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Mechanical Engineer I
Ref No.: 18-20405
Location: Ashville, North Carolina
Skill Type
Skill Type:Engineering
Significant Duties/Responsibilities
  • Lead or participate in projects to evaluate product quality, cost, and throughput from Product Design Engineering and configure it for the production process
  • Develop project management process
  • Work alongside other team members and with other cross-functional groups to develop electrical and mechanical systems and identify/implement projects for design optimization of the company’s laboratory products, including freezers, biological safety cabinets, shakers, incubators, and water systems
  • Actively participate in product development cycle to optimize product productivity
  • Review and approve Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s)Create 3D CAD models and 2D drawings for designs of new and existing products.
  • Create Bills of Materials (BOM)Work with internal project team which consists of quality, regulatory, R&D, operations, supplier/sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, and sales
  • Document project progress and track future product development milestones & tasks
  • Update management on a regular basis on project status. Identify what is falling behind and what assistance is needed from management to move process forward
  • Perform all job duties in a safe manner and obey all safety policies and procedures
  • Perform all job duties consistent with the Code of Ethics and the 4-I Values
  • Perform all job duties within ISO standards, regulatory or statutory requirements
  • Other projects, tasks or special assignments could be assigned by the leadership team
Desired Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing or Materials Science or... Junior or Senior level mechanical engineering student at UNCA or other local college
  • Ability to work effectively with people throughout the organization to produce necessary results
  • Manufacturing environment -- Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Manufacturing environment -- Ability to sit for extended periods of time and utilize CRT/laptop to perform job functions
  • Manufacturing environment -- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Desired Qualifications and Experience
  • Experience in a technical manufacturing environment
  • Experience with regulated environment –including UL, CSA and FDA
  • Exposure to Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly
  • Demonstrated understanding of Engineering Change Notices and Bills of Materials
  • Ability to sit and talk with suppliers on the telephone or in person for extended periods of time
  • Ability to handle internal and external customer complaints in an effective and efficient manner
  • Ability work long hours under stressful conditions, closely
  • Certification as a PMP or Green Belt
  • Exposure to Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly
  • Refrigeration manufacturing processes/technology and mechanical/equipment areas, and are skilled in statistical process control methods (DOE / capability analysis / tolerances)