing documentation to ensure feasibility and verifiability of performance.

Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is required.
  • Years Experience: 1-2


Posted: May 15, 2020, 1:26 pm
Category : Quality Engineering
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7907
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to initiate medical device quality assurance activities. These activities must be in accordance with FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO13485 and other international standards. This position will also support device complaint investigation and failure analysis as required.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop incoming inspection processes and document incoming inspection activities.
  • Provide in-process QA support to include inspection and document review.
  • Complete final acceptance activities.
  • Manage the sterilization process, including validations and product sterile loads.
  • Track nonconforming material and lead Material Review Board (MRB) efforts.
  • Interface and take lead QA role in interactions with suppliers, contractors and consultants that supply components, subassemblies and contract processing.
  • Lead complaint investigations on returned product.
  • Manage corrective action and quality improvement activities.
  • Manage aspects of internal quality system relating to receiving inspection, calibration, MRB, etc.
  • Assist in the performance of quality system internal auditing.
  • Support quarterly management review meetings.
  • Establish, monitor and evaluate quality system metrics.

 



Posted: May 15, 2020, 7:26 am
Category : R&D Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7906
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a talented R&D Engineer, Human Factors Engineer to apply human factors and ergonomics expertise to the definition, design, and evaluation of products within the R&D division of Electrophysiology Systems, this is part of the Atrial Fibrillation business unit.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge of human factors principles (human performance and limitations – perceptual, cognitive, motor skills, anthropomorphic) and techniques (knowledge acquisition, user-interface design, usability evaluation) to cardiac electrophysiology systems product development.
  • Organize and direct the work of staff and outside consultants working on human factors tasks to effectively and efficiently support product development efforts within the organization.
  • Deliverables include, but are not limited to: Usability engineering files, Task analyses, and Usability risk analyses
  • Usability testing throughout the product development process, from formative testing of early prototypes through usability validation of final designs.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with other functions across the organization, including but not limited to the following: Work with regulatory affairs to develop strategies for new product submissions, create submission packages, and respond to questions from regulatory agencies
  • Work with design quality to ensure that the company’s usability engineering processes and methodologies meet and surpass the latest expectations of regulatory agencies and provide tangible value for our customers and our business.
  • Keep abreast of regulations and best practices for medical device human factors (e.g. IEC 62366, AAMI HE75, ISO 14971, and the latest FDA guidance on applying human factors engineering) and advice management regarding potential improvements to internal processes and regulatory issues related to human factors engineering.
  • Represent in meetings with regulatory agencies, at human factors professional meetings and conferences, and as a member of standards committees.

Position Requirements:

  • Proven ability to work with multidisciplinary teams that may include other human factors experts.
  • Proven ability to interface with customers in a highly professional manner.
  • Proven ability to apply user-centered design and human factors/usability engineering principles to product research, development and design.
  • Experience in medical device development.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate advanced domain knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Education: M.S. degree in Human Factors Engineering or Cognitive Psychology or M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering with extensive human factors coursework.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant human factors/usability engineering experience in hardware-software systems product development; prefer 10+ years of experience


Posted: May 12, 2020, 2:17 pm
Category : Reliability Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7901
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Reliability Engineer to develop, coordinate and conduct technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts and design of experiments (DOE) constructs for a major medical device company.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recommends design or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability.
  • Completes risk analysis studies of new design and processes.
  • Compiles and analyzes performance reports and process control statistics; investigates and analyzes relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes.
  • Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards.
  • Analyzes preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency reliability objectives.
  • May develop mathematical models to identify units, batches or processes posing excessive failure risks.
  • As necessary, proposes changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability.
  • May determine units and/or batches requiring environmental testing, and specifies minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data.

Education Required: Engineering degree, Bachelor’s or Master’s

Years’ Experience Required: 0-2 years



Posted: April 24, 2020, 12:13 pm
Category : Systems Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7899
Region : Twin Cities

The Senior Systems Engineer performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. This engineer ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Also, performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Position Requirements:

  • Familiar with International Standards (related to Materials of Concern)
  • Familiar with International Regulations (related to Materials of Concern)
  • Experience conducting technical analysis
  • Familiar with systems engineering principles, including requirement analysis, architecture, verification, and validation
  • Technical Requirements Writing
  • Experience working in teams
  • Requires a University Degree and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.


Posted: April 23, 2020, 12:32 pm
Category : Quality Engineering
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7897
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to ensure that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services. This position qualifies suppliers according to company standards and may administer a Certified Supplier Program in receiving inspection to ensure cost effectiveness. Monitors parts from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle and communicates and resolves supplier related problems as they occur. Develops and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) and quality standards are met. Evaluates suppliers' internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.

Responsibilities

  • Provide Supplier Quality Engineering support to product development programs for new medical device products:
  • Provide input to and align activities to development project schedule
  • Provide technical expertise during supplier evaluation and selection
  • Lead efforts to prepare external component supplier’s product from development through production release: Determine the required supplier process development/validation and qualification activities and partner with Supply Chain to communicate requirements to the suppliers; Ensure documentation is completed per quality system procedures for supplier process development/validation and product qualification; Establish controls (process, product, inspection) at the supplier through receipt at a high volume manufacturing facility based on risk input; Provide status updates as required per assigned projects
  • Apply QSR 21CFR Part 820 (Medical Devices) to everyday application of Supplier Quality Engineering activities.
  • Define, establish and implement supplier quality assurance processes for medical device product.
  • Lead or participate in product, business process, or quality system level improvement initiatives and activities including Global Supply Chain initiatives and Neuromodulation sector system development.
  • Provide training and coaching to suppliers or Company personnel on Quality System Regulation, ISO, and Neuromodulation quality systems requirements.
  • Participate in internal and supplier audits.
  • Travel as required to support assigned projects or other application work requirements. Typically 25%.

Requirements:

  • Requires a University Degree and minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience.

Desired/Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in an engineering support role in a manufacturing factory environment of metal forming, plastic forming/extrusion, chemical processing, foundry or wire coating.
  • Experience with Test Method Validation (Measurement Systems Analysis, Gage R&R, correlation and uncertainties) including gage and fixture design.
  • American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer and/or Certified Quality Auditor
  • Experience with data analysis software applications such as MiniTab or equivalent
  • Experience in program or project leadership and the associated communication, presentation, team facilitation, and influence management skills.
  • Knowledge, understanding and implementation experience with medical device quality systems, manufacturing operations, supplier quality, and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated high proficiency with word-processor, spreadsheet, and database software


Posted: April 22, 2020, 10:49 am
Category : Quality Engineer - Medical Device
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7893
Region : Twin Cities

We are seeking a passionate Quality Engineer II to assure products, processes, and quality records conform to quality standards and establish compliance within quality system. We need you to be responsible for maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with multi-functional teams. Help facilitate success by protecting patient safety and meeting business needs. You will be involved in complaint investigation management. This will include challenging activities pertaining to product complaints and providing information on those complaints, including data extraction from the complaint database for our various business partners (e.g. Regulatory, Quality Engineering).

Impact this role will have:

  • Follows all regulations and standards for quality, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Energy (EHS&E) Global Policies, engineering standards, and other governance areas as applicable.
  • Implements and maintains the effectiveness of the Quality System.
  • Identifies areas of risk with respect to compliance to internal and external requirements.
  • Completes Nonconformance, CAPA, and complaint investigations and offers multiple solutions to issues with clear advantages and disadvantages.
  • Influences key partners to develop and maintain QA procedures, forms, and systems.
  • Leads meetings and communications for QA system information, concerns, and updates.
  • Help drive standard methodologies for data trending and tracking and identification of manufacturing related complaints in alignment with goals.
  • Follows U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Your experience(s), education and knowledge:

  • Bachelor level degree in Engineering, Technical Field, or equivalent (advanced degree preferred)
  • 2-5 years technical experience
  • Previous Quality assurance/engineering experience and use of Quality tools/methodologies
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced computer skills, including statistical/data analysis and report writing skills
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Preferred qualifications and education:

  • Detailed knowledge of FDA, GMP, and ISO 13485 preferred
  • ASQ CQT, CQE, CQA certification preferred
  • Six Sigma root cause analysis/problem solving training and experience preferred.


Posted: April 14, 2020, 6:22 am
Category : Quality Engineering
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7889
Region : Twin Cities

Looking for a Product Stewardship Engineer to support the implementation of a product stewardship database for a major medical device company.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure part, packaging and product information is accurately tracked in database
  • Work to Corporate Regulatory/Product Stewardship team and provide updates as needed
  • Ensure compliance with geography specific restricted substance requirements (e.g., RoHS, REACH, EU MDR) and Restricted Substance Management (RSM) requirements
  • Facilitate, track and work with various groups on component changes in the manufacture, import and distribution of any new product or relocation of manufacturing processes
  • Facilitate division compliance with all RSM reporting requirements
  • Coordinate with R & D, support the implementation and integration of RSM evaluations
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Supports Environmental Management System, ISO 14001 and division sustainability efforts.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: 4 year degree
  • Medical device manufacturing experience preferred
  • Experience in restricted substance management (e.g., REACH, RoHS) preferred
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
  • Must possess critical thinking, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Must use sound judgement and ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and in teams.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.


Posted: April 8, 2020, 7:36 am
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7882
Region : Twin Cities

The senior-level Mechanical Engineer will lead development of MR-guided interventional catheters and related devices. The position is responsible for the initial stages of medical device development from first prototype through initial preclinical and clinical evaluations. This includes, but is not limited to, early concept development, specification creation, and prototype design and refinement. The position will support transfer of successful device designs from research to product development. The position is responsible for complying with Quality System requirements and carrying out responsibilities as outlined in the environmental, health, and safety policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive all aspects of device design, prototyping, and evaluation with minimal supervision
  • Develop intellectual property including support in drafting patent applications
  • Source and manage vendors
  • Provide guidance to technicians
  • Design and execute design verification and validation test plans
  • Support preclinical and clinical studies
  • Maintain positive and cooperative collaborations with all employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
  • Communicate and collaborate with clinicians, including key opinion leaders
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering
  • 5 years minimum experience in design and development of medical devices such as catheters and steerable sheaths
  • Understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Proficient with Solidworks
  • Experience working within a design control system
  • Familiarity with relevant standards including: ISO 594-1&2, ISO 11070, ISO 10555-1&5, ISO 80369, IEC 60601-1, and IEC 60601-2
  • Experience designing for rapid prototyping manufacturing processes such as FDM, SLA, and SLS
  • Experience in the design of endoscopic or catheter-based biopsy mechanisms desired
  • Experience with typical medical device manufacturing processes such as injection molding, laser welding, polymer bonding, braiding, and thermoplastic reflowing desired
  • Expertise in designs utilizing unconventional polymers, ceramics, and metals desired
  • Problem solving and strong communication and interpersonal skills are mandatory


Posted: April 7, 2020, 7:30 am
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7887
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Product Engineer to provide technical engineering expertise and leadership to the Supply Management organization and suppliers for a major Medical Device manufacturer. These responsibilities may include: establishment of supplier process control plans; support of new product development teams; leadership of certification efforts; lean and six sigma continuous improvement with suppliers; partnering with product development engineering to ensure linkage with commodity strategies in terms of proper supplier and component selection; and driving Design for Manufacturability and Reliability processes. Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services. Qualifies suppliers according to company standards and may administer a Certified Supplier Program in receiving inspection to ensure cost effectiveness. Monitors parts from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle and communicates and resolves supplier-related problems as they occur. Develops and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) and quality standards are met. Evaluates suppliers’ internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitates of continuous improvement with suppliers, support and/or implementation of structural Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) process in new product development to achieve Design for Manufacturability and Reliability.
  • Identifies of key technical capabilities of supply base; establishment of control plans and monitoring systems for supplier processes.
  • Identifies and manages risks associated with low margins between supplier processes and design requirements.
  • Facilitates and reports the progress of supplier corrective actions as assigned by relevant CAPA system.
  • Provides core team input of Design for Sourcing/Manufacturability into new designs, long term technology/supplier scanning for product/technology road maps.
  • Provides regular communication updates to management on status of supplier issues
  • Owns technical aspects of a family of components or material commodities
  • Projects leadership of cross-functional teams to drive root cause and final resolution of supplier recovery related issues.
  • Executes activities involving contractual actions with supplier
  • Trends supplier performance and drives effective corrective and preventative action.
  • Develops technical solutions to problems using the corrective/preventative action process including reviewing and resolving non-conforming material issues
  • Owns the execution of Supplier Process Change Notification including re-qualification needs and review of change for possible affects to downstream manufacturing customers
  • Leads and executes Supplier Process Audits – will work with Quality regarding process controls and capabilities
  • Develops and maintains inspection procedures for components and materials to support receiving inspection, manufacturing and development.
  • Performs other position duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 year relevant experience
  • EIT licensed and active member of CIAPR
  • Exposure to engineering and manufacturing environment
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Quality and Results Oriented
  • Computer Literate
  • Fluency speaking and writing in English and Spanish

Desired/ Preferred:

  • Experience in medical device, pharmaceutical, or electronic industry
  • ASQC Certification
  • Continues Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Technical Writing and Composition


Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:41 am
Category : Quality/Regulatory
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7859
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Materials Engineer to support product and materials development for new and released medical device product, ensuring product safety and reliability through the direction and execution of characterization testing. This will include providing problem solving, materials laboratory testing and data analysis in support of new and existing implantable biomedical devices and systems. Biocompatibility and biostability testing, as well as documenting product equivalence through appropriate characterization testing will also be included.

Additional responsibilities may include providing materials engineering support to document product compliance with international biocompatibility and hazardous substances standards, supporting regulatory submission. Primary areas of focus include testing for and documenting compliance relating to REACH, RoHS, ISO 10993-1 and other regional standards for medical devices. This includes interpretation of standards, interfacing with suppliers for supporting documentation and directing applicable testing to address gaps when necessary.

This person will work under general supervision, solving technical problems with an emphasis on polymer materials, materials analysis, testing and microscopy

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct laboratory testing and write technical reports to document device/component compliance with necessary regulations and materials characterization requirements.
  • Work in a regulated environment.
  • Support regulatory submissions with technical rationales/documentation on an as needed basis.
  • Guide product development and remediation through the familiarity of international device regulations pertaining to medical devices and Materials of Concern, including RoHS and the European Union Medical Device Directive
  • Communicate results and strategies via detailed technical documents and presentations.
  • Support the quality and reliability of released product through comparative testing or root cause characterization testing.
  • Participate in the analysis of technical issues and the development of recommendations for project decisions and actions

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in materials, chemical, biomedical, biology or mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years of experience, can be adjusted for candidates with advanced degrees.
  • Materials Science knowledge with an emphasis on polymer materials testing, processing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of international standards, testing and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Experience in a regulated environment.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience interfacing with suppliers to document regulatory compliance.
  • Experience in polymer characterization techniques including FTIR, DMA, DSC, TGA and chemical degradation tests.
  • Regional experience in medical devices and regulations such as European Union.
  • Experience developing a medical device, including materials characterization, biocompatibility and biostability.
  • Problem solving skills to identify root cause of materials related issues and ability to recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Experience in regulatory and device regulations for medical devices including biocompatibility and regulated materials

 

Posted: March 2, 2020, 7:04 am
Category : Technician - Medical Equipment
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7856
Region : Twin Cities

Immediate opportunity for an Automation Build 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: February 28, 2020, 1:47 pm
Category : Firmware Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7848
Region : Twin Cities

We are looking for a Senior Embedded Software Engineer to be responsible for the architecture and implementation of embedded software for sensors. A Senior Software Engineer generally works at the direction of a Software Architect or Systems Engineer.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement embedded software for various sensor projects including new product development.
  • Design and implement unit tests and stress tests for validation of embedded software.
  • Document firmware architecture and communications interfaces.
  • Work closely with Electrical Engineering to debug and troubleshoot PCBA’s during board bring up, utilizing electronics troubleshooting tools such as logic and protocol analyzers and oscilloscopes.
  • Work closely with Software Engineering as they develop PC applications to control the sensors.
  • Provide support for legacy sensors, including designing and implementing solutions to challenges found in the field.

Experience, Education and Competencies Required:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering (or similar).
  • 5+ years developing applications on custom electronic hardware.
  • Proficiency in C and C++ programming on embedded systems.
  • Strong electrical background and proficiency in reading electronic schematics, component datasheets.
  • Working with multi-discipline engineering teams throughout all phases of development.

Preferred Experience:

  • Embedded Linux development using Yocto and Bitbake, including driver development, integrating patches, Bitbake layer and recipe generation, and U-Boot.
  • Real time (super loop) firmware for micro-processors using SPI, I2C, UART, and SDIO to communicate with peripheral sensor IC’s.
  • Wireless communication protocols Bluetooth classic and WiFi (TCP/IP).
  • Wired communication over USB and Ethernet.
  • Image processing and other digital signal processing in an embedded environment.
  • Git and Microsoft TFS version control.


Posted: February 21, 2020, 2:13 pm
Category : Project Manager
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7847
Region : Twin Cities

Looking for an Engineering Project Manager to lead remediation of medical device products for EU MDR compliance for a leading medical device manufacturer. You would be part of a core team responsible for the post-market compliance program and accountable to senior staff.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead cross functional teams to remediate product technical files for compliance with the new EU MDR.
  • Assess project issues and develop solutions to meet quality, timing, and budget goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serve as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
  • Manage the development and implementation process of products involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery existing products under the new EU MDR.
  • Review status of projects and budgets; manage schedules and prepare status reports.
  • Monitor the project from initiation through delivery.
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with other project managers, functional managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Communicate with stakeholders and obtain stakeholder engagement to ensure the required people and other resources are available and committed to meeting project needs.
  • Autonomy: Manages one or more small-scale, developed or mature programs with well-defined program plans and delivery methodologies.  Is accountable for overall program process, performance, and customer satisfaction.
  • Organizational Impact: Provides input to establishing program objectives, timelines, milestones, and budgets .  Recommends new policies and procedures that affect program management. May have budget accountability for one or more programs. Program decisions are generally made only after consultation with higher level management.
  • Innovation and Complexity: Problems faced are difficult, and require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem. Problems typically impact multiple workstreams, departments or specialties .  Modifies programs management processes to improve program.
  • Communication and Influence: Communicates and leads meetings with internal and external customers and vendors, conducts briefings to higher level management team.  Solves issues through information exchange, influence and active persuasion without direct exercise of command to gain cooperation of other parties on program execution plans.
  • Leadership and Talent Management: Leads, directs and reviews the work of a team of professionals and/or vendors who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments.  Direct involvement in daily tasks necessary for successful program execution. Not directly responsible for hire or fire decisions and people management.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a Baccalaureate degree (or for degrees earned outside of the United States, a degree which satisfies the requirements of 8 C.F.R. • 214.2(h)( 4)(iii)(A) and minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Engineering project management experience in the medical device field preferred.


Posted: February 19, 2020, 9:16 am
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7788
Region : Twin Cities

The Principal Software Architect works with the Software Engineering team and has the prime responsibility of leading the company’s team of Software Engineers, including the formation of software architecture and development plans on projects requiring software/firmware.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, coupled with 10+ years of experience in systems software development within the medical device arena is required along with the following key attributes:
  • Skilled in the art of software systems architecture for both embedded software and larger interconnected software systems
  • Experience leading software teams in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Ability to translate user needs and system design specifications and into software requirements
  • Experience designing and developing software and firmware applications in response to functional specifications
  • Experience using industry standard tools and practices to document and visualize software system architecture
  • Experience designing and developing embedded applications with intensive, interrupt driven communications for real-time process control applications using multiple serial channels and communications protocols (proprietary and standard based)
  • Experience in developing cloud software systems and mobile application software
  • Experience in developing wireless applications and devices
  • Experience in sensor and instrumentation integration
  • Experience creating software development plans and schedules
  • Extensive use of debugging tools, including software debuggers and basic use of electronic diagnostic devices for software development, integration, debugging, and troubleshooting
  • Integrate firmware with a variety of hardware platforms and to analyze and troubleshoot the hardware/firmware interface
  • Prefer Certified Cloud Solutions Architect (AWS or Azure)
  • Experience with ISO 13485, IEC 62304, FDA design controls or similar regulatory environment

Our fast-paced environment demands the ability to manage multiple projects within various disciplines and deadlines. High-energy, self-starters with the following qualities:

  • Successful communication skills, business acumen and assertive decision-making ability
  • Flexibility to multi-task and perform a wide range of activities
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office proficiency

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the greater development team, including Systems Engineering, to develop high level software requirements
  • Design, develop and document software systems architecture for projects ranging from small embedded systems to larger interconnected systems.
  • Support the software development team with translating high level software requirements into detailed software requirements, supporting the documented software architecture
  • Verify that the documented architecture is implemented according to plan through participation in code reviews and design reviews throughout the process
  • Dictate design choices to software developers, including, but not limited to: platforms, coding, and technical levels
  • Create project software development plans, which may favor either a waterfall or agile development process.
  • Work with the program management team on creating accurate software project schedules
  • Maintain and continually improve the software architecture and development process, as technologies and teams evolve
  • Design and develop firmware for embedded systems. Integrate developed applications with other components
  • Mentor junior staff and serve as software onboarding liaison for new employees
  • Assist hardware engineers in development of new platforms and in troubleshooting hardware/software interfaces
  • Document and perform integration, testing, debugging and installation support and activities
  • Participate with project team in the design and implementation of new and enhanced products
  • Develop control algorithms to optimize module and display system performance
  • Interface with design team to support functional test and measurement requirements
  • Initiate and maintain FDA software design control documents
  • Support the manufacturing process by designing and developing production automation software


Posted: November 11, 2019, 8:51 am
Category : Product Manager
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7785
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a high caliber Engineering Project Manager who will be responsible for achieving successful execution of various product development initiatives in support of the company's strategy.  The Project Manager serves as a cross-functional team lead with responsibility for defining, developing and delivering new products for our customers while ensuring team commitments are met and communicated in a timely fashion.  This position is responsible for complying with the Quality System requirements and carrying out responsibilities as outlined in the environmental, health, and safety policies. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain multiple project development schedules
  • Monitor and track progress toward project objectives, manage project schedules and budgets, and implement strategies to ensure successful delivery of the project on time and on budget
  • Use broad cross-functional knowledge to provide direction to a cross-functional product development team
  • Provide leadership to ensure overall quality of multiple projects, while minimizing project risks
  • Ensure alignment and communication between groups including Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Clinical, and Quality
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional project management skill; knowledge of process and project planning best practices
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking, project planning and management
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness with an ability to accurately communicate to engineering team and management
  • Clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of cross-functional project teams
  • Ability to negotiate and manage competing priorities across multiple functional areas
  • Knowledge of FDA, GMP, and ISO 13485; any experience with QSR implementation is desired, but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.
  • Advanced computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

 



Posted: November 11, 2019, 7:59 am
Category : Mechanical Designer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7778
Region : Twin Cities

The Mechanical Designer will be responsible for design of special machines, fixtures, and automated production equipment.

Prefer a 2 year degree in mechanical design and 5 to 10+ years of hands on automated equipment design experience, from concept through detailed design.

Requirements include strong SolidWorks design skills, and experience in one or more of the following areas: product packaging or assembly equipment, dial and indexing systems, robotics, motion control, for manufacturing equipment. Ability to specify components, drives, material handling systems, pneumatics, and related automation components is required, and experience with medical / pharmaceutical equipment design preferred.



Posted: November 5, 2019, 12:50 pm
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7776
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Production Technician to support 3D or Semiconductor sensor products. The Production Technician will support engineering with moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks. Involved with the overall production and manufacturing of optical sensors or Semiconductor. Coordinate with hardware and software manufacturing engineering teams. Assist in the develop performance models and test procedures.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Build, align, and calibrate sensor using hand tools, light meters, multimeters, alignment telescopes, autocollimators, theodolites, and lasers.
  • Support Design Engineers with testing and troubleshooting. Analyze test results and adjust equipment to bring it within specifications. Set up and conduct precision optical and mechanical measurements.
  • Coordinate with other departments to install, align, troubleshoot, calibrate, and document changes.
  • Participate in daily production communication meeting to resolve manufacturing issues such as process, fixtures, capacity, and materials to achieve the production build plan.
  • When required, candidate can be assigned to support production capacity to meet revenue plans.
  • Proficient with computer programs like MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel to communicate, calculate, and document.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings, production build processes, and test procedures.
  • Work closely with APA (Advanced Prototyping Assembler) & Manufacturing Engineering team.
  • Required work hours is from 6:00am to 2:30pm with flexible hours to work outside of standard hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Education, and Competencies Required:

  • Two year technical degree in manufacturing or related field with two years of hands-on experience.
  • Ability to understand drawings, specifications, procedures, and geometric tolerances.
  • Self-driven with the ability to multi-task and prioritize within their assigned work scope.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills to decipher between sensor design, fixture, or software issue.
  • Able to articulate problem statement and provide technical strategy to problem solving.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, but does not supervise others. Individual will not give work direction. Will provide input to create a solution for process change considerations to be approved by the Manufacturing Engineer or Production Supervisor.
  • Experience, Education, and Competencies Preferred:
  • Five years of optics or semiconductor hands-on experience.
  • Optical component handling, cleaning, and bonding experience preferred.
  • Experience with optomechanical / electromechanical assembly operations preferred.
  • Working knowledge of small to medium electro/mechanical assembly experience.


Posted: November 4, 2019, 11:51 am
Category : Firmware Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7766
Region : Twin Cities

We are currently hiring an Embedded Linux Software Engineer to develop embedded software for new products and maintain existing product lines through improvement updates. Preference is someone experienced working with open source tools as well as traditional embedded software technologies used in a regulated environment for medical devices.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of C/C++/C++ v11 embedded software applications for both new and existing medical devices
  • Adapt and extend existing embedded Linux applications to add new features to current products, analyze the existing architecture and if applicable, adjust and extend it to allow reuse across additional future products.
  • May coach and develop entry level engineers by sharing knowledge and best practices
  • Assist in planning, estimating, and scheduling software development efforts
  • Review, and guide technical work and issue resolution providing multiple options and ensuring that all work meets requirements and specifications in compliance with the quality system and best practices
  • Maintain frequent communication within and outside of the department in support of engineering activities and project plans
  • Assure appropriate documentation for assigned project
  • Understands and follows requirements of SOPs.
  • Contribute to corrective action development and alternatives.
  • Determine resolution of intermediate technical issues as needed and assures that technical work meets specified requirements.
  • Conducts testing for assigned projects.
  • Prepare documentation associated with engineering activities.
  • Conduct design testing.
  • Operate with a significant amount of latitude and freedom. Within these minimal constraints, may lead medium to large projects; plans and authorizes tests and approves test evaluations; directs and approves documentation and related drawings; designs components, parts or systems of significant difficulty; oversees/approves troubleshooting resolutions.
  • Perform engineering work requiring full competency in all conventional aspect of engineering
  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and the substantial adaption of standard engineering techniques, procedures and requirements. Plans and coordinates detailed phases of engineering actions for part of a project
  • Performs assignments independently troubleshooting tasks as related to product problems.
  • Performs assignments independently with limited supervision as to expected results.
  • Independently plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the assigned project.
  • Continuously reviews project team progress and evaluates results accordingly.
  • Works under only general supervision, with direction given only in terms of broadly stated objectives and desired outcomes.

Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in engineering or similar. Software or Electrical Engineering preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience or 2-5 years with an advanced degree.
  • 3+ years of Embedded Linux experience (Buildroot or similar)
  • Experience writing C and C++ applications running on Linux, RTOS, bare metal, uCOS, or similar
  • Experience working with UI frameworks such as Qt, Altia or similar
  • Able to write clean, safe, readable code
  • Applies extensive technical expertise in the engineering field and has knowledge of other related disciplines (Global Product Management, Quality, Regulatory, Sales and Operations)
  • Work under only general supervision from the Engineering Manager, with direction given only in terms of broadly stated objectives and desired outcomes
  • Ability to clearly convey ideas and concepts verbally and in writing

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in regulated product development environments preferred
  • Experience in multiple areas of an embedded device (UI, communications, databases, drivers, OS) through all stages of the development process, including for example, requirements, architecture design, coding, test, documentation, and safety analysis highly preferred
  • Experience developing and debugging complex software systems highly preferred
  • Experience planning, scheduling, and conducting multiple phases of a software project highly preferred
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment using tools such as Git, Jira, TFS, etc.
  • Experience in python and bash scripting and creating automated test frameworks preferred
  • Experience coaching and mentoring others in technical matters and related project initiatives preferred
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to convey clear supporting evidence for proposals
  • Ability and willingness to lead and create changes in policy, procedure, technology, and culture


Posted: October 16, 2019, 7:24 am
Category : Project Manager
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7765
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Project Manager to be the primary customer interface during all project phases of design, supply, production, factory testing, delivery, install, and customer site acceptance testing. This individual will be responsible for project leadership on build to print and custom automation design and build projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to drive project related decisions (technical & non-technical)
  • Develop detailed project plans and specification documents
  • Identify resources by discipline required for successful project milestone deliveries.
  • Work with organization management on early identification and labor durations of project resources
  • Plan and lead all internal and customer project design reviews throughout project execution
  • Execute project plans which are designed to exceed financial targets
  • Manage quality, schedule, cost, and customer satisfaction
  • Manage contract compliance as it relates to "as sold" scope, allowable deviations, scope changes requiring purchase order adders, timely release of invoicing, and payment receivables

Requirements:

  • Ideal candidate will have the ability to manage multiple projects of varying degrees of complexity simultaneously, proven leadership, planning and organizational skills, and strong technical background in automation design.
  • Candidate must demonstrate proven "systems" approach to project management and the drive to consistently deliver on commitments.
  • Qualified candidate will have a BS or MS in Engineering or Technical discipline and 8-10 years of relevant experience. Significant team leadership experience, preferably in a project environment, is desired.



Posted: October 11, 2019, 11:09 am
Category : Quality/Regulatory
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7756
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a detail-oriented, proactive Certification Project Manager to run numerous certification projects.  Project coordination entails being main point of contact for customer, arranging certifications with test labs,

 

Position Description:

  • Work with test labs and other certification experts to determine what is needed to be able to certify current Company products for sale in counties outside of North America and Europe
  • Gather certification quotes from test labs and estimate support labor for potential certification projects.
  • Writing statement-of-work documents, which function as project proposals
  • Consult with internal Company employees to find test reports, product information, and any other information or help needed to complete new country certifications for existing Company products
  • 30+ hours per week
  • Certification/regulatory experience required

 

Posted: September 26, 2019, 1:24 pm
Category : Controls Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7725
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Controls Engineer to develop control system design and application of various technologies including: multi-axis motion control, image processing, vision-guided robotics, industrial instrumentation & automatic control. This position will provide technical leadership in a team-oriented work environment, interface with customers on technical projects, system programming PLC/motion/vision, startup/commissioning of machine control systems.

Position Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with control system emphasis (min 3.2 GPA) and relevant intern or co-op experience.
  • Strong electromechanical aptitude.
  • Motion control/Robotics experience (Delta Tau, Adept, Yamaha, Epson).
  • PLC/PC programming experience (Allen-Bradley, GE Fanuc, etc.).
  • Vision experience (Cognex, DVT, Adept).
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to consistently deliver on commitments.


Posted: August 28, 2019, 12:46 pm
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7724
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for the following duties:

  • Develop mechanical automation designs from customer specifications
  • Provide technical direction in a team-oriented work environment
  • Lead all design aspects for assigned projects in a team-oriented work environment
  • Develop and implement design standards
  • Perform or participate in internal project design reviews
  • Interface with customers on technical projects
  • Use analytical tools to assist in the design process
  • Interface with suppliers

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling packages - Solidworks and Unigraphics a plus
  • Ability to manage an automation design from the concept phase through modeling and detailing
  • Experience in a "systems" approach to automation design
  • Demonstrated ability to own and drive projects to completion
  • The drive to consistently deliver on commitments

 

Position Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 4 – 6 years of experience in automated design
  • Only those persons authorized to work permanently for any employer in the US will be considered


Posted: August 28, 2019, 12:44 pm
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7657
Region : Twin Cities

 

Looking for a Mechanical Engineer to design medical devices to comply with industry methodologies and standards.  This candidate will define requirements, technologies, and methodologies for individual projects.  Research and analyze data such as experimental data, customer design proposals, specifications, and documentation.  Direct and coordinate actions from product conception through design transfer to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design, standards and customer specifications.  Resolve technical issues and problems.  Effectively communicate their work and status.  Delegate work and leverage engineering technicians and designers.

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ yeas of leading product design development.
  • 7+ years of direct experience with the product development process ranging from requirements development, prototyping, verification and product release.
  • Experience in medical device design or other regulated industries
  • 7+ years of leading/contributing completion of DHF document deliverables.
  • 7+ years of working in development of devices regulated under IEC 60601-1 standard
  • 3+ years working under ISO 14971 Risk Management for Medical Device Standard

 

Strong Candidate in addition to requirements:

  • 3+ years of planning, assigning, and directing work
  • Responsible appraising performance
  • 3+ years in contract manufacturing environment

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving background.
  • Works with suppliers and manufacturing facilities to design for manufacturability.
  • Identifies and efficiently resolves technical problems and issue.
  • Leads and communicates to a client for small scale programs.
  • Researches and analyzes experimental data to understand design issues and set a direction for issue resolution.
  • Delegates and sets work direction for technicians and designers.
  • Creates test protocols and reports for verification testing.
  • Proficient in CAD (Solidworks preferred), Labview and general test and measurement equipment preferred.
  • Able to complete engineering tasks in a timely fashion, and manage time budgets for tasks.
  • Effectively communicates project technical status, time and schedule for tasks including estimates to complete.
  • Proficient with documentation control and change order process.

 



Posted: May 14, 2019, 11:46 am
Category : Test Engr - Technical
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7626
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Software Test Engineer to provide end to end development of TestStand/LabVIEW solutions for custom functional test systems including, writing requirements; test system development and integration; acceptance testing and technical support.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Develop software test system requirements
  • Design software solutions that satisfy test system requirements
  • Lead or participate in design review meetings
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines to ensure effective overall system design
  • Provide technical leadership on projects involving multiple engineers, including leading the overall design approach partitioning work among the team and sequencing detailed design activities to support the overall project schedule
  • Support the sales process by providing technical expertise in customer proposals
  • Provides effective communication with project team members, including project status, risks and suggestions to project leadership
  • Collaborate with customers as needed to accomplish customer goals

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience in a test engineering environment
  • 5 – 10 years of work experience using TestStand and LabVIEW
  • CLD or CLA is preferred
  • Ability to design TestStand or LabVIEW architectures based on system requirements
  • Application software development skills in Microsoft Visual Studio (VB.NET/C#). C/C++ experience a plus
  • Analyze existing test solution (electrical/software) and understand the design for maintenance or updating/upgrading test software
  • Solid analytical skills; able to resolve technical problems with innovative solutions
  • Proven ability to manage working on multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to deal with a high workload and deadline pressure
  • Requires a strong initiative, proactive nature and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to travel 0% - 10% to client locations for meetings and/or system installations
  • Ability to work extended hours as necessary to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to perform in a team environment with good interpersonal skills with commitment to the highest quality achievable
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of intellectual property (ITAR, Prototype)


Posted: April 4, 2019, 12:07 pm
Category : Controls Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7556
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Systems Engineer to develop control system design and application of various technologies including: multi-axis motion control, image processing, vision-guided robotics, industrial instrumentation & automatic control. This position will provide technical leadership in a team-oriented work environment, interface with customers on technical projects, system programming PLC/motion/vision, startup/commissioning of machine control systems.

Requirements

  • BS or MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with control system emphasis (min 3.2 GPA) and relevant intern or co-op experience.
  • Strong electromechanical aptitude.
  • Motion control/Robotics experience (Delta Tau, Adept, Yamaha, Epson).
  • PLC/PC programming experience (Allen-Bradley, GE Fanuc, etc.).
  • Vision experience (Cognex, DVT, Adept).
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to consistently deliver on commitments.


Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:22 am
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7548
Region : Twin Cities

 

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Embedded firmware design and implementation
  • Support projects for new and existing customers. This will require theoretical analysis, simulation analysis, software/firmware implementation, code review, documentation, and hardware/software integration testing.
  • Support communication protocol development efforts: network security protocols, wireless mesh networking and network security
  • Support development in multiple operating systems:  Linux, FreeRTOS, bare metal, Windows, etc.
  • Coordinate and work collaboratively cross functionally as well as with other software development teams in the organization
  • Lead software efforts being self-directed as well as leading small software teams
  • Mentor junior engineers in current trends and best practices
  • Provide outstanding documentation of software designs
  • Assist with certification testing
  • Coordinate software releases with internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate in appropriate training and development programs to maintain and enhance job-related skills

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum: BS or MS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Direct experience in programming in C for real-time embedded systems
  • Significant experience working with 32-bit microcontrollers in a flash and RAM constrained system
  • Significant experience with microcontroller peripherals and interfaces: UART, SPI, ADC, PWM, Timers, etc.
  • Development experience with embedded Linux (layers below application) and RTOS/bare metal
  • Skilled in the use of test and debug equipment: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, multi-meters, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to function self-directed in leading software engineering efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a small team of software engineers, i.e. task planning/managing, mentoring, defining core architecture, etc.
  • Good communication and team skills, both externally and internally
  • Solid debugging, troubleshooting, and problem solving ability
  • Eagerness to collaborate with team members and coworkers within the organization
  • Solid experience in delivering quality documentation (Requirements, Design Doc's, test plans)
  • Experience working through all phases of software development (Concept, architecture, development, test, release to manufacturing)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing Linux Kernel drivers, and low level Linux protocols
  • Experience in developing in real-time operating systems
  • Experience with RF communication
  • Experience with RF protocols at the PHY/MAC/NWK layers such as 802.15.4, zigbee, BLE, or Wi-Fi
  • Experience with networking protocols
  • Experience with a revision control system, GIT is preferred
  • Python experience
  • Experience with unit testing


Posted: November 20, 2018, 11:57 am
Category : Sales
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7488
Region : Twin Cities

Development Resource Group is a fast-paced, well-established engineering staffing firm seeking a motivated and energetic individual to join our growing recruiting team. Development Resource Group has been supplying contract and direct hire technical staffing since 1986 specializing in Medical Device, Engineering, R&D, and Product Development.

DRG specializes in placement of hardware, software, and mechanical engineering personnel on projects with many high tech product development companies in the Twin Cities. Our engineers are responsible for design, programming, and testing of products for medical device, electronic products, and automation systems.

The Technical Recruiter must have excellent communication skills, a high level of computer system knowledge, and preferably direct experience in sourcing, interviewing, and placement of high-level product development engineers.

We are seeking an individual to manage the full recruiting lifecycle: sourcing, screening, interviewing, reference checking, and negotiating employment terms. The candidate will be well versed in all aspects of professional recruiting, including networking and the recent trends in hiring.

Ideal candidates will be skilled in the use of applicant tracking systems and be self-sufficient in navigating and administering the applicant flow process.

Prefer BS degree, with proven track record of success in the staffing industry.

We offer excellent earning potential, a competitive benefit package, and an opportunity to be successful in the fast-paced, growing technical staffing industry.


 

Posted: September 6, 2018, 9:34 am
Category : Sales
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7487
Region : Twin Cities

Development Resource Group is a growing Technical Staffing firm located in Mounds View, MN. Since 1986, DRG has been assisting clients in locating experienced engineers for project-based work on a temporary, contract-to-hire, or permanent basis. We specialize in placement of hardware, software, and mechanical engineering personnel with a strong base of high tech product development companies in the Twin Cities. Our engineers are responsible for design, programming, and testing for medical device products, electronic products, control products and automation systems.

We are seeking a motivated and energetic individual to add to our Sales Team as an Account Representative. Account Representatives are responsible for working with our clients in establishing their needs and then working with our recruiting staff to fill those needs. Additionally, they support all contracted staff though the duration of their project, working to ensure both client and contractor's satisfaction. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, a high level of computer systems knowledge, technical staffing experience, be self-motivated and enjoy working in the "people business." A college degree is preferred, with several years of staffing sales experience and/or recruiting experience in a Technical or Engineering field.

We offer an enjoyable working environment with a proven track record in our industry, excellent earning potential, a very competitive benefits package and an opportunity to be successful in the fast-paced, growing technical staffing profession.



Posted: September 6, 2018, 8:20 am
Category : Technician - Medical Equipment
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7319
Region : Twin Cities

Immediate opportunity for an Equipment / Controls Automation Technician to support design, start-up, troubleshooting, and validation of automated equipment for medical device product manufacturing. This position will support Controls Engineers in machine design development, including Autocad Electrical design and documentation of control panels, schematics, and mechanical components, updating / programming PLC and HMI software, support repeat equipment builds, and troubleshooting and solving hardware and software (PLC, HMI, Vision) issues.

Requirements include:

  • 2 year Electrical / Automation Tech degree, with
  • Training and experience in design, programming, and troubleshooting of industrial control systems.
  • Requires proficiency with Autocad Electrical Cad, and training in troubleshooting PLC and HMI systems, robotics, machine vision, and controls instrumentation.
  • Will consider entry level candidate with solid training in automated systems, or technician with up to several years of experience.


Posted: April 2, 2018, 8:52 am
Category : Controls Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7297
Region : Twin Cities

 

Seeking a 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.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science (CS or EE)
  • Manager is open to all levels 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: March 15, 2018, 12:25 pm