Principal Manufacturing Engineer @ Element Science - San Francisco, CA

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2 months ago

Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Element Science - San Francisco, CA

The Principal Manufacturing Engineer drives and provides support of products, processes, and equipment to achieve development and/or production goals. The engineer develops manufacturing processes to implement innovative improvements. The engineer works cross-functionally to validate processes and transfer new products into manufacturing.


  • Support process development and validation activities across various manufacturing product lines
  • Design, develop, tests and implement manufacturing process systems to ensure robust production processes, human work factors and quality control
  • Design, develop and propose improvements for manufacturing process, equipment and systems using knowledge of engineering principles, industry standards and working design to meet production requirements, performance, quality, and safety standards
  • Employ six sigma tools and scientific and statistical expertise to perform root cause and correlation analysis to identify and develop corrective actions for solving product and process failures
  • Transfer new products & processes into manufacturing, including support of R&D builds
  • Create, update, and maintain manufacturing documentation that meets compliance requirements
  • Interface with suppliers and key vendors on technical issues
  • Support manufacturing engineering efforts to meet production goals including resolution of non-conformances and line issues
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • S. in Mechanical, Biomedical or Industrial Engineering preferred
  • Comprehensive SolidWorks knowledge with experience creating manufacturing fixtures, tooling, and equipment models
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in medical device industry and electro-mechanical device manufacturing preferred
  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma tools and proficiency with statistical methodologies preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities against aggressive deadlines while maintaining a high degree of quality
  • Strong judgment & decision-making ability
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to diagnose issues and provide solutions
  • Experience with adhesives and electronics preferred and background with medical device disposables and capital equipment a plus
  • Local applicants only

Job Type: Full-time

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