Manufacturing Engineer, Instrumentation

3 months ago
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# of Openings
Manufacturing & Production

Job Description

JOB OBJECTIVE:  This engineering role will work with R&D, Project Management, QA/RA and Manufacturing to improve the design of our instruments for manufacturability and serviceability, own the design transfer process, and improve the quality and efficiency of manufacturing.


1. Participate in the design and review of instrument designs to maximize their manufacturability and serviceability.

2. Assist production with problems encountered during the assembly and test process.

3. Execute design changes required by obsolescence of instrument components or by changes in regulations.

4. Participate in the Materials Review Board to help determine the disposition of non-conforming raw materials.

5. Participate in evaluation and interaction with suppliers.

6. Identify and propose design changes to reduce instrument COGS.

7. Lead and be the key contributor to the design transfer process for our instrument products.

8. Test specification and verification.

9. Test process troubleshooting, device debugging and NCR resolution.

10. Component engineering.

11. PCBA failure mode diagnostic and debugging.

12. Understands and complies with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to our business.


1. Identify and implement improvements to manufacturing processes and tools to increase quality, reduce lead times, and reduce costs.

2. Special projects as assigned.


1. B.S. degree in Engineering discipline.

2. 5+ years of experience as a manufacturing engineer in the field of electro-mechanical devices.

3. ATE experience.

4. FMEA experience.

5. Strong experience applying lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles.


6. Experience working in a regulated environment.

7. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and experience applying these skills to resolve potential issues.


8. Ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.

9. Proven track record of producing high quality products.

10. Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


1. B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.

2. Experience with ISO 13485 and 21 CFR Part 820.

3. Scripting (for purpose of testing/failure investigation).

4. M.S. degree in Engineering.

5. Experience in the life science instrument industry.


1. Ability to work in areas of limited space and varying environmental temperatures.

2. Ability to observe and inspect equipment and operations for proper operation and compliance to safety and housekeeping standards.

3. Ability to work in a production environment around automated equipment.

4. Ability to work in an office environment utilizing a computer workstation.

5. Ability to work in a lab environment with chemical and biological materials.

6. Ability to travel by car or airplane, for one or several days, to suppliers, equipment vendors, etc.



Diversity is important at Promega. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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