Staff Manufacturing Engineer in Menlo Park, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Exclusive opportunity with a highly sought-after Medical Device giant in the surrounding Silicon Valley is seeking an experienced Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to move into a Lead role!

The individual will provide support to the Manufacturing organization to facilitate efficient operations within the production area,to optimize existing processes, and to ensure that production goals are met; Monitor performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues; and Interfaces with Quality and Research and Development organizations to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

Eventually the individual will supervise a group and work in tandem with a Manufacturing Engineer partner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or process, for current programs, next generation programs and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company.
  • Prepares reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings. Analyzes and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and new innovative approaches or a major breakthrough in technology.
  • Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques.
  • Develops knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of specialization and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company. Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion.
  • Understands the business needs of the company, and has knowledge of the customer needs of our business.
  • Understands the business cycle and foresight of emerging technologies trends.
  • Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks. Serves has a resource in the selection orientation and training of new engineers and employees. May lead a project team, determining goals and objectives for the projects.
  • Mentors employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.
  • Interacts cross functionally and with internal and external customers. Serves as a consultant for engineering or scientific interpretations and advice on significant matters. Acts as a spokesperson to customers on business unit current and future capabilities.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological field.
  • Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships.
  • Is recognized as an expert in work group and across functions. Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends. Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often
  • requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.
  • Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance. May lead a project team.
  • Provides technical leadership to business units. Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees. Exercises judgment independently.
  • Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.
  • Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones. Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments.
  • (Decision Making/Impact) Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.
  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.


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