Manufacturing Engineer II
Meso Scale Diagnostics
Gaithersburg, MD

About $79,000 - $110,000 a year

EducationSkills
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Manufacturing Engineer II will develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. This will include recommendation and implementation of improvements to production designs, tools/fixtures, processes, methods and controls. The incumbent will coordinate and/or assist manufacturing launch for new or revised products.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods for company products in accordance with product specifications and quality standards
Recommend and implement improvements to production designs, processes, methods and controls
Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, generation of assembly documentation, training of team members and evaluating results
Resolve design and process issues as they occur in production or indicated due to field issues
Design, develop and test and/or source product changes, tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods
Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of machinery and equipment according to specifications and quality standards
Confer with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes
Apply analytical methods and perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiencies
Prepare and maintain detailed layouts of systems, processes, and related equipment
Represent manufacturing/engineering on cross-functional teams
Role may be responsible for additional tasks or corrective actions from these as part of project or program initiatives.
Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (ME/EE/Manufacturing) or related field
Minimum 5 years related experience in manufacturing of instrumentation or related field
Experience working with ISO, GMP and/or biotechnology industry organization is strongly preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated management skills are required
Ability to organize and manage multiple products through manufacturing process
Ability to perform problem analysis and problem resolution
Proficiency with computer based engineering methods and computer tools
Use of CAD tools (Solidworks preferred). Some programming LabView/Visual Basic/C/Java or similar experience is a plus
Strong technical manufacturing/industrial background is required
Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion
Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent documentation skills, technical writing and presentation skills are required
Ability to work with vendors, customers and employees
Can effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of project data
Ability to maintain and promote a safe and orderly work environment
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task and work productively in a controlled manufacturing environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Standard office environment - sitting, standing, typing. 50%

Work in light manufacturing area – Standing, crouching, sitting, lifting up to 50lbs, pulling/reaching up to 20 lbs., manual dexterity and hand tool operation. 50%

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Light manufacturing and/or engineering lab environment
Standard office environment