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Category : Quality/Regulatory
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7562
Region : Twin Cities

We are looking for a dynamic and adaptive Senior Reliability Engineer, with the desire to be part of the fast-growing Medical Device Industry, helping us to ensure they exceed the safety and reliability requirements and expectations of patients, clinicians, regulators, and the business.

This role will focus in the areas of system design validation and verification testing, risk management and robust design characterization practices. This role will also focus on developing and implementing clinically relevant and mechanical and electrical safety tests for use on capital equipment

Success indicators include strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills, with both a detail orientation and a connection to the bigger picture; as well as a desire to learn and improve the current technology and processes, driving for creative solutions and sustainable results.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, lead, execute, and integrate test and method validation activities, to demonstrate product performance and compliance
  • Engages in design characterization testing using bench, lab, and/or clinical test methods, producing full traceability of reliability assessment evidence to design inputs, component specifications and product requirement specifications.
  • Support product design verification and design validation testing. Including planning, protocol development, test execution, root cause analysis, data analysis, and report writing Apply statistical methods for analyzing data
  • Develop bench and anatomical models/methods using understanding of clinical use conditions; determine test requirements in collaboration with development engineers
  • Coordinate & optimize test method development integration with other program departments (PD Char, RE Char, Verification, MFG test, & Field Service) with the objective of optimizing test capability on similar platforms
  • Support and integrate Risk Management activities, to demonstrate product safety
  • Contribute to the successful completion of major capital equipment projects
  • Advocate for Quality in design reviews and other project meetings
  • Seek and recommend improvements for product/ process capability based on company metrics
  • Ensure adherence to the business Quality Management System through procedure compliance and internal audits
  • Perform engineering reviews of quality records for compliance with stated requirements and impact on safety and reliability
  • Implement initiatives in collaboration with Design, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, and other cross-functional partners
  • Develops, coordinates and conducts technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts and design of experiments (DOE) constructs.
  • 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Science with 4+ years of experience in quality and/or engineering OR Masters Degree in Engineering or Science with 2+ years of experience in quality or engineering.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or Science
  • Experience in Safety Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Development Engineering, Clinical, or Field Support
  • Familiarity with electrical safety requirements (IEC 60601-1)
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Fluent in English (both oral & written)
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, and managing electronic data files
  • Familiarity with cryoablation, or capital equipment experience
  • Ability to comprehensively apply degree-specific engineering principles in the design of highly reliable, complex systems
  • Strong understanding of and experience in the application of statistics, including experience with Minitab
  • Experience in a highly-regulated industry, preferably medical devices
  • Understanding of medical systems, products, therapies, and their use in the clinical environment, including customer expectations, common medical practice, and systems troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and primary disease states
  • Experience with 21 CFR Part 820 (Quality System Regulation), ISO 13485, etc.
  • Experience in the application of Risk Management (ISO 14971) and hazard analysis and risk analysis techniques (e.g., PHA, HA, FTA, DFMEA)
  • Ability to independently lead investigations to identify system/product failures, hazards, hazardous situations, and harms
  • Exposure to or experience working in or with Design, Quality, Regulatory, Clinical and/or Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of Design for Reliability (DfR), Design for Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM), Design for Six Sigma
  • (DFSS), Design for Lean Sigma (DFLS), and/or robust design practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix organization and positively influence strategy and outcomes


Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:15 am
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7561
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an experienced Mechanical Component Engineer to help develop new microelectronic components for use in medical devices. The component development work entails developing cost-effective technical solutions for microelectronics components and materials sourced from suppliers for use in company products. In this role, the candidate will work on components or materials at various stages of the product life cycle, from product development through production. This position involves working closely within the immediate function and across multiple functions, including Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Reliability and Regulatory.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand / develop and execute component development related characterization, qualification and reliability test plans.
  • Apply principles of mechanical engineering, injection molding, chemistry, physics and material behaviors in the development of component specifications.
  • Perform statistical data analysis to determine feature-level capability, measurement system capability and component performance.
  • Develop manufacturing control plans to ensure appropriate acceptance activities are in place prior to commercialization.
  • Develop and maintain control strategies and inspection procedures for components/materials to ensure supplier parts meet specification requirements.
  • Lead issue resolution of complex problems as they relate to supplied components and materials, including failure analysis evaluations.
  • Leads cross-functional teams to drive root cause and final resolution of supplier related issues.
  • Lead development of test techniques, equipment upgrades to unsure the most effective data collection.
  • Perform microscope work in a clean room environment as needed
  • Travel 0-25% of time to suppliers domestically and internationally
  • Lift up to 25 pounds

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline with 7+ years of experience applying electronics and/or microelectronics fundamentals
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline with 5+ years of experience applying electronics and/or microelectronics fundamentals
  • PhD in Engineering or related discipline with 2+ years of experience applying electronics and/or microelectronics fundamentals
  • Demonstrated application of mechanical engineering fundamentals and experience with injection molding
  • Knowledge of measurement systems of electrical and mechanical test systems (e.g. LCR meters, RF network analyzer, HALT test systems, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Statistical knowledge
  • Must be capable of coordinating across multiple functions to resolve issues
  • Ability to communicate with employees at all levels.

Desired/Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Plastics and Injection molding degree, and materials experience
  • Working knowledge of Mechanical and molded component testing and inspection procedures.
  • Understanding of material properties and how they can be impacted by supplier processes.
  • Demonstrated strong technical writing skills
  • Demonstrated success in process improvement and control
  • Knowledge of measurement systems
  • Knowledge of LabView and VBA programming and processes
  • Six Sigma knowledge


Posted: December 7, 2018, 9:17 am
Category : Quality/Regulatory
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7560
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Program/Project Analyst to support and manage company eManuals Program services, projects and special initiatives.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Obtain and maintain general knowledge of the regulatory requirements, global standards and laws that govern and impact compliant global distribution of IFUs on the eManuals websites.
  • Obtain and maintain general knowledge in the use of various quality, configuration management and publication processes and systems used by the CVG eManuals Program.
  • Participate in projects to develop solutions and strategies to address tool, system and process problems and challenges that the company eManuals program is facing.
  • Participate in projects to develop quality processes and best practices to support the company eManuals program including user documentation, quality documents and forms, and training materials.
  • Oversee and support the compliant and timely release of eManuals to support company global product launches.
  • Participate in the planning and development of company eManuals short and long-term strategies to address existing and future business needs.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field (e.g., technical communication, information management, health communication, scientific or engineering)
  • 2- 4 years of work experience in a project management role
  • Applicable work experience within a regulated industry (e.g., medical device, pharma) Experience working with PLM systems, web content management systems and databases and data analytics tools
  • Proven ability to easily adapt to and master proprietary programs.
  • Strong proficiency with basic MS applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in the Design and Manufacturing of medical device (or other regulated industry) product labeling.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations and requirements related to the distribution of product labeling (e.g., ISO, FDA, EU-EFTA)
  • Experience with design and development of information management technologies including web design, usability testing, software and app development
  • Completion of additional training or certifications (e.g., Project Management Program, Change Management, Green Belt certification)


Posted: December 7, 2018, 8:42 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7559
Region : Twin Cities

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Comfortable working with a microscope.
  • Able to solder and assemble components under a microscope.
  • Experience with needle or catheter prototyping and assembly.
  • Able to assemble components with minimal written documentation.
  • Maintains accurate records and writes reports of these tests establishing test objectives and results.

Position Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED (required)
  • 2-year technical degree (preferred)
  • 3-5 years work experience.
  • Have worked in a R&D environment.
  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude desired.
  • Ability to work independently in a team-based environment and must be detail-oriented and able to multitask.


Posted: December 7, 2018, 7:37 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 : Quality Engineer - Medical Device
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7549
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Quality Engineer to be responsible for creating and executing component qualification plans in alignment with new product development and quality system requirements for a medical device manufacturer. This individual will work with component suppliers to execute qualification plans, analyze resulting data and complete associated qualification reports. Additional responsibilities will include creating quality risk impact assessments, validating suppliers test methods, assisting supplier quality engineering with the creation of company inspection plans and providing regular report outs to the new product development project teams.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors Degree in an applicable engineering field
  • Minimum 2 years experience
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Power Point


Posted: November 26, 2018, 7:52 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 : Quality Engineer - Medical Device
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7544
Region : Twin Cities

The Sr. Design Assurance Engineer provides technical engineering support to sustaining engineering teams in the medical device industry. This individual will be expected to apply his/her knowledge of design control principles, risk management file documents, applicable industry standards, and regulatory requirements to sustaining efforts, as a member of one or more cross-functional development team(s). This includes quality planning, establishment, execution, and optimization of quality system processes for the site quality function. This position also consults with other functions and Business Units in the development and maintenance of their quality systems, assists with compliance data collection, analysis and reporting for a variety of internal and external reports, and serves as a compliance consultant for the organization.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Monitor external regulatory environment to identify and understand trends in enforcement of US and International QS Regulations.
  • Initiate compliance initiatives to support and influence increased global compliance maturity and efficiency.
  • Supports sustaining engineering efforts on commercialized products
  • Executes quality engineering deliverables required by the Product Development Process as needed.
  • Identifies and manages risk throughout the development process and sustaining efforts with the use of FMECA and/or other risk management tools.
  • Participates in developing master test plans that encompass design verification, design validation and process validation activities.
  • Evaluates test protocols and reports to ensure that the testing is sufficient to meet regulatory requirements and quality objectives.
  • Provides input to design and manufacturing documentation including material specifications, drawings, inspection procedures, and manufacturing procedures, to ensure that the resulting products can be adequately manufactured and tested.
  • Participates in supplier selection process and specification reviews with suppliers to ensure that purchased items meet Company specifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in engineering or science. MS desirable.
  • 5 plus years of experience in Quality Engineering in medical device industry
  • Experience in related areas, e.g. R&D or Manufacturing may also be applicable if experience includes work responsibilities listed above
  • 1 - 3 years of experience in Quality Assurance, including Quality systems, standards, metrics, and tools desirable
  • Familiarity with EU Medical Device Directive (EU MDD 93/42 EEC), EU Medical Device Regulation, ISO 13485:2003, ISO 14971


Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:14 am
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7543
Region : Twin Cities

The Electrical Engineer will develop electrical circuits, test methods, and related documentation for control consoles as a team member of the Research and Development group. The Electrical Engineer will assist in all development projects ranging from concept and technology development through commercialization and post-market support.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, develop, and modify electrical systems and devices, including prototypes, production tools, and test fixtures in a highly regulated environment
  • Research product development solutions and provide analysis for product direction
  • 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 electrical designs. In addition, provide support regarding product development to internal departments as it relates to electrical design.
  • Ensure 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 Company values

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering; Master’s level desirable
  • 5+ years of experience developing electrical systems including analog and digital circuitry
  • Experience with developing embedded circuits including designs with FPGAs is desirable
  • Experienced with developing and verifying products to IEC 60601-1 medical electrical equipment safety and EMC regulations
  • Hands-on experience with troubleshooting designs, building prototype devices, and performing experiments
  • Experienced with specifying and developing production tests for electrical designs, writing protocols, analyzing results, and writing reports
  • Competence with schematic entry and PCB layout tools is required
  • Experience with regulated medical devices and quality systems
  • Capable of evaluating circuit designs using electronic test equipment including oscilloscope, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, and impedance analyzer
  • Experienced with analog and digital simulation software tools
  • Capable of reading and understanding electrical component specifications
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to create clearly-worded documents describing design ideas, test details, and project status
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion by effectively prioritizing, planning, tracking and executing team activities in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-distributed, collaborative environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work load, multi-task and manage a diverse mix of issues, responsibilities and challenges
  • Exceptional ethical standards including the ability to be very discrete in the handling of confidential and privileged information
  • Self-starter with a hands on, pragmatic approach and a “can do” attitude



Posted: November 9, 2018, 1:32 pm
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 : Controls Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7538
Region : Twin Cities

We have an excellent opportunity for a Controls Engineer to engage as a member of a highly technical and energized development team creating, editing, and designing control systems for a wide range of mechanical and machine design and build activities in a professional, cost effective and expeditious manner. Emphasis will be on a systems engineering approach. Primary direction will be received from a Project Manager, Client or Senior Staff Engineer.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create PLC algorithms for various machine development programs
  • Documentation of electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and cooling systems (i.e.: schematics, ladder diagrams, etc.)
  • Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify schematic and labeling completeness and accuracy.
  • Work with mechanical teammates to ensure the control system will meet performance, reliability and functionality requirements
  • Work with other members of the design team and others to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology, with the goals being enhanced safety, enhanced functionality, and reduced cost
  • Human/machine physical interface design
  • Machine start up, testing and debugging
  • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations supporting design including electrical requirements, robotic safety standards, and motor controls.
  • Create and finalize designs to meet project requirements
  • Create accurate Bill of Materials
  • Define equipment and parts from external suppliers
  • Conduct cost and time estimation

Education:

  • Technical Associates degree w/2-10 years of experience
  • BS degree w/1-5 years of experience

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of multiple PLC platforms (AB, Omron, Schneider, etc.)
  • AutoCAD electrical or similar experience
  • Standard industrial panel designs & components
  • Wiring methods
  • Power distribution wiring
  • Voltage levels and types and their isolation
  • Machine labeling syntax of electrical wiring, components, hoses, etc. and how to document this information in the schematics
  • Component sizing and wiring
  • Knowledge in process instrumentation (flow, level, pressure)
  • Interfacing and communication with devices; analog, fieldbus, etc.
  • Experience in multiple Solid Modeling CAD packages. SolidWorks, Creo, ProE, Inventor, SDRC-Ideas, etc.
  • Understand and able to apply IEEE, CE, UL, NFPA, etc. electrical requirements and standards to designs
  • Experience with Robotics, Laser Systems, and Vision Systems is preferred
  • Highly self-motivated, can work alone with little or no supervision
  • Ability to adapt to/learn new controls technology and software
  • Good communication and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to read and understand product specifications.
  • Ability to document discrepancies with detail and accuracy.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, able to work effectively both independently and in teams.
  • Proficient with the use of Excel, Word and Microsoft Project
  • Thorough understanding of various manufacturing processes
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for decision, actions and results


Posted: November 2, 2018, 12:52 pm
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7536
Region : Twin Cities

The Project Engineer is responsible for technical project activities to facilitate execution of projects on time and within budget. Under the guidance of the Program Manager this candidate partners key functional core team members (CTM) in the execution of Product Development Sustaining and Stabilization Project efforts.

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

  • Participate in the development of and maintenance of legacy disposable surgical ablation tools used during the performance of cardiac procedures based on detailed concept description or engineering documents
  • Support performance of remediation activities as directed to ensure legacy products meet current requirements and standards
  • Verify the functionality of product design by developing test methods, mechanical fixture designs, and performing test method validations to ensure product designs meet specifications and applicable performance requirements.
  • Interface with vendors, manufacturing facilities and various internal groups to resolve design and manufacturability issues of new and existing products.
  • Assist in creation and communication of project plans, tasks and deliverables, and manage time to meet project deadlines.
  • May lead troubleshooting and problem-solving efforts related to development projects. Support decisions through thorough engineering analysis and data.
  • Remain current with technology and trends within the business.
  • Perform day-to-day job responsibilities in a U.S. and internationally regulated work environment.

REQUIRED:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering and 3-4+ years of progressive mechanical design experience in a regulated medical industry
  • Proven communication skills and ability to work within a multi-functional team environment
  • A demonstrated capacity for solving problems through creative designs
  • Knowledge of FDA and ISO 13485:2003 to manage medical device materials, related processes, and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

NICE TO HAVE:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or other related engineering discipline
  • 2 years progressive mechanical design experience in a regulated medical industry
  • 2 years working with blood contacting surgical ablation devices
  • An understanding of clinical/technical applications of surgical products and human anatomy


Posted: November 2, 2018, 9:38 am
Category : Project Manager
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7534
Region : Twin Cities

The Senior Project Analyst will join the Project Management Office (PMO) to implement, maintain, and improve a consistent Project Management framework. This team member provides the Project Management expertise to enable crisp execution in a cross-functional core team by partnering with the core team leader and members in project planning, execution, and monitoring, as well as other aspects of project management.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate development and maintenance of the integrated, detailed schedule in MS Project. Partner with team to execute and monitor the project, abiding by the project management framework and using project management software tools.
  • Identify and monitor project team performance metrics. Analyze and present trends and recommendations to peers, core team and senior management. Contribute to or lead teams through project risk analysis, schedule recovery, etc.
  • Maintain and continuously improve the project management processes, guidelines, tools / templates, best practices, and overall implementation. Train teams on adopted project management methodologies.
  • Seek out and engage regularly with peers, creating an environment of exchange and learning. Openly share successes, challenges, and failures to promote the team’s collective learning and overall improvement. Participate in and drive adoptions of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Ensure understanding of all quality policy / system items that are personally applicable. Follow all procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high-quality work.
  • Contribute to optimizing the Design Control strategy and business deliverables to clarify project requirements
  • Contribute and maintain PDP management standards (templates, processes, best practices) for the Design History File (DHF)
  • Strong partnership with the Core Team lead, Program Manager, or Program Director
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a project management framework that enables teams and Product Review Committee (PRC) to execute projects successfully
  • Designs and implements effective communication vehicles for CTL, Sponsor, team members. Ensures information provided is timely, factual and accurate
  • Seeks information from all sources to understand the project scope, what needs to be done and how. Works with the Core Team to create a comprehensive project plan, budget and schedule
  • Facilitates project risk management
  • Responsible for timely and accurate coaching of the Core Team’s application of best practices
  • Provides PDP project support for Design Reviews and Phase Reviews: organize & review all documentation in preparation for the reviews and completing audits to maintain compliance
  • Operates as role model by monitoring PDP metrics and performance and striving for continuous improvement

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in science and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Proven project management skills (managing timelines, budgets, risk management, etc.)
  • Computer skills in MS Office (Microsoft Project, Visio, etc.)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Experience in executing business process improvements preferred
  • Knowledge of medical device regulatory environment
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and mediation skills
  • Strong facilitation, Organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to influence management, think strategically, and delegate effectively
  • Broad understanding of products
  • Detail oriented and Organized
  • Process oriented
  • Audit and compliance experience preferred but not required

Nice to Have

  • 7+ years’ experience in Medical Device Product Development.
  • 7+ years’ experience working in one or more of the following functional areas: Research and Development, Product Development, Instrument Engineering, Healthcare IT, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Marketing, Operations, and/or Quality.
  • Demonstrated strong business acumen and planning.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing projects.
  • Demonstrated excellent downward, lateral, and upward communication skills (oral/presentation and written).
  • Well versed in design for reliability and manufacturability (or design for six sigma) principles
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, quantitative analysis, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated high degree of initiative and influence management skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully leading projects to completion.



Posted: October 26, 2018, 6:42 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7532
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Design Technician who will Design components or portions of systems and modify existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing and field service operations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes computer aided design equipment and/or graphic tools, such as CAD, CAM, CATIA, ProEngineer, SolidWorks or Siemens NX Software.
  • Gathers information, makes studies, computes calculations, and prepares original rough layouts, sketches to present design proposal.
  • Coordinates design criteria with engineering, manufacturing, tooling, material, and planning group such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials, and contractual specifications.

Position Requirements:

  • Entry level position
  • Some job knowledge of systems, procedures, basic laboratory techniques and use of standard test instruments preferred


Posted: October 23, 2018, 2:48 pm
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7531
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Mechanical Engineer to provide mechanical and structural design and analysis services to the mechanical engineering group for wind tunnels, aircraft engine test cells and other aerospace ground test facilities.

Essential functions & Accountabilities:

  • Work as a member of a multi-discipline team in the design, and analysis of mechanical subsystems utilized in wind tunnels, aircraft engine test cells, and other aerospace ground test facilities. The mechanical subsystems include welded steel structures, pressure vessels, piping systems, simple and complex mechanisms, rotating equipment, and process equipment (pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, and cooling water.) The designs shall comply with customer requirements, recognized industry codes and standards, and company standard practices.
  • Prepare design criteria, calculation packages, specifications, cost estimates, schedules and reports.
  • Provide information to and work with mechanical designers in the preparation of technical drawings and parts lists. Check drawings for conformance to design requirements.
  • Support fabrication and procurement by assisting with subcontractor selection, visiting subcontractors to inspect work in progress, and support factory acceptance tests.
  • Travel to customer sites to participate in site surveys, design reviews, and to support equipment installation and commissioning. Travel is typically less than 15%.
  • Interface and coordinate with other technology groups, project management group, marketing and customers as required.
  • Meet the budget and schedule requirements of assigned projects.

Qualifications/Education:

  • BS or MS in mechanical, aerospace or structural engineering.
  • Experience in at least a few of the following areas (in order of importance):
  • Static & transient heat transfer analysis expertise is strongly desired (conduction, convection & radiation)
  • High temperature (>2000• F / >1365K) ceramic and metallic material structural design and analysis
  • Design for fabrication methods including additive manufacturing, machining, welding & forging
  • Analysis & design of pressure vessels & piping in accordance with ASME codes
  • Analysis & specification of process equipment (valves, piping, instruments, filters etc. for pneumatic, hydraulic, and/or cooling water systems)
  • Mechanical design and analysis with supersonic and hypersonic boundary conditions.
  • 4 to 15 years relevant experience and demonstrated previous experience.
  • Familiarity with finite element analysis is required, experience with ANSYS desirable.
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling is required, experience with Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks desirable.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally.


Posted: October 22, 2018, 2:29 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 : Quality Engineer - Medical Device
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7529
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Associate Quality Engineer to provide Quality Assurance (QA) support to the manufacture of components used in implantable grade, medical devices. This position Monitors products, processes, and projects and recommends changes to improve operating efficiency. Provides support in areas of process engineering, product QA and quality engineering to drive continuous process and product improvements. Supports assigned product lines and manufacturing processes to ensure highest product quality and assure compliance to internal procedures and applicable external standards and regulations.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supports implementing containment and mitigation actions while driving timely disposition of non-conforming products
  • Conducts root-cause analysis using defined methodologies including identifying appropriate corrective and preventive actions and establishing effectiveness plans.
  • Supports production and process change control through review and approval of documentation, ensuring adequacy of verification or validation to support the change, good documentation practices and compliance to procedures.
  • Generates, reviews and approves quality system documents including manufacturing process updates, non-conformance related documentation, process and equipment qualifications, and change orders
  • Supports assessment of tooling and equipment issues for impact on manufacturing processes, product, and compliance to requirements.
  • Reviews and analyzes quality trends with the manufacturing team and recommends actions for process, equipment and system improvement
  • Provides guidance to sustain quality/compliance and improve cell efficiency; monitoring and controlling areas of responsibility for compliance to Quality System Requirements and procedures.
  • Coordinates with customer facilities and internal engineering resources to respond to customer facility questions and resolve complaints.
  • Participates in audit/assessment of manufacturing operations, and recommends corrective/preventive actions and process improvements.
  • Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality activities and participates in process improvements to instill rigor in process and product.
  • May participate in development projects to ensure products and processes are designed, developed and transferred to meet appropriate requirements.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or other technical discipline

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of quality, reliability or product support engineering experience.
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Engineering, Material Science or related field
  • Working knowledge of process improvement skills including Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, Knowledge Management and Process Design.
  • Engineering tools utilization experience such as design of experiments, risk management, validation, methodical problem solving and statistical analysis.
  • Experience supporting manufacturing automation and IT systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and experience applying these skills to resolve quality problems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of people
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organized and able to attain results on several projects simultaneously.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Self-starter.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer experience is required; experience with a computer based production control system desired.
  • Working knowledge of applicable standards and regulations standards (including, but not limited to: ISO13485, MDD and 21 CFR 820).


Posted: October 19, 2018, 10:57 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 : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7524
Region : Twin Cities

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Electrical Firmware Engineer. The successful candidate will engage as a leader of a highly technical and energized development team, performing and leading electrical engineering design and development. The leadership progression will be to start as a team leader and progress to a manager pending the candidate’s potential.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide technical leadership to electrical engineering team members, including instructing and verifying team members’ work.
  • Create firmware and software algorithms for embedded systems, applications, and PC based programs for end products, test systems, and subsystems.
  • Mentor and lead junior engineers and interns. Give work direction and performance feedback.
  • Troubleshoot and evaluate existing algorithms.
  • Develop specifications for electronic products, assemblies, and parts.
  • Design, integrate, and document a variety of electrical concepts, prototypes, and products.
  • Familiar and comfortable with designing PC boards, performing layout, and reviewing boards after fabrication.
  • Assist in the writing and create engineering proposals for new projects and programs.
  • Show flexibility by performing various engineering tasks and working on multiple concurrent design projects.
  • 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.
  • Meet with new and current Customers to understand design specifications, schedules and budgets.
  • 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.

Education

  • BS degree w/5-10 years of experience
  • MS degree w/3-7 years of experience

Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience in the complete product development process, including design and project definition, development, testing, and on-time execution.
  • Firmware Engineering expert (creating, troubleshooting, and editing embedded firmware or software. Able to read and write simple scripts or software programs)
  • Hardware Engineering experience (design, schematic, layout, integration, BOM, ECR / ECO, test, and qualification).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wireless development including IoT.
  • This position has minimal travel requirements (up to 10%).
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other engineering disciplines



Posted: October 15, 2018, 6:49 am
Category : Technician - General
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7522
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an experienced Technician to perform the following duties:

  • Variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical areas.
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions.
  • Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data.
  • Provides technical support in areas such as production, operations, maintenance, safety, testing, process improvement or product development.
  • Uses schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions or defined plans to perform testing and troubleshooting on electronic or mechanical components, equipment or systems.
  • Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data using established formulas and procedures, and performs detailed mathematical calculations.

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Familiarity with Medical Device Manufacturing quality system requirements
  • Ability to work independently
  • Requires complete and broad knowledge of operational systems, techniques and practices.
  • Requires minimum of 4 years of relevant experience


Posted: October 11, 2018, 1:25 pm
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 : Packaging Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7514
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Packaging Engineer to be responsible for the design, development, and support of package systems and processes for sterile medical devices including components, assemblies, and labels.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the development and implementation of packaging for existing and new medical products and devices including class-II and class-III implantable products, drug/device combination products, and accessories.
  • Leads the improvement and standardization of packaging on existing products with focus on performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Actively collaborate with Packaging and Labeling peers within to identify and implement best practices, packages and processes.
  • Participate on cross-functional, cross-site project teams focusing on packaging, packaging technology and processes improvements
  • Utilize knowledge of FDA and ISO requirements related to packaging and labeling, ensuring robust package validation and qualification
  • Draft technical documentation including package testing protocols and validation associated with the qualification and release of package designs
  • Process development and support for packaging assemblies for manufacturing
  • Develop plans to establish proof of shelf life, accelerated and real time.
  • Coordinate projects and deadlines working with P&L lead to ensure all new product and package improvement deadlines are met.
  • Execute all aspects of packaging development and testing as required
  • Serve actively in the identification of suppliers, testing and approving materials, including liaison with the vendors.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience with a BS Packaging or related engineering field (e.g. Mechanical or Materials); 3 years with MS
  • Medical device or Pharma packaging experience
  • Knowledgeable in ISO, ASTM, ISTA standards related to packaging.
  • Solid proficiency in MS Word, Excel and statistical analysis software
  • Familiarity with FDA quality assurance requirements for design and manufacturing.
  • Ability to travel up to 15%, both domestic and international.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) preferred.
  • Experience with ethylene oxide, steam, liquid chemical, and radiation sterilization methods
  • Experience with Design for Lean Sigma (DFLS), Design for Manufacturability (DFM), process development and design of experiments (DOE) methodology Experience with Design Verification and Process Validation.
  • Experience with sterile barrier sealing equipment and processes
  • Experience with MiniTab, Microsoft Project, Solidworks, MatrixOne, Agile, QAD. and SAP software


Posted: October 5, 2018, 10:21 am
Category : Technician - R&D
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7505
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Technician to provide technical support in production, operations, maintenance, safety, testing, process improvement or product development. This position uses schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions or defined plans to perform testing and troubleshooting on electronic or mechanical components, equipment or systems. Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data using established formulae and procedures, and performs detailed mathematical calculations

 

Position Duties:

  • Performs a variety of electronic and mechanical duties
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions.
  • Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format.
  • Performs calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed; prepares prescribed compounds and solutions.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Requires minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

 

Posted: September 26, 2018, 12:08 pm
Category : Technician - Medical Equipment
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7503
Region : Twin Cities

 

Immediate need for Electronics Technician to support new product development of medical device products. This includes supporting development engineers in prototype build and test, test fixture design and build, and project documentation. Prefer AS degree in Electronic Technology, and 2+ years of experience in supporting electronic product development, and prefer experience in medical device procedures and documentation. Will consider junior and more senior level candidates. Must be proficient in soldering, PCB prototyping, surface mount and through hole technology, reading schematics, and component level test and troubleshooting using standard test equipment, including power supplies, waveform generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, DMMs, etc.



Posted: September 26, 2018, 8:55 am
Category : Packaging Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7500
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Packaging Engineer to be responsible for the qualification of sterile barrier packaging, updates to engineering drawings, updates to labeling specifications, and support of the packaging team members to complete project tasks.

MAIN JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the qualification of existing packaging systems through EO sterilization
  • Responsible for collaborating with a cross functional team to determine qualification, testing and documentation requirements
  • Manage multiple tasks to meet timelines
  • Responsible for evaluation of materials, design, and configuration of primary, secondary, and other packaging to optimize customer benefit, operations requirements, and the supply chain requirements
  • Draft technical documentation including package testing protocols and validation associated with the qualification of packaging designs
  • Perform other related activities and special projects as needed

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering or equivalent engineering degree
  • 2+ years packaging engineering, or related field
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Familiarity or experience with EO sterilized packaging
  • Effective verbal and written communication, analytical, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • PC skills, word processing, spreadsheets, project management, etc.
  • AutoCAD/Solidworks CAD software knowledge and experience


Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:26 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 : Quality/Regulatory
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7493
Region : Twin Cities

Unique opportunity for a high-energy Document Coordinator who is able to confidently interface at all organizational levels both internally and externally within an engineering and production environment.

Candidate must: be quality oriented and willing to promote quality standards and adherence to process and procedure; maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials; work independently and hold strong time management skills; be resourceful, flexible, productive and results-driven; display rigor and a strong attention to detail and accuracy; be dedicated and focused on the integrity and success of the business; have the ability to multi-task and complete daily, weekly, monthly, and as needed assignments within allotted timelines.

Administrative Support:

  • Perform tasks and maintains roles and responsibilities per the mandatory requirements of the Quality Assurance department and per the business Quality Management System.
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks and assignments per the direction of the Director of Operations and Quality.
  • Support office operations as necessary.
  • Provide back-up to the receptionist as needed.

Documentation Support:

  • Organizes and maintains filing systems of operational and confidential information.
  • New project document set-up and design documentation handling.
  • Customer documentation packages and project shipping documentation handling.
  • Engineering change order (ECO) processing.
  • Standard work procedure (SWP) processing.
  • Internal Project Assessment (IPA) set-up.
  • Calibration and preventive maintenance tracking and Tool record keeping.
  • Performs filing and scanning of quality system documentation.
  • Creates and submits Laser Reports.
  • Conducts weekly and as-needed audits and cycle counts.
  • Initiates and tracks new/continued training compliance records for all employees.
  • Management of non-conforming project materials throughout project life cycles.

Qualifications:

  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage the completion of multiple tasks and projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the most current versions of Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook & Access.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of employees within organization.
  • Strong customer focus, excellent service skills, and positive, “can-do” attitude.
  • Knowledge of ISO and GMP regulations desired.
  • 2 or 4 year degree Business Administration or related field or equivalent prior experience.



Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:56 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