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Senior Equipment Engineer job in Lake Forest

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals jobs
California (CA), Lake Forest
Job Code:  248719BR
Employer:  Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Category:  Operations
Job Type:  Full Time

Location
Country:  United States
State:  California (CA)
City:  Lake Forest
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09/05/2018

Description
The Senior Engineer will join a team of subject matter experts within Alcon Global Technical Service Engineering Department in Lake Forest, CA. This is a hands-on position in which the Senior Engineer will design, build prototypes, and develop new equipment for service personnel and provide ongoing engineering support to all departments within the organization. The successful candidate for this role will have hands-on automated and non-automated electro-mechanical equipment and broad product lifecycle experience, from development to operation and maintenance, for complex products containing hardware and software components. The position also requires experience developing firmware and/or applications. In this highly visible role, the ideal candidate has strong engineering problem solving and analytical skills; enjoys hands-on prototyping, designing, and/or troubleshooting in a lab environment. He or she also has excellent communication skills, is adaptable, and is able to thrive in a fast paced, fluid environment.
Major Accountabilities:
• Design, prototype, and develop new equipment and/or upgrade existing test fixtures for service personnel
• Provide expert engineering support and technical issue resolution to all departments within Alcon Global Technical Service organization.
• Perform calibration studies and provide engineering support to the maintenance of equipment used within the organization
•Support new product introduction and/or automated and non-automated test equipment into the local repair shop and global service centers
• Plan and coordinate validation activities, including developing protocols, for new or the upgrade of existing test equipment/fixtures
• Monitor and support the validation execution through technical guidance, problem-solving activities, and training, if needed
• Ensure technical document accuracy and integrity to meet regulatory/company standards
• Contribute to new or the upgrade of existing product designs by conducting product performance analysis and generating requirements
• Collaborate with R&D to ensure requirements on serviceability, maintainability, general product improvement, and/or remote access connectivity are captured in new product designs
• Design and develop software applications including user interface for performance analysis
• Support or spearhead process improvement initiatives
• Support other assignments per business needs
• Interface extensively cross-functionally
• Ensure project deadlines are met

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to alcon.recruitment@alcon.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact informationEducation: BS in Electrical Engineering. MS in Electrical Engineering preferred.

Experience:
• 5 years of relevant experience (6 years of related experience preferred)
• Hands-on experience in the design and development of automated electro-mechanical equipment or similar products
• Hands-on firmware and application development experience
• Hands-on development experience using Python and/or C/C++
• Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred:
• IOT experience
• Good understanding of human factor and user interface design
• Experience working under the V model
• Computer-assisted surgical systems, a plus
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