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Category : Electrical Engineering
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7577
Region : Twin Cities

This is an excellent opportunity for a Lead Senior Electrical Engineer. The successful candidate will engage as a member of a highly technical and energized development team, performing and leading electrical engineering design and development. This key individual will also serve as part of the leadership team.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide technical leadership to electrical engineering team members, including instructing and verifying team members’ work.
  • Lead in creating Electrical Engineering proposals to capture new business
  • Server as overall Electrical Engineering System’ Engineer and Architect
  • Own and drive overall technical and process excellence in the EE function
  • Develop specifications for electronic products, assemblies, and parts.
  • Design, integrate, and document a variety of electrical concepts, prototypes, and products.
  • Meet with new and current Customers to understand design specifications, schedules and budgets.
  • Conduct design analysis to ensure manufacturability, reliability and client electrical requirements are met.
  • Prepare technical documentation, including architecture, detailed design and verification test documents as required.
  • Plan and perform tests to ensure that products achieve performance and reliability goals.
  • Insure regulatory and safety compliance providing all the required information and documentation as required.
  • Select components and suppliers and manage an inventory of components and information for each separate project.
  • Train other employees as well as external personnel as requested.

Position Qualifications:

  • BS degree w/5-10 years of experience or MS degree w/3-7 years of experience
  • Experience in the complete product development process, including design and project definition, development, testing, and on-time execution.
  • Hardware Engineering experience (design, schematic, layout, integration, BOM, ECR / ECO, test, and qualification).
  • Experience with creating, troubleshooting, and editing embedded firmware.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for decision, actions and results.
  • Open and candid communication skills, demonstrate inclusive behavior, and demonstrate the ability to build trust and inspire others.
  • Initiate and guide troubleshooting agenda for sudden “critical” problem areas.
  • Responsible for medium to large projects or multiple tasks within the engineering functional discipline.
  • Makes significant contribution to their team by applying hardware engineering knowledge.
  • Works independently on projects.
  • A solid understanding of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and will work to continue developing specialized knowledge.
  • Formal classes or 3 years of experience designing at least two different types of circuits: digital, analog, RF, wireless, optical, power supplies, low voltage, high voltage, or others.
  • Formal classes or 3 years of experience designing for at least two different markets: medical device, consumer, audio, communications (voice, video or data), industrial controls, robotics, military, PC, PC peripherals, or others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to read and write simple scripts or software programs
  • Familiar and comfortable with designing PC boards, performing layout, and reviewing boards after fabrication.
  • Ability to effectively work multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Wireless development including IoT.
  • This position has minimal travel requirements (up to 10%).
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other engineering disciplines (e.g., Mechanical, Firmware, Software).



Posted: January 18, 2019, 9:33 am
Category : Manager
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7576
Region : Twin Cities

The Design Engineering Manager has the responsibility to ensure departmental goals and objectives for assigned engineering group. Manages group budget and engineering personnel staffing requirements. Develops and justifies evaluation, quality, and process criteria. Identifies technical issues of future importance. Reports status of engineering projects within the group. Has an in-depth understanding of business goals and provides the engineering leadership required to support goal attainment.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages a major group of the engineering department through staffing, budget development and control, through engineering project management and personnel management.
  • Responsible for ensuring department goals and objectives are met.
  • Provide direction and leadership and/or mentoring to the engineering group. Writes and administers performance appraisals and performance improvement plans as required.
  • Interface directly with customers through presentations, meetings, or other communication.
  • Establish measurements for departmental goals with matrices and trend charts.
  • Present group status in program reviews and monthly reports.
  • Assigns specific job tasks to engineers and teams for completion as well as monitor progress.
  • Identify training requirements for personnel within the group to assure knowledge base for policies, procedures, concurrent engineering, root cause analysis, trend charts and corrective action.
  • Determine requirements for materials, and or equipment for engineering projects and ensure all required tooling, equipment and materials are available for the engineering group.
  • Uses policies and procedures to complete work assignments and assures group employees adhere to the company policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Safety:

  • Ensure that all assignments are performed in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Provincial and Company safety and health regulations, and where applicable, proper personal protective equipment is utilized.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS preferred
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Proficient in software applications specific to job requirements.


Posted: January 14, 2019, 7:09 am
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7575
Region : Twin Cities

The Manufacturing Engineer will provide manufacturing engineering support to manufacturing lines producing Class 1 medical devices used for remote patient monitoring. The Manufacturing Engineer will also work on implementation of new products into manufacturing.

The manufacturing operations involve the production of electro-mechanical devices and may include the following:

  • Mechanical Assembly of Electro-mechanical devices
  • Automated testing stations
  • Calibration of devices
  • Adhesive application
  • Packaging
  • Labeling

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Primary: Perform Equipment Installation, Mfg Process Characterization, Operational Qualification, and Performance Qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) activities for manufacturing equipment and processes. Generate related documentation including Master Validation Plans, pFMEA’s, and Work Instructions. Generate and implement Engineering Change Orders.
  • Secondary: Software Validation and Test Method Validation.
  • Generate all related documentation in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Daily interaction with the manufacturing teams providing hands-on support and troubleshooting of manufacturing processes and equipment. Provide detailed engineering analysis and documentation in the management of material disposition, manufacturing process updates, qualification activities, compliance activities, and CAPA's.
  • Coordination with the R&D team on the development and implementation of new products into manufacturing.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement to improve the efficiency of the manufacturing processes and quality of the product. Identify cost savings opportunities and implement changes. Develop technical solutions to difficult problems, finding solutions that are thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.
  • Ensure personal understanding of all applicable quality policy and quality system procedural requirements. Complete required training on time.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Engineering
  • 4 years minimum engineering experience in the medical device field operating under FDA QSR and ISO13485 requirements.
  • Experience with manufacturing process qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ), Software Validation, and Test Method Validation

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with Continuous Improvement and in leading cost savings efforts related to manufacturing processes
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing


Posted: January 11, 2019, 6:50 am
Category : Electrical Assembler
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7574
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Electronic Assembly Inspector for inspecting and testing circuit boards and mounted electronic components within specified time, safety, and quality requirements. Labeling circuits. Rework as necessary.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, and rework if necessary, printed circuit boards and mounted components for compliance to IPC-610 standards
  • Use various tools and equipment to test functional specifications
  • Accurately repairing/removing and replacing SMT components at efficient production speed without damaging sensitive components and boards
  • Solder components, wires, etc. onto circuit boards
  • By soldering, using bare wire, join similar boards together

 

Job Description:

  • Reads work orders, follows production drawings and sample assemblies, or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed.
  • Performs on-line go/no-go testing and inspection, using visual magnifying devices, measuring instruments, and electronic test equipment, to ensure parts and assemblies meet production specifications and standards.
  • Perform inspection operations under stereo microscope or other magnifying device for sustained periods.
  • Rework, as necessary, boards and mounted components for compliance to IPC-610 standards.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Must be able to read and write in English language and accurately perform basic math problem
  • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) electronic component assembly
  • IPC-610 training/certification
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience performing detailed inspection
  • 1-2 years' experience in hand placement and soldering in production

 

Posted: January 10, 2019, 1:10 pm
Category : Systems Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7573
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Sr. Systems Engineer to perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluate 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 position ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Practical knowledge of project management is useful. Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience required.



Posted: January 8, 2019, 2:10 pm
Category : Electrical Assembler
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7494
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Electrical Technician / Wire Technician 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

 

REQUIRED:

  • Experience in assembly and wiring
  • Ability to use hand tools
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • 2+ years prior experience

 

DESIRED:

  • Knowledge of UL508A standards
  • Prefer someone with AutoCAD Electrical experience but not necessary


Posted: January 8, 2019, 1:19 pm
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7572
Region : Twin Cities

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join a Vascular R&D team. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will represent the R&D function, contributing both as a core team member and as an extended team member on projects. This person will be a key technical resource for the engineering team and the company. The Sr. Mechanical Engineer leads concept development, design activities, reviews and reports design’s progress. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring appreciable initiative, originality, ingenuity and excellent problem solving skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent analysis skills, advanced mechanical engineering experience and a good understanding of medical devices. This position will focus primarily on the development of innovative products to treat vascular disease.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop single-use medical devices, device prototypes, and test fixtures, etc., in a highly regulated environment.
  • Engage customers to develop a critical understanding of patients, clinical practice, pathophysiology, and patient care.
  • Innovate new ways to solve vascular disease problems.
  • Develop test methods and perform tests to evaluate performance of devices.
  • Create related documentation and support materials in conjunction with design and development activities.
  • Consult and solicit feedback from internal stakeholders to identify customer needs and translate these requirements into the mechanical designs. In addition, provide support regarding product development to internal departments as it relates to mechanical design.
  • Ensuring that all interactions and engagements are carried out with the highest ethical and professional standards and that all work is accomplished with quality and in accordance with values.
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks as required by the Line Manager.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering
  • 5+ years of engineering work experience with a minimum of 3+ years of medical device development experience. Relevant advanced education considered as substitute for work experience
  • Catheter design experience preferred
  • Biomaterials knowledge, including Nitinol preferred
  • Extensive hands-on experience with building of prototype devices and performing experiments
  • Test method development (verification and validation) desired
  • Pre-clinical testing experience desired
  • Working knowledge of polymers and composite materials
  • Competency in CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Competency with Design Of Experiments

Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to champion ideas at a senior level in user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to create clearly-worded documents describing design ideas, prototype details, and project status
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work load, multi-task, and manage a diverse mix of issues, responsibilities, and challenges
  • Self-starter with a hands on, pragmatic approach and a “can do” attitude


Posted: January 4, 2019, 2:47 pm
Category : Test Engr - Technical
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7567
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Test Engineer to provide system level testing for a Medical Device system. This system provides 3D location guidance to physicians in navigating a catheter through the airways of the lung to diagnose and treat lung cancer. This role contributes to the system test efforts for this system. Role will include test execution and reporting of results and may include design and development of test methods and equipment. Background in biomedical, mechanical, software, or hardware engineering preferred. 3D space/visualization ability a plus.



Posted: December 17, 2018, 3:04 pm
Category : QA Validation
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7566
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Validation Engineer responsible for developing requirements and detailed test plans for medical grade automation equipment. The individual will work on a project team where a project manager shall provide guidance and schedule prioritization, and a controls engineer shall provide technical content support and direction to assist with documentation development.

Job Duties:

  • Creating the software validation documents required for a project.
  • Develop software requirements based on customer needs and intended use.
  • Analyze requirements for accuracy and testability.
  • Closely work with control engineers and the project team to leverage content needed for the test plan development.
  • Adapt in a quickly changing environment.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • The individual for this role will have previous experience and/or demonstrated strengths in the following areas:
  • Experience with software testing for the medical device industry
  • Experience working with quality assurance plans
  • PLC programming experience is a plus
  • Experience working within a very technical engineering driven and project based organization
  • Understands proper software validation practices
  • Good communication skills for interfacing with customers and supporting engineers
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow through and deliver on commitments

Position Requirements:

  • BSME, BSEE, BSCS, or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio


Posted: December 17, 2018, 6:58 am
Category : Quality Engineer - Medical Device
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7565
Region : Twin Cities

In this exciting role as a Supplier Quality Engineer you will have responsibility of managing internal Company suppliers and supporting internal Company customers.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:

  • Serves as primary supplier controls point of contact for internal Company suppliers and customers.
  • Implements and improves processes to ensure appropriate oversight of internal suppliers in alignment with regulatory requirements and global policies.
  • Manages internal supplier controls activities including change control and performance monitoring.
  • Drives effective corrective and preventive actions when required.
  • Collaborates with functional stakeholders (e.g., design, reliability, regulatory) to monitor internal supplier performance and support internal customers.
  • Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting policies, regulatory and/or governmental regulations, and agency guidelines to assure compliance.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or related field
  • 4 years of experience in engineering or quality role

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in supplier management
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, preferably medical device
  • Working knowledge of medical device regulations and standards (e.g., 21 CFR Part 820; ISO 13485), particularly as they relate to purchasing controls
  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with global teams and across a matrixed organization
  • Working knowledge of statistical data analysis and related tools


Posted: December 11, 2018, 12:08 pm
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7563
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Continuation Engineer to provide support for existing product lines. This includes resolving issues such as obsolete components, cost reduction efforts, ease of assembly, addition of options, improved product functionality, and continuous improvement of product quality and performance.

Responsibilities:

  • First engineering responder on existing product line issues and production assistance
  • Seek out opportunities for cost reduction on existing products by reducing cost of materials/parts and process improvement.
  • Research and identify issues with existing products which involves talking with other departments, testing, prototyping, reviewing warranty claims, inventories and other activities.
  • Works with other departments to expedite production changes.
  • Aid in identifying support/production requirements of new products.
  • Manufacturing assistance on process improvements
  • New design on accessories and attachments.

Requirements:

  • Associates or Technical Diploma in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering required.
  • 2+ years' experience in cost reduction, process improvement, and reliability experience for existing product lines.
  • Experience in manual machining nice but not required.


Posted: December 11, 2018, 8:55 am
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 : Controls Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7555
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Service Engineer for system service of various technologies which include: multi-axis motion control, image processing, vision-guided robotics and industrial instrumentation & automation control. Candidate will provide system programming PC/PLC/motion/vision for troubleshooting or upgrades. Additionally, position will include interfacing with customers and project team on technical projects and some travel. This position will be a new add to the Service Department and will report to the Service Manager.

Requirements:

Ideal candidate will have strong electromechanical aptitude and interest/experience in the application of motion control, robotics, PLC/PC programming, and/or vision applications to accomplish customer requirements. In addition, solid organizational and strong troubleshooting skills are required, along with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of applications. Knowledge/experience with Adept, Allen-Bradley, Parker Compumotor, and/or Cognex is a plus. Applicants must have a BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with a control system emphasis.



Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:21 am
Category : Project Manager
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7554
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: December 6, 2018, 9:21 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7557
Region : Twin Cities

The primary role of the Electrical Engineer is to design, develop and test all aspects of electrical components, equipment and hardware related to company systems while applying knowledge of engineering concepts, practices and procedures. This includes motion control hardware, laser control hardware, a variety of electro-mechanical device controls, and support of PLC based hardware and software.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and select components that will provide a technically superior and cost effective solution.
  • Work with suppliers, applying standard engineering practices, to develop component specifications.
  • Provide support to an Engineering team for new product and feature development.
  • Review customer specific requirements, and satisfy customer needs through the design, test, and documentation of unique solutions for existing products.
  • Create testing and qualification protocols to validate and verify designs.
  • Create, implement and maintain documentation, including Bill of Material maintenance and schematics, using the company specific ERP system and AutoCad Electrical software.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing and service personnel.
  • Create work procedures and good practice documentation, and lead training classes for company personnel based on their content.
  • Make recommendations to customers regarding machine usage and installation.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • BS/MS in Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with PLC based hardware and software.
  • Experience with multi-axis machine tool design is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience as a designer or engineer in a capital equipment manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

 

Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:21 am
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7553
Region : Twin Cities

 

Seeking an experienced Process Development Engineer to provide technical and engineering input to support development of new metal processing technologies for medical device manufacturing.   These processes include but are not limited to laser-cutting, microblasting, chemical etching, electropolishing, and automated dimensional inspection.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.
  • Designs arrangement of machines within plant facility to ensure the most efficient and productive layout.
  • Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.
  • Adapts machine or equipment design to satisfy local factory and production conditions.
  • Makes adjustments and modifications or recommends enhancements in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.
  • Establishes operating equipment specifications, improves manufacturing techniques and production yields, and introduces new process equipment to improve production efficiencies while achieving all quality-related requirements.
  • Interacts with product design and development personnel as required to ensure that processes and designs are compatible.
  • Interacts with production line operators, supervisors and plant management teams as required to ensure that processes are stable (poka-yoke) and capable, e.g. gage R&R.
  • May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.
  • Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency.
  • Investigates problems and may help initiate corrective action plans to correct problems and deficiencies to ensure the maintenance of product quality.
  • Develops manufacturing processes that are compatible with statistical process control and may develop those techniques.
  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

 

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in a related engineering field
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision


Posted: November 28, 2018, 11:55 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7550
Region : Twin Cities

The Electronics Continuation Engineer supports the manufacture and testing of the company’s inspection products by working with Manufacturing, Quality, Procurement, and Research and Development teams to troubleshoot electronic assemblies with quality issues, resolving component availability issues, re-design of existing product, transitioning new assemblies to production, and support of manufacturing fixtures.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the quality department and outside vendors to mitigate present and future failures of electronic assemblies.
  • Work with the supply chain department to resolve electronic component availability issues either through specification of alternative components, life time buys, or product redesign.
  • Work with R&D department to understand newly released products to ensure the smooth transition into production and recommend appropriate manufacturing testing procedures to ensure product quality.
  • Work with the manufacturing and R& D departments to design the electro-mechanical portion of manufacturing fixtures.
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritize, and document activities.
  • Understanding the theory of operation of complex electronic assemblies.
  • Troubleshooting electronics assemblies using JTAG, hardware, firmware, or software tools to get to root cause failures.
  • Ability to recognize and implement electronic design improvements.
  • Ability to follow company’s quality processes.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) or equivalent industry or military experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Electrical Engineering Technology experience preferably in a continuation engineering capacity.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Electrical Engineering CAD experience, OrCAD-CIS experience is a plus.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience troubleshooting high speed electronic designs that include microprocessors, DSPs, FPGAs, DDR, and communication interfaces like PCIe, USB3.0, and Ethernet.
  • Experience with machine vision communication standards like CamerLink, Coaxpress, USB3.0 vision, and IEEE1394 is a plus.
  • Familiarity with CMOS or CCD imaging devices is a plus.
  • Experience with switch mode power supplies and LED illumination driver circuits.
  • Fundamental understanding with servo, stepper, and motion control systems a plus.
  • Experience in structured problem solving.
  • Experience in specifying electronic components and working with a component database system.
  • Experience using hardware troubleshooting tools like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, and JTAG boundary scan tools.
  • Experience using software troubleshooting tools such as Firmware and FPGA debuggers.
  • Experience in improving products through component and/or electronics redesign efforts.
  • Ability to use schematic capture CAD tools to implement design changes.
  • Ability to read and interpret PCB layout files and to work with PCB layout resource to implement changes.
  • Experience designing or specifying electrical and/or functional test fixtures or procedures for electronic assemblies.
  • Familiarity with ISO, ECO, DFMEA, or 8D processes to track continuous improvements.


Posted: November 27, 2018, 6:31 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 : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7546
Region : Twin Cities

The Manufacturing Engineer has the responsibilities to continuously improve the performance of the manufacturing process by using continuous incremental improvements principles, specific projects, fixture discipline development, and continual evaluation of performance over time.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Analyze manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, yield and throughput. Establish control plans for assigned products.
  • The candidate should be able to identify manufacturing process improvement, determine root cause, and implement process change for the improvement. Be vocal and collaborate with engineering department to escalate production defects.
  • Conferring with assemblers, development and vendors in determining product specifications and arranging equipment, fixtures, parts, and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
  • Define metrics and report results of manufacturing fixture yields and plans for improvement.
  • The candidate has the responsibilities including process documentation, quality enforcement, and development of best practices in repeatable and sustaining manufacturing process.
  • Develop and optimize work design, manufacturing layout and product flow: recommends and implements process layouts for efficient manufacturing.

Experience, Education, and Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment or 2 years of experience with a Master's Degree.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional groups and ownership for products and processes assigned.
  • Experience with fixturing, knowledge of optical, electrical and mechanical assembly.
  • Experience in statistical applications tools such as Minitab, Excel, or JMP.

Experience, Education, and Competencies Preferred:

  • Experience with optomechanical / electromechanical assembly operations.
  • Experienced in statistical applications tools such as Minitab, Excel, or Matlab.
  • Certified Lean or Six Sigma Green Belt or higher.
  • Ability to lead and support cross-functional teams and effectively communicate technical information across all channels.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects.
  • Hands-on, team oriented individual possessing strong problem-solving and analytical skills.



Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:47 pm
Category : Systems Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7542
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Systems Engineer with a strong background and is passionate about system maturity/reliability, integration, characterization, verification, and validation. The ideal candidate would be someone with relevant educational and/or demonstrated experience maturing complex systems with significant electrical and/or software components.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with peer systems engineer(s) during development of user needs & intended uses and design input requirements to ensure they are validate-able and verifiable respectively
  • Authors a system level Verification & Validation Plan, documenting scope of system V&V effort, while working with product/functional engineers to ensure proper and complete coverage
  • Authors Integration Plan and corresponding test protocols during design development phase of project to progressively and predictably build design maturity. Executes tests per defined Integration Plan
  • Works with various stakeholders to understand scope of characterization needed, including need to understand design capability. Executes system characterization efforts
  • Influence product/component integration and characterization plans in order to assist in incremental system maturity. Works with engineers in various functional departments to achieve results
  • Authors design verification and design validation protocols and reports. Executes system verification and validation activities
  • Works with Human Factors engineer to ensure inclusion, tracing and proper coverage of applicable user needs in their summative usability study
  • Works with Clinical to ensure inclusion, tracing and proper coverage of applicable intended uses in their pre-clinical or clinical study
  • Plan and execute Test Method and Non-product software validation, and equipment and tooling qualification, per project needs
  • Monitors progress of assigned tasks to defined project schedule
  • Produce high quality deliverables while complying with relevant SOP
  • Authors Summary report and other relevant inputs for submission by Regulatory Affairs to regulatory agencies in support of market release review and approval

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of job-related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 2+ years of job-related experience with a Master's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Reliability Engineering, or Mathematics
  • Experience in engineering and testing mission critical systems and/or medical device systems
  • Demonstrated experience maturing System with significant electrical component
  • Experience working with detailed requirements and traceability in order to author test plans, protocols, and reports
  • Experience working in cross-functional team effort
  • Demonstrated strong verbal/written communication and influence management skills
  • Proven ability to accomplish critical project level objectives in a team environment
  • Knowledge of or experience working with Systems Engineering principles
  • Knowledge of or experience working in a regulated and/or FDA medical device environment Knowledge of or experience working with ISO and Quality System Regulation requirements


Posted: November 7, 2018, 8:15 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7541
Region : Twin Cities


 

Electrical Engineers work cross functionally to bring products from concept through development and into production. Electrical Engineers are responsible for the electrical design, schematics, safety and test, along with the failure analysis and continuation of Class II/III medical devices.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop embedded microprocessor systems.
  • Devise, test, and debug system-level architecture for new products of moderate and significant technical complexity.
  • Design and develop sensor interfaces including A/D conversion, filtering, etc.
  • Create and enter PCB schematics and assist with PCB layout.
  • Design and develop analog and digital circuitry.
  • Develop and perform hardware verification testing.
  • Participation in product requirements definition, analysis, project planning, and design reviews.
  • Write design specifications.
  • Assist with agency compliance testing in accordance with EMC and IEC 60601-1 standards.
  •  

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience with embedded products.
  • Experience with digital and analog electronic device development.
  • Experience taking a device from design to production
  • Detailed documentation skills. Medical Device experience preferred but not required.

 

Posted: November 5, 2018, 1:26 pm
Category : Firmware Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7526
Region : Twin Cities

Excellent opportunity for Embedded Software Engineer to work as part of a medical product development team, assisting with firmware development on a variety of medical devices involving a variety of technologies. Some projects involve concept prototyping, but most are development of end products.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop medical device firmware and user interface software.
  • Specify, design, code, integrate and test medical device software.
  • Define and execute tasks and development approach necessary to meet requirements and schedule.
  • Comply with Standard Operating Procedures for product development and software engineering.
  • Take task direction from Software Engineers and the assigned Program Manager.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years embedded software development expertise in a regulated industry such as medical, automotive or aerospace, using the C or C++ languages.
  • BSCS, MSCS, BSEE, MSEE or similar degree or experience, but if EE must have very significant software engineering capabilities.
  • Must be able to work proactively and thoughtfully with minimal supervision.
  • Must be familiar with at least one configuration management tool (eg. Subversion, MKS, etc).
  • FreeRTOS, OpenRTOS, SafeRTOS.
  • Real-time control algorithms, including PID, stepper motors, heaters, pumps, etc.
  • Automated unit test, for example VectorCast or similar.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to write documentation using MS Office (MSWord).
  • Comfortable working with a defined coding standard.
  • Proven ability to perform well with a variety of target controllers, development tools, and sophisticated control algorithms.
  • Proven ability to learn quickly


Posted: October 22, 2018, 8:22 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7527
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Sr. Electrical Engineer that provides knowledge and understanding of electrical engineering principles and concepts. Responsibilities may include research, design, development and test of electrical engineering designs and concepts. Work closely with engineering and other functional areas to obtain optimum utilization of resources. Looking for a very dynamic electrical engineer who enjoys designing and debugging complex embedded systems. Must be highly self-motivated and an excellent communicator.

Primary or Major Responsibilities:

  • Design, model, simulate and test electronic circuits under guidance of other engineers.
  • Support designs with simulations, and cross-disciplinary engineering reviews.
  • Create schematic drawings and support PCB design and layout.
  • Prepare documentation and drawings for work as required for engineering and manufacturing of products
  • Conduct and guide external and in-house and pre-scans and regulatory testing with guidance from other Engineers.
  • Support risk, failure and root cause analysis as required within the electronic engineering discipline.
  • Provide training and/or direction to technicians.
  • Provide input to bid and proposal activities.
  • Provide communications and/or presentations to customers, suppliers or vendors.
  • Require participation in product field tests requiring travel.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BSEE; 5-7 years experience, 7+ years preferred.
  • Must show high initiative, be self-motivated, and have ability to act independently on technical matters
  • Ability to draw solutions formal training and experience and use original thinking and ingenuity to solve problems.
  • Experience in Altium, Cadence, or Mentor graphics is required.
  • Knowledge/skills must include education in electronic design, simulation, modeling, analysis, and test of electronic assemblies and systems is required.
  • Knowledge of digital and analog design in embedded design is required. This may include amplifiers, analog and digital interfaces, low power design, communication interfaces and protocols, microcontrollers, and solid state memory devices.
  • Windows and some Linux experience, as well as experience with general PC-based tools such as MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:33 am
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7525
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to support 3D Automated Optic Inspection (AOI) sensor products. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer has the responsibilities to continuously improve the performance of the manufacturing process by using continuous incremental improvements principles, specific projects, fixture discipline development, and continual evaluation of performance over time.

Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Analyzing manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, yield and throughput. Establish control plans for assigned products.
  • Work closely with NPD manufacturing engineering to not accept adhoc programs into the manufacturing processes. Be vocal and collaborate with engineering department to escalate production defects.
  • Conferring with assemblers, development and vendors in determining product specifications and arranging equipment, fixtures, parts, and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
  • Define metrics and report results of manufacturing fixture yields and plans for improvement. Including identification of product yield, scrap cost, and rework to achieve continuous improvements for the factory.
  • Specify design criteria for manufacturing technologies and concepts. Provide reproducibility and manufacturing expertise for new product development activities and the design to production transition processes. Including designing and developing manufacturing processes for enhancements, product changes, new products, and related fixtures and tooling that are consistent with zero defect level and low product cost.

Experience, Education, and Competencies Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment or 5 years of experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional groups and ownership for products and processes assigned.
  • Experience with fixturing, knowledge of optical, electrical and mechanical assembly.
  • Experience in statistical applications tools such as Minitab, Excel, or JMP.

Experience, Education, and Competencies Preferred:

  • Experience with optomechanical / electromechanical assembly operations.
  • Experienced in statistical applications tools such as Minitab, Excel, or Matlab
  • Familiar with manufacturing process improvement Lean and Six Sigma tools First Pass Yield, Process Map, FMEA, and Control Plans
  • Ability to lead and support cross-functional teams and effectively communicate technical information across all channels.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects.
  • Hands-on, team oriented individual possessing strong problem-solving and analytical skills



Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:53 am
Category : Mechanical Designer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7521
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 4 to 8+ 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: October 11, 2018, 12:01 pm
Category : Test Engr - Technical
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7516
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Mechanical Test Engineer to assure product performance by designing and developing test cases and plans, identifying failures and causes of failures & developing solutions.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Develop product testing approaches by researching, analyzing, selecting, and applying test engineering concept approaches, techniques, and criteria; adapting and modifying test engineering options; developing and evaluating test methodologies.
  • Develops and maintains product test evaluation program by preparing timetables, cost estimates, and required resources including test laboratories, personnel and equipment.
  • Identifies product failures by establishing test standards, methods, test environment; analyzing and evaluating findings and failures; identifying root causes.
  • Documents test studies by recording test results; preparing reports; and maintaining test database.
  • Meet customer demands in a timely fashion.
  • Setup of design of experiments (DOE).
  • Subject matter experience in the areas of injectable and inhalable drugs/biologics.
  • Subject matter experience in electronic devices and design control compliance is a plus.
  • Subject matter experience in test plan development.
  • Extended travel to other facilities may be required to support business needs.

               

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical or other Engineering field with an MS preferred
  • 2+ years test engineering in a similar industry/test lab (electro-mechanical testing/med device industry).

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of test standards, equipment and test lab methodologies.
  • Preferred Medical Device Experience.
  • Exposure to Material Testing.
  • Competence in static and cyclic testing; data acquisition.
  • Demonstrate track record of planning activities with contingency actions.
  • Demonstrate strong written, verbal and interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Working proficiency of Microsoft Excel and Visual Basic Programming; experience with LabView programming desired.
  • Strong understanding of test methods validations for Design Verification Testing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the medical device product development processes and testing needs to support those development processes.


Posted: October 8, 2018, 6:56 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7492
Region : Twin Cities

Immediate opportunity for an experienced Machine Builder/Service Technician on the first shift.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assembling, testing, crating and installing custom industrial machines. 
  • Primarily this will be assembling mechanical and pneumatic components for machines but will include some electrical assembly as well.
  • It will also include testing machines to see that they are functioning correctly and meet the criteria set out in the machine testing procedure.
  • Crating the machines to ship to facility
  • The candidate must have a willingness to travel about 15% to perform machine installations and operator training. 

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret engineering assembly drawings and schematics and provide your own hand tools. 
  • The candidate must be a self-starter. 
  • Qualified candidates should have some vocational school training and/or machine building experience including familiarity with PLC/HMI controls.  

 

Posted: September 12, 2018, 10:03 am
Category : Controls Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7491
Region : Twin Cities

The ideal Controls Engineer candidate will be a contributing team member in the conceptual development, design, implementation and commissioning of control and data acquisition for aerodynamic ground test facilities, turbine engine test cells and wind tunnels. The Controls Engineer will work directly with external and internal customers to evaluate project requirements, provide solutions as necessary, offer design reviews and assist with system installations.

Responsibilities:

  • Assume Lead Controls Engineer responsibilities for assigned projects to include, defining design requirements, leading and mentoring other engineers and designers, coordinating with engineers from other departments, and reporting progress to the Project Manager
  • Prepare design calculations, reports and specifications
  • Oversee development of engineering drawings
  • Specify and size control devices
  • Support system procurement, fabrication and installation
  • Perform field commissioning and acceptance testing
  • Assist in development of proposals, including scope, budget, and schedule

Desired Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Lead Controls Engineer on a project
  • Design of electrical process control systems and integration of instruments
  • Electrical control system wiring design
  • Control and integration of electrical-mechanical valves
  • Design of data acquisition systems
  • Control system field installation and check-out
  • Design of precision pressure and temperature control loops
  • Experience with control system simulation and tuning of complex PID control system
  • Proficient in PLC and LabView programming
  • A broad background in control theory, instrumentation and hardware

Education and Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Controls Engineering or related degree
  • 4+ years of progressive work experience
  • 10% travel


Posted: September 7, 2018, 8:14 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 : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7463
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a fulltime Electrical Design Engineer for the design, modeling, research, and refinement of products. This also includes planning, documentation of testing and quality standards.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Design:

  • Drive refinement of electrical product line.
  • Research and design expanded product offerings (4k video, Ethernet, fiber optic)
  • Execute models, images and work instructions proficiently using Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD.
  • Create and maintain detail, layout, assembly, and shop drawings for new and existing products
  • Process Engineering Change Orders (ECO's)

Product Planning:

  • Review, verify and manage the implementation of customer requirements through the Advance Product Quality Planning process.
  • Work as team member to approve product designs and documentation
  • Establish and verify testing and quality requirements
  • Help create company quality standards
  • Work as team member to participate in risk analysis and mitigation.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • B.S. in Electrical or Electronic Engineering with 2+ years related experience.
  • Understanding in ISO quality standards.
  • Familiarity with interpretation/creation of wiring schematics
  • Experience with electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, signal analyzers, etc.
  • Understanding of GD & T
  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD.
  • Experience with ERP manufacturing software (IQMS preferred).
  • Experience with the design and manufacturing of electrical slip rings and/or other electronic components
  • Plan and organize own workload, able to multitask
  • Solve problems with minimal direction.
  • Communicate effectively within the organization, in addition to customers and suppliers.
  • Work cooperatively with other employees



Posted: August 24, 2018, 1:21 pm
Category : Electrical Assembler
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7471
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Electrical Technician / Wire Technician 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

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
  • 5+ years prior experience

DESIRED:

  • Knowledge of UL508A standards


Posted: August 15, 2018, 11:21 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7437
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Sr. Test System Design Engineer that will assume responsibility for Project Definition & Planning, Design Planning, & Development, CRM (Client Relationship Management), and Technical Leadership in a senior role. You’ll provide end to end project management of key deliverables.

Responsibilities:

  • Define project requirements and develop project design plans.
  • Design electrical/mechanical/software solutions that satisfy project requirements.
  • Lead or participate in design review meetings.
  • Senior level engineers will facilitate design reviews of own, and others’ work.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with project manager to coordinate project activities and meetings.
  • Develop and/or evolve engineering processes and provide implementation and training leadership.
  • Support the sales process by providing technical expertise to the customer.
  • Provide effective communication with project team members, including project status, risks, and suggestions to project leadership.
  • Collaborate with customers as needed to accomplish customer goals.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in an Electrical Engineering discipline or equivalent experience in an electronics manufacturing firm or engineering services.
  • Effective communication skills with all stakeholders; project team members, management, clients, etc.
  • R&D or testing at PCB and final assembly levels.
  • Effective project management skills; status, problem resolution, risk management.
  • Demonstrated focus on quality initiatives, process improvements, etc.
  • Travel availability of 10% to 15% to client locations for meetings and/or system installations.
  • At least 10 years engineering experience and skill competency in one or more of: Electronic hardware design, digital or analog, or both.
  • Automated functional test development.
  • At least 10 years engineering experience and skill competency in one or more of: Application or embedded software development in C/C++, C#, VB.Net, NI LabView/TestStand program development (CLD desirable), Python experience a plus.


Posted: July 12, 2018, 2:00 pm
Category : PLC Controls
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7433
Region : Twin Cities

The Controls Engineer role will provide expertise in robotic electrical controls design and implementation. Work with the sales team to provide custom controls designs which meet the requirements of our customers. Improve and upgrade control systems as required by changing technology and increasing complexity of product mix. Develop embedded software for specified products.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs conceptual design of packaging machinery and systems controls, including component selection, system integration, programming and development of product documentation.
  • Supports equipment sales by translating marketing specifications and customer needs into cost effective control solutions that meet internal and external requirements. Write PLC and HMI code for packaging machinery using Allen Bradley. Write structured text robotic code for Hamer-Fischbein palletizer lines.
  • Works with suppliers to properly specify components, investigate new technology and procure parts/systems for prototype projects.
  • Interacts with field service technicians and production to validate control designs and address improvements. Train technicians and production as necessary to support new designs. Travel to customer sites as required to support installations and resolve customer issues that service techs cannot resolve on their own.
  • Efficiently and accurately create software for Robotic Palletizers. Design control panels for various machines.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2-year Automated Systems and Robotics Degree required
  • 3+ years' experience with controls design, robotic programming, HMI programming, variable speed drive and servo control
  • Experience with Solidworks and/or AutoCAD a plus
  • Ability to travel approximately 15%


Posted: July 10, 2018, 10:19 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7431
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a reliable SMT Machine operator to program, run and maintain the SMT equipment (paste printer, pick and place, AOI, reflow, conveyors). The ideal candidate must be knowledgeable of SMT component types and their packaging size and should be experienced with the total SMT process from set-up, feeders, programming knowledge, stencil, manual and automated printing, solder paste, and reflow ovens. This SMT Machine Operator must be capable of running a job through the complete SMT process with minimum supervision.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Electronic component assembly
  • IPC-610 training/experience - Comprehensive understanding of IPC standards
  • Computer (Windows)
  • Knowledge of ESD procedures
  • Solder paste/stenciling
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Mechanical tooling/fixtures
  • Electronic component recognition
  • Simple electronic testing (DVM, etc.)
  • Ability to recommend future automation systems and participate in growth planning
  • Equipment installation
  • MS Word and Excel (basics)
  • Parts database (BOM) software user
  • Quality focus



Posted: July 9, 2018, 11:19 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7393
Region : Minnesota

Seeking a Senior Machine Builder with 10 years + experience of building, repairing, installing custom automated machines. The ideal candidate should have working knowledge of:

  • Blue print reading including mechanical, pneumatic and schematic drawings
  • Drafting of detail machine parts
  • Machine assembly
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Sheet metal work
  • Painting and plating process
  • Field wiring
  • Field plumbing
  • Debug and troubleshooting of automated machinery


Posted: June 12, 2018, 6:24 am
Category : Electrical Designer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7355
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an AutoCAD Controls Designer to perform the following:

  • Mechanical layouts of control panels
  • Electrical wiring schematics
  • Communication networks drawings
  • Pneumatic diagrams
  • Piping & Instrumentation Drawings
  • Power Drawings
  • MCC layouts and drawings
  • Experience with AutoCAD is required
  • AutoCAD Electrical experience is a plus

 

Posted: May 1, 2018, 6:52 am
Category : Technician - Medical Equipment
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7354
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Engineering Technician for the following duties:

  • Lead E-techs; able to direct, organize, and “own the build process”
  • Assign specific tasks for yourself and other technicians daily
  • Maintain build schedule, working directly with the project manager and designers to overcome obstacles
  • High complexity wiring and mechanical assembly
  • High level troubleshooting and machine “power up” ability
  • Low level I/O checkout, basic end of line mechanical alignments
  • Assist in design suggestions and responsibility for implementation in the build
  • “Ownership” of the print package; Ensure redlines are captured, authorize and/or perform minor modifications
  • Limited field service duties
  • AAS


Posted: April 30, 2018, 1:10 pm
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
Category : Electrical Power & Lighting
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7122
Region : Twin Cities

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BSEE with a minimum 5 years of engineering design experience
  • Must have a Minnesota PE in electrical engineering
  • Specify and design the installation of medium voltage, relaying, low voltage switchgear and motor control equipment
  • Must have a minimum 2 years’ experience in power system engineering analysis using SKM software
  • Good working knowledge of the current National Electrical Code
  • Capable of producing and supervising the production of industrial electrical construction drawings, specifications, and other documents
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to supervise project teams are required along with the ability to work closely with clients and teams from other disciplines
  • Ability to travel from time to time as needed

Responsibilities:

  • Apply the company’s engineering principle to complete engineering designs associated with the capital projects
  • Technical and execution activities will be performed including system studies, specifying hardware, calculations, preparing and performing project estimates, scheduled, effort-hours, and material forecasts to ensure consistency with engineering standards and operating principles.
  • Perform plant Short-Circuit, LV/MV Coordination and Arc Flash studies using the SKM power tools software.
  • Lead the marketing of power system engineering analysis efforts to internal / external clients
  • Supervision of project teams will be required


Posted: October 25, 2017, 8:06 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 6992
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Controls Project Engineer for the design, programming, and management of industrial Control Systems Projects.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 2-7+ years' experience with process and machine control design
  • Experience in PLC and MMI programming (Allen Bradley, Siemens, Wonderware, Panelview, Factory Talk), communication networks design and programming, electrical hardware / panel design, and system commissioning and start-up.
  • Up to 25% travel to customer sites

 



Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:34 am