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Engineer Electrical in Santa Barbara, CA ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description

Requisition ID:
Engineer Electrical
Arthrex, Inc.
ACI Santa Barbara, CA

Main Objective:

Responsible for support and development of Class I and II medical devices, which includes, production support, service support, troubleshooting, design transfer support, training, prototyping, design assurance testing, development support from prototype through production release.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design of electronics/firmware using modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Electronic/Firmware/Software design in support of senior design engineering staff including test and test automation.
  • Image and signal processing
  • Electronics test and troubleshooting in support of production line and service department.
  • Proof of concept work including feasibility analysis, product/component research, design for test.
  • Production and Service Operator training as required.
  • Continuous improvement and optimization of production and service procedures in support of operations goals and objectives.
  • Support of Quality System deliverables (e.g. CAPA, investigations, DHR).
  • Create and optimize test plans including Design V&V protocols.
  • Perform and/or manage design V&V tests including results and conclusions.
  • Coordinate work with electrical and software engineering, and with contract engineering resources as required. 
  • Support development of budgets and timelines for projects.
  • Support design history file deliverables for assigned projects, adhering to design control procedures.
  • Provide Regulatory department technical support for assigned projects as needed.
  • Support Marketing and Product Management with technical information to be used for training and marketing of assigned products.
  • Report progress and status of assigned projects on a timely basis with emphasis on reporting results to Director of Engineering.
  • Some required domestic travel to support vendors and/or customers may be required.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering required; MS preferred.

3 years relevant engineering experiences required.  Medical device company experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Expert understanding of electronic design (analog and digital), manufacturing and assembly.
  • Strong experience in signal processing, image processing – Matlab experience a plus.
  • Proficient in electronics/firmware troubleshooting from component level through system level.
  • Strong and demos ratable knowledge of electronic test equipment (oscilloscopes, waveform analyzers, and typical lab equipment.
  • Knowledge of electronic design tools (schematic capture, pcb layout, simulation tools), preferably Altium.
  • Understanding of digital circuits and implementation including programmable components (e.g. FPGAs).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of full life medical product development
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Design for Test, and Test Automation.
  • Working knowledge of medical device electrical safety standards.
  • Knowledge of endoscopic surgery preferred
  • Knowledgeable of FDA and ISO guidelines for the development of medical devices
  • Strong communication skills and accountability to project deliverable timing

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Knowledge of surgical equipment and instrumentation, electrical testing equipment, PC, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Video waveform analyzer.

Bench top testing and troubleshooting with typical lab equipment.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements.

Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management. Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The area that this job is performed in is a general office or open cubicle/workstation environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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