IDEX Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Rohnert Park, California
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POSITION TITLE: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer 06/30/22
REPORTING TO: Engineering Supervisor – Chromatography
LOCATION: Rohnert Park, CA
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Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S )?
As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of our business segments is called Life Science Fluidics and we are looking to add more talent to the team.
Life Science Fluidics
We are component and system-level experts who understand the critical inter-dependencies between microfluidics, fluidics, optics, and integrated sub-assemblies. We specialize in the complete optofluidic pathway to help our customers avoid project risks, and we are uniquely positioned to solve even the most demanding challenges in a wide array of life science applications.
Our fluidics team is located across Oak Harbor, Washington, Rohnert Park, California, Bristol, Connecticut, Middleboro, Massachusetts, and Kawaguchi, Japan serving the IVD & Biotech, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Bioprocessing markets with a broad portfolio of products and capabilities.
Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you can work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND General responsibilities
IDEX Health & Science is seeking a talented Senior Level Engineer to join its product development team. This position will perform and manage mechanical engineering product design assignments of varying complexity as well as comply with requirements of the IH&S Product Development Process. IDEX designs, develops, and manufactures OEM fluidic systems and precision components which are used in life science and healthcare instruments to improve the quality of life. The innovations developed at IDEX contribute to the discoveries of everything from targeted lifesaving drugs, identifying environmental contaminates, and ensuring quality control of food and water systems.
The position’s primary responsibility is the development and optimization of IDEX fluidic product solutions in Chromatography systems for OEM instrumentation needs. This role works to understand customer application challenges, extract and define product requirements, create specifications, and develop concepts that address customers’ needs. The Senior Design Engineer utilizes mechanical engineering knowledge, problem solving skills and project management to drive projects through the product development process – from concept, to design, through validation, and into production scale-up.
The Senior Engineer position is a part of a Research, Development and Engineering team that is geographically distributed among several sites. This role will receive guidance for work priorities and have support for challenges and questions. The person filling this role will have high autonomy and must be comfortable with remote communications and be driven and organized with practiced personal accountability.
Develop and apply advanced Mechanical Engineering theories, methods, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex technical problems.
Create complete engineering drawing packages (i.e. fabrication drawings, assembly drawings, BOM’s, specification control drawings, etc.) of fluid handling products.
Comfortable leading and managing new product development projects using established procedures and project management tools as well as taking the role of Technical Lead for key customer projects.
Manage projects on a day-to-day basis, working closely with cross functional teams and suppliers to drive projects to completion.
Develops expertise on relevant IDEX Health and Science technologies and products.
Evaluate and recommend new technologies and design approaches that meet or exceed product requirements.
Ability to take concepts from ideas to functional prototypes for verification testing while documenting research and testing for development of intellectual property.
Works with product managers, sales, and customers to define new product requirements.
Demonstrated experience of interfacing with external customers and outside suppliers/vendors.
Work with suppliers to optimize new products for cost and manufacturability.
Ensures released manufacturing documentation is reviewed, accurate, complete, and contains clear and comprehensive assembly and test instructions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar degree.
Minimum of 5+ years general Engineering investigation, research, and problem-solving expertise in all aspects of new commercial product development, design, development, and project release process.
3D CAD experience required: SolidWorks preferred.
SKILLS AND APTITUDES
Proficiency with 3D CAD modeling tools to design precision mechanical components and assemblies.
Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance stack analysis.
Experience leading small teams, developing/managing project schedules and use of project management software.
Experience in advanced mechanical engineering analysis (stress, vibration, thermal, fluidic).
Simulation experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) desired.
Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques preferred.
Experience participating in Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM, six sigma, Poka-yoke, etc).
Experience interfacing with internal and external customers, and outside suppliers.
Design experience to include injection molded plastics, precision casting, and machined metal components.
Experience creating verification plans and reports (DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ) desirable.
Proficiency in the use of business software tools (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) and a proven ability to quickly learn and use new software tools.
Operates under limited supervision from Engineering Supervisor; exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation of results. Interfaces within Engineering and all other departments.
An established self-starter with the ability to work independently while supporting a culture of accountability, team orientation and a focus on successful outcomes.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Travel required 10% or less to suppliers and customers.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Typical work environment includes general office area, engineering laboratory, and manufacturing production floor.
Potential to work from home part-time as business needs and projects allow.
Able to operate various types of test equipment and tools, perform experiments, build prototypes, and complete work at a desk.
Able to travel (<10%) via plane/car/bus/train as required, domestic and international, and be comfortable traveling to locations where customs and cultures are unfamiliar.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, move within an office complex and outside in the field.
Communicate via phone, computer and in-person situations.
IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.
Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?
IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).
Job Family: Engineering
Business Unit: IH&S (Chromatography)
Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies