Acoustic Test Engineer

Issaquah, Washington
04 Oct 2016
21 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Division Healthineers
Job Type Regular

Business Unit US - Ultrasound
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Entry Level

Req ID 154724
Required Education Bachelors Degree

Location WA - Issaquah
Required Travel 10%

Division Description
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Healthcare Division develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.  As a global leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and healthcare information technology, we have a keen understanding of the entire patient care continuum-from prevention and early detection to diagnosis and treatment.  

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Job Description
We are seeking an Acoustic Test Engineer to join the Global Acoustic and Testing team for Transducer Engineering in our Issaquah, WA location.

The Acoustic Test Engineer will be a key contributor to our product development teams for ultrasound transducer and catheter products, including matrix array transducers, 1D/1.25D/1.5D array transducers, and intracardiac catheters.

Responsibilities will include:
•Plan and schedule testing of new transducer products and technologies
•Design and execute acoustic, electrical, and thermal transducer tests
•Analyze, document, and report on transducer performance results and trends
•Automate tests, including development of test instrumentation software and simple electronics hardware
•Collaborate with transducer process, mechanical, and electrical engineering teams, ultrasound imaging system organization, and acoustic output testing organization
•Support transducer manufacturing organization, including development of production-level testing plans, transfer of test equipment, and post-commercialization testing and monitoring
•Develop and manage relationships with external test engineering service providers

•BS in Physics or Electrical Engineering with at least 2 years of experience, including experience in underwater acoustic test methods, two-way tests, hydrophone-based tests, force balance tests, and system-level transducer functional testing
•Familiarity with and knowledge of the use and care of ultrasound test equipment, including oscilloscopes, hydrophones, force balance equipment, impedance analyzers, high gain power amplifiers, signal generators, and acoustic test tank equipment
•Familiarity with and knowledge of the use of high-throughput testing techniques
•Experience developing and documenting transducer acoustic, electrical, and thermal tests
•Experience designing data analysis for parameter extraction, trend analysis, and presentation
•Experience in LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, and/or Excel scripting for test development and data analysis

Key Responsibilities:
•Perform full range of standard work for the professional field
•Identify and resolve complex problems and apply problem-solving skills in order to deal with most situations
•Refer unusually complex problems to others

BS/BA or advanced degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Siemens encourages qualified long-term unemployed individuals to apply for open positions.

Offer of employment with Siemens is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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