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Sr. Engineer
Ref No.: 18-04173
Location: Irvine, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 09/18/2018 to 12/29/2018
Key Responsibilities • Implement design control and product development activity to bring new or refined products to market.

• Develop test and inspection tools and methods. Validate test methods.

• Develop supplier qualification test and inspection tools. Lead communication and tracking with supplier for validation activities.
• Investigate complex manufacturing product quality and compliance issues (e.g., CAPA, non-conformances, audit observations) for all production processes prior to final product release based on engineering principles; analyze results, make recommendations and develop reports.

• Identify and ensure the optimization of complex Manufacturing and/or R&D processes using engineering methods (e.g., SIX Sigma and LEAN methods) for design for manufacturing and for continuous process improvement. Identify opportunities for re-design/design of basic equipment, tools, fixtures, etc. to improve manufacturing processes, and reduce risk.

• Develop, update, and maintain technical content of risk management files

• Develop training and documentation materials for production (e.g., work instructions) to enable the seamless knowledge transfer of project and manufacturing processes

• Assign support tasks; gives instruction to technicians on conducting tests; trains technicians and provides feedback; and may coordinate technician work.

• Train, coach, and guide lower level employees on routine procedures
Knowledge • Substantial understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Engineering and design control.

• Strong problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills

• Substantial understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work

• Good leadership skills and ability to influence change
Problem Solving / Job Complexity • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems

• Identifies opportunities for process improvements
Discretion / Latitude and Supervision • Work is performed independently and reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting key objectives

• Participates in determining objectives of assignment; plans schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives

• Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
Impact • Contributes to the completion of significant organizational projects and goals; Input on overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization is given serious consideration

• Failure to conclude their piece of a project would have impact causing schedule delay and/or addition of resources
Liaison • Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects

• Ability to interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations
Typical Education / Experience • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Engineering or related field with 4 years related industry experience Required or

• Master's Degree or equivalent in Engineering or related field with 3 years related industry or industry/education experience Required or

• Ph.D. or equivalent in Engineering or related field with 0 years' experience Required

• Other: CQE (Certified Quality Engineer), if applicable Preferred

• Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite; CAD experience preferred

• Strong documentation, communication and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills

• Working knowledge and understanding of statistical techniques

• Previous experience working with lab/industrial equipment required

• Substantial understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Engineering

• Strong problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills

• Substantial understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work

• Good leadership skills and ability to influence change

• Knowledge of and adherence to Quality systems

• Strict attention to detail

• Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels

• Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment

• Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects

• Ability to interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations