New Product / Application Engineer (Gears)

Michigan, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek

Post Date: 11/20/2017 Job ID: 11101 Industry: Engineering

Excellent Opportunity with Global Fortune 300 Medical Device Organization!

New Product / Application Engineer (Gears)

Major Focus of this role will be on the development of Cycloidal Gears and their integration into various products throughout all Global Divisions.

Located in Kalamazoo, MI

Great Career Advancement Opportunities / Relocation Assistance Avail.

Summary of Position

This is an exciting opportunity to Develop, Lead and Manage both groups, programs and applications regarding new product development manufacturing processes related to gear driven lift integration. The reason for this need and focus is due to steady and consistent growth across all divisions of this client and a focus on the future and replacement of hydraulic style lifts with small motor gear driven style lifts. This highly visible role has the ability to influence, guide and review internal, division and global program controls.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Determines the technical objectives of engineering assignments and makes decisions regarding the direction and the results of the assignment.
Will monitor and control progress of work ensuring sound application of engineering principles and the appropriate use of policies and procedures.
Lead capital acquisition activity from specifying equipment, contract negotiation, Installation and validation.
Will analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental test and result analysis. May lead or act as independent reviewer in process review meetings.
Will coach and mentor others on functionally related topics.
Provide engineering support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are completed and documented in accordance with product development procedures.
Ensure quality of process and product as defined in the appropriate operation and material specifications.
Will select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements. Work with quality engineers to develop component specific testing and inspection protocols.
Participate in PFMEA, Control Plan, SOP and PPAP generation associated with product transfers and launches.
Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.
Review and approval of validation documentation.

QUALIFICATIONS / WORK EXPERIENCE
B.S in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline
7 or more years experience; Related Masters degree with 2 or more years of experience or PhD may be desirable
General Knowledge of AGMA gear standards.
Proficient in gear design theory (spurs, helicals, spiral bevels)
Proficient with Gear processing: Heat treat, shot peening, Hobbing, grinding, shaping, etc.
Proven track record of working in a team based environment.
Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognize good ideas.
Innovative thinker - should be able to envisage new and better ways of doing things.
Experience in executing complex problem-solving techniques related to manufacturing/design technical issues. Good instincts and sound judgement for mechanical and structural design.
Good understanding of Design for Manufacturing (DFM), related statistical tools and validation/verification techniques.
Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize and implement concurrent tasks.
Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, product and process design.
Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
Certified in validation activities.
Experience in an FDA regulated or regulated industry beneficial.
High level of PC Skills required.
Excellent attention to detail.

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