Engineer I, Manufacturing

Meso Scale Discovery
Gaithersburg, MD
Nov 26, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: In this entry-level position, the candidate will develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; this will include recommendation for and implementing improvements to production designs, tools/fixtures, processes, methods and controls. The incumbent will coordinate and/or assist manufacturing launch for new or revised products. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods for company products in accordance with product specifications and quality standards Recommend and implement improvements to production designs, processes, methods and controls. Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, generation of assembly documentation, training of team members and evaluating results Resolve design and process issues as they occur in production or indicated due to field issues. Design, develop and test and/or source product changes, tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of machinery and equipment according to specifications and quality standards. Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes Apply analytical methods and perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiencies Prepare and maintain detailed layouts of systems, processes, and related equipment. Represent manufacturing/engineering on cross-functional teams. Role may be responsible for additional tasks or corrective actions from these as part of project or program initiatives. Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Engineering (ME/EE/Manufacturing) or related field Minimum 1 year related experience in manufacturing of instrumentation or related field, or applicable academic classes Experience working with ISO, GMP and/or biotechnology industry organization is strongly preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency with computer based engineering methods and computer tools Use of CAD tools (Solidworks preferred). Some programming LabView/Visual Basic/C/Java or similar experience is a plus Technical manufacturing/industrial background is strongly preferred Demonstrated ability to perform problem analysis and problem resolution Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills Excellent documentation skills, technical writing and presentation skills are required Ability to work with vendors, customers and employees Can effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of project data Ability to maintain and promote a safe and orderly work environment A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task and work productively in a controlled manufacturing environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standard office environment - sitting, standing, typing. 50% Work in light manufacturing area - Standing, crouching, sitting, lifting up to 50lbs, pulling/reaching up to 20 lbs., manual dexterity and hand tool operation. 50% WORK ENVIRONMENT: Light manufacturing and/or engineering lab environment Standard office environment

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