Manufacturing Engineer II (Controls)

Our Medical Device client is going through large expansion at their Pittsburgh, PA manufacturing site and they are looking to add a Manufacturing Electrical Controls Engineer to their team.

This position is responsible to develop and implement changes to product design and/or to the automation and manufacturing process to achieve significant quality, or cost improvements. Requires participation in new product development programs, working with other business units to identify design-for-manufacturability issues, ensuring these issues are addressed prior to release, and compliance to best practices and design documentation policies.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Act as project leader for manufacturing projects to ensure manufacturing success through cross-functional collaboration with other business units, coordination of overall project and budget management.
  • Ensure that production processes and systems as well as our product designs for both existing and new products produce the highest possible quality (consistency) and lowest possible cost.
  • Responsible for driving multiple improvement programs through to implementation and following-up on the results achieved, including: Quality Monitoring and Actions, Production Efficiency, Improve Assembly Methods, Document and Implement Approved Changes.
  • Provide Controls Engineering support to the department; ensure best practices are applied and followed on manufacturing projects, including leading or participating in design reviews.
  • May act as the software change coordinator for the department, ensuring compliance to best practices and design documentation policies.
  • May be the project leader on Lean/Six Sigma initiatives and Cost Improvement Projects, 5S, Kaizen events.

Candidate Education:

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree Engineering
  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering
  • Preferred Master’s Degree Engineering

Candidate Experience:

  • Required 5 years related experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Preferred 10 years related experience in manufacturing environment
  • Preferred automated manufacturing experience
  • Preferred medical device manufacturing experience

Candidate Skills:

  • Electrical Design
  • Electrical Schematic Print Reading
  • Electro-Mechanical Design
  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Electrical and Automation Troubleshooting
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • CAD Experience in SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Electrical Drawing Creation
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of electrical designs and concepts, including networking, drives, PLC and I/O. Familiarization with Rockwell PLC’s is preferred.
  • Develop and document new PLC controls systems from concept to qualification
  • Troubleshoot problems with current PLC control systems
  • Maintain configuration control of current PLC source code
  • Provide controls engineering support to plant operations
  • Support resolution of production plant downtime events
  • Troubleshoot wiring and logic for PLC systems
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Technical Writing (Validation documents, Procedures, and Instructions)
  • Preferred Validation (Installation, Operation, and Production Qualification and Test Method Validation)
  • Preferred Ultrasonic Welding Processing and Equipment Experience

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma/Lean methods
  • Preferred Green Belt or Black Belt Certification

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