Test (Electrical) Engineer
The Test (Electrical) Engineer is an integral part of the Operations team who specializes in supporting all manufacturing with a focus on the electrical tests for an implantable device and its subcomponents. The Test Engineer has the responsibility to assure the effective utilization of equipment and materials with an objective of maximizing production output while maintaining safety, quality, and cost standards. The Test Engineer communicates and interacts with appropriate areas on problems, changes and enhancements that may impact data, workflow and /or functionality. This is an on-site position at our Brooklyn Park, MN site.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Research, build business case, and implement capital expenditures and point-of-use materials systems, KanBans, and other techniques to improve utilization of working capital.
- Analyze and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for optimum efficiency and safety.
- Support production staff when technical issues arise, perform root-cause analysis on said issues, and implement quality solutions in a timely manner.
- Develop and recommend new processes and technologies to improve product quality and cost-effectiveness.
- Follow established manufacturing techniques and operating equipment specifications, identifying process improvements and resolution to issues where possible.
- Participate in providing technical direction, training, and certification for operators performing detailed process steps to ensure that production assemblers, testers, inspectors, and support staff have necessary skills, appropriate documentation, tooling, and process control capability.
- Participate in the qualification and development of suppliers for components, sub-assemblies, and processes.
- Implement design and development activities related to operations assessment, process development, and product validation.
- Support non-conforming material reports (NMR) and corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) processes.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Develop and build test environments and test cases for manufacturing mechanical and electrical systems.
- Develop test plans and strategies based on regulatory requirements, industry standards, and product specifications.
- Design and execute test protocols to evaluate the performance, functionality, and safety of medical devices.
- Support the creation and maintenance of software programs and algorithms to support automating test procedures.
- Design, assemble and operate custom test fixtures and equipment.
- Participate in and coordinating testing of products under development.
- Document technical issues and solutions and suggest fixes and improvements.
- Perform failure analysis and troubleshooting as required.
- Analyze test results, detect issues and track root causes.
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering plus 0-4 years of experience OR a degree in a relevant field with 1-4 years of experience.
- Working knowledge of standard electrical tests and test equipment such as: voltmeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, etc.
- Ability to perform basic statistical analysis of test data using statistical tools, such as Minitab.
- Working knowledge of NI LabVIEW software.
- Excellent problem-solving, teamwork, communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
- Self-motivated and self-driven.
- Basic PC skills including Windows, Excel and Word.
- Proficient at technical writing.
- Normal R&D laboratory, controlled assembly area, and clean room environments.
- Capability of lifting light loads.
- Ability to travel for business as required.
- May be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and other diseases.
- Company Paid Health & Dental Insurance.
- Company contributions to an HSA.
- Employee stock purchase plan.
- 12 company paid holidays per year + PTO.
- Paid time off for new parents.
- Company paid life insurance & disability.
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