Operations Manager - Camarillo, CA

Seeking an Operations Manager who will lead a manufacturing team in achieving quality, cost, delivery and employee safety goals.  Facilitate problem solving and corrective action for production issues.  Control in-process inventory to achieve production requirements with minimum impact on inventory levels.  Direct application of capital and people resources to maximize operating efficiency. This role will report directly to the Plant Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess the performance indicators for the Aerospace products in the Camarillo plant to ensure that safety, capacity, quality, productivity and manufacturing costs are competitively maintained and improved through the Continuous Improvement Framework.

  • Analyze short and long-term manufacturing requirements and capabilities of facilities.

  • Drive change through improved organizational capability, providing leadership in recruiting, goal alignment, employee development, performance management and communication.

  • Ensure motivation and retention of a high-performance management team and workforce.

  • Assure policies, procedures, and other documentation are established to provide for consistent and professional operation of all organizational functions.

  • Develop budgets and resource plans, and monitor performance, to achieve product delivery and financial requirements.

  • Support Environmental Health and Safety in the deployment of MESH to support a Zero Incident Culture.

  • Ensure required documentation and/or system transactions are executed to meet customer, manufacturing system and financial reporting requirements.

  • Co-ordinate manufacturing schedules and priorities within the production plan to satisfy customer requirements.

  • Control in-process inventory to achieve production requirements with minimum impact on inventory levels.

  • Direct application of capital and people resources to maximize operating efficiency.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • 5 years of experience in an industrial manufacturing environment

  • 3 years of experience in a leadership position with direct reports

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Proven capability to lead change in a team environment

  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required

Preferred:

  • BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or Lean Manufacturing; MBA preferred

  • 7 years of experience in Manufacturing, Quality or MFG Engineering is preferred

  • Experienced in management of aerospace development programs

  • Project Management Institute accreditation (PMP) preferred

  • Experience in Risk Management

  • Broad knowledge of the Aerospace industry

Production Supervisor 2nd Shift - Fullerton, CA

Seeking a Production Supervisor (2nd Shift) to supervise manufacturing on the 2nd shift in a CNC machine shop environment.  This position is located at our manufacturing plant in Fullerton, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises assigned manufacturing departments on the 2nd shift;

  • Supports department manager in meeting the departmental goals & objectives;

  • Directs assigned areas in the manufacturing, processing, or support areas to meet customer quality, output and on-time delivery;

  • Prepares daily production reports and attends department daily production meeting at Daily Management board;

  • Setting, in concurrence with the department manager, the daily production and quality goals and ensures that these goals are achieved for the assigned areas;

  • Completes timekeeping requirements for assigned hourly employees on a daily basis;

  • Schedules employee shifts, approves overtime, vacations and other personnel administrative requests with manager approval;

  • Ensures employees are taking all breaks and lunches within the required time period;

  • Analysis and planning of short and long-term department requirements;

  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure short and long term goals and deadlines are accomplished;

  • Walks shop floor to ensure all employees are maintaining productivity standards;

  • Employee relations: promoting team work, coaching and counseling employees;

  • Ensures employees are in compliance with all company policies and procedures

  • Coaches employees in their continuous improvement efforts.

Requirements:

•       Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Institution (in engineering preferred, but not required)

•        1 + of supervisory experience in manufacturing OR 6+ months of experience working in an  manufacturing facility;

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs;

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

•       U.S. CItizen/Green Card holder required.

Preferred Qualifications:

•       Experience with the manufacturing of precision machined metal components;

•       Experience in a machine shop; automotive or aviation industry;

•       Experience with TPS/ Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing principles and programs;

•       Experience in the aerospace industry.

Production Supervisor - Riverside, CA

Seeking a Production Supervisor who will supervise a staff of hourly personnel, leading and managing the day-to-day manufacturing operations. This position will work 2nd shift: 4 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. and is typically 10-11 hours per day.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and controls a work group to meet production schedules.     

  • Maintains safe working conditions, safe work practices and good housekeeping in area of responsibility.     

  • Improves methods and processes to improve productivity, reduce costs and improve quality.     

  • Trains, develops, instructs, motivates employees to achieve maximum efficiency.        

  • Understands all applicable company policies, standards and procedures and communicates to ensure compliance by all employees in area of responsibility.      

  • Recognizes and disciplines employees according to established procedures.      

  • Understands bottlenecks that limit production and take necessary corrective action.      

  • Insures flow of materials to meet production needs       

  • Ensures proper equipment and tools for workforce to complete tasks.  

Requirements:

  • 2 or 4 year degree (preferred, but not required)

  • 5+ years increasing responsibility in a production environment

  • Initiative and competence to anticipate and respond to issues along with the ability to identify and implement changes as needed

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles a plus

  • Excellent communication skills, personal accountability and a strong sense of urgency

  • Training and supervisory experience a must

  • Strong ability to communicate to multiple levels and functions

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experience in Schematics, Blue Print reading, and AutoCAD introduction

  • Strong mentorship

  • Has led multi-functional projects

  • Has led teams in structured and stressful environment and ever-changing environment

  • Strong ownership of outcomes (high responsibility)

  • Proactive versus reactive approach

  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Software Quality Assurance Engineer (SQAE) will be responsible for a wide range of responsibilities including participation in the design lifecycle of software, design reviews, test witnessing, software problem reporting and audits. The SQAE interacts and works with the software engineering team to ensure compliance to contractual requirements and standards. SQAE supports compliance to AS9100, CMMI ML 3, D0-178 and D0-254 (firmware). The ideal candidate will have strong attention, high adherence to schedule, good communication skills, problem solving ability, can multitask and delegate responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in software design process (Spiral and Waterfall models) making recommendations for product changes and improvements

  • Generate program specific Software Quality Assurance plans, checklists, and reports

  • Support the development and improvement of software quality processes in support of AS9100, CMMI vl. 3 ML3

  • Support the development and improvement of software quality processes in support of AS9100 and CMMI vl. 3 ML3

  • Support the development and improvement of software quality processes in support of D0-178, DAL Level B, and potentially Level A

  • Participate in Functional Configuration Audit (FCA), Stages of Involvement (SOI} and compliance audits for AS9100, CMMI, D0-178, and D0-254

  • Review program specific software related documents such as Software Development Plan, Software Requirements Specifications, Software Design Documents, test plans and procedures                 -

  • Validate functional requirements in peer reviews of software code using IMB DOORS and Rational Team Concert (RTC}

  • Participate in software code peer reviews

  • Witness software testing. Write Software QA test reports related to qualification testing

  • Manage software problem reporting system, including verification of software solutions to closure

  • System administrator for software tools such as RTC and DOORs

  • Manage build and baseline release of software

  • Make presentations to customer(s) on topics related to Software Quality Assurance

  • Design, collect, manage and report SQA metrics

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, CIS, MIS, Mathematics, or Engineering.

  • ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) certification (preferred, but not required). If not certified, will be required to do so upon hire.

  • 7+ years of Software Quality Assurance or related experiences

  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tool, and processes.

  • Experience working with the following compliance requirements:

  • CMMI - Maturity Level 3

  • AS9100 - Quality Management System

  • AS9115 - Quality Management Systems - Deliverable Software

  • D0 - 1 78 - Software Consideration for Airborne Systems

  • Direct experience with DAL Level B minimum, Level A preferred

  • D0-254 - Hardware Consideration for Airborne (firmware)

  • Administrator or user experience using Rational Team Concerts and DOORs

  • Familiarity with Unix or Linux based system is a plus

  • Understanding of coding languages

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Ability to utilize multiple word-processing and database applications including MS Office applications.

  • U.S. citizenship required

Sr. Scientist III - Lake County, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic leader on one or more synthetic API isolation and final purification steps including but not limited to: crystallization, polymorph control, drying, and particle size distribution control.  Influences the approach to unit operation design and commercial control strategy implementation.

  • Leads technology transfer of small molecule chemical process from lab and pilot scale to production manufacturing facility.

  • Influences the development of control strategy to ensure commercial process robustness and product quality at one or more sites globally.

  • Has developed a strong understanding of commercial manufacturing facility equipment such as reactors, centrifuges, filters dryers and auxiliary piping and utilities.

  • Conceptualizes and implements novel approaches using combinations of engineering and scientific principles.

  • Utilizes knowledge of engineering, literature, and experience to guide decisions for complex situations

  • Must have an in-depth understanding of the cause/effect relationship to use for improvements to multiple processes and products.

  • Independently designs and coordinates experiments to test hypotheses related to project outcomes; extracts the full relevance of scientific observations.

  • Applies extensive, advanced scientific knowledge to multidisciplinary projects.

  • Assures experimental quality through sound experimental design and provides advice on experimental design. Successfully designs and executes major studies.

  • Implements new technical alternatives for research from literature review, industry knowledge, and development experience.

  • Familiar with lab environment and safety practices; assumes higher roles of responsibility in department or division (e.g., Dept./Div. Representative).

  • Applies advanced technical writing skills to produce technical reports and regulatory filings.

  • Anticipates, recognizes, and resolves problems. Shows understanding of the issues relevant to the broad organization and business.

Desired Skills:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering or related field with minimum 12 years of experience

  • MS in Chemical Engineering or related field with minimum 10 years of experience

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or related field with minimum 5 years of experience 

  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.

  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at scientific conferences.

  • Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.

  • Seize opportunities to pursue project relevant leads that are in line with the group’s strategy.

  • Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab.

  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable. May mentor/supervise a team of one or more and guide and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist - Franklin Lakes, NJ

Seeking a Senior Staff Regulatory Affairs Specialist with Regulatory Affairs experience in the device/diagnostic, biologic and/or pharmaceutical industry, working knowledge with medical device and pharmaceutical regulations, product classifications, and applicable device or drug registration requirements AND software, electromechanical and/or digital health medical devices experience for our Franklin Lakes, NJ location.

Summary: In Medical Pharmaceutical Systems-Self Administration Injection Systems, we develop novel and complex drug delivery solutions to allow patients to inject medications themselves. This position, as a Senior Regulatory Subject Matter Expert, will develop and execute regulatory strategies to support stand-alone and combination device constituents in development, prepare compliant master regulatory documents for global compliance, and will lead RA in customer facing for strategic accounts. Join us in our mission to advance the world of health. This group develops drug delivery solutions which will advance smart technology digital health. i.e. this person will work with the apps that send alerts to your smart phone if your blood level drops, etc...

Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Staff RA specialist will be working in Medical Pharmaceutical Systems-Self Administration Injection Systems, primarily the Wearable Injection Platform. 

  • Represent regulatory function in complex product development teams and projects by identifying, interpreting relevant regulatory requirements and provide actionable regulatory guidance throughout the product development cycle

  • Establish and implement regulatory strategies to support cross-functional stand-alone and combination device development for smart devices and digital health solutions for US, EU and other global markets

  • Establish close partnership with pharmaceutical customers and develop understanding of customer’s regulatory strategies to ensure proper support (throughout drug product approval process) is provided and while protecting interest. 

  • Collect, analyze the registration requirements for similar products, and apply the synthesized regulatory intelligence to assist the business decision making process

  • Review/approve Drug and Device Master Files (DMF and MAF) for compliance with relevant regulations for submission to US FDA, Health Canada and Australia and coordinate appropriate input/help from various functions (R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Medical etc.) in a timely manner

  • Review/approve labeling, promotional and advertising materials to ensure regulatory compliance, as assigned

  • Reviews clinical, human factor study protocols and reports to assure collection of appropriate data for regulatory submissions and regulatory compliance

  • Identify ways to improve the efficiency of current work process and execute them.

  • Keep appraised of the changing regulatory environment and keep the relevant team and supervisors informed about the potential impacts

  • Support the Pharm Systems US and WW RA team as needed

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree required with life science or engineering background preferred

  • Must have experience with software, electromechanical and/or digital health medical devices.

  • 5 + years of Regulatory Affairs experience in the device/diagnostic, biologic and/or pharmaceutical industry

  • 3 years of working knowledge with medical device and pharmaceutical regulations, product classifications, and applicable device or drug registration requirements for US/EU

  • Current knowledge of U.S. medical device regulatory requirements and Quality System Regulations (QSR) required

  • Experience working with 510(k), CE Marking, Master Files and eCTD preferred

  • Experience working with regulators

  • Customer centric mindset (internal and external)

  • Ability to network, managing diverse relationships

  • Ability to effectively cope with change and ambiguity

  • Regulatory certification (RAC) in medical device and/or drug regulations is a plus

  • Combination Product regulation understanding is a plus

  • Fluent in English; French speaking is a plus

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Associate Scientist/Scientist - San Francisco, CA

We are looking for an Associate Scientist / Scientist with experience in cell culture, tissue processing, flow cytometry, as well as standard molecular biology and biochemical techniques. Above all, we are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with a passion for oncology research, who enjoys working in a fast-paced and highly dynamic working environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and expand PDX bank and cell line collection

  • Test novel drugs with a combination of in vitro and in vivo assays

  • Perform daily FACS-based analysis of PDX tumors

  • Perform cell-based or biochemical assays on a tight schedule

  • Maintain flow cytometers

  • Analyze and report data regularly at group meetings

Required:

  • BS degree and relevant experience in a research setting.

  • Technical expertise in cell and molecular biology and/or cancer biology

  • Experience with mouse models of cancer, including PDX (Patient Derived Xenograft) models preferred

  • Excellent laboratory, record keeping, data analysis, and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to plan, execute, and troubleshoot experiments.

  • Ability to manage more than one project at any given time and to work successfully in a cross-functional and highly collaborative team environment

  • Exceptional communication, both speech and writing, to a variety of audience types

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FlowJo and GraphPad Prism

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required

Sr. Scientist I - ADC Discovery/Assay Development - South San Francisco, CA

We are expanding our oncology hub on the West Coast, with three sites in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on the discovery and development of novel oncology therapies and seeking a Sr. Scientist I – ADC Discovery/Assay Development with experience in small molecule and ADC screening and development. The candidate will drive discovery work to understand small molecule potency and how it relates to ADCs. Responsibilities will include generation and review of small molecule cytotoxicity and mechanistic data, coupled with analysis of subsequent ADC data to identify ideal characteristics for ADC warheads.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts to understand potency and mechanism of action of novel small molecules used as warheads on antibody drug conjugates

  • Work cooperatively with multidisciplinary team to present results and guide strategy

  • Support small molecule (low/medium throughput) screening efforts by independently performing assays to evaluate potency of compounds with diverse mechanisms of action

  • Develop biochemical assays to measure compound activity

  • Plan and execute in vitro targeted drug combination studies

  • Identify trends between ADCs and corresponding small molecules

  • May include cell imaging and ADC internalization and trafficking studies

  • Proactively seek out and incorporate novel ideas in line with the group’s strategy to better characterize our antibody targets, toxins and ADCs

  • Draft IND and patent documents and occasionally present at scientific conferences and symposiums

Requirements:

  • Ph.D in a relevant area, or MS or equivalent education with 8+ of experience, or BS or equivalent education with 10+ years of experience.

  • Experience in small molecule screening, (prefer in ADCs), is required.

  • Highly motivated, goal oriented and independent scientist with proven technical expertise in small molecule screening (cell and biochemical assay formats).

  • Prior experience with ADCs and working knowledge of bio-conjugation chemistry a plus.

  • Experience with cell imaging systems and flow-cytometry a plus.

  • Proven management skills with track record of direct reports or guiding and teaching scientific staff.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven track record of working effectively in a dynamic, collaborative, team-oriented setting.

  • U.S. Citizen/Green card holder.

Senior Software Engineer - Tucson, AZ

Seeking a Sr. Software Engineer I or Sr. Software Engineer II with experience in embedded multi-processor systems using C/C++.  U.S. citizenship is required to obtain security clearance.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Applying expertise in software development for embedded multi-processor systems

  • Providing software solutions to complex technical problems using ingenuity and creativity.

  • Following and/or recommending changes to department processes and procedures.

  • Reviewing software products for soundness of technical judgment and adequacy.

  • Producing documentation related to the design and release of software artifacts.

  • Utilizing agile software development methods, automation, and continuous integration.

Required Skills:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics

  • U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance

  • 2-5 years of professional experience in an embedded real-time setting

  • Experience using C/C++ language

  • Experience designing real-time embedded software on multiprocessor systems

  • Experience with software, test development, and integration

  • Experience using embedded Real Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) (e.g. Green Hills Integrity, Wind River VxWorks, etc)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in a DoD embedded software environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in an integration lab environment working on hardware

  • Practical experience with guidance, navigation, sensing, tracking, and discriminating systems and associated algorithms is highly desired

  • Experience designing real-time embedded software on multi-core systems

  • Experience with object-oriented development

  • Experience using software source control tools and/or automated build environments

  • Experience with Agile Software development methods

  • Experience using MATLAB

  • Experience with Scrum

  • Experience using scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)

  • Experience adapting Board Support Packages

  • Experience with system integrity and mission assurance

Real-time Embedded Principal Software Engineer/Sr. Principle Embedded Software Engineer

Seeking a Real-time Embedded Principal Software Engineer or Sr. Principle Embedded Software Engineer with a BS degree and 8+ years RTOS, C/C++ experience.  U.S. Citizenship required.

Responsibilities:  The Embedded Software Engineer is responsible for applying advanced technical expertise with C/C++ software development for embedded multi-processor systems, contributing to the development of new principles and concepts, resolving unusually complex technical software problems, and providing solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.  

  • Applying expertise in software development for embedded multi-processor systems

  • Providing software solutions to complex technical problems using ingenuity and creativity.

  • Following and/or recommending changes to department processes and procedures.

  • Reviewing software products for soundness of technical judgment and adequacy.

  • Producing documentation related to the design and release of software artifacts.

  • Utilizing agile software development methods, automation, and continuous integration

Required Skills:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics.

  • U.S. Citizenship to obtain security clearance.

  • 8 years of experience in an embedded real-time setting

  • Experience using C / C++

  • Experience developing, testing and integrating real-time software

  • Experience using embedded RTOSs (e.g. VxWorks, Integrity)

  • Experience with software/hardware/firmware integration

  • Demonstrated technical leadership of small teams

Desired Skills:

  • Practical experience with guidance, navigation, sensing, tracking, and discriminating systems and associated algorithms is highly desired

  • Experience with Agile Software development methods

  • Experience designing and architecting real-time embedded software on multicore systems

  • Experience with object-oriented development

  • Experience using software source control tools and/or automated build environments

  • Experience working in a DoD embedded software environment

  • Experience with Scrum

  • Experience using MATLAB

  • Experience using scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)

  • Experience adapting Board Support Packages

Principal or Senior RF Engineer - Tucson, AZ

Seeking a Sr. or Principle RF Engineer who has experience designing RF and Microwave hardware, including transmitters, receivers and exciters.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities: The Electrical Engineer will design RF and Microwave hardware, including transmitters, receivers, and exciters.   The EE will work with a variety of programs as a contributor to detailed design, simulation, product development, and initial product testing.   

The ideal candidate will have knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

Design and development of transmitters, receivers or exciters.

Experience designing and optimizing RF circuits.

This position can be a Principal Electrical Engineer or Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer based on the candidate’s background & skills.

Required Skills:

  • B.S. in Engineering. M.S. Preferred with 8+ years of related RF experience

  • U.S Citizenship required

  • Strong experience and background with a practical understanding of RF design considerations to include experience or relevant course work.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with ability to proactively identify alternate solutions to overcome difficult technical challenges.

  • Experience in test and measurement of RF products.

  • Experience with any of the following tools: Mentor DX Designer, High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS), SystemVue, Genesys, and Advanced Design System (ADS).

Desired Skills:

  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills with desire to support enterprise initiatives.

  • Ability to prepare documentation with minimal oversight.

  • Candidate will have solid communication and teaming skills.

  • Background in designing for manufacturability, producibility, and cost constraints.

  • Group management skills, leadership skills and strong communication skills.

Principal or Senior Electrical Engineer (FPGA) - Tucson, AZ

We are seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer or Sr. Electrical Engineer (FPGA) with a BS/MSEE and 7+ years of experience who can develop FPGA designs for all of our major vendors and device families. U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities:  The EE will develop FPGA designs for all major vendors and device families, including:  Xilinx, Altera, Lattice and Microsemi.  The designs are implemented using VHDL and will support the following type of applications: gigabit serial interfaces, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) Digital Signal Processing (DSP), control loops, data links, embedded processing, and processor interfaces.

As a configurable logic designer, you will work with circuit card designers and systems engineers to develop requirements, select parts, architect the device, perform code development, simulations, and place and route. Designs are verified against requirements using both directed test and constrained random methodologies and are supported from requirements definition through integration and test, and eventually production. Configuration management of the design is maintained throughout the entire design process.

This position can be a Principal Electrical Engineer or Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer based on your background & skills.

Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Science or Mathematics with 8 years of experience

  • Ability to apply advanced digital design knowledge and principles to complex designs

  • Proficient at using a hardware description language such as VHDL, Verilog, or System Verilog

  • Proficient with FPGA timing constraints and timing closure

  • Proficient with digital toolsets and backend vendor tools

  • Cross discipline knowledge such as software, digital signal processing, etc.

  • Digital Signal Processing and simulation using MATLAB or equivalent

  • Experience applying fixed-point analysis and conversion of floating point algorithms

  • Proficient with a software or scripting language

  • Ability to take a design from concept to production

  • Ability to collaborate and work with other disciplines

  • Ability to solve integration issues and determine root cause

  • Self-directed – Able to complete tasks with minimum oversight

  • Strong written and verbal communications

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with embedded systems design utilizing Microblaze, NIOS, and ARM processors

  • Knowledge of encryption/decryption standards such as AES, RSA, ECC, etc.

  • Knowledge of industry standard interfaces and protocols such as AXI, PCIe, SPI, I2C, etc.

  • Integration experience with FPGA based systems

  • Knowledge of ASIC design flow and process

  • Familiarity with advanced verification techniques

  • Ability to manage and trace requirements.

Principal Electrical Engineer - Tucson, AZ

Seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer (Digital Design) or Senior Principal Electrical Engineer with strong digital electronics design and analysis skills to join our highly innovative team in Tuscon, AZ.   The candidate must be experienced in all aspects of circuit card design including hardware designs with processors, FPGAs, memory, and industry interfaces, such as PCIe, Ethernet, I2C, UART and be a U.S. citizen.

Responsibilities: We are looking for candidates to design digital electronics circuits that implement missile guidance, video and digital signal processing. Our technology base includes high-speed digital electronics, configurable logic, and homogeneous / heterogeneous multiprocessor designs.

The Mission Computers and Processors Department designs digital electronic circuit cards and electronic units which are supported from proposal through transition to production. Our systems are subject to environments ranging from the frigid, sub-zero vacuum of space, to the blistering heat of the desert floor, to the high pressures of the ocean depths.  

The EE will design, analysis, simulation, test, and integration of digital electronic modules and/or CCAs for Missile applications. This position will function in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple projects.  and be the Responsible Engineering Authority (REA) for development of one or more complex modules, CCAs or units. This position will interface with Integrated Product Team Leads (IPTL) and stake holders. 

The position utilizes detailed circuit design techniques, principles and concepts.  Candidates develop solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity, working under general supervision.  Candidate will work in a fast-paced, team-based, and challenging technical environment.

Please note: This position can be a Principal Electrical Engineer or Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer based on the candidate's background and skills.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE preferred) will consider degrees in Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Technology.

  • 8+ years of engineering design experience, with at least 4 years in a senior position

  • Ability to prioritize work of others and handle multiple tasks at a time

  • Experience in the development and design of electronic circuit designs, multi-assembly system/unit design, processor designs a plus

  • Proven ability to take a design concept from the block diagram or requirements level and develop a complete hardware design, and verifying via test and integration

  • Experience with PCB design process and proven ability to use tools to design (schematic capture), analyze and simulate designs prior to hardware execution.

  • Experience with embedded test techniques, design for test, design margin analysis and design for production

  • Experience in managing schedule and resources to meet assigned milestones

  • Capable of functioning in multi-disciplined design teams across multiple projects

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Active Secret DoD security clearance or the ability to obtain and retain one

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using Mentor Graphics Design Creation tools: DxDesigner, xDX Designer VX, and

  • A strong advocate for process improvement

  • Constraint Editor System (CES)

  • Experience using Mentor Graphics PCB electronic circuit design software: HyperLynx signal integrity, power integrity, and analog simulation, Xpedition Enterprise (xPCB)

  • Experience with intellectual property generation (patents & publications)

  • Team and project leadership skills

  • Knowledge of software and/or FPGA code development

  • Experience leading a program transition from development to production

  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical and schedule risks and to identify cost reduction opportunities

  • Knowledgeable in cost/schedule development and management

 

Sr. GNSS Design Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior GNSS Design Engineer who has 3+ years of experience in baseband signal processing of GNSS signals (or higher level education and experience).  The engineer will provide baseband software development for high precision GNSS Receivers. 

  • Develop Real Time Embedded C/C++ Software to perform acquisition, tracking, measurement generation for GNSS signals

  • Provide Satellite Navigation Data demodulation and processing

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Geomatics, Science or Technology related discipline

  • 3 + years of experience in baseband signal processing of GNSS signals or equivalent in Graduate Studies.

  • 3+ years of experience developing & implementing real-time GNSS signal processing algorithms related to satellite signal acquisition, tracking and measurement generation a plus.

  • Experience debugging real-time software

  • Strong C/C++ real-time embedded programming skills

  • Experience problem solving issues, such as: multipath, cycle-slip mitigation/detection, data coding & decoding

  • Experience or understanding of baseband subject matter, such as: multipath, tracking loop designs, semi-codeless tracking.

  • Experience providing software defect resolution

  • Experience with GNSS Navigation Data, coding theory, Almanac and/or Ephemeris data

  • Understanding of RF/Digital sections of GNSS receivers

  • Understanding of high precision navigation concepts, such as: Real-Time-Kinematic (RTK) or other Differential Navigation

  • Experience using software source control tools

  • Experience with multiple constellations: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and Compass

  • Visa sponsorship is available for this role.

 

Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in electronics packaging and Mechanical/Electrical Systems design for high-end consumer and military products. Responsible for designing and documenting wire routing & cable management devices to comply with safety requirements, EMC & ESD practices.

Responsibilities:

Will conduct CREO modeling of avionics subsystem, electrical connectors, removable memory modules and other termination & cable management devices.

Responsible for cable and harness design, development, documentation & release of drawings that meet all Regulatory Agency, Safety & EMC requirements, utilizing CREO and Cadence tools.

Responsible for Printed Circuit Board Outline development in AutoCAD and CREO for support to ECAD PWB Designers critical parts placement.

Execute thermal and structural simulation to validate mechanical designs and packaging in CREO and initiate and compose technical proposals and review proposals written by others.

Generate program CONOPS, requirements and technical reports for CDRL submission per DIDs

Design test fixture to prototype, production and qualification testing.

Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Strong experience in an industrial environment: experience with solid modelers in CREO or Catia.

Must have hands-on development experience realizing the product he/she designs.

Must have broad mechanical design experience specifically in electronics packaging.

Knowledge of AutoCAD and Office productivity tools/software.

U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Desired:                                                                                  

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.                 

Experience in MIL - STD-461/·464 and MIL-STD 810 mechanical design & testing.

Experience, in design, integration, and packaging of electronics for avionics systems.

Must have excellent verbal, written, presentation and communication skills.

Must be able to work independently on some tasks, as well as part of a team on other assignments.

Staff Mechanical Engineer - San Diego, CA

Seeking a Staff Mechanical Engineer with 5+ years of medical device experience and PLM and CRM systems experience to work at a global medical technology company in Sorrento Valley, CA.

The position is a technical leadership position, responsible for leading mechanical engineering activities to develop and commercialize disposable infusion sets and related components.  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. This position's 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.

Responsibilities include 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.

The Staff Engineer will be expected to 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 in order 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 (MS/PhD preferred)

•    5 years of post-educational professional experience 

•    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

•    Excellent written & verbal communication skills

•    Ability to challenge the status quo 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.

Desired / Not Required:

•    5+ years of post-educational experience in Medical Device Design

•    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.

•    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

Planning Manager - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Planning Manager who will coordinate, administer, and maintain manufacturing material support systems for personnel engaged in the manufacturing of products.

We are looking for a strong candidate that can administer our Product and Engineering Division’s inventory, oversee the purchase order process, develop and maintain our costing and pricing system, and maintain all reporting mechanisms to provide division management visibility, and administer company policies and AS9100 quality system requirements.  They will manage direct reports to ensure incoming inventory meets monthly production needs and reconcile costs with Finance to support monthly and year-end closure of revenue recognition and inventory counts.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide purchasing support to both commercial and government programs in the division.

  • Initiate, implement, and maintain the division inventory and purchasing processes.

  • Establish, develop, and maintain inventory necessary for on-time monthly production for the monthly costs and revenue targets for materials.

  • Supporting program execution for engineering development and product operations.

  • Review, coach and increase productivity and capabilities in purchasing and inventory staff in the Division.

  • Establish and maintain a reporting system to show PO/inventory material status, such as, Costpoint daily costs tracking.

  • Lead in inventory control, audit support and reporting if requested.

Requirements:

  • BS/BA in related discipline

  • 2+ years of relevant inventory experience within a manufacturing environment

  • Proficient with typical MS Office programs including MS Office including MS Excel and Word

  • ERP system experience required, Costpoint Deltek strongly preferred

  • 1+ years supervisory experience required

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work successfully and calmly in a challenging, in a high paced environment

  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required

Senior Program Manager - Carlsbad, CA

Seeking a Senior Program Manager with 10+ years medical device and engineering program management experience to join our leading business unit & highly innovative team and help bring our next gen product to market.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the cross functional team for complex technical projects from concept to commercialization;

  • Coordinate activities/tasks and resources across all departments including R&D, Clinical Affairs, Marketing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, and Operations;

  • Develop, track and report on program plan, detailed project schedule, change control requests, and program deliverables;

  • Provides comprehensive tracking and monitoring for project team using project management expertise and tools;

  • Monitor compliance to medical device design control and product development process for all aspects of program;

  • Manage project risks, develop mitigation plans and resolve problems impacting project completion, proactively resolving project issues and escalating to management when necessary;

  • Work with product management and senior management to define project scope and justification for new projects and features, and work with functional management for resource planning and requirements;

  • Monitor and report project team activities against project plan to identify deviations from planned timing, budget and/or scope;

  • Use appropriate communication tools to ensure that all project customers are informed of project status;

  • Negotiate with stakeholders to ensure positive response and agreement, striving for win-win situations;

  • Facilitate risk management of projects and escalation/mitigation of significant deviations;

  • Facilitate project team meetings with agendas, minutes and action items; and

  • Assure that extended team project support activities of functional teams are aligned with the project plan.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline (electrical, mechanical, physics, software, etc.);

  • 10+ years of relevant experience;

  • Experience working in a hardware and software medical device regulated environment;

  • Experience working in a matrix organization;

  • Ability to establish relationships quickly with a broad range of constituents. Must possess a collaborative style to work effectively throughout the organization;

  • Ability to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment toward goals and objectives;

  • Ability to influence actions and opinions of others in a desired direction, to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives;

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communications skills;

  • PMP certification preferred but not required;

  • Experience with team collaboration tools and project management fundamentals;

  • Ability to problem solve and pay attention to details;

  • Excellent analytical skills; and

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Applications, MS Project and MS Visio.

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Senior Software Engineer or Senior Staff Software Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Software Engineer with 5-15 years of experience for a Senior or Senior Staff Software Engineer role with a fast growing defense contractor in Torrance, CA.  This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Software Engineer as you will work with a VP for the next 6 months and determine where your expertise lies and be placed in the division that best challenges and motivates you.  U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Responsibilities:  The Senior Software Engineer will be responsible for software architecture, software design, development and testing for a wide variety of technological domains.  The successful candidate will provide technical leadership for a team of software engineers to meet technology development goals and customer requirements.

Will have opportunities to work collaboratively with team members for software design, development, testing and prepare documentation for variety of projects including short assignments dealing with technology feasibility demonstration to longer duration projects involving the development of complex systems to meet customer requirements.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Systems Engineering. Had portfolio of a wide variety of domain specific software design, development and testing experience.

  • Proficient with programming languages such as C, C++, ADA (nice to have), software design tools and methodologies, software design patterns.

  • RTOS, Embedded Systems, Linux and Avionics a plus.

  • Hands-on experience coding and debugging on embedded hardware platform.

  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required to obtain security clearance.

*This position can be hired as a Senior Software Engineer or Senior Staff Software Engineer

Structural Design Engineer - Huntington Beach, CA

Seeking a Structural Design Engineer with 5-10 years experience in product design and manufacturing.

Responsibilities:

Prepare technical drawings, engineering calculations, design guidelines and specifications, estimate projects, enter product orders, perform structural calculations and engineering design work, and release projects to manufacturing for fabrication. Assist manufacturing, sales and customer service. Conduct occasional project site visits, new product development, and product testing.

  • Assist with estimating of projects from start to finish (from doing take-offs to running structural analysis, getting outside quotes, hardware, freight and installation quotes).

  • Engineering of structural racking and structural components.

  • Design new products and custom parts, Participate in new product development and engineering initiatives.

  • Assist with manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support and troubleshooting, manuals development, documentation creation, and testing activities for rack systems to ensure compliance with design specifications, codes, and/or customer requirements.

  • Prepare bill of materials and specifications for projects, products, materials, and/or equipment.

  • Support project design and production efforts to ensure projects are completed on time and within established budget.

  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts for design to market speed, lean product development, value engineering, and innovative designs.

  • Visit job sites for measurements, inspections, installer walk-thru’s, and to assist with sales calls.

  • Perform other miscellaneous engineering duties as required and assigned by management.

Requirements:

  • BSc. degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering or closely related field of study from an accredited college/university. Professional Engineer (PE) strongly desired.

  • 5+ years of engineering experience in product design and manufacturing.

  • Experience successfully working and interacting with customers, suppliers, engineers, and other stakeholders at multi-levels of responsibility in a manufacturing environment.

  • Strong system analysis, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Innovative, self-motivated, and well organized

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Collaboration skills in a team environment are required

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, provide excellent attention to detail, and be willing and able to learn new technologies, quickly.

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as part of a team

  • Familiar with FEA, and other structural analysis and design software

  • Efficient in AutoCAD and able to turn full project drawing sets over to cities for approval and permits. Includes cover sheets, plan views, elevation views, detail sheets, and bill of materials.

  • Knowledge of Excel, Inventor, Revit, RISA, SAP2000, or Visual Analysis is preferred

  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.