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Manufacturing Engineer II

MillenniumSoft, Inc.
San Jose, California, United States
December 05, 2018


Position : Manufacturing Engineer II

Location : San Jose, CA

Duration : 12 Months Contract

Total Hours/week : 40 hours

1St Shift


• The Manufacturing Engineer II is a key contributor within the Instruments Manufacturing department. The ME II is expected to work on problems of moderate to large scope that require good judgment, with little management involvement. The ME will lead change, contribute new ideas, and find innovative methods to accomplish goals. The ME will be expected to have the ability to get things done through people that do not report to them. The ME will also need to have the ability to work through adverse situations while building and maintaining good personal relationships.

Essential Functions

• Key member of and sometimes lead, cross functional project teams. Major objectives may include: improve manufacturing operational efficiency, optimize product design, qualify replacement components or suppliers, improve product quality, improve customer satisfaction, or reduce manufacturing costs.

• Support the introduction of new products into manufacturing. Establish processes and procedures, create assembly documentation. Review engineering designs and documentation for completeness, clarity and manufacturability. Evaluate and qualify new suppliers. Train production personnel, oversee the efforts of more junior associates.

• This key position provides hands on support to the manufacturing assembly and test processes for flow cytometry instruments. The ME resolves day-to-day production issues that may impede Client’s ability to ship quality products on time. Must be an adept and experienced problem solver who is able to determine root cause of difficult technical issues. Must be able to implement effective solutions in a timely manner. Issues are typically multi-disciplinary in nature: mechanical, optical, electrical, and fluidic. The ME will strive to continuously improve processes in order to achieve optimal efficiency for manufacturing operations.

• The M.E. will perform and document field failure investigations, identify root cause, and participate in corrective and preventative action efforts.

• Work is usually independently performed with general instructions as to the objectives expected; May receive technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

• Keeps abreast of the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements. Participates as required in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work. Brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management.

• Promotes a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental, Health and Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.

Minimum Requirements:

• Typically requires a BS degree: ME, EE, IE, IT or equivalents

• 3 + years’ experience in a high tech manufacturing environment

• Must be proficient in the use of personal computers: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Visio, Windows or Mac OS

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must have good interpersonal skills: conflict resolution, negotiation, and time management skills

• Must be able to understand engineering drawings, Bills of Materials, and operational procedures

• Must have experience writing and reviewing Engineering Change Orders

• Must have proven project management experience, Led continuous improvement efforts with cross functional teams

• Experience developing manufacturing processes, writing procedures, and training assembly personnel

• The ability to assess and resolve multiple high visibility problems in a timely manner.

• Ability to be effective with minimal direction. Recognizes problems and addresses them without waiting to be instructed to do so

• Familiarity with ISO 9000 standards

• Willingness to travel infrequently