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Staff Engineer, Mechanical

Company: ThermoFisher
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

How will you make an impact?You will be joining an engineering team delivering novel mass spectrometers and associated products to markets across the globe. You will collaborate with a broad team of engineers, scientists, and sourcing professionals to research new manufacturing technologies and introduce them into our development process. Your contribution will make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.What are we looking for?Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is looking for a Staff Engineer, Mechanical with a high degree of manufacturing knowledge, experience with capital equipment design, and skills in supplier development to support division level activities in the R&D Engineering Center of Excellence. Successful candidates will work closely with R&D teams in all business units as well as division level functions to drive strategic value engineering projects for existing and future products.What will you do?The Staff Engineer, Mechanical drives the implementation and execution of the technical aspects of strategic sourcing projects and initiatives. Works closely with the R&D product design teams, supply base, manufacturing engineering and quality functions to align capabilities with technical requirements. Collaborates globally with category, operations and R&D leaders.The successful candidate will work closely with R&D teams to identify opportunities to remove cost from mechanical components and complex assemblies. Once opportunities are identified, this role will oversee the technical development of the design and partner with the sourcing team to develop qualified suppliers. In addition, this role will lead value engineering initiatives to drive best-in-class supplier cost improvement for the group/enterprise.Key Duties andResponsibilitiesProvide product technical expertise and support to suppliersDevelop manufacturing processes to ensure products are built to high standards of qualityOptimize the assembly process and BoM structures to support and outsourcing to Low Cost Regions in a Lean Manufacturing environmentKnowledge and ability to perform minor design work such as manufacturability design work, redesign of designs not affecting spec or design intentLead continuous improvement initiatives focused on material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and streamlining of the supply chainPerform robust root cause analysis of production issues, implement appropriate containment, and drive corrective actionAssist in the design of tooling and fixtures for production and suppliersWrite and maintain work instructions and Device History RecordsHow will you get here?B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field5+ years of experience in product design and 3 years in manufacturing in a formal product lifecycle from concept through production release5+ experience in 3-D solid modeling; Solidworks preferredExperience in low volume, high-value large complex systems such as scientific instrumentation, medical devices, or semiconductor process systems is highly preferredStrong mechanical engineering background with thorough knowledge of mechanical design, manufacturing processes, and materialsExperience with multiple manufacturing processes (i.e. casting, molding, machining, injection molding etc.).Experience with the design of electro-mechanical systems for operation in stress conditions (thermal, chemical, pressure, etc.)Understanding of mechanical designs for vacuum and ultra-high vacuum systems preferred.Experience generating engineering specifications from marketing requirementsExperience with product validation testing to confirm specifications and product performanceKnowledge, Skills, AbilitiesExperience with DFMEA and "should cost' analysis preferredExperience interacting with suppliers to ensure product conformance, cost effectiveness and outsourcing initiativesProficient in mechanical design with materials such as aluminum, steel, engineering plastics and related fabrication methods, and documentation knowledge of GD&T with an ability to review and interpret drawingsMust have drive, enthusiasm and strong practical engineering experience & technical ability to coordinate Value Analysis / Value Engineering (VAVE) AnalysisExcellent communication, analytical and organizational skill to manage projects and lead a cross functional teamExcellent time management skills and ability to prioritize projects and process multiple tasksExperience in working prototype testing (electro-mechanical hardware parts & assemblies), Product structuring, documentation, critical assemblies/test metricsAbility to understand and solve complex design challenges both independently and as part of a design teamAble to communicate clearly both in oral and presentationHigh attention to detail and organizational skillsDocument design changes by writing and reviewing Engineering Change OrderExperience with DFx - Design for Assembly, Manufacturability, Service, and CostJobSummaryJob number: 148895BRDate posted : 2021-02-24Profession: EngineeringEmployment type: Full-TimeSDL2017

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