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The Staff Engineer will have broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to the development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Barriers to entry such as technical committee review exist at this level. Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Contacts pertain to significant matters often involving coordination among groups. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. May supervise the activities of others.
The responsibilities of the position include leadership in development of new applications, new products, and the development of instrument testing procedures. The Staff Engineer will respond to critical quality issues from fielded products or in Manufacturing that is preventing the shipment of products. The Staff Engineer should have a good grasp of circuit designs and issues that may arise in EMI/EMC problems with circuit designs. The ability to identify and prevent issues with circuit designs prior to the implementation of the design.
ISCO designs and manufactures instruments for the water industry, drug discovery, and high pressure precision flow pumps. The design issues that will be reviewed and prevented will be related to grounding schemes and the effects of EMI/EMC, how to shield or prevent spurious signals from affecting instrument performance. Digital signal integrity in noisy complex environments and the methods to prevent issues with the operation of an instrument are items that will be resolved and preventative techniques applied to new designs to be successful. RF interference in communications systems needs to be understood and preventative techniques passed on to the design staff.
Recommend and implement if appropriate, design changes that will enhance the quality, reliability, and manufacturability while maintaining design specifications.
Provide engineering support to the manufacturing department on design problems that arise in the day to day manufacturing of the existing products.
Provide engineering support to the Technical Service Department for design and manufacturing related problems that may occur on fielded products.
Actively participate with product development projects to provide input to the new designs.
Design digital, analog and microprocessor circuits for complex new and existing products.
Design and develop cost effective complex solutions in a timely manner.
Provide technical leadership in sophisticated new product development projects.
With the assistance of the technical staff, build, troubleshoot and test Engineering prototypes of new or modified products.
Assist in development of documentation for projects: drawings, BOM's, schematics, software flow charts, manual input, etc.
Develop test specifications on products and assist the product support Engineering function develop test procedures and fixtures.
Encourage “WILL DO” behavior that will result in a unity of effort by implementing work methods such as Value Stream Mapping and Lean Engineering and valuing all team members’ input.
Assist in meeting the strategic deployment goals of Teledyne ISCO by performing other duties as assigned. Performs duties as needed to evaluate competitive products. Generates competitive product information and analysis with current information gathered so as to inform the Product Manager of any additions, deletions or suspected inadequacies.
PC running: Microsoft Windows; Excel, Word, Outlook, and plant-wide ERP system. Other software as required.
Products manufactured by Teledyne ISCO
BS in an Engineering or Science discipline, preferably electrical engineering or physics, with at least 12 years of related professional experience. At this level, graduate course work may be expected. Experience should be in the field of electro-mechanical product design. Should possess excellent communication skills, be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, have a proper sense of urgency to resolving problems that can significantly affect the company’s financial performance, and be able to work well with other people in stressful situations.
Requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, lifting, walking, manipulating, pushing, pulling, tending, and feeling. Requires occasional operating-controlling. Requires regular reaching. Requires frequent negotiating, instructing, speaking, persuading, fingering, talking, hearing, and grasping.
In order to test, evaluate, and troubleshoot products, one must be capable of lifting, from the floor to test bench level, up to five times daily, a product or instrument weighing up to approximately 30 pounds. Adequate vision is required for examining products and reading vendor catalogs, Teledyne Isco drawings, correspondence, text books, and other related documents.
Requires the ability to synthesize, coordinate, analyze, compile, compute, compare, negotiate, instruct, persuade, and speak.
Job will normally be performed in a combination of an office, laboratory, field, and factory setting.