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Senior Reliability Engineer

MillenniumSoft, Inc.
San Jose, California, United States
January 11, 2019


Position : Senior Reliability Engineer

Location : San Jose, CA

Duration : 12 Months Contract

Total Hours/week :40.00

Job Description:

• Play a critical role in the development of new life sciences technology as a reliability engineer in the R&D Impact Engineering group, enabling our products to realize their promise to improve human health.

• Guide the project teams though defect prioritization, failure analysis, root cause investigation, corrective action implementation, and final validation.

• Assess program and technical risk through data-driven statistical analysis. Be a facilitator of best practices to ensure robust design, thorough risk assessment, and cross-functional transparency and alignment.

• Be an ambassador of customer experience, design quality, and reliability. Primary duties include the following:

• Plan and manage reliability programs on new R&D products.

• Prepare, setup, and execute system-level tests.

• Create and implement test plans to effectively mitigate risks in new product designs.

• Facilitate and direct multidisciplinary discussions to evaluate technical risk through FMEA.

• Author and execute test plans and protocols.

• Record, organize, and manage large amounts of detailed test data.

• Methodically analyze test data and interpret results for critical reliability decision-making.

• Perform engineering and statistical analysis to drive continuous improvement.

• Troubleshoot instrument failures and/or reliability issues as necessary.

• Provide engineering input for new designs to ensure reliable and robust products.

• Direct, execute, and document root cause investigations.

• Guide the team to corrective action identification, implementation, and validation.

• Escalate top issues and risks by providing clear, well-structured high-level updates.

• Be a champion for best practices in R&D.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline.

• Basic statistical knowledge.

• Reliability PCB/Electrical Engineering Exp

• A minimum of 5 years of experience performing tests to collect experimental data and performing statistical analyses to interpret results.

• A minimum of 2 years of reliability engineering experience.

• Willingness to prepare blood samples for testing (training will be provided).

• Excellent communication skills.

• Knowledge of reliability fundamentals and basic understanding of reliability analysis (ie-life predictions, product life modeling, root cause analysis, environmental testing, accelerated testing, etc.)

• Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy.

In addition to the above minimum qualifications, the following are considered highly desirable:

• Knowledge of PCB design, manufacturing, and reliability.

• Knowledge of fluidic, optical, and/or electro-mechanical systems.

• Problem solving experience in a multidisciplinary environment with engineers and scientists.

• Experience managing large sets of data using data processing tools such as Minitab or Matlab.

• Experience with automation (labview, Arduino).

• Demonstrated ability to utilize test and measurement equipment.

• Experience utilizing FMEA to guide team discussions and priorities.

• Technical writing for the preparation of protocols, plans and reports.

• Experience with Agile and/or Six Sigma tools and practices.