Laser Process Engineer I
The Laser Process Engineer will be responsible for creating technical solutions across a variety of Cardio & Vascular projects. The engineering role performs critical assignments including the development of innovative manufacturing processes with an emphasis on quality, high yields and process capability. This position will collaborate with R&D to implement laser material processing including laser welding, cutting, ablation and marking. Development will be performed on equipment located in Plymouth and Chaska Minnesota facilities.
Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
- Adheres to Integer's values and all safety, environmental, security and quality requirements including, but not limited to: Quality Management Systems (QMS), Safety, Environmental and Security Management Systems, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, company policies and operating procedures, and other regulatory requirements.
- Specializes in novel laser processing solutions to establish and improve laser processing capabilities.
- Interface with customers, suppliers, and internal cross-functional team members to develop specifications, coordinate prototype fabrication of customer designed parts, and transition prototypes into manufactured components.
- Project member for new design and development teams requiring laser processing.
- Provide technical expertise to develop new or make improvements to existing laser equipment with a drive to increase process efficiency, product quality and cost.
- Implements new laser systems, fixtures, and processes for welding, cutting, ablation and marking materials.
- Provides planning inputs and executes on project deliverables to meet established metrics.
- Conduct process validation activities.
- Provide cost-saving initiatives by evaluating manufacturing processes while maintaining quality standards.
- Create and analyze prototype products.
- Generates, reviews and approves engineering change orders.
- Investigates root cause for product and process failures and establishes corrective actions.
- Design experiments to provide data-based conclusion about a process or product performance.
- Recommend and rationalize specifications for development products.
- Lead and provide input to risk analyses.
- Primarily a hands-on role in a lab or clean room environment with some office work.
- Performs other duties as required.
Education & Experience:
- Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field.
- Minimum Experience: 0-2 years' experience. Knowledge & Skills:
- Well organized with strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills for effectively interfacing with internal and external customers.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills.
- Exposure to laser processing systems and technologies, experience preferred.
- Exposure to FDA/ISO regulations, experience preferred.
- Focused on laser processing (mostly welding, cutting, and ablation)
- Research, design and implement new equipment and laser technologies to advance Integer's capabilities.
- Some CAD work and necessary documentation,
- Working in the cleanroom or lab making parts, optimizing processes and fixturing.