Product Engineer

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Microtrac Inc.
York, PA, United States

Phone: 717-843-4433
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Product Engineer


York, PA 

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Job Description:

Microtrac MRB is a fast-growing global technology company that designs manufactures and sells Lab Equipment for particle size, shape, and surface analysis throughout the world. As part of the Verder Group of companies Microtrac MRB is headquartered in Germany with manufacturing facilities in Japan and the US. We are a passionate team of innovators dedicated to produce equipment that enables our customers to improve safety of pharmaceutical, food and industrial products as well as to conduct research in the environmental and material sciences.

  • Industry-leading scientific equipment manufacturer seeks a qualified and motivated engineer to join the Microtrac Technical Team.  The candidate will participate in Production and Manufacturing Operations, as well as Product Development, in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.  In these roles, the candidates’ skills in written and verbal communications, the ability to work within a team, the ability to multitask, and capacity for critical thinking, will all be tested and relied upon.
  • Production and Manufacturing Operations responsibilities may include:
  • Monitoring of production activities, evaluation and analysis of product components and assemblies, and recommend/implement process improvements.  Create and maintain process documentation, including production routings and detailed assembly work instructions
  • On a regular basis, interact with members of the Production and Quality Teams, to explore production data-trends, and possibly employ statistical and analytical analyses, to enhance the efficiency of operations.
  • Willingness to accept the authority and autonomy to make running improvements to released products.  The goal of such improvements would be to improve product quality, product performance, production assembly, etc.  Use various means such as CAD software to revise or create technical documentation to generate these improvements, and see these through to production-release.  When necessary, consult with other experienced members of Technical Teams, for advice and review of suggested product improvements.
  • Work with Production Teams to specify and install production equipment and systems; ensure all processes, equipment and supporting systems operate to their maximum effectiveness.
  • Design and develop custom equipment that is necessary for production; such as fixtures, jigs, tooling;  also automated/semi-automated test equipment, etc.  Create the technical documentation to support this equipment.  For larger projects, create project proposals and plans for such equipment, to justify the project to management.
  • Along with the Quality Team, interact with suppliers and vendors, to be sure that desired characteristics and specifications of purchased parts and components are understood, and to be sure that received parts will meet those specifications.  Inspect and assess defective hardware.  Help to provide suppliers with clarity when parts specs are in dispute.
  • Maintain Safety Standards, across all phases of Production, and in review of product assembly as well.
  • Product Development responsibilities may include:
  • Collaborate with members of multiple MRB Teams, to suggest and introduce new product concepts.  Participate in engineering design reviews and production implementation through the Product Development phases:  Prototype, Alpha Units, Beta Units, Production Release.
  • Throughout the design process, focus on Design for Manufacturing to ensure that parts are manufacturable in an efficient manner.  Interface with experienced members of the Technical Team…electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, scientists, etc., …and material suppliers, to modify and enhance manufacturability of products; accountable for yields of highly complex processes.
  • Explore new manufacturing methods and techniques, new component materials, etc.; such as 3D Printing, metal-machining, metal-forming, plastics fabrications;  that can impact Product Development.  Introduce these concepts to the Engineering Team, present and train other Team members on their potential application to Microtrac Products.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing Technology, or similar disciplines).
  • Two (2)+ years of experience as a Product Engineer, or as a Manufacturing Engineer, or similar position, within a manufacturing environment.  Knowledge of component-fabrication techniques, such as metal machining, sheet-metal fabrication, plastics and plastic-molding, electrical and electronic subassembly.  Knowledge of part-inspection techniques, familiarity with common hand- and machine-tools.
  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience with reading and understanding technical documentation, such as drawings, schematics, various forms of electronic CAD, etc.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Mechanical CAD software.  Such as SolidWorks, SolidEdge, etc. for 3-D solid-body mechanical design;  experience with other packages for ‘flat’ 2-D drawing generation (AutoCAD, Visio, etc.) is also desirable.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office 365 Applications (Word, Excel, and Power Point).
Preferred Additional Experience
  • Five (5)+ years of experience as a Product Engineer, or as a Manufacturing Engineer, or similar position, within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with optical assemblies, such as lenses, mirror, apertures.
  • Experience with electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical assemblies, such as Printed Circuit Assemblies, Wiring Harnesses, small Motors, actuators, fluid pumps and fluidics.
  • Experience with 3D Printing design, fabrication, equipment, etc.;  for either plastic or metal printing.
  • Exposure to enterprise-wide ERP or MRP systems, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Math & Analytical skills: intermediate mathematical skills, including statistical analysis; review and compare data to identify inconsistencies and determine priorities.
  • Experience with tooling and fixture design
What we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • 401k w/ company match (after 6 months)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • PTO
  • Must have valid work permit for the US
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We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Mictrotrac Inc. · 3230 N. Susquehanna Trail · York · PA · 17406
Phone: +1 (717) 843-4433