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Sr Mechanical / Microfluidics Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time
Location: 

MN - Plymouth, US

Requisition ID:  845

SUMMARY:

Qorvo Biotechnologies is developing diagnostic point-of-care (POC) platforms with the goal of increasing the speed and accuracy of medical testing, moving healthcare closer to the patient. Qorvo combines expertise in acoustic filter technology with microfluidics and medical test system integration to POC solutions for the medical diagnostics market. Qorvo Biotechnologies is part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure and Defense Products (IDP) business, which manufactures and markets high performance RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits for communications markets that connect, protect and power the world.

 

 

Senior mechanical engineer is initially responsible for all aspects of manufacturing transfer of Qorvo’s POC cartridge to 3rd party high volume manufacturing.   The position will evolve into next generation cartridge design from development through manufacturing transfer in coordination with other engineers.  Will work closely with Operations, Quality, laboratory scientists, sourcing, quality  and manufacturing engineers to meet cartridge performance specifications and key performance metrics as well as create platform technologies and competitive products for point of care markets. 

 

RESPONSBILITIES: 

  1. Oversee manufacturing transfer from prototype assembly line to 3rd party high volume assembly line as well as expand relationships with high volume manufacturing of components, subassemblies and complete fluidic cartridge.
  2. Apply specific knowledge of current commonly used diagnostic and microfluidic device manufacturing processes and techniques, as well as familiarity with related manufacturing equipment vendors and provide design for manufacturability (DFM) expertise to internal team and external partners.
  3. Setup, plan and execute experimental evaluations to characterize subassemblies to  improve yields, cost, CAPEX and tak time.
  4. Lead failure analysis and root cause investigations for microfluidic manufacturing process and equipment deviations.  Drive continuous improvement efforts for cartridge key performance indexes.
  5. Develop and validate robust protocols for manufacturing and cost reduction of microfluidic devices working extensively with process engineering.
  6. Design, develop and execute complex tests (including fluid handling, electro-mechanical, and RF components), based on theoretical analysis, modeling, and literature review.  Utilize DOE and other analysis techniques.
  7. Collaborates cross-functionally with Biology, Operations, Sourcing and other functions to a deliver point-of-care, sample-to-answer disposable cartridge that meets all key performance needs in steady state production.
  8. Strong track record in microfluidic circuit/flow cell design and high volume manufacturing.  Lead the development of fluidic modules that integrate microfluidics, flow control, chemistry, heat transfer with Qorvo BAW biosensors.
  9. Coordinates with Technical Leads and Project Management to prioritize activities and manage schedules to drive projects to successful on-time completion of verification and manufacturing transfer.
  10. Ensures compliance with quality and regulatory requirements by applying design control processes such as risk management, configuration management, requirements management and verification testing. 

 

Skills:

  1. Ability to analyze and interpret experimental result to support design decisions.
  2. Works independently and collaborate with key stakeholders across disciplines.
  3. Experience with microfluidic devices for immuno-diagnostic and molecular diagnostic applications is required.
  4. Experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) such as COMSOL is a plus
  5. Experience with statistical software packages (JMP, minitab, etc...) is a plus
  6. Proficient in Mechanical Design using a CAD system. SolidWorks® a plus.
  7. Working knowledge of ISO13485 and  CFR 820 a plus  

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or similar. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience : 8+ years of mechanical / manufacturing engineering experience in high volume fluidics design and manufacturing . 

Certifications/Licenses:  SolidWorks certification preferred.

Travel:  Willingness to work on-site at other manufacturing facilities, both domestic and international, for extended periods.

Physical Requirements: Constant hearing, talking and near vision. Frequent sitting (40%) and standing (moving about) (60%). Good hand/eye coordination, handling of small parts, and reaching. Occasionally lifts and carries up to 35 pounds.

Mental/Motor Requirements: Constant reading, writing, tact, problem solving, verbal communication and independent decision-making. Frequent written communication.

Environmental Requirements: Frequently works with others in office, engineering and manufacturing environments. Occasionally exposed to loud noises and lab chemicals.

Other: Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects. Ability to reprioritize project duties and tasks based on department and business need. Excellent communication skills with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.  Willingness to travel up to 10% of time.

 

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT QORVO   

 

We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF solutions for the mobile, defense and infrastructure markets – we are a place to innovate and shape the future of wireless communications. It starts with our employees. As a unified global team, we bring a commitment to excellence, growth and a passion for creating what's next. Explore the possibilities with us.

 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or any other status protected by law.

Qorvo is an E-Verify Employer. For more information, please see the Right to Work and E-Verify Participation posters.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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