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IDEX Sr. Product Design Engineer (Rohnert Park, California) in Rohnert Park, California

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POSITION TITLE:

Senior Product Development Engineer

POSITION LOCATION:

Rohnert Park, CA

REPORTS TO:

Engineering Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW:

IDEX Health & Science is seeking a talented and experienced Engineer to join its product development team in Rohnert Park, California. IDEX designs, develops, and manufactures OEM fluidic systems and precision components. By creating innovative solutions for our customers’ increasingly complex instrumentation needs, IDEX directly contributes to the science and healthcare industries that improve our quality of life.

The position’s primary responsibility is the development and optimization of fluidic product solutions for OEM instrumentation needs in the Biotech and In Vitro Diagnostics markets. This role works to understand customer application challenges, extract and define product requirements, develop concepts, and create specifications for products that address customers’ needs. The Product Development Engineer utilizes mechanical engineering knowledge, problem-solving skills, and project management to drive projects through the product development process – from concept, to design, and through production scale-up.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes designs for appropriate tolerances and design for manufacture

  • Applies engineering theories, tools and research techniques to solve technical challenges

  • Attends relevant trade shows and assists in the preparation of product demonstrations and substantiation of marketing claims

  • Communicates clearly and effectively with internal and external functional teams – orally, in written form, and via presentations

  • Develops expertise on relevant IH&S technologies and products; investigates and remains current on new technology to generate new product ideas

  • Executes design creation, concept prototypes, cost analysis, and performance verification

  • Leads the technical efforts for new product development projects

  • Manages project work using established processes and project management tools

  • Remains flexible to support other functions as needed

  • Supports investigation, analysis, and problem-solving of complex quality items

  • Works closely with manufacturing to ensure assembly and test documentation is clear, accurate and complete

  • Works with product managers, sales, and customers to define new product requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar degree

  • Demonstrated experience of interfacing with external customers and outside suppliers/vendors (at least three years’ experience)

  • Proven ability to design precision mechanical components and assemblies (highly proficient in GD&T)

  • Ideal candidate will come from fluidics-related/ precision-molded engineering

  • Will understand ‘tight tolerances’

  • Highly proficient in using 3D CAD software (SolidWorks) to create detailed models and drawings.

  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques preferred

  • Experience applying mathematical and computational analysis to solve engineering problems, including use of modeling tools such as FEA, CFD, etc.

  • Experience with electro-mechanical devices and test equipment (fluid control devices such as valves, pumps, sensors are preferred)

  • Experience participating in Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead small teams, complete tasks and effectively manage time to meet deadlines

  • 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

  • An established self-starter with the ability to work independently while supporting a culture of accountability, team orientation and a focus on successful outcomes

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • General office area, engineering laboratory, and manufacturing facility

  • 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 is comfortable traveling to locations where customs and cultures are unfamiliar

  • Ability to lift to 10 pounds, move within an office complex and outside in the field

  • Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and visual acuity for reading a computer screen and handwritten/typewritten documents, and experiment observation

  • Operates under limited supervision from Engineering Manager, communicates to remote sites, and interfaces within Engineering and all other departments.

  • Communicate via phone, computer and in-person situations

BUSINESS UNIT OVERVIEW:

IDEX Health & Science is the global authority in Fluidic Valves, Fluidic Connections, Optical Systems, Optical Filters, UHPLC Fittings, Degassing Solutions, Custom Design, Fluidics Design, Optics Solutions, Microfluidics, Manifolds, HPLC, UHPLC, Tubing, Fittings, and Low-Pressure Connections. We bring life to advanced optofluidic technologies with our products, people and engineering expertise. We are respected worldwide for solving complex problems and delivering complete path innovation for analytical, diagnostic and biotechnology applications for the life sciences market. As a genuine and trustworthy partner, we solve our customers’ most demanding challenges with the industry’s most extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art components and capabilities that are unrivaled in breadth, quality, performance, and design. Our vision of the complete path goes far beyond just meeting our customers’ needs — it anticipates them, with intelligent solutions for life. For information about career opportunities with IDEX Health & Science, LLC visit http://www.idexcorp.com/careers/

IDEX Health & Science 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 (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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