Michigan, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek
Excellent Opportunity with Global Fortune 300 Medical Device Organization!
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Great Career Advancement Opportunities / Relocation Assistance Avail.
Summary of Position
The Reliability Engineer (RE) is responsible for partnering with new product development and AQE teams to identify opportunities where reliability practices and testing can help R&D teams meet their reliability goals, maintain/expedite project timelines by exposing failures early in design process and streamline life testing through early development testing. The Reliability Engineer owns and maintains the RE Process and Procedures. The RE performs and facilitates HALT (Highly Accelerated Limit Testing) as well as maintains the HALT chamber
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works as a member of engineering teams to develop reliability requirements for components, assemblies, and devices with respect to predicate devices and customer expectations.
Works with NPD, AQE, FAE and AS teams to influence design robustness, reliability, and safety.
Designs and develops new, innovative and unique engineering methods, procedures, special equipment, analysis techniques, and system level analysis tools/methods to evaluate components, assemblies, and products to reliability or product specifications.
Executes HALT (highly accelerated limit test), ensures proper use of the HALT chamber and owns the HALT process.
Reports observations/problems clearly and concisely, recognizing and highlighting specific deviations and presents possible solutions.
Assists in the development of system level design strategies and may lead development testing and refinement of components and sub-systems.
Develops accelerated testing methods and establishes correlation between existing methods and field reliability.
Implements changes in procedures and processes in support of reliability engineering practice.
Trains, mentors, and consults with internal design teams on reliability engineering methods.
Participate in Risk Analysis related to reliability or life/development test findings.
Technical Communication/Interaction with R&D, Mfg, Product Eng., etc. At various forums.
QUALIFICATIONS / WORK EXPERIENCE
B.S. In Engineering or Engineering related discipline.
M. S. In Engineering or Engineering related discipline with a focus in Reliability Engineering (Preferred)
Effective interpersonal communications skills.
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to work in a cohesive team environment with the ability to lead the direction of the team.
Extensive knowledge in principles, practices, and procedures related to reliability engineering.
6+ years experience in reliability engineering related role (Preferred)
ASQ CRE certification (Preferred)
Extensive knowledge in the implementation of advanced reliability techniques such as Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Simulation (HASS).
Experience using Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Visio
Experience using statistical software analysis tool (Minitab Preferred)
Blueprint/Engineering schematic reading and interpretation.
Extensive demonstrated aptitude for problem solving and failure analysis
8+ years of new product development engineering related experience (Preferred)