• Mechanical Engineer (Engineer IV)

    Location US-CA-Hercules
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Bio-Rad is looking for a Mechanical Engineer. 


    • Support equipment including liquid dispensing, pick and place equipment, CIP, lyophilization, packaging, and labeling equipment.
    • Program machine and robotic controls, including PLC, HMI and SCADA systems.
    • Document program code and machine settings.
    • Identify improvement opportunities in filling and packaging areas with defined data driven rationale as part of clearly documented justification.
    • Review and challenge specifications when necessary to improve manufacturing process capability and repeatability.
    • Participate or lead pFMEA to define risk levels that may be mitigated through a range of simple applications to equipment controls.
    • Provide concepts for designing fixtures and equipment components collaboratively with vendors (designers).
    • Provide tolerance stack up analysis for new and existing product design or enhancements on equipment.
    • Interpret specifications and drawings to resolve equipment and process related issues.
    • Clearly write and revise manufacturing, set up, cleaning, and change over procedures, specifications, reports, and other related documentation to assure robust manufacturing activities.
    • Create clear and thorough justification for capital purchases and write capital authorizations for expenditures.
    • Define requirements and collaborate with Maintenance department on new or refurbished production equipment and work with suppliers of the equipment to optimize requirements for efficient production practices.
    • When assign significant projects, plan and maintain project timelines resulting in meeting expected completion dates.
    • Perform hands on troubleshooting of production equipment and packaging related issues.
    • Lead assignments on reducing packaging costs through design or process improvements.
    • Coordinate and monitor packaging projects for new and existing products.
    • Support packaging engineering projects for new and existing products.
    • Partner with product development teams (R&D) in early stages of product development to ensure designs for manufacturability, define production processes that target lower cost manufacturing, or to resolve CAPAs and NCRs.
    • Monitor, track, trend, and analyze OEE metrics identifying areas to improve equipment utilization, performance, and quality.
    • Support Procurement Team on resolving technical issues related to purchased components or assemblies.
    • Partner with product development teams to define production processes that target lowest cost manufacturing.
    • Assure processes and equipment is maintained and complies with ISO13485 and FDA Standards.
    • Perform other responsibilities as required.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related engineering discipline.
    • 8+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Advanced knowledge of and application of principles and theories of engineering.
    • Strong communication, technical, and computer skills.
    • Coordination, tact and team work.
    • Manual dexterity.
    • Solid knowledge base of machining applications.
    • Excellent problem solving skills emphasizing root cause analysis.
    • Motivated, results oriented, proactive with a sense of urgency.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Proficient in use of statistical techniques.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma Tools.
    • Proficient in use of Micro Soft Project.
    • Ability to train equivalent peers or lower level engineers pertaining to manufacturing systems, equipment, or product.
    • Knowledge of SAP.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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    Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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