Sr. Applications Engineer
Responsible for meeting internal and external customer manufacturing requirements for the new product launch of surgical instruments and implants through robust process design. The position will participate in a customer focused team facilitating all activities associated with a product launch between the customer, supply chain, and company. The position will also be responsible for leading continuous improvement activities on legacy products by implementing the latest manufacturing technologies to advance throughput, quality, and compress costs. The position will initiate and engage in projects across all locations within the Life Sciences division requiring extensive travel.
EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION:
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or other appropriate engineering or engineering technology discipline highly preferred or the equivalent years of work experience.
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in engineering to include the development of new processes, new products, product costs, cost reductions, capital justifications, and capital equipment acquisition and deployment.
- Materials experience/knowledge with manufacturing using titanium, cobalt chrome, stainless steels, medical grade plastics, etc.
- In depth process experience/knowledge with advanced CNC machining of metals and plastics (e.g. sliding and fixed head lathes, vertical and horizontal multi-axis mills, wire and sinker EDM, multi-axis grinding, and multi-tasking centers.)
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience with tight tolerance methods in machining and measurement system applications, complete understanding of detailed blueprint reading and Non-Recurring Expenses (NRE), GD&T, working knowledge of short run process control methods, statistical analysis, design of experiment (DOE), ISO standards and FDA quality system regulations.
- Advanced experience with Fanuc, Siemens, and Haas CNC controls.
- Windows-based computer knowledge required.
- Strong knowledge of programming standards and engineering practices, including Design for Manufacturability (DFM) principles, bio-compatibility requirements for materials, ISO 13485 and US QSR 21 CFR, Part 820 Medical Devices, and basic understanding of the human anatomy required.
- Demonstrable and advanced proficiency using engineering software for design (NX, Solidworks, etc.).
- Demonstrable and advanced proficiency using engineering software for CNC manufacturing (NX, Mastercam, Partmaker)
The majority of the travel will be to one site – Bloomingdale, IL from the Warsaw location. Roughly, 50% of the time would be spent between Warsaw and Bloomingdale when things are busy.
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