Product Engineer, Sr

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Location
Norwood, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Oct 2016
Closes
05 Jan 2017
Ref
159060
Sector
Oil and Gas
Category
Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Division Healthineers
Job Type Regular

Business Unit POC - Point of Care
Job Time Full-Time

Functional Area ENG - Engineering
Experience Level Senior Level

Req ID 159060
Required Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Location MA - Norwood
Required Travel 35%

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, Healthineers and Financial Services.

With 45,000 employees Siemens Healthineers is one of the world's largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. All supported by a comprehensive portfolio of clinical consulting, training, and services available across the globe and tailored to customers' needs. So that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.

For more information, please visit: http://www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare

Job Description
Key Responsibility:
Work as part of a manufacturing and supply chain team supporting a broader product development project within Siemens staff to support conceive, design, specify, develop, install manufacturing processes for consumable medical diagnostic products.  Successful applicant will be expected to be a subject matter expert at a system level on unit & investment cost-optimized automated machine design, development and integration into an operations environment.    As a subject-matter expert, it is expected that the successful candidate will support the manufacturing technical lead with his/her technical process expertise and be able to impart and, leverage his/her abilities through the technical guidance of, or interaction with, others.

Key aspects will likely include exposure or ability to directly support the following objectives:
• Evolve and assess process options based on input product requirements concurrently with product design engineers and then devolve resulting processes into unit operations.
• Work with Siemens plant personnel and suppliers to develop recommendations and plans to best partition operations between those to be conducted internally versus externally by strategic partners (i.e. make versus buy analysis) and work with plant personnel to integrate new production equipment into existing operational environment.
• Drive FMEA analyses to produce a holistic risk analysis of the manufacturing operations and supply chain to support those operations and then develop plans and designs to mitigate those risks as the process is developed and to incorporate key outputs of FMEA into a process control plan.
• Use experience base to drive identification and selection of external supply partners/equipment and where applicable manage relationships with external partners.   
• Financial Planning - Develop material & overhead unit cost model for fully scaled process, understand process/material cost dependencies and use that to iterate product design to optimize cost.  Also develop operations model for investment required taking into account process throughput, inventory and finished goods management, scheduling, capital, space, environmental controls, logistics, etc.,) for high volume manufacturing process.
• Development of/or management of external partners to produce automated process equipment including the drafting of equipment specification documents,  validation and acceptance requirements for the receipt of the products
• Incorporate physical characterization data to model process and drive development of process control scheme. Design, specify and integrate metrology and process measurement equipment into the control system for an automated assembly process.   Participate in the development of a quality control strategy for the products.
• Will interact closely with the various manufacturing, quality, and corporate systems in place for efficient and effective production of diagnostics reagents geared for products supporting healthcare customers.

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Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Preferred Education, Experience:
• Bachelor's degree is required (higher degree is preferable) in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Materials Engineering or equivalent combination of direct knowledge and experience in the field.  
• Applied knowledge and at least 8 years of direct experience preferred in the development of high volume manufacturing processes of medical consumables.  Candidate must have significant demonstrated experience on complex, high volume, automated machine design and have enough breadth of experience to facilitate the unit and investment cost-based analyses of multiple design options.   
• Specific process experiences are desired  in the design of automated industrial process equipment, web or continuous substrate process development, material packaging, characterization & handling, material feeders, pick and place technology, lid sealing processes, lamination, material properties and selection, packaging processes and materials, vision systems, weigh cells, control systems, in-process inspection, testing and quality control system development.  
• Additional relevant technical experiences may include: design of precision aqueous/fluidic/dispensing systems precision, flex circuit substrates and metallization, adhesives, in-line surface treatments, pick and place systems, materials handling, laminations, adhesive systems, interfacial chemistry, printing systems and electrochemistry.  
• Relevant work experiences may include:  flexible circuit manufacturing, high volume manufacturing of medical consumables
• Working knowledge of Solid Works and Siemens PLC-based control systems a plus.
• Knowledge of and experience in materials handling (bio and chemical hazardous materials and controlled substances) is desirable.  Should have a working knowledge of modern analytical tools.

General Requirements

Knowledge and Experience:
• Manufacturing of critical reagents for a regulated diagnostics industry, utilizing and authoring procedures, managing bills of materials and meeting quality system requirements.
• Manufacture, support, and troubleshooting of new products.
• Practical integration of products/processes into a lean operations environment.
• The individual will be expected to understand and comply with the Quality System Regulation in order to meet all FDA, ISO and IVDD standards.
• The position may be expected to develop, plan, execute, and functionally direct project(s) with complex features.  Position will oversee all aspects of project work to ensure completion within expected parameters and time frame.
• Results will be communicated to peers and management via standard written, oral, or visual means. Good skills are expected in: computers, customary MS Office programs, various types of communication tools.  
• Practical knowledge and utilization of Lean Manufacturing processes and Six Sigma training would be a plus.
• Position will be involved in but not limited to:  preparation and validation of written standard procedures for various existing and new manufacturing process, troubleshoot performance and process deviations, and drive projects for all changes to standard procedures.  
• Good scientific principles and practices are expected through out, including but not limited to:  documentation, statistics and statistical sampling, Design of Experiments, data analysis, technical investigations of procedures & processes and laboratory skills (operation, maintenance, &  troubleshooting of analytical instruments and chemistry processes).
• Position may directly/indirectly coordinate others outside of work group and will interact with scientists, engineers, and management.  

Direction of Others:
Position will be as an individual contributor - no personnel management experience is required, however it is expected that the person in this role will provided functional direction to others and there will be the responsibility to manage external contracted partners.

Key Working Relationships:
Primarily intra-organizational contacts with Siemens engineering, software,  manufacturing and supply chain teams and relationships with external development &/or supply partners.
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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