The successful candidate will join the Core Technologies team, which is responsible for the design of the mechanical systems of the unit, with primary responsibility for fluidics. We need engineers capable of working across boundaries to understand customer needs, to design and improve world-leading products, and to put them into production using our stage-gate process.
Proficiency in concepts, practices, and theories used in the design of fluidic circuits, including pumping technologies, nozzles, and flow through tubes and valves. Will have demonstrated the ability to use it in practice and within the engineering lifecycle. Has general knowledge of other engineering disciplines (ie: software lifecycle, structures). Works independently with minimal day-to-day supervision.
Proficient with engineering documentation tools. Develops, applies and sets example following policy and process for design consistency. CADD, Documentation Change Management (Windchill experience preferred). Experience controlling designs using ECN in a formal change management system.
Proficiency in understanding business and technical priorities and in aligning individual and team efforts with those priorities. Communicates concisely where technical choices affect these priorities.
Proficiency in applying DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) tools (DFMEA, Design Verification Planning, etc.) to optimize quality and reliability of the product. Understands and applies reliability, serviceability and availability engineering principles and concepts to meet project objectives. Understands sources of variation and develops designs that are robust to these variations.
Proficiency in design for manufacturability, including test automation. Experience in collaborating cross-functionally and with supplier organizations to ensure the design is manufacturable within project goals. Support for PFMEA and process design demonstrated.
Proficiency clearly communicating alternatives, including working with financial analysts, purchasing organizations, suppliers, and other organizations to clearly communicate the cost/benefit tradeoffs of the decisions.
Proficiency is translating top level stakeholder needs through to project requirements, and down (using appropriate engineering disciplines and due-diligence) to product and process specifications. Demonstrated ability to negotiate with stakeholders where various needs conflict in order to reach an acceptable solution. Demonstrated expertise in developing specifications, including drawings, for designs.
Proficiency in assessing project scope and determining resources required to achieve project goals. Demonstrated proficiency in managing small groups to achieve technical goals.
Proficiency in assessing alternative technologies, determining appropriate evaluation methods, conducting testing or other evaluations, and determining the pros and cons of each technology.
Proficiency is reviewing designs and collaborating to identify risks and improvements. Clear focus on getting the best design, regardless of whose idea it is.
Proficiency is working within a stage-gate development process to cascade top level project requirements to lower level subsystem and component specifications.
Proficiency in technical management of suppliers. Develops and applies metrics to supplier partners as needed. Finds win/win scenarios when working with supplier partners.
Proficient in communicating complex technical situations in an understandable way. Flexibility where changes in the business environment dictate changes in direction as we develop new technical solutions. Positive attitude and focus on achieving the goals.
Proficiency in mentoring other engineers, including training in root cause identification using disciplined problem solving processes, designing experiments, and conducting value-added design reviews.
Proficiency in designing business processes for continuous improvement. Determines methods to measure and goal process effectiveness and efficiency and determine actions to continuously improve processes. Understands and takes accountability for process ownership, data stewardship and/or policy enforcement and the necessary succession planning when moving on to a new role.
Proficiency in developing design architectures that allow for effective configuration management developing multiple new products based upon a common platform of designs.
Proficiency in performing contractor, service provider and supplier evaluations, audits and milestone reviews. Influences sponsor/customer decisions during these reviews, monitors contractors continued performance, and recommends changes based upon their performance. Demonstrated experience participating in business reviews and/or independent review teams of 3rd parties. May manage relationship with 3rd Party Service Provider exercising Supplier Management competency.
Proficiency in identify, analyse, communicating, and prioritize risks, with respect to impact, probabilities, dependencies, time frames, and unknowns at the project level. Prepare and monitor risk mitigation plans and strategies, conduct reviews, and elevate important risks.
10+ years experience in product development.
Experience with designing fluidic/hydraulic circuits and components. Examples of successful product introduction.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
Disciplined problem solving skills using DMAIC/8D/A3 or similar methodology.
Expertise with CFD analysis using an industry standard tool not just in running the tool, but in setting up the model and boundary conditions appropriately and interpreting the results meaningfully.
BS/BE or MS/ME or MS Aero strongly preferred.
Manufacturing engineering experience.
Lab View experience.
Generally office and lab environment, with some travel to manufacturing sites. Should be able to perform computer skills in office environment, run experiments, lift loads