Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer who will play an instrumental role in the growth and success of our expanding production of avionics displays. The successful candidate will define and improve manufacturing processes to transition engineering prototypes to full rate production.  He/ She will have a successful track record interfacing with design engineers and production teams to ensure hardware producibility, developing build strategies, planning and requesting manpower/equipment/process resources, and generating assembly documentation.  The successful candidate will have hands-on experience working in a fast-paced electronics manufacturing environment, delivering products on time and on budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain manufacturing methods, processes, and operations for new and existing products to assure the highest level of quality and to meet profitability objectives.
  • Define production flow, equipment setup, and processes and oversee continuous process improvement to reduce cost and enhance quality.
  • Lead and perform production assembly, testing, and inspection per drawings and specifications, as needed.
  • Apply current state of the art manufacturing techniques to production methodology such as “Just In Time” and “Lean Manufacturing”.
  • Interfaces with the Engineering staff to ensure Design for Manufacturability and Testability objectives are attained through concurrent engineering activities.
  • Prepare and revise manufacturing work instructions and functional test procedures to prepare suitable documentation for assembly technicians.
  • Assist QA with the dispositioning of non-conforming hardware/ material(s) and support corrective action activities as required.
  • Provide support to various suppliers as needed in conjunction with QA.
  • Play a key role in the transitioning of engineering prototypes to full scale Production.

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science or Engineering or related field with 12+ years of experience
  • B.S. Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field with 10+ years of experience is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the manufacturing of electronics for high reliability military and government systems.
  • Knowledge of MIL/ IPC workmanship and performance standards related to electronic assemblies (IPC-610, MIL-STD 883, MIL-STD 810, MIL-HDBK-217, etc)
  • Knowledge of display technologies (LCD, LEDs, NVIS-compliance) and techniques (bonding, sealing, spectral and luminance measurements) a plus
  • Solid understanding of design data and manufacturing/assembly sequencing as well as tooling concepts and strategies; able to generate work and process instructions for assemblers and technicians.
  • Understanding of First Article Inspection (FAI) reports and Nonconformance Reports (NCRs).
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills including the ability to deliver effective presentations to peers, management and customers.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills to apply in a fast paced, dynamic and flexible small business environment.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Staff Engineer - San Diego

Seeking a Staff Engineer for a technical leadership position, responsible for leading mechanical engineering activities to develop and commercialize disposable infusion sets and related components for a global medical technology company.

Responsibilities: This individual will have responsibility for working cross-functionally to understand end-user requirements and mapping them to design specifications and developing an efficient architecture, ensuring a detailed and well-tested design. Responsibilities include defining, clarifying, and documenting requirements; performing (or ensuring the team performs) the necessary design analysis and tradeoffs; designing the disposable layout and defining sub-components, recognizing when interface impacts might occur and taking early action to avoid problems. Interfacing with our SAP and CAD PLM systems to manage projects in our design control environment.

  • Developing project plans and executing and/or delegating work appropriately
  • Identification of project tasks/ needs and assigning resources as needed
  • Decomposing system level requirements to disposable design definition, conducting robust design and analysis
  • Problem solving/ failure analysis, disposable layout and component design, design verification and validation test activities and collaboration/coordination with other cross functional teams (quality, manufacturing, regulatory, marketing, etc.) to realize the systems functionality and performance and eventual product release
  • Interpret requirements and rationalize the design choices with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Leverage quantitative approaches and knowledge of both mechanical design and manufacturing considerations, design
  • Assemble and evaluate prototype models to assess technical feasibility of various solutions
  • Ability to work in a “hands on” manner to develop engineering prototypes
  • Work cross functionally with internal / external customers and external suppliers
  • Qualify and make design and engineering decisions critical to success

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • 7-10 years of experience in medical device design unless supplemented with a Masters (5 years) or PhD (3 years)
  • Experience using PLM and CRM systems
  • Extensive experience solving problems and well versed in critical thinking
  • Systems and requirements engineering experience
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Experience with design best practices, including advanced tolerance design, and design for reliability.
  • Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturability training / experience
  • Experience with injection molded plastics and design of high-volume disposables.
  • Experience as mechanical lead in the development of medical disposable devices
  • Proficiency with basic statistical techniques including familiarity with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiment (DOE) methodologies.
  • Expertise in common risk management techniques (FMEA, FTA, ETA).
  • Experience in modeling, simulations and sensitivity analyses.
  • Experience in development using cross-functional teams ideally in a healthcare, medical technology or life sciences area.
  • Experience creating and driving project plans, delegating tasks to resources as needed, and ensuring successful completion thereof.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory standards applicable to design of medical devices, including FDA QSR 21 CFR 820, ISO 13845, ISO 14971 and IEC 60601 and collateral standards
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to challenge the development efficiency while maintaining a robust design and design standards.
  • Self-directed with the ability to learn and adapt quickly to multiple and competing requests.
  • Strong organizational, influencing and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrated customer focus, and track record of releasing products.
  • Must be comfortable making practical assumptions with engineering justifications, where needed.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between 10 to 20%.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Questions:

  1. Do you have medical device experience?
  2. Do you have high volume manufacturing experience?
  3. Do you have plastic molding experience?
  4. Do you have global experience?
  5. Do you have cross-functional experience?

Quality Analyst - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Quality Analyst who will be responsible for performing ongoing support, coordination, and administrative tasks required to support our IS09001/AS9100/AS9110 Certifications, ISO 17025 Test Laboratory Accreditation, and CMMl-DEV vl.3 Benchmarking. They will also oversee the management of product manufacturing and test records. Will be responsible for follow-up on quality system-related activities, as well as administrative activities such as phone calls, e-mails, scanning, paper and electronic filing, and reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Tracks corrective action (supplier, audit, process, customer, etc.) status from issuance to closure.
  • Schedules and coordinates calibration of inspection, measuring, and test equipment.
  • Sends Supplier Qualification Questionnaires to suppliers and follows up.
  • Ensures Approved Vendor List (AVL) is maintained and up-to-date.
  • Manages training records.
  • Supports material review activity as required by Quality Engineering.
  • Creates product asset records.
  • Scans Technical Data Packages (TDP's).
  • Prepares and submits Government Source Inspection (GSI) requests.
  • Coordinates preparations for customer and regulatory audits and other visits.
  • Coordinates inter-laboratory comparison testing in support of ISO 17025 accreditation.
  • Supports Configuration Management activity as required.
  • Provides support for annual Conflict Minerals campaigns.
  • Coordinates gathering of monthly QMS metric results and publishes results.
  • Generates purchase requisitions for Quality & Facility Operations Department.

Requirements:

  • HS diploma, Associates Degree, Technical Trade School certification or BS/BA.
  • Requires 1year of experience providing similar coordination and administrative support.
  • Strong skills utilizing MS Excel, Word, Power Point are a must.
  • General knowledge of aerospace quality requirements/processes is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail and accuracy are critical.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder.

Sr. Information Assurance Research Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Information Assurance Research Engineer with an advanced degree (MS or PhD) and 5+ years of experience in system development and Information Assurance for our Electro-Optics Systems department. Candidates with the following background and experience are highly encouraged to apply: cyber-security, internet of things (IoT), edge computing, big-data, and blockchain.

Responsibilities:  The Sr. IA Research Engineer will be responsible for participating in system, hardware, and software design activities for products being developed for use in DoD environments. Lead requirements analysis activities to include requirements generation, development and implementation of technical solutions. Contribute to and lead organization-wide efforts across information assurance, encryption, cybersecurity technical areas.

  • Play a major, if not lead, role in design, development and implementation of IA subsystems.
  • Participate in system (hardware and software) Information Assurance (IA) activities including design, development, implementation, integration, and test of IA system components. Ensure information assurance requirements are met in support of security requirements or certifications if applied.
  • Work with government and non-government IA representatives to ensure integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.
  • Providing technical write-ups related to software development on bids and proposals.

Required:

  • MS Computer Science, EE, or Applied Mathematics and Physics plus 5 years of system development experience with at least 3 of these years in the Information Assurance domain.
  • 5+ years of experience in system development with at least 3 of these years in the Information Assurance domain.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in design, test, evaluation, analysis of system, hardware and software architecture.
  • Must have experience developing robust software in a production software environment using C/C++, Java, Python, or other relevant language.
  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.
  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to translate theoretical IA concepts to working software systems efficiently and reliably.
  • U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance.

Preferred:

  • PhD Computer Science, EE, or Applied Mathematics and Physics In absence of BS, a lesser degree in the above disciplines will be considered if a strong portfolio of domain specific experience and/or independent research is demonstrated.
  • Experience with cybersecurity research (including network intrusion detection, malware detection, cyber-network defense) is a plus.

Sr. Research Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Research Engineer with a BS (MS/PhD preferred) in EE, CS or Applied Physics and 5+ years of hands-on communication system development and implantation experience to participate in communication system, hardware, and software design activities for products being developed for use in DoD environments.

Responsibilities: Lead requirements selection of communication protocols for various applications (e.g., satellites, radio, wireless, and broadband technologies), analysis activities to include requirements generation, research and provide solutions to address the requirements. Contribute to and lead organization-wide efforts in system integration and test.

  • Participate in communication system design, implementation, integration, and test of system components.
  • Execute technical tasks of simulation, selection, modification, integration, and test of components.
  • Work with government and non-government representatives to ensure integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.
  • Providing technical write-ups related to system, hardware, and software development on bids and proposals.

Required:

  • BS/MS or PhD preferred in EE, Computer Science, or Applied Physics, plus 5 years of hands-on communication system development and implementation experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in communication system development and implementation.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in design, test, evaluation, analysis and certification of system, hardware and software architecture.
  • Must be able to design, simulate and prototype high-speed wireless communication systems
  • Must be able to successfully lead and contribute to multiple programs simultaneously, achieving required results on time and on budget
  • Must be able to prepare winning proposals with accurate costing and planning data
  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.
  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.
  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • U.S. citizenship required.

Preferred:

  • MS or PhD EE, Computer Science, or Applied Physics,
  • In absence of MS, a lesser degree in the above disciplines will be considered if a strong portfolio of domain specific experience and/or independent research is demonstrated.

Senior Research Scientist - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Research Scientist with a MS or PhD in Applied Physics, EE or CS, and 5+ years communication systems development and implementation experience to participate in opto-electric and opto-mechanical design, and EO/IR sensor hardware and post-processing development activities for products being developed for use in DoD environments.  The Sr. Research Scientist will work in our Electro-Optics Systems department and be a part of a highly technical & innovative team.

Responsibilities:  The Sr. Research Scientist will be responsible for participating in opto-electric and opto-mechanical design, and EO/IR sensor hardware and post-processing development activities for products being developed for use in DoD environments. Lead requirements, hand-on analysis, system tradeoffs, component development, system integration, and test activities to include requirements generation, and research to provide solutions to address the requirements. Contribute to and lead organization-wide efforts in system integration and test.

  • Participate in system design, implementation, integration, and test of system components.
  • Execute technical tasks of simulation, selection, modification, integration, and test of components.
  • Work with government and non-government representatives to ensure integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.
  • Providing technical write-ups related to system, hardware, and software development on bids and proposals.

Required:

  • MS Applied Physics, EE, or Computer Science, plus 5 years of hand-on communication system development and implementation experience. PhD Applied Physics, EE, or Computer Science.
  • 5+ years of experience in communication system development and implementation.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in design, test, evaluation, analysis and certification of system, hardware and software architecture.
  • Experienced in hands-on and practical optical and opto-mechanical design (Zemax) and EO/IR sensor development skills.
  • Experienced with design CADs (e.g., SOLIDWORKS, CREO/ProE) and/or simulations tools (e.g., MATLAB, COMSOL).
  • Experienced in system tradeoffs (e.g., resolution, field-of-view, size, weight, power, cost, manufacturability) and EO/IR component selections.
  • Experience in remote sensing including LIDAR and/or imaging optics (visible and infrared) design is highly desired.
  • Familiarity with optoelectronic components, opto-mechanical packaging, and/or imaging processing (algorithm, software, or hardware) in military environments is a plus.
  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.
  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Embedded Software Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a professional Embedded Software Engineer with 4 years+ experience in development of application AND driver software for embedded systems to execute complete embedded software development lifecycle for an exciting new aerospace product.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging embedded software (application and driver).
  • Designing and developing multi-threaded, multi process software for embedded Linux OS.
  • Review code and design.
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resource.
  • Integrate and validate new product designs.
  • Interface with Customer Interface Specifications.
  • Access third party, open source software and legacy software (experience in rehosting legacy software is a plus).
  • Develop software requirement specifications.

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field. Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Strong and solid programming experience C and/or C++. 
  • 4+ year of experience in development of application and driver software for embedded systems.
  • Strong knowledge in Linux driver framework.
  • Hands-on experience in producing custom application software development for Generic Linux and Green Hills Integrity OS.
  • Hands-on experience in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms and all phases of software development.
  • Knowledge of Multi thread programming, socket-level TCP/IP communications.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written.
  • Efficiently multi-task and commit to working under deadlines.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder.

Nice to have/not required:

  • Knowledge of miscellaneous Operating Systems (Linux, Windriver VxWorks and Greenhills Integrity)
  • Hands-on experience in DO-178 and Arinc-653 for safety-critical avionics real-time operating systems
  • Ada

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Materials & Logistics Manager - Torrance, CA

Seeking a highly motivated Materials & Logistics Manager with 5 years of experience managing materials/logistics teams in a manufacturing environment AND hands-on experience with ERP/MRP (preferably Deltek Cost Point) systems.  This opportunity is working in a fast-growing, highly technical DoD company in Torrance, CA. 

Responsibilities:  Following input of customer orders, manages front-end processes (planning, receiving, stocking, managing inventory, kitting) that ultimately result in the issuance of kits to the manufacturing floor. After manufacturing has been completed, manages finished goods processes including storage, packaging, and shipment per customer dates and requirements. Also responsible for the management of Government Property.

  • Leads and supervises the Materials Management team.
  • Overall responsibility for managing and maintaining inventory accuracy.
  • Controls inventory levels and ensures availability of material.
  • Provides inventory status reports to senior management.
  • Implements and manages periodic inventory measurements such as cycle counting and end-of-year inventories.
  • Works with Purchasing to execute common buys across programs and long-term agreements with key suppliers.
  • Works with Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Purchasing to identify and qualify new suppliers.
  • Collaborates with other managers to determine supply needs.
  • Oversees the utilization of Deltek Cost Point for Materials Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Participates in ongoing supplier selection process in coordination with QA, Contracts, and individual Operating Divisions.
  • Negotiates lay-in inventory opportunities with suppliers.
  • Coordinates kit release schedules with Manufacturing.
  • Manages production planning and scheduling for on-time delivery.
  • Oversees management of shortages and other issues that are affecting.
  • Works with Purchasing and Planning to establish manage standard material costs and lead times in Deltek Cost Point.
  • Assist in forecasting to plan future orders.
  • Identifies and implements min/max and just-in-time (JIT) stocking when practicable.
  • Manages packaging and shipping per customer requirements.
  • Participates with obsolescence management.
  • Responsible for management of Contract Acquired Property (CAP) and Government Furnished Property (GFP).
  • Manages and maintains controlled areas as appropriate for storing parts and materials.
  • Ensures that adequate resources are provided for the materials management team.

Required:

  • BS/BA in related discipline
  • 5 years of hands-on experience with ERP/MRP (preferably Deltek Cost Point) systems in a manufacturing organization
  • 5 years managing materials/logistics teams in a manufacturing organization
  • Ability to effectively manage, coordinate, and communicate with a diverse work force and employees of all levels
  • Experience in training employees in an effective manner
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours when required
  • Effective user of MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook (experience with Project is preferred)
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are critical
  • Effective problem-solving ability
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder

Program Lead - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Program Lead for our Products and Engineering Department, which specializes in advanced integrated sensor systems for tactical and vehicle applications.  The successful candidate will be a direct contributor to the planning and execution of new and on-going engineering development programs related to state-of-the-art sensor systems that will lead to the expansion of our product portfolio.  The individual should have established technical development, organizational, and communication skills necessary to support and coordinate rapid and innovative R&D projects with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers.  Strong customer interface and presentation skills are essential to support regular communication with government customers as well as various internal support organizations.  This role will have the opportunity for growth into management of product lines as key systems transition over to in-house production.

 Responsibilities:

  • Work with technical leaders to plan out and coordinate execution of strategic programs.
  • Lead and contribute to key technical designs
  • Track technical development and progress through direct interaction with engineering staff 
  • Coordinate primary aspects of customer communication, including status update meetings, technical reports and presentations, and technology demonstrations.
  • Create and maintain project schedules and budgets throughout the project lifecycle to maintain alignment with contractual requirements and milestones.
  • Coordinate proposal opportunities to capture new development programs that align with the department’s strategic growth path
  • Track and forecast project financials and work with the Director in support of meeting the department’s financial objectives

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering
  •  5+ years in a technical design role for rugged electro-mechanical systems
  • 3+ years in a program management or engineering lead role in engineering or R&D environment.
  • Experience with government and/or military contracts is a plus.
  •  Ability to understand technical concepts across a range of fields (mechanical, electrical, and production) in order to identify and mitigate programmatic risks.
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills that suit the role of a facilitator of programmatic and technical activities.
  • Ability to coordinate and finalize high-quality technical writing and presentation slides with little or no supervision
  • Strong organizational skills to maintain a clear schedule picture of multiple projects simultaneously and to carefully track detailed contract requirements.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.                                                                  
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

Assistant Actuary - Walnut Creek, CA

Seeking an Assistant Actuary (Associate level) for one of the largest healthcare companies in the world in our Walnut Creek, CA location.  Local candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree, 5 years of actuarial experience with an ASA or FSA.  U.S. citizen/green card holder required.  

Responsibilities:  The overall mission of the Assistant Actuary is to protect the financial integrity with sound reserving and risk management practices as well as product designs that meet customer needs and pricing that produces returns to shareholders commensurate with the risks undertaken. The Actuary is responsible for anticipating and recognizing matters that materially affect financial integrity and making sound, unbiased reports on these issues.

  • Opportunity to be in a leadership role on a market team
  • Will get exposure to all the markets in the Big Sky, including CO, UT, and NV
  • Will get exposure to all commercial lines of business, including AFA, SG, 51-99, Key, and Select
  • Opportunity to work directly with senior leadership, including the senior LRB actuarial team and the health plan team, including the market CFO and CEO
  • Opportunity to work with a variety of internal departments, including product, network contracting, ACO strategy, and finance
  • Strong emphasis on communication skills and ability to communicate technical ideas clearly in addition to strong technical skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree along with 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Must have your Associates of the Society of Actuary
  • Prior experience in the healthcare field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Local candidates to the Northern California office
  • Skills/Certifications: ASA or FSA
  • Seniority Level - Associate
  • Willingness to Travel – Occasionally
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required

Quality Assurance Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to assure our products meet drawing, specifications and contractual requirements for our corporate campus in Torrance, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Quality Engineering Manager and other team members oversee the Quality Management System.
  • Verify the accuracy or performance of the product and performs a Failure Analysis Report.
  • Analyze failures, determine cause and initiate corrective action on returned product as well as internal process failures.
  • Troubleshooting inaccuracies or problems and share results and recommendations with team members.
  • Ensures customer's needs are being met per functional specifications.
  • Perform QA tasks to assure developed products meet requirements.
  • Uses inspection equipment and visual inspection aids appropriate for the article being inspected.
  • Assist in supplier audits, surveys and corrective actions.
  • Flow QA clauses to suppliers and validate supplier QA requirements are met.
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Participate in program meetings.
  • Review and approve program fabrication, assembly, and test documentations.
  • Witness testing activities.
  • Support the nonconforming material review process.
  • Communicate QA related issues and provide process improvement recommendations to management.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering field
  • 3-5 years’ experience performing Quality Assurance Engineering duties in a mission critical environment.
  • Experience creating Quality, test and inspection plans and documenting results.
  • Experience with hand tools to measure or inspect parts.
  • Knowledge of ISO 001:2000/ AS9100.
  • Experience with testing, failure reporting and analysis.
  • Understand product development life cycle.
  • Understanding in hardware drawings and schematics is a plus.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to schedule.
  • Effective communication skills, good problem-solving ability, ability to multitask, ability to delegate responsibilities appropriately, and ability to work with a diverse work force.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder.

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Irvine, CA

Seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer with 3 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, tooling design, DFM and Lean/Continuous Improvement experience to work in our Irvine, CA location.

Responsibilities:  This position will be responsible for providing support to new product development activities, providing support to customers, suppliers, partners and internal manufacturing cells and participate in continuous improvement activities in targeted areas.

  • Act as a technician liaison between Design Engineering and the production floor, as needed for activities such as problem solving, Kaizen events, set-up reduction, and supplier-related issues
  • Provide Engineering expertise as the liaison between Customers and Engineering for both the Aftermarket (FAR part 145 repair station) and the OEM
  • Responsible for driving improvement in the reliability, maintainability and cost effectiveness of aerospace components and subcomponents
  • Supports new program development and ‘Design for Manufacturability’ reviews
  • Interacts with Design Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain teams to ensure design for manufacturability of new products. Participates in design review process, and acts as a liaison for products from inception through shipment to customer.
  • Develop, prepare and maintain complete cost-efficient manufacturing processes for product hardware of above average complexity to meet/exceed the departmental goals of L.U., MPS, and scrap and lead time
  • Design and implement routers, operations sketches, fixturing, and gages for safe and efficient manufacture, assembly, inspection and test of custom-engineered aerospace hardware
  • Develops and implements, test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures/work instructions, training materials, technical publications (CMMs)
  • Provide support to floor issues with respect to assembly and test areas, as well as aftermarket support. Implement methods and practices to reduce variation
  • Assists others in root cause and failure analysis as required and develop root cause and corrective actions to resolve issues involving discrepant product or material
  • Promotes culture of Continuous Improvement and understand lean manufacturing techniques as they apply to eliminate waste and deliver products to customer’s expectations
  • Drive short-term and long-term improvements to achieve goals outlined on Value Stream Maps
  • Participates and leads/facilitates kaizen events and High Performance Work Team (HPWT) activities. Works on set-up reduction, TPM, 5S, and problem-solving activities (including support the Six-Sigma activities).
  • Participates in the procurement and start-up of new capital equipment (including payback and net present value analysis) for acquisition of equipment to support emerging and existing technologies as required
  • Evaluates and maintains time standards that produces increased productivity
  • Lead continuous improvement projects that support the Six-Sigma methodology

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or Computer Science from an accredited institution is required
  • 3 years of engineering experience in manufacturing environment
  • Design for manufacturability (DFM) experience
  • 1 year of tooling design experience
  • 1 year of experience with Lean/Continuous Improvement
  • Sound manufacturing background (Process Programming and Tooling)
  • Good communication, people & problem-solving skills to establish and maintain strong & successful customer relationships
  • Understand shop capacity planning related to equipment, processes and manning
  • Must be mindful of process and test capabilities and recognize organizational core competencies
  • Demonstrates ability to understand source(s) variation and identify impact of tolerance stacks in assemblies
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities
  • Experience in the use of CAD, CATIA Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.
  • Local candidates only.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5 years of tooling design experience
  • Design for manufacturability (DFM) experience
  • Experience in the use of CAD, CATIA, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Lean practitioner and Six sigma black belt
  • Mechanical Engineering experience
  • 5 years of tooling design experience
  • Experience with automotive- assembly and testing

Sr. Quality Engineer - Tempe, AZ

Seeking a Sr. Quality Engineer to work for a global medical technology company in Salt Lake City, UT or Tempe, AZ location.  This position develops implements and improves commercial product quality requirements.

This is a high-level quality engineering position which requires a high-energy individual with excellent teamwork, partnering and negotiation skills. Must demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. High level and hands-on engineering position that leverages medical device development / quality / manufacturing experience in product and process development. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail orientation and analytical/problem solving skills are a must. Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to achieve results with minimal direction.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality Engineering support on Product Engineering Teams.
  • Provide on-going support to manufacturing site(s) for commercially available products
  • Initiate new or revised documentation
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop risk assessment for proposed changes to commercially available products (i.e. material / spec changes)
  • Lead periodic product franchise reviews.
  • Develop physical and functional test methods to ensure specifications are met.
  • Write, review and approve design verification and validation protocols and reports.
  • Develop processes validation requirements (IQ, OQ, PQ) and equipment qualifications.
  • Conduct and /or coordinate testing outlined in protocols and test methods.
  • Perform process improvement, control and monitoring on manufacturing processes.
  • Participate during design transfer activities.
  • Conduct complaint investigations.
  • Participate and provides input to training on department/division procedures, and policies.
  • Develop and implement procedures to comply with corporate and industry standards.
  • Understand and follow company procedures on regulatory requirements.
  • Provide support to the regulatory department in writing technical submissions.
  • Provide positive example and actively promotes compliance to all standards.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with internal and external customer and support staff.
  • Prepare and present project updates and technical discussions.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 6 years experience in the medical field or closely related industry or a Masters Degree and three years experience.
  • Ability to make and present engineering decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Advanced statistics
  • Understanding and application of DOE
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Engineering cost analysis
  • Ability to analyze and optimize manufacturing and quality systems
  • Advanced product, design & prototyping skills
  • Ability to create and provide training
  • Software application skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create, review and coordinate test protocols and reports
  • Ability to generate engineering proposals
  • Oral and written presentation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Ability to develop and control a budget
  • Ability to manage technical personnel
  • Ability to perform design review functions
  • Must read, write and understand English. Must be detailed in handling information/data.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. Quality Engineer - Salt Lake City, UT

Seeking a Sr. Quality Engineer to work for a global medical technology company in Salt Lake City, UT or Tempe, AZ location.  This position develops implements and improves commercial product quality requirements.

This is a high-level quality engineering position which requires a high-energy individual with excellent teamwork, partnering and negotiation skills. Must demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. High level and hands-on engineering position that leverages medical device development / quality / manufacturing experience in product and process development. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail orientation and analytical/problem solving skills are a must. Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to achieve results with minimal direction.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Quality Engineering support on Product Engineering Teams.
  • Provide on-going support to manufacturing site(s) for commercially available products
  • Initiate new or revised documentation
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop risk assessment for proposed changes to commercially available products (i.e. material / spec changes)
  • Lead periodic product franchise reviews.
  • Develop physical and functional test methods to ensure specifications are met.
  • Write, review and approve design verification and validation protocols and reports.
  • Develop processes validation requirements (IQ, OQ, PQ) and equipment qualifications.
  • Conduct and /or coordinate testing outlined in protocols and test methods.
  • Perform process improvement, control and monitoring on manufacturing processes.
  • Participate during design transfer activities.
  • Conduct complaint investigations.
  • Participate and provides input to training on department/division procedures, and policies.
  • Develop and implement procedures to comply with corporate and industry standards.
  • Understand and follow company procedures on regulatory requirements.
  • Provide support to the regulatory department in writing technical submissions.
  • Provide positive example and actively promotes compliance to all standards.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with internal and external customer and support staff.
  • Prepare and present project updates and technical discussions.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 6 years experience in the medical field or closely related industry or a Masters Degree and three years experience.
  • Ability to make and present engineering decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Advanced statistics
  • Understanding and application of DOE
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Engineering cost analysis
  • Ability to analyze and optimize manufacturing and quality systems
  • Advanced product, design & prototyping skills
  • Ability to create and provide training
  • Software application skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create, review and coordinate test protocols and reports
  • Ability to generate engineering proposals
  • Oral and written presentation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Ability to develop and control a budget
  • Ability to manage technical personnel
  • Ability to perform design review functions
  • Must read, write and understand English. Must be detailed in handling information/data.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. R&D Product Engineer - Salt Lake City, UT

Seeking a Sr. R&D Product Engineer with experience as a lead R&D engineer on a medical device product development program with demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design, tolerance stack-up analysis, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), and specification development. The R&D Engineer will have design capability with small plastic and metal parts, demonstrated proficiency with GD&T and experience in product V&V testing, medical device new product development & rapid prototyping to work for a global medical technology company in Salt Lake City, UT.  U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Responsibilities:  This is a high-level, hands-on R&D engineering position that leverages medical device development, quality & manufacturing experience in new product and process development. Responsible for both the technical aspects of product design and development as well as the translation of marketing requirements into product specifications. 

  • Provide R&D Engineering support on Product Engineering Teams.
  • Provide on-going support to manufacturing site(s) for commercially available products
  • Initiates new or revised documentation and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implementation.
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal & external customer and support staff.
  • Participates and leads cross-functional teams.
  • Provides technical support on components, material methods, systems and equipment.
  • Develops physical and functional test requirements to assure specifications and regulations are met.
  • Participates in periodic product franchise reviews.
  • Participate during design transfer activities.
  • Writes and approves protocols, reports and data.
  • Manages testing outlined in protocols and test methods.
  • Manages/develops validation studies on equipment & processes.
  • Conduct complaints investigations.
  • Understands and follows company procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in and provides input to training on department & segment procedures, and policies
  • Provide support to the regulatory department in writing technical submissions.
  • Manages project planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking.
  • Plans and coordinates engineering test builds.
  • Analyzes problems in design, process and test development. Recommend/implement solutions.
  • Prepares and presents oral and written project updates and technical discussions.
  • Develops and implements procedures/policy.

Requirements:

  • BSME or related technical degree
  • Experience as the lead R&D engineer on a medical device product development program
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design, tolerance stack-up analysis, design for Manufacturability (DFM), and specification development
  • Design capability with small plastic and metal parts
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T)
  • Significant experience in product verification and validation testing, medical device new product development and rapid prototyping
  • Experience in product verification via test equipment development and equipment validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) within an FDA regulated or other regulated industry (i.e. bio-tech/pharma, aerospace, food/beverage)
  • Clinical trial and/or animal trial experience
  • Proficient in technical writing of protocols and reports
  • Proven capability in writing clear and detailed testing and product assembly procedures
  • Impeccable documentation skills and adherence to design control procedures and GLP
  • Demonstrated experience in application of lean manufacturing principles
  • Comfortable in a dynamic working environment with a high amount of change
  • Demonstrated ability in using statistical experimental design and analysis techniques (i.e. Taguchi Design of Experiments)
  • Familiarity with Pro-E and/or FEA software
  • Ability to make and present engineering decisions  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail orientation and analytical/problem solving skills are a must.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to achieve results with minimal direction.
  • Requires a high-energy individual with excellent teamwork, partnering and negotiation skills.
  • Must demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. Electronics Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Sr. Electronics Engineer (Manufacturing) for our Photonic Systems Division, which specializes in the development and production of advanced sensor solutions for ground and airborne applications.  This role will design and develop a variety of multi-disciplinary technologies, quickly turning concepts into functional prototypes. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for end-to-end development of various designs that involve schematic design, PCB layout, fabrication, embedded firmware development, and testing for diverse applications.  S/he will be self-motivated to deliver simple, yet innovative solutions to unique customer challenges with minimal oversight and will have an opportunity to grow a technical team for larger scale product development in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop reliable prototype systems and devices (including design, layout, fabrication, testing, and rapid iteration) for new and ongoing research efforts
  • Implement embedded control systems using microcontrollers, analog circuits, peripherals (A-to-D and D-to-A converters, FPGAs, sensors, drivers, cameras, memory), and embedded code (in C) for a wide variety of applications
  • Manage elements of technical projects with the opportunity to assume larger project management responsibilities
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other engineers and scientists in the division

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field (advanced degrees preferred)
  • 10+ years end-to-end electronic circuit design and development; 5+ years with LIDAR, EO/IR, and RF integrated electronics
  • Diverse technical background- knows digital, mixed signals, FPGAs, processors (not a specialist)
  • Ability to complete end-to-end development of systems from physical principals to conceptual design, schematic capture, printed-circuit layout, assembly, coding, testing, and validation
  • Fluent with C/C++ in embedded and standard computer architectures
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder

Nice to Have:

  • Provide cross-disciplinary solutions to include mechanical, software, & optical designs
  • Work in airborne sensors

Director, Companion Diagnostics Pathology - South San Francisco, CA

Seeking a Director, Companion Diagnostics Pathology who will provide leadership and expertise in human disease pathology and molecular pathology to support the clinical development of tissue-based companion diagnostics for oncology drug candidates. As a member of the development project teams he/she will have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative environment and to support projects throughout clinical development. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the identification and development of tissue-based biomarkers, including their characterization and validation (biomarker prevalence, clinical utility for patient selection/stratification, relevant cutoffs, etc.) and the proposed pathology assays (specificity and sensitivity, scoring system, etc.)
  • Design, implement and oversee pathology based biomarker and diagnostic testing and data analysis for clinical development studies:

1.       Direct the development, outsourcing and validation of clinically applicable tissue based assays. Assists in the development of assay protocols as needed.

2.       Write the relevant pathology based biomarker and diagnostics testing sections in drug development and registration documents such as clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, investigator brochures, and regulatory submission packages (INDs, NDA’s,BLA's).

  • Provide pathology input to development project teams and ensure access to state of the art tissue based techniques and samples for target pathway evaluation in human disease:

1.       Implement technologies and/or methodologies as needed, via a combination of in-house efforts and the use of CROs or other external expertise using techniques such as in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, IHC multiplexing, fluorescence applications, use of image analysis algorithms, laser capture microdissection, RNAseq, qPCR, etc.

2.       Evaluate the scientific basis and clinical applicability of the proposed assays, their validation status and any related technical issues.

3.       Assume responsibility for the assessment and scoring of specimens and the preparation of reports summarizing the data, analysis and interpretation of findings.

4.       Collaborate with project teams from concept to reagent generation to quantitation and approval plan for CDx as needed.

  • Participate in the evaluation of external licensing or collaborative opportunities (including CDx collaborations) and oversee internal components of shared programs.
  • Lead and participate in project development teams or sub-teams as needed. Coordinate with appropriate team members to advance projects efficiently.

Required:

  • Highly experienced pathologist (MD, PhD, or DVM degree) with 8+ years of relevant post-doctoral academic, clinical and/or industry pathology experience. Board certification in the United States is desirable but not required.
  • In depth experience with the discovery, characterization, clinical validation and utilization of tissue based biomarkers and potential diagnostics:

1.       Awareness of the challenges of implementing tissue based biomarker and diagnostic technologies in the clinical setting

2.       Direct experience in development, outsourcing and validation of clinically applicable tissue based biomarker assays

  • A proven Molecular Pathology track record with credible publications and Pathology support for research and clinical science:

1.       Demonstrated expertise in tissue-based analysis such as in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence applications, laser capture microdissection

2.       Expertise with human diseases and evaluation of disease pathogenesis with tools such as experimental mouse models

3.       Expertise with image analysis software and algorithm design

  • Demonstrated excellence in independently leading and conducting research and ability to summarize information/data in a concise, easy to understand manner
  • Excellent leadership skills including mentoring, motivation and delegation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English
  • High level of initiative and ability to work independently
  • High level of business awareness
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder

Sr. R&D Product Engineer - Tempe, AZ

Seeking a Sr. R&D Product Engineer with experience as a lead R&D engineer on a medical device product development program with demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design, tolerance stack-up analysis, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), and specification development. The R&D Engineer will have design capability with small plastic and metal parts, demonstrated proficiency with GD&T and experience in product V&V testing, medical device new product development & rapid prototyping to work for a global medical technology company in Tempe, AZ.  U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Responsibilities:  This is a high-level, hands-on R&D engineering position that leverages medical device development, quality & manufacturing experience in new product and process development. Responsible for both the technical aspects of product design and development as well as the translation of marketing requirements into product specifications. 

  • Provide R&D Engineering support on Product Engineering Teams.
  • Provide on-going support to manufacturing site(s) for commercially available products
  • Initiates new or revised documentation and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implementation.
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal & external customer and support staff.
  • Participates and leads cross-functional teams.
  • Provides technical support on components, material methods, systems and equipment.
  • Develops physical and functional test requirements to assure specifications and regulations are met.
  • Participates in periodic product franchise reviews.
  • Participate during design transfer activities.
  • Writes and approves protocols, reports and data.
  • Manages testing outlined in protocols and test methods.
  • Manages/develops validation studies on equipment & processes.
  • Conduct complaints investigations.
  • Understands and follows company procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in and provides input to training on department & segment procedures, and policies
  • Provide support to the regulatory department in writing technical submissions.
  • Manages project planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking.
  • Plans and coordinates engineering test builds.
  • Analyzes problems in design, process and test development. Recommend/implement solutions.
  • Prepares and presents oral and written project updates and technical discussions.
  • Develops and implements procedures/policy.

Requirements:

  • BSME or related technical degree
  • Experience as the lead R&D engineer on a medical device product development program
  • Demonstrated proficiency in mechanical design, tolerance stack-up analysis, design for Manufacturability (DFM), and specification development
  • Design capability with small plastic and metal parts
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T)
  • Significant experience in product verification and validation testing, medical device new product development and rapid prototyping
  • Experience in product verification via test equipment development and equipment validation (IQ/OQ/PQ) within an FDA regulated or other regulated industry (i.e. bio-tech/pharma, aerospace, food/beverage)
  • Clinical trial and/or animal trial experience
  • Proficient in technical writing of protocols and reports
  • Proven capability in writing clear and detailed testing and product assembly procedures
  • Impeccable documentation skills and adherence to design control procedures and GLP
  • Demonstrated experience in application of lean manufacturing principles
  • Comfortable in a dynamic working environment with a high amount of change
  • Demonstrated ability in using statistical experimental design and analysis techniques (i.e. Taguchi Design of Experiments)
  • Familiarity with Pro-E and/or FEA software
  • Ability to make and present engineering decisions  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail orientation and analytical/problem solving skills are a must.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to achieve results with minimal direction.
  • Requires a high-energy individual with excellent teamwork, partnering and negotiation skills.
  • Must demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

 

Sr. Machine Learning Architect - San Diego, CA

Seeking a Sr. Machine Learning Architect with actual machine learning implementation experience.  Reporting into the SVP, Engineering this role is critical in leading the organizational transformation from traditional transactional databases and warehousing to cloud data platforms, deep learning and advance analytics domains. You will not only work on transformative and cutting-edge technologies, but also deliver working software that produces real results.  You will be working with various teams including product, user experience, portals, operations, core, and systems. While our teams are small enough to make fast decisions, our audience and reach is large enough that your work, your voice will have an immediate and tremendous impact.

Responsibilities:

  • You will help define the strategies, roadmaps and solutions in the analytics and deep learning space and evangelize the vision to the organization.
  • You will be primarily responsible for design, execution and delivery of exploratory concepts, rapid prototypes, and pilot solutions designed to test hypothesis and incubate transformative new capabilities by applying Machine Learning, data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems.
  • You will be hands on. You will implement and deploy these as an Enterprise-grade technology stack and be responsible for all aspects of the solution – data pipelines, model generation, and training and inference engines.
  • Your solution would encompass the gamut of highly-available data lakes to highly-performant-compute clusters, from storage and networking infrastructure to platforms and micro services.
  • You will help build an internal team, including recruiting new members and coaching and mentoring existing ones.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computer Science, Statistical Inference, Mathematical modeling or similar fields with 10-12 years of strong, demonstrable SDLC experience –minimum of 5 of these years should be direct experience in the machine learning, big data space.
  • Experience implementing at least two to three Machine Learning pipelines in production.
  • Deep hands-on Technical ability. Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms. Deep understanding of statistics and probability.
  • Experience with Hortonworks or Cloudera distributions.
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills – must able to present complex ideas in an understandable way.
  • Prior experience working with the ELK stack including Elasticsearch
  • Proficiency with one or more of Python, Java, Scala preferably in a Linux Environment.
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks such as MxNet, Caffe/2, SparkML, Gluon, TensorFlow, Theano, Keras, Pandas, NumPy, scikit-learn.
  • Experience with distributed computing frameworks, containers and microservices (Yarn, Kubernetes, AWS ECS, Mesos).
  • Experience with at least two noSQL variants - Hive, Mongodb, Cassandra, Impala, and expertise with Kafka, MLLib
  • Excellent understanding of algorithms and data structures for optimization.
  • Prior experience with traditional RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, etc.) and/or large scale traditional data warehousing is a must (4-5 years preferred)
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

 

 

Implementation Specialist - Irvine, CA

Seeking an Implementation Specialist to play a pivotal role as a core member of our brand new division.  You will work closely with the business to help build cutting-edge solutions for our clients worldwide. Do you like to travel for business 75% of the time?  Are you a customer focused, technical specialist?  If so, read on and let's talk.

Responsibilities:

  • Travels to customer sites throughout North America weekly to implement our In-Office Solution (75% Travel Required)
  • Installs, calibrates, and tests machines in accordance with pre-defined policies and procedures; requires use of precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and solves IT and machine related problems including but not limited to, connectivity, Wi-Fi, software and machine related performance issues.
  • Configures and setups PC equipment and software.
  • Ensures successful connection with scanners.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Support, IT, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Product Managers.
  • Adheres to all SOP’s, policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years+ experience as a Dental Laboratory Clinician, Medical Device Trainer, Service Technician or IT Technician experience.
  • Electrical and mechanical experience preferred.
  • Customer focused; must be flexible in dealing with others internally and externally.
  • Must have strong written skills to convey technical concepts in concise written form.
  • Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures and applicable technical information.
  • Ability to communicate problems and statuses.
  • Work effectively on a team or independently.
  • Proficient skills with the MS office suite (Excel, World, PowerPoint, and Outlook) are preferred.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Dental restoration design experience as a Design Technician a plus.