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Category : Technician - General
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7502
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Electrical Design Technician to provide technical support in product development for Design Characterization testing and Design Verification Testing. Execute test plans, troubleshoot issues, and collaborate with team to drive project to completion. Use schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions or plans to perform testing and troubleshooting on electronic devices, or test systems. Gathers, maintains, formats, compiles, and manipulates technical data using established procedures. May suggest and/or make improvements to optimize work processes. Must have good soldering skills, good troubleshooting skills, and an understanding of the medical DVT process.



Posted: September 18, 2018, 12:39 pm
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 : Technician - Medical Equipment
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7499
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Repair Technician to perform a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical areas. This position will work under direct supervision to clean and repair and test physician programmers, electrical screener devices, and other hand held medical devices/accessories. Utilize oscilloscope and multi-meter to perform testing on devices. Keep accurate records of work performed. Two year technical degree, preferably electronics but will consider others.



Posted: September 17, 2018, 1:20 pm
Category : Reliability Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7498
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Sr. Test Engineer to support test method development, equipment development, and test method validation for new product development. Candidate will support characterization and verification test activities in a team environment.   Must be comfortable spending time in lab independently as well as working cross-functionally.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Test Method Development: Determine test requirements in collaboration with development engineers, Develop bench and anatomical models/methods as needed, Understand clinical use conditions to develop methods, Identify and evaluate improvement opportunities that are inherent in the test process and drive their implementation
  • Equipment & Tooling Development: Determine and develop equipment and tooling specifications for anticipated test method, Design, develop and fabricate or select suitable equipment and tooling/fixtures for desired test methods, Lead equipment qualification studies
  • Test Method Validation: Study and characterize test methods during development, Develop and document test methods, Train test technicians on test methods, Lead test method validation studies

  • Verification Testing Support: Support product design verification. Including planning, protocol development, test execution, root cause analysis, data analysis, and report writing, Provide work direction to technicians, Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high quality work.

Position Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience with Bachelor's Degree or
  • 2+ years of experience with Master's Degree or
  • Proficient with LabVIEW and able to write scripts for electrical testing (e.g. HALT)
  • Experience with test fixture design
  • Experience with DOE and Gage R&R
  • Familiarity with electrical safety requirements (IEC 60601-1)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent trouble shooting skills, a good technical understanding, and a desire to understand the product and its application.
  • Proficiency with statistical software packages, quality tools, and MS applications such as Minitab,
  • Matlab, MS Excel (ability to write macros a plus).
  • Proficiency with mechanical fixture design tools such as Pro/E or SolidWorks.
  • Familiarity with cardiac anatomy, clinical electrophysiology experience and either surgical or catheter ablation procedures.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills working across geographies and departments
  • Lab bench analysis skills (diagnosis with DMM, Oscilloscope, or similar)

 

Posted: September 17, 2018, 10:51 am
Category : Reliability Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7497
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Reliability Engineer to support continuation engineering and manufacturing operations. As such, this senior reliability engineer is focused on maintaining the design integrity through post market changes and supporting/resolving quality issues that arise during production and use.

Tasks include:

  • Reviewing and approving changes to designs and processes, and assessing their impact to assure reliability requirements are met
  • Providing input for Regulatory submissions
  • Participating in establishing and reviewing specifications/requirements for components, products and processes.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 4+ years experience with Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or related field, 2+ years experience with Master’s degree in engineering, science, or related field, 0+ years experience with PhD in engineering, science, or related field.
  • Experience and success working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Proven ability to operate in a matrix organization and navigate complex business systems, regulations, standards, and performance requirements
  • Demonstrated CRITICAL THINKING skills with focus on improved system performance outcomes and positive business impact
  • Excellent PROBLEM SOLVING skills, including demonstrated application of structured problem solving methods and tools
  • Strong written and oral COMMUNICATION skills (timely, clear, concise, accurate, conclusive, influential, targeted to audience)
  • Strong COLLABORATION and INFLUENCE skills (build relationships, leverage others, align and work towards shared outcome-based goals, understand others’ needs, negotiate for win-win, own the whole)
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written)
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, and managing electronic data files

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in a highly regulated industry, preferably implantable medical devices
  • Advanced degree in engineering, science, or equivalent field
  • Reliability engineering experience, including product performance modeling and trending
  • 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), and robust design practices
  • Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), or equivalent certification
  • Experience working across geographies and cultures


Posted: September 14, 2018, 6:42 am
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7495
Region : Twin Cities

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling. Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout and 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 factory and production conditions. Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. This Engineer also develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to 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, and ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

Required Experience:

  • Ideally, experience with creating electro polishing and/or passivation processes is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.


Posted: September 13, 2018, 9:17 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 : Software Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7490
Region : Twin Cities

The Senior Software Engineer will design, develop, document and test software for the next generation of Medical Device software products, both mobile and cloud based.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsibility for all phases of application software development, including:
  • Requirements definition based upon system specifications, user interface design and customer interaction.
  • Documentation and specification efforts required to support software process and regulatory submissions.
  • Detailed design of software for cloud based applications.
  • Participate in prototyping, documentation, implementation and validation of user interface designs.
  • Implementation of high quality software on a variety of platforms;
  • Design, documentation, implementation, execution and verification of unit tests and integration tests.
  • Interface with test system groups to facilitate validation and verification of developed products.
  • Deployment and management of software on development, test and production systems.
  • Will participate in project planning, estimating, tracking and reporting activities and work with other team members to review, mentor, and collaborate on techniques, processes, and designs in an Agile environment.
  • Must work independently or as part of a small team designing and integrating individual portions of a system and participate in software process improvement activities, assuring that all deliverables conform to Company and regulatory standards and audit.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS with 4+ years of experience in software development or MS with 2+ years of experience in software development.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 6+ years of experience in web based software and product development.
  • Proven competency in Java development environments.
  • Proven competency in database programming: MySQL, JPA, NoSQL.
  • Proven competency with web technologies and application servers: Spring, Hibernate, Tomcat.
  • Proven competency in web based application security.
  • Familiarity developing and deploying web applications onto cloud based system environments such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS development and with Javascript frameworks such as AngularJS.
  • Familiarity with Node.js
  • Understanding and familiarity with software development processes and methodologies, experience with rapid prototyping tools and the design and implementation of user interfaces.


Posted: September 7, 2018, 2:18 pm
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 : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7489
Region : Twin Cities

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.
  • Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure 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 factory and production conditions. May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.
  • Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.
  • Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to 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.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to work independently under limited supervision to determine and develop approach to solutions.
  • Practical knowledge of project management is a plus

 

Posted: September 6, 2018, 12:23 pm
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 : Project Manager
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7486
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an Associate Project Analyst who will oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. This position manages the development and implementation process of company products and services involving departmental or crossfunctional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Monitors the project from initiation through delivery. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

Position Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree required – preferably in business, communications, project management, or teaching
  • Good communication skills
  • Job experience that shows detailed oriented skills/aptitude
  • Ambition to learn/quick study


Posted: September 5, 2018, 6:27 am
Category : Production Supervisor
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7484
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking an organized individual for Production Control. This position plans, schedules, monitor production and expedites the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers and requests for shipping orders using JobBoss to assure 100% customer service levels. This individual ensures all parties are fully cognizant of production status, and that work planning and execution objectives are integrated and communicated. Schedules equipment, confirms material supply and demands based on a master production schedule, shop load and inventory requirements. Employee must comply with company quality standards and guidelines and ISO 13.485 Standards

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage production schedules: Plan and schedule weekly build plans for production, Lead daily production rundown meeting, Discuss and review status of all jobs, Adjust job schedules in the system as needed, Continually monitor jobs in the Shop to assure schedules are maintained or seek assistance from management as required, Track schedule versus actual production, investigate over/under production, Prepares production reports, Initiates replacement orders for lost, damaged or discrepant items, Assure Time Entry & Transactions are accurate for the shipped job to be closed
  • Performs or assists the shipping function: Ensure that shipment meets the requirements set forth in the purchase order, Arrange for pickup through the various trucking, shipping, or courier services, Enter shipments and receipts into the computer system, Work with shipping companies to expedite and track shipments as required
  • Perform purchasing and supplier management functions: Create purchase orders for supplies, tooling, and material, Order material from suppliers, Track material delivery against purchase orders, Track material quality and work with suppliers to ensure quality material - If quality problems occur work with supplier to develop corrective action, Return product as required, Responsible for appropriate documentation to customer requirements, Arranges sale of scrap, obsolete, damaged, defective or excess materials supplies, etc.

Job Competencies:

  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Results Oriented and capable of identifying areas for improvement and new opportunities
  • Time Management Skills to ensure that all projects are completed successfully and on time
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal relations and negotiations skills
  • Able to deliver customer presentation, discuss professionally quotes and proposal with customers.
  • Continually evaluates results from these defined responsibilities and identifies improvement areas and opportunities.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Keeps management and employees informed of all matters of importance and initiates or recommends appropriate action
  • Maintains objectivity and independence in actions which are in the best interest of the corporation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree with at least 4 yrs. experience in production scheduling, planning and purchasing; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a metal manufacturing work environment preferred
  • Excellent Computer Skills in Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Strong attention to detail and numerical accuracy and ability to detect errors on vendor quotations.
  • Ability to perform data entry of information fast and error free
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and influence teams to exceed expectations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and or English
  • Experience with ERP Systems, JobBOSS, Spreadsheet and other costing systems desired


Posted: September 4, 2018, 2:59 pm
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7485
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Maintenance Technician to assure that the plant and equipment are maintained in good operating condition. This position will support operation by being responsive to equipment and facility needs. Preventatively maintain equipment and facilities to avoid unexpected breakdowns. Maintains safe work practices and good housekeeping. Recommend and improve maintenance business processes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide responsive maintenance support for facility and manufacturing equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required for facilities and equipment
  • Work with others to improve processes and reduce cost including equipment installation or relocation.
  • Monitor expenses and champion cost reduction ideas.
  • Maintain plant security and fire protection.
  • Provide leadership to keep operation with EPA and OSHA regulation.
  • Plan facility changes and coordinate activities.
  • Prioritize and organize workload of maintenance activities.
  • Purchase of non-critical supplies
  • Manage Coolant and manufacturing byproduct disposal and recycling (chips, waste oil, etc.)
  • Manage crane and hoist inspections.
  • Assume other responsibilities as required.

Skills:

  • Requires 2 years trade school and 4 years relevant experience.
  • Requires 6 years relevant experience without trade school.
  • Experience includes repair and assembly of mechanical, electrical and controls of CNC or similar type machines.
  • General knowledge of building maintenance.
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Knowledge of current equipment technology.
  • Working knowledge of EPA, OSHA and other regulations and desire to work safely and identify potential safety issues.


Posted: September 4, 2018, 2:33 pm
Category : Machinist
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7483
Region : Twin Cities

We are looking for an Experienced Swiss CNC Setup/Technician with programming background. Program and debug Swiss CNC machines running various machine controllers at the equipment and/or with off-line programming software. Design, build and procure necessary fixtures and tooling to complete machining process. Collaborate on first piece inspection. Communicate with co-workers regarding technical details and production runs. Train operators/co-workers regarding processes. Maintain safe, organized and clean work environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Design and debug Swiss CNC programs to produce parts to print and meet production standards
  • Ability to setup, program, operate and troubleshoot CNC mills and lathes, a plus
  • Ability to reduce setup time and machining through process improvements
  • Understands, interprets and edits G-code programs at the machine and using off-line programming
  • Recognizes, deploys and properly uses inserts, fixtures and tooling
  • Designs necessary tooling and fixtures for the job
  • Implement product processes and routings
  • Produce product that meets the required dimensional accuracy and surface finish
  • Operate machines at optimal capacity, speeds and efficiencies
  • Utilizes and abides by ISO requirements and safety procedures
  • Completes daily quality documentation such as shop folders and tags
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attends scheduled meetings and actively participates by providing meaningful input
  • Flexible with time and schedule to assure availability to customer or company as circumstances warrant
  • Positive and Strong work ethic

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High knowledge and understanding of metal machining
  • Competent at dimensional measuring and the use of precision measurement tools
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and other shop drawing aids at a high level
  • Ability to work with various types of metal machining constraints without guidance
  • Flexible and responsive with a strong teamwork orientation
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to learn new skills and improve technical knowledge
  • Strong orientation toward quality, safety and continuous improvement
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment to meet team expectations
  • Commitment to quality and accuracy of work performed
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively implement or respond to change
  • Understanding and support of company policies and procedures
  • Safety conscious behavior
  • Excellent attendance


Posted: September 4, 2018, 11:54 am
Category : Firmware Engineer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7482
Region : Twin Cities

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Design and develop firmware/software for new embedded products
  • Debug software/firmware
  • Develop code in C and assembly programming
  • Design new control algorithm and communication interfaces
  • Work with hardware engineers in selecting hardware components
  • Test firmware on a hardware platform
  • Design new software modules and develops supporting documentation
  • Supports product development plans (schedule, product cost, meeting design inputs)
  • Acts as a resource to mentor and teach less experienced engineers
  • Maintain code in a repository using tools like SVN

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline
  • 5 - 10 years of relevant work experience, including a minimum of 5 years of experience in embedded firmware design using the “C” language
  • Experience with 8, 16, and 32-bit microcontrollers
  • Experience with software compilers and debugging tools
  • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing
  • Familiarity with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS)
  • Experience with communication protocols and tools (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & BLE, CAN J1939, TCP/IP, Wireshark)
  • Capable to work with systems with no operating system, as well as system with real-time operating systems
  • Knowledge of complete product development process, including design and project definition, development, testing and on -time execution
  • Open and candid communication skills; demonstrate inclusive behavior, ability to build trust and inspire others
  • Interact with sales, and other functional groups (e.g. hardware design) and project management to prepare product spcifications and test plans for customer approval

Additional Skills Preferred:

  • Experience with other programming languages (C++, C#, Java, Python, etc…)



Posted: September 4, 2018, 6:54 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 : Quality/Regulatory
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7479
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to be responsible for creating and executing component qualification plans in alignment with new product development and quality system requirements. 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.

Responsibilities

  • Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services.
  • Qualifies suppliers according to company standards and business metrics.
  • Monitors parts from acquisition through the development cycle and communicates and resolves supplier related problems as they occur.
  • May assist with audits of new suppliers to ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) and quality standards are met.
  • Evaluates suppliers' internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years industry experience


Posted: August 24, 2018, 6:39 am
Category : Software Test Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7478
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Sr. Test Engineer for the following:

Test Method Validation (TMV)

  • Author Test Methods, Test Method Validation Protocol(s) and Report(s).
  • Execute TM protocol(s) and analyze data.
  • Perform Measurement System Analysis (MSA), as required.

Non-Product Software Validation (NPSWV)

  • Author NPSW Plan, Protocol(s) and Report(s).
  • Execute NPSW protocol(s) and analyze data.

Produce high quality deliverable(s) while complying with relevant SOP.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with performing MSA e.g. gauge R&R
  • Well verse with Statistical tools e.g. Minitab, Jump etc.
  • Familiar with test software e.g. LabView
  • Experience with TMV & NPSWV in mission critical systems and/or medical device systems.
  • Experience working in cross-functional team effort.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal/written communication and influence management skills.
  • Proven ability to accomplish critical project level objectives in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of or experience working in a regulated and/or FDA medical device environment.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with ISO and Quality System Regulation requirements.


Posted: August 24, 2018, 6:20 am
Category : R&D Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7477
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Sr. Chemical Engineer to provide engineering support as part of a global team tasked with design and development of an innovative dialysis system. This position will design, plan and execute experiments to demonstrate technical feasibility, define product requirements and evaluate design concepts. This position will spend majority of time working in the lab under general direction from project leadership.

Main Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise as part of a cross functional team conceiving, evaluating and developing a novel dialysis system.
  • Design, plan and conduct research to evaluate technical feasibility of the targeted product.
  • Design and construct prototype devices for proof of concept studies
  • Analyze data, summarize results into written reports and presentations, and report status to project leadership as requested

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years experience
  • Experience developing water purification and filtration technologies
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and initiative in accomplishing objectives
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in medical device, pharmaceutical or other regulated industry.



Posted: August 23, 2018, 10:14 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7474
Region : Twin Cities

The Quality Technician provides Quality Assurance (QA) support to the manufacture of components used in implantable grade, medical devices. The position will work with Operations personnel ensuring that products are manufactured in accordance with applicable industry standards, regulatory requirements, and customer requirements.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assists Quality Engineers in Product Review Requests, Quality Holds, and bounding/containment of non-conforming material.
  • Assist investigations into non-conforming material including definition of scope, investigation into root cause, disposition of product, and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Liaise with the Operations/Quality teams in resolving day-to-day issues in production.
  • Assist in scrap evaluation and defect reduction.
  • Provide basic guidance to manufacturing through interpreting manufacturing/inspection procedures, engineering drawings, and component specifications.
  • Assist in writing and routing of manufacturing documents generated by Quality Engineers.
  • Generate reports of activities.
  • Provide technical support for testing, qualifications, and validations.
  • Use basic statistical and problem solving (DMAIC, Cause & Effect, 5 Why, etc.) tools to analyze data.
  • Work effectively with cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources and prioritize effectively to meet business needs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Two-year technical degree with 2+ years of experience in operations, quality or reliability.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Medical device industry experience.
  • Technical experience working on processes, maintaining process, or developing processes.
  • Experience working with quality engineering functions in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using Design of Experiments, Regression and ANOVA for problem solving.
  • Experience with Lean Tools, Cell Operating Systems, 5S, Visual Management, and Mistake Proofing.
  • Familiar with basic statistical tools, i.e. average, standard deviation, control charts and Cpk.
  • Organized with a high level of attention to detail and able to attain results on several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a diverse group of people.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills and demonstrated competence to include word-processing, database applications and spreadsheets.
  • Working knowledge of applicable standards and regulations standards (including, but not limited to: ISO13485, MDD and 21 CFR 820).



Posted: August 21, 2018, 3:03 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 : R&D Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7470
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a R&D Engineer to support the development of Medical Device systems. This position works in collaboration with a global team tasked with development and verification of the chemical sorbent component of the system. A majority of the time will be spent in laboratory preparing and testing sorbent materials and functional sorbent sub-components. This position works independently with limited supervision and direction.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Use engineering principles to assist in the design and testing of a chemical sorbent cartridge used with Medical Device Systems
  • Plan and conduct experiments to characterize the sorbent cartridge and associated components. Develop and optimize chemical processes and associated test methods as needed.
  • Conduct preclinical studies using functional prototypes to assess performance and identify potential issues.
  • Set-up and operate testing equipment including data acquisition software; perform calibration and test method characterization as needed.
  • Collect and prepare samples for analysis; perform sample analyses using established procedures.
  • Analyze results, document findings and present to project team for review.
  • Write and review reports of experimental procedures and results in compliance with quality system and regulatory requirements
  • Monitor and maintain laboratory supplies; partner with other scientists and engineers to maintain safe and efficient labs in compliance with established policies.

Must Have Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical or Biomedical Engineering required plus 3+ years of demonstrated experience
  • Working knowledge of packed bed chemical reactor design and characterization
  • Proficiency operating common laboratory equipment such as balance, pH meter, conductivity meters, etc., and associated software
  • Experience working in a regulated product development environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the safe handling of chemicals and biologic materials
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong communication skills [oral, written, and/or presentation] including listening; and ability to maintain clear project status and interlocks with internal project teams and external test agencies

Highly Desired Skills and Experience:

  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in medical device R&D
  • Working knowledge of the principles of hemodialysis


Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:07 am
Category : Quality Engineer - Medical Device
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7468
Region : Twin Cities

A Design Assurance Engineer assures new or modified products conform to quality standards and establishes compliance with the quality system. Responsible for maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with cross-functional team members that facilitates organizational success by protecting patient/user safety and meeting business needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on-time completion of Design Control Deliverables
  • Create and ensure on-time execution of Quality Plans for internal development, OEM-based, Clinical Product Development (CPDP), and design change projects
  • Accountable for Design Verification and Validation planning & execution, including active cross-functional root-cause analysis investigation & resolution activities
  • Support design test and inspection method development, and lead method validation activities
  • Ensure DHF content completion, integrity, and regulatory & standards compliance; collaboratively communicating & resolving gaps
  • Support and ensure the establishment of objective, measurable, discrete, and verifiable customer and product requirements
  • Support and ensure objective component specification definitions, supplied component sampling plan development, and vendor qualifications
  • Complete Document Change Request Reviews in a timely and objective manner
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor level degree in Engineering or Technical Field
  • 5+ years experience
  • Previous Quality engineering experience and demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project management and leadership skills, including the demonstrated ability to lead multi-departmental project teams and resolve quality-related issues in a timely and effective manner
  • Advanced computer skills, including report writing skills
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior medical device experience
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems (e.g., Windchill)



Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:00 am
Category : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7456
Region : Twin Cities

The Product Engineer works under general supervision to provide global product release support and guidance to execute the release of design for release product engineering (RPE) programs. Provides support, as needed, to execute the release of design for new product introduction (NPI) programs.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes, troubleshoots, and provides technical skills to RPE programs. Provides support, as needed, to NPI programs.
  • Participates in the planning and coordination of engineering projects, generating project-level documentation as appropriate.
  • Monitors projects and participates in improving operating efficiency.
  • Generates and completes plans and reports or other documentation in compliance with applicable Company procedures.
  • Provide work direction and guidance of strategy and execution to cross-functional partners in the area of product release.
  • Provide technical business unit knowledge and project direction to global cross-business teams supporting common process and systems.
  • Supports the development and approach to solutions for meeting business objectives for product release.
  • Supports the liaison of cross-functional alignment in the areas of Configuration Management, Development, and related Operations functions.
  • Supports defining the direction for new products, processes, standards, or operational plans by developing and implementing solutions to complex problems.
  • Responsible for production support engineering with respect to technical feasibility of product configurations
  • Assumes oversight for device and/or internally produced or externally purchased components for specified product portfolios
  • Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high-quality work.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of job-related experience
    OR Master’s degree with 6+ months of job-related experience

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a regulated environment.
  • Experience working in a medical device environment.
  • Experience working with FDA, ISO, EN, and/or GMP standards.
  • Proven, strong detail-oriented work skills.
  • Proven ability to easily adapt to multi-task and shift priorities effectively and expediently.
  • Proficiency with common software packages (e.g., Word, Excel, Adobe Reader).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Demonstrated involvement in process definition and improvement.
  • Formal training in Product Data or Lifecycle Management systems.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changes in technology, processes, or requirements.



Posted: August 3, 2018, 6:20 am
Category : Electrical Assembler
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7454
Region : Twin Cities

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED:

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

DESIRED:

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



Posted: August 1, 2018, 1:57 pm
Category : Manufacturing Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7450
Region : Twin Cities

The Process Development Engineer works closely with Design, Program Management, Sourcing, Quality, Reliability, and Operations to develop processes that produce products of the highest quality and reliability.

A Day in the life:

  • Develop and implement new processes for existing or new products, including Fixturing, Equipment, and Process qualification; creation of Manufacturing procedures, BOMs, Routers, Item Masters, Routings
  • Provide input into the design of new products to improve their reliability and ease of manufacture
  • Manage the development of new and improved products, components, and processes per the design plan.
  • Manage required builds for new product development in a pilot or production setting, including training of operators, coordination with production planning, preparing manufacturing procedures and work-orders as well as assist in troubleshooting assembly issues.
  • Work effectively in highly cross-functional project teams and work independently to accomplish project goals.
  • Address broad design issues that impact the success of current and future products.
  • Develop methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for product related research and development.
  • Partner with Development and Operations and utilize DRM /COS/ lean principles to create technical solutions for product assembly that are consistent with organization objectives.
  • Daily interaction with pilot development teams providing hands-on support for development builds.
  • Create equipment specifications to procure and integrate systems that will deliver highly capable processes, cost effective lean tooling and equipment that enable COS.
  • Utilize DRM to thoroughly evaluate requirements for new products in terms of the test method, process capability and relationship to the customer needs.
  • Lead development activities through interactions beyond work group with frequent management interactions to achieve business commitments including attainment of Safety, Quality, Service, Project Schedule and Cost goals.
  • Follow established procedures to perform and lead improvement initiatives for detailed, accurate, and compliant engineering documentation for Master Validation Plans, pFMEA, Equipment Installation, Characterization, Qualification and Validation.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Plastics or Materials Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years manufacturing engineering experience or MS degree
  • Knowledge of computer applications (i.e.: Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Visio, etc.) required.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and software.
  • Experience in developing and / or implementing new processes for existing or new product.
  • Equipment and process validation (IQ,OQ,PQ)
  • Fixturing Design, Creation of Manufacturing Procedures, Bill of Materials (BOMs), Routings, Item Masters
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and applicable Quality System Standards.
  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Experience handling multiple tasks concurrently
  • Experience interpreting mechanical drawings
  • Experience conceiving and communicating mechanical design concepts to drafting team
  • Excellent data analysis skills, and proficient in the use of statistical tools in problem solving
  • Computer skills such as Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of quality systems

Preferred Skills:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience with at least one of the following: Injection Molding, Sputtering, Materials Science
  • DRM Green Belt Certification
  • Experience with Medical Device Regulation
  • Experience in medical product mfg. / assembly operations
  • Experience with project management and using Microsoft Project
  • Tool design experience



Posted: July 26, 2018, 12:57 pm
Category : Electrical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7446
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: July 24, 2018, 12:13 pm
Category : Packaging Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7444
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: July 19, 2018, 12:36 pm
Category : Project Manager
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7440
Region : Twin Cities

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our growing team. The Project Manager has the overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of each project. They will be the main customer contact throughout the project and will be required to develop and maintain good working relationships both with the customer and between the various departments. This will include the planning and management of the scope of work, schedule and budget.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Provide direction and control for multi-disciplinary project teams. This includes all phases of the project from concept design through system design, integration, buy off/acceptance and factory installation.
  • Coordinate all communications with the customer during project execution. Update the customer as required on progress, scope, schedule and technical issues. Must maintain an excellent working relationship with customer at all times
  • Prepare and maintain the project budget based on the quotation, any Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and all customer Purchase Orders.
  • Prepare and maintain the project schedule – for both internal and customer use, including coordination of all customer deliverables. Ensure that all project deliverables are complete and delivered as per schedule.
  • Assist department managers in manpower planning for their project(s).
  • Track all material costs and labor expenditures throughout the project, develop estimated to complete costs for both labor and materials required to complete the work and prepare and deliver weekly job status reports.
  • Continually review scope of work for any possible risk items. Develop, initiate and monitor any risk mitigation plans.
  • Monitor the scope of work as dictated by the original Purchase Order and any subsequent changes or requests (both internally and customer initiated). Develop Engineering Change Requests and negotiate ECOs with the customer and revise and maintain project budget and schedule accordingly.
  • Continuously monitor all project resources to ensure the project remains on target from a cost, scope, schedule and technical perspective.
  • Monitor the procurement process to ensure that materials are delivered as per current project schedule.
  • Schedule and manage all design reviews to ensure that the work is executed in a timely fashion and that the resultant designs meet scope, cost and schedule requirements.
  • Support the sales process for assigned accounts by interfacing with customers to clarify the RFQ, oversee the proposal development process, and present/sell the resulting proposal in coordination with Outside Sales.
  • Provide direction to the Applications Engineering group in developing proposals for assigned accounts, including defining the scope of effort and initial design concept.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • 7 to 10 years of relevant Project experience preferably in a test and development environment.
  • Solid technical knowledge including broad understanding of electrical, software and mechanical engineering concepts.
  • Must have US Person status.
  • Solid understanding of commercial aspects of contract engineering.
  • Strong influencing, negotiating and relationship building skills.
  • Strong communication skills; able to articulate the benefits and preferences of each product.
  • Prioritization/organization of work and multi-tasking skills are critical to this position.
  • Capacity to deal with a high workload and under pressure of meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Requires a strong initiative, proactive nature and a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to travel and work extended hours as job duties demand.


Posted: July 12, 2018, 2:15 pm
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7439
Region : Twin Cities

The Electronic Engineering Technician conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and components. The position applies knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation. The electronics technician provides skilled mechanical and electrical/electronic support to all areas of manufacturing.

 

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic equipment, including programmable controls, numeral controls, power supplies, drives, gages and test equipment.
  • Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of electronic equipment.
  • Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
  • Informs appropriate management of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved.
  • Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.
  •  Assists with technical troubleshooting.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of Technical School training in electronics, or equivalent military training.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in electronics performing similar functions.
  • Solid analytical skills; able to resolve complex technical problems.
  • PCB Layout with Altium (preferred)
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings (blueprints and schematics) and specifications.
  • A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment, including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings (blueprints and schematics) and specifications.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Must be a hands-on individual motivated to work in a dynamic, change-based environment.
  • Focus, great attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks is necessary
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to travel as necessary and work extended hours as job duties demand.
  • US Person status required.

 

Posted: July 12, 2018, 2:09 pm
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 : Management/Operations
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7430
Region : Twin Cities

The Production Manager is responsible for directing all SMT and assembly production activities within the company while ensuring product quality and productivity performance meets or exceeds goals. This role requires an active presence on the shop floor throughout the workday. This candidate will maintain smooth and constant product flow across all assembly lines by coordinating personnel and production jobs to meet output objectives. Perform first article inspections, process auditing, and quality checks. Provide training and assure adequate cross-training is maintained. Coordinate production activities with Sales Administration, Production Planning, and Shipping & Receiving. Perform trouble-shooting and root-cause analysis as required and proactively seek continuous improvement opportunities.

Job Description:

  • Ensure all product manufactured meets quality requirements.
  • Maintain smooth and constant product flow across all assembly lines by coordinating personnel and production jobs to meet output objectives.
  • Perform first article inspections, process auditing, and quality checks.
  • Perform trained production tasks, as necessary, to maintain production flow.
  • Provide training and develop/maintain an adequately cross-trained team to assure full process capability coverage at all times.
  • Hire personnel as required.
  • Perform performance appraisals, initiate and manage disciplinary and performance improvement actions.
  • Using leadership skills help to maintain high morale and motivation of the Production Team.
  • Coordinate production activities with Sales Administration, Production Planning, and Shipping & Receiving.
  • Perform rapid and effective trouble-shooting and root-cause analysis as required.
  • Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing processes.
  • Proactively seek continuous improvement opportunities and develop innovative solutions for improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers.
  • Work with manufacturing and engineering to specify, develop, test and implement new and enhanced capabilities.
  • Develop, maintain and manage work instructions, quality standards, and process documents.
  • Coordinate and oversee calibration and maintenance activities with Engineering and contracted services.

Qualifications & Experience

  • B.Sc. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in SMT circuit board assembly
  • Working knowledge of quality systems, quality control, process control, statistical analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and management of production personnel
  • Ability to supervise processes
  • Able to follow detailed work instructions
  • Perform Process Planning
  • Work with production Routings/Travelers and Bills of Materials
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well with and interact confidently with others
  • Good working knowledge of personal computers and standard office software with ability to develop and maintain spreadsheets
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment


Posted: July 9, 2018, 11:25 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 : Manager
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7425
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Program Manager to provide leadership to an extended project team comprised of individuals from Sourcing, Contract Manufacturers / OEM, Supplier Quality, and other functions as needed to drive successful development and commercialization of new products.

This position is responsible for the overall operations aspects including value stream planning, execution and successful implementation of activities in the development and introduction of new products.

The Program Manager has the responsibility to ensure that the voice of operations is properly captured and all team commitments and project contract metrics are met and communicated in a timely manner.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross functional teams including Sourcing, Contract Manufacturers / OEM, Supplier Quality, through the product development process to ensure successful completion of development projects and business goals.
  • Responsibility for all Operations activities and deliverables related to sourced
  • components and finished devices in product development planning and execution.
  • Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained.
  • Manages one or more developed or mature programs with well-defined program plans
  • and delivery methodologies.
  • Ensure Operations aspects of Quality System Compliance, Design History File, and Regulatory Submissions documentation.
  • Coordinate Development builds.
  • Lead the supply chain schedule risk burn down.
  • Ensure operations objectives are met: Labor, Burden, Material, Cycle Time, Capacity, First Run Yield, Cum Yield, Process Ppk, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering and 7+ years of relevant experience in the in one or more of the following functional areas, including product development, manufacturing and operations.
  • Master's degree and 5+ years or relevant experience in one or more of the following functional areas, including product development, manufacturing, and operations.
  • Proven Program Management experience leading cross functional teams in the commercialization of new products.
  • Experience in medical devices commercialization activities.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly developed skill set in project leadership practices including ability to balance risk, effectively influence diverse teams, and ownership of responsibility for outcomes.
  • Excellent cross functional influence skills.
  • Ability to motivate and lead diverse group of individuals.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Negotiations and business development skills.
  • Self-Driven and results oriented.


Posted: July 2, 2018, 10:12 am
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7424
Region : Twin Cities

We are looking for a senior software developer work on a wide variety of software projects for 3D sensors. This includes software for:

  • Communication with a wide variety of hardware such as cameras, motion control systems and a variety of sensors
  • Implementing image processing and other algorithmic procedures
  • Manufacturing and testing of production and development sensors
  • Software Development Kits and User interfaces for PC host applications

Core Responsibilities:

  • Defining software architectures that will help us promote agile development
  • Design and implement software for a variety of sensors projects such as host control APIs and end user applications.
  • Documentation of software designs and communications interfaces
  • Working with multi-discipline engineering teams throughout all phases of development
  • Supporting and troubleshooting sensor and software field issues

Required Experience:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Math or a related engineering field
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development in an engineering environment
  • Proficiency in C# and C++ development using Visual Studio
  • Proficiency with WPF and experience with user interface design.
  • Ability to work independently on projects as well as interact with multi-discipline engineering teams in a fast paced agile environment.
  • Strong technical communication abilities.
  • Strong Design and Architecture skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong background in math and proficiency in basic image processing and 3D math functions
  • Ability to work with diverse SDKs, interfaces and libraries from external vendors
  • Experience writing software to communicate with external hardware such cameras, machine control systems and other types of sensors using TCP-IP, RS232, USB, PCIe and other standard protocols.
  • Experience with agile software development and working in a scrum team
  • Experience with training and mentoring


Posted: June 29, 2018, 6:14 am
Category : Controls Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7420
Region : Twin Cities


Seeking a Sr. Controls Engineer to provide and apply a broad range of experience in automation/motion control engineering to our product line of motor driven electric products relating to controls integration of servo and stepper motors/drives, feedback systems, robots, HMIs, PLC's, cables, industrial communication protocols and safety within established/optimal time, cost, quality and performance objectives.Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or related field. At least 4 years of experience with automation and control system components including PLCs, servo and stepper motors/drives, robots, HMI, industrial Ethernet protocols, sensors and vision. Experience with the following preferred: Servo Systems: Rockwell Automation, Nidec Controls Techniques, Mitsubishi; PLC's: Rockwell Automation; Robot Controls: Fanuc, ABB, Kuka, and others Experience using Visual C++, C, C#, and C++ programming (preferred) Working knowledge of Dynamic HTML, XML, CSS, and Java Script (preferred). Project management skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety

Posted: June 27, 2018, 7:30 am
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7414
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior JavaScript Software Engineer to join a software applications team for 3D printers and modelers.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and deliver software that revolutionizes how things are made
  • Build and deliver great user experiences
  • Design and implement new product capabilities and workflows optimizing available technology and existing code
  • Design and implement software with the goal of maximizing reliability, correctness, ease of use, ease of maintenance, testability, and performance
  • Collaborate with our designers, product managers, front-end engineers, back-end engineers, and your team to solve tough product challenges with clean interfaces, experiences, and APIs
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and enhance existing software features, capabilities, and performance
  • Improve overall product infrastructure and reliability by creating sound designs, robust implementations, and appropriate unit and regression tests for both front-end and back-end code
  • Engineer and polish new libraries and components as we build out our JavaScript-based front-end applications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS or BA in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Math, or other related science or engineering discipline
  • 3 years of front-end development experience usign JavaScript as the primary environment (75% of work)
  • 1 year experience using C++ or C# with Microsoft development tools and environment (25% of work)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency with at least one major JavaScript web framework such as React, Electron, AngularJS, Node.js, etc.
  • Working knowledge of CSS and HTML
  • Ability to architect front-end application code (JavaScript, CSS, HTML) for easy future maintenance and extensibility
  • Ability to write testable, resilient code, with effective unit and integration tests and meaningful documentation
  • Experience working with desktop engineering, scientific, or geometry-based applications
  • Ability to work with your scrum team to get the job done
  • Demonstrated ability to write testable, resilient code, with effective unit and integration tests and meaningful documentation
  • Experience with continuous integration build and test tools
  • Strong and effective verbal and written English communications skills
  • Track record of solving difficult and challenging technical problems
  • Motivated self-directed learner
  • Strong customer focus


Posted: June 25, 2018, 12:59 pm
Category : Software Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7413
Region : Twin Cities


Seeking a Software Engineer to join a software application team for 3D printers and modelers.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and deliver software that revolutionizes how things are made
  • Build and deliver great user experiences
  • Design and implement new product capabilities and workflows optimizing available technology and existing code
  • Design and implement software with the goal of maximizing reliability, correctness, ease of use, ease of maintenance, testability, and performance
  • Collaborate with our designers, product managers, front-end engineers, back-end engineers, and your team to solve tough product challenges with clean interfaces, experiences, and APIs
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and enhance existing software features, capabilities, and performance
  • Improve overall product infrastructure and reliability by creating sound designs, robust implementations, and appropriate unit and regression tests for both front-end and back-end code
  • Engineer and polish new libraries and components as we build out our JavaScript-based front-end applications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or BA in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Math, or other related science or engineering discipline
  • 3 years directly applicable experence working with desktop engineering, scientific, or computational-based applications
  • 5 years experience using C++ as primary development language (70% of work)
  • 1 year of front-end development experience using JavaScript (20% of work)
  • 3 years experience using C#, .NET, and Microsoft development tools and envirionment (10% of work)
  • 3 years utilizing effective object-oriented design principles

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Proficiency with at least one major JavaScript web framwork such as React, Electron, AngularJS, Node.js, etc
  • Demonstrated proficiency with CSS and HTML
  • Ability to architect front-end application code (JavaScript, CSS, HTML) for easy future maintenance and extensibility
  • Ability to write testable, resilient code, with effective unit and integration tests and meaningful documentation
  • Experience working with desktop engineering, scientific, or geometry-based applications
  • Ability to work with your scrum team to get the job done
  • Demonstrated ability to write testable, resilient code, with effective unit and integration tests and meaningful documentation
  • Experience with continuous integration build and test tools
  • Strong and effective verbal and written English communications skills
  • Track record of solving difficult and challenging technical problems
  • Motivated self-directed learner
  • Strong customer focus


Posted: June 25, 2018, 12:53 pm
Category : Mechanical Designer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7411
Region : Twin Cities


Seeking a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to design and develop fixtures to be used for testing implantable Medical Devices.  Specific job skills needed to complete the above project:

  • Knowledge of how a SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) works and how to interpret SE (Secondary Electron) and BSE (Backscattered Electron) images.
  • Familiarity with the application of acoustic emissions
  • Ability to read FEA (Finite Element Analysis) color contour plots
  • Ability to read and understand fracture mechanics principles
  • Ability to learn and apply Pyrolytic Carbon technology
  • Knowledge of mass finishing techniques
  • Excellent acute vision for microscope work
  • Requires a University Degree and minimum 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience


Posted: June 25, 2018, 8:30 am
Category : Technicians
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7408
Region : Twin Cities


Seeking a Manufacturing Technician to be responsible for performing functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies, and final assemblies. Determines and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observes and complies with all safety rules and regulations. This includes QSR and ISO Standards.
  • Manage the production builds of multiple product lines, along with issues list, device improvements and changes.
  • Work with development engineering to manage the transfer of new products into production. 
  • Participates in the Material Review Board (MRB) decision process.
  • Identifies and implements corrective actions for manufacturing related issues.
  • Performs equipment setup and corrective, preventive and calibration maintenance as necessary.
  • Evaluates and orders necessary equipment, tools and fixtures.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • AA Degree or equivalent work experience in related discipline
  • Experienced Manufacturing Technician working with electrical devices and systems. 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing role
  • Work experience in medical device manufacturing
  • Proven record of working closely and successfully with manufacturing and process development engineers
  • Basic understanding of medical device documentation requirements
  • Strong interpersonal communication (both written and oral).
  • Basic mechanical and electrical aptitude

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working with electronic devices and products
  • Previous work history with printed circuit boards
  • Skilled in the use of electronic test & measurement equipment or in soldering of electronic components


Posted: June 20, 2018, 1:54 pm
Category : Systems Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7394
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to provide engineering leadership in the design and development of innovative products for Medical Devices through technical planning, system level evaluation, verification and validation. To provide engineering expertise on cross-functional development project teams and collaborate with other external engineering groups.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Fluid system development defining the fluid circuits to support hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis system
  • Provide engineering expertise in cross functional teams conceiving, evaluating and developing new white space opportunities
  • Develop solid understanding of targeted therapies and clinical applications
  • Ensure that device concepts and development plans meets targeted clinical application through systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Lead, coordinate, execute, and document system analysis and design activities, including but not limited to security, safety, reliability, risk, usability and interface management
  • Establish and advocate for best practices and continuous improvement to mature the Systems Engineering knowledge and processes (CoE)
  • Generate and approve requirements and specifications for all aspects of product concept; ensure that all systems are developed in harmony and support each other.
  • Establish system verification and validation plan(s)
  • Plan and execute system level validation through pre-clinical evaluation.
  • Apply established SOP's, and/or develop new processes as needed, to ensure that newly developed devices meet established requirements and, where necessary, are approvable under applicable regulatory requirements
  • Assess system performance during the development process and provide feedback to these teams
  • Identify, and lead collaborations with internal and external engineering groups
  • Collaborate with quality and regulatory colleagues to ensure compliance
  • Participate in the identification and resolution of complex system issues through interfacing with engineers representing other components
  • Design, simulate and construct prototype devices for animal and human studies
  • Collect, analyze, and model design inputs (voice of the customer, voice of the business, etc.) and transform them into high quality stakeholder and system requirements
  • Provide engineering review on current research projects, device concepts and data.
  • Propose and champion new device concepts

Position Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree in a technical/engineering discipline; or
  • 6+ years of experience with a Master's Degree in a technical/engineering discipline; or
  • 4+ years of experience with a PhD in a technical/engineering discipline
  • Development of fluid circuits using pumps, valves, and sensor
  • Solid understanding of fluid circuit control systems

Nice to Have:

  • Significant breadth of knowledge in Quality, project planning, technical expertise, and all areas of product development.
  • Knowledge of dialysis device operation
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and TÜV requirements


Posted: June 12, 2018, 2:41 pm
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 : Mechanical Engineer
Job Type : Permanent
Id : 7372
Region : Twin Cities

Seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to be part a team of engineers that develop and support precision, high speed, automated fluid dispensing applicators. Responsibilities include designing and reviewing mechanisms based on piezoelectric, pneumatic, voice coil, cam, flexure and magnetic technology. Emphasis is placed on design and testing methods that assure 24/7 reliability when operated by equipment operators located around the world. In addition, this job involves generating specifications for new products, electronic packaging, thermal design and technical support. Occasional international and domestic travel may be required.

Essential Duties

  • Perform Engineering tasks in the development of new products and cost reduction.
  • Participate in development of Product Specification
  • Produce conceptual designs
  • Create detailed design drawings
  • Provide analysis of design to applicable standards
  • Review instruction manuals and product literature
  • Define and lead prototype development and lab and field tests
  • Work with manufacturing on process development
  • Conduct design reviews, safety reviews, etc.
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Provide periodic oral and written reports of project status
  • Troubleshooting product problems in manufacturing, lab, or customer sites

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with solid modeling systems and mechanical devices
  • 10 years of experience in new product development with demonstrated repeated success producing innovative and successful products

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Five years of experience with fluid dispensing applicators and design
  • Five years of experience with magnetic and piezo-actuated mechanical design


Posted: May 22, 2018, 10:02 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 : Software Engineer
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7350
Region : Twin Cities

Looking for a LabVIEW Developer to be responsible for designing, implementing, commissioning, and supporting controls, software, and data acquisition systems. This role requires autonomy and individual drive to successfully execute project deliverables, yet also requires collaboration with other engineers.

Requirements:

  • Deliver production-ready software, and reports for the control and data acquisition of wind tunnels, facility control, and engine test systems
  • Design and implement complex software using LabVIEW
  • Deliver high quality engineering service on schedule and within budget
  • Demonstrate effective individual task management while working within an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Interface with various transducers, instrumentation, and peripherals through a variety of interfaces and protocols. Examples of this include load cells, servo valves, thermocouples, PLCs, VFDs, limit switches.
  • Travel to customer sites for design reviews, site surveys, and system commissioning. Travel is both domestic and international
  • Support or perform system assembly, checkout, and site installation

Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience implementing automation systems using LabVIEW
  • Working knowledge of electronics and electrical systems used in systems test, automation and control applications
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation schematics and system wiring diagrams
  • Working knowledge of electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic systems
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated initiative, and attention to completeness, accuracy, and detail
  • Ability to work alone effectively and interface productively with customers, project managers, engineers, and other staff
  • Demonstrated ability to meet budgets and schedules
  • Willingness to travel for business - up to 20%
  • Due to the nature of our work US citizenship or permanent residency is required


Posted: April 27, 2018, 8:20 am
Category : Technician - Medical Equipment
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7348
Region : Twin Cities

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

Preferred Skills:

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



Posted: April 26, 2018, 7:17 am
Category : Technician - Medical Equipment
Job Type : Contract
Id : 7319
Region : Twin Cities

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

Requirements include:

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


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

 

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

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science (CS or EE)
  • Manager is open to all levels of experience with automated equipment development, including some hands-on vision system knowledge.
  • Prefer experience with .NET and C++ programming, Allen Bradley PLC's and understanding of automated equipment design.
  • Prefer experience with Cognex Vision system development.
  • Exposure to robotic systems a plus.

 

Job Responsibilities:

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


Posted: March 15, 2018, 12:25 pm
Category : Mechanical Designer
Job Type : Contract-to-Hire
Id : 7289
Region : Twin Cities

Looking for a Principal Designer to be responsible for performing conceptual design work for new products as well as proposing improvements to existing components. Works independently and creatively to solve problems and create solutions for tasks assigned. Works closely with engineering to accurately assess the performance of proposed concepts and designs. Works directly with customers and medical advisors to develop new products. Works with suppliers to ensure the products manufacturability, and to develop robust methods of inspection.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create designs for new devices, or improvements to existing products from rough sketches, written or verbal design input specifications.
  • Communicate design status and requirements to engineering and program management.
  • Contribute to identifying engineering requirements. Ensure feasibility and performance is assessed by leveraging engineering resources.
  • Participate in design related discussions with a range of internal and external customers, including medical advisors.
  • Specify and analyze tolerances and fits to ensure safe and effective function of devices.
  • Create solid models, drawings and assemblies that comply with applicable standards.
  • Work with suppliers and Quality Assurance to develop measurement techniques that are accurate and repeatable.
  • Propose and evaluate design changes to existing products.
  • Create and process change orders.
  • Manage prototyping and debugging efforts.
  • Contribute to design and project review meetings.
  • Supports Company’s corporative initiative for Continuous Improvement “FOCUS” by promoting the relentless pursuit of eliminating waste, participating in process improvement, and showing the courage to take action and advocate change.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, including maintaining confidentially, using equipment / materials properly, reporting potentially unsafe conditions, and acting upon appropriate actions.
  • Supports Company’s policies and procedures and conducts departmental and Company activities in accordance with these policies.
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Adaptability, Cooperation, Dependability, Customer Service, Effective Communication, Problem Solving

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
  • Eight to ten years’ experience with implantable medical devices, solid modeling, and drafting.
  • Must be familiar with molding plastic components, CNC machining techniques, rapid prototyping methods and measurement of components.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must be an expert in CAD skills for creating solid models, dimensioning and tolerancing of drawings to ensure proper fit and fabrication.


Posted: March 1, 2018, 12:50 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