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Manufacturing Engineer San Jose United States,  

TECAN (company)

Posted on : 17 July 2017

Project Description


Join Tecan. Join the Market Leader.

Work in an international and dynamic environment.

Tecan Systems is a leading global supplier of solutions for the biopharma, forensic and diagnostic industries. The company is a leader in the development, production and distribution of advanced automation and detection solution for the world’s leading life science laboratories.

Is it your ambition to contribute to the quality of life of humankind by enabling our customers to make the world and our community a healthier and safer place?


Manufacturing Engineer

Reference job # 071-317



Reporting to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, this individual will act as a technical resource responsible for providing engineering support to Tecan’s manufacturing operation. Under minimal supervision, develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods utilizing knowledge of product design, manufacturing process, and operations capabilities for OEM pumps, robotics and other liquid handling components for laboratory automation.



Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, production/test equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.

Provide day to day technical support for the production floor.

Establish process capabilities for existing and new processes. Enhance capabilities as necessary.

Responsible for reviewing and approving engineering drawings and specifications, coordinating Bill of Materials and managing Change Order activity with manufacturing.

Work in conjunction with Quality, Procurement and Planning to continuously improve supplier performance.

Participate in MRB meetings to provide input into Non-Conforming Material disposition and Corrective & Preventative Action Plans.

Responsible for complete ownership of assigned processes within a value stream which includes problem solving and continuous improvement.

Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

Analyze and assist in planning work force utilization, space requirements, workflows, and design layouts of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

Determine root cause of failures using statistical methods (e.g., design of experiment (DOE), SPC, root cause analysis, A3).

Lead multiple projects simultaneously.

Introduce and qualify new fixtures that improve quality and throughput.


Training and Experience

BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing Engineering or similar degree or equivalent work experience, plus five or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment. 

Practical experience improving processes in a manufacturing operation environment by engaging with production operators and other departments.

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. 

Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Project and AutoCAD). 

Lean and Six Sigma experience or Certification a plus. 

21 CFR Part 820 Quality System Regulation /GMP knowledge is preferred.

Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, supported by a strong technical background. 

Able to influence and build consensus and support non-confrontationally across multiple teams and levels to recognize and implement continuous improvements to manufacturing. 

Effectively manage competing priorities with a solutions-oriented approach. 

Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and effectively. 

Cost conscious, always looking toward process improvement and is keenly aware of bottom line and consumer needs. 

Able to use basic tools.

Tecan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Qualified Applicants please submit your resume to:    



San Jose, CA USA

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