Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sr. Product Engineer

Position Description:

As a Senior Product Engineer for Illumina’s Consumable Products, you will provide technical leadership in matters related to product development, quality and yield in a high volume production environment. You will work with Engineering, R&D, Bioinformatics, Quality, Customer Support and Production to advance products in the development pipeline and participate with development teams to monitor and improve the quality and yield for existing products. Technologies supported by the team are varied and include reagents, enzymes, oligonucleotides, surface chemistry, bioinformatics and software, various engineering disciplines (including mechanical, electrical and optical), digital microfluidics and more.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

• Supports production areas with yield & quality monitoring, investigation, leadership and technical mentoring

• Works with Process Engineering, Quality, Suppliers and Customer Support to troubleshoot production line issues related to yield and quality

• Provides technical expertise and leadership to resolve issues

• Analyzes production and QC data, test results, and issues reports and recommends technical guidance

• In conjunction with R&D, conducts controlled new product optimization tests and experiments for release into production environment

• Provides analytical data support and product expertise for development teams

• Constructs and executes controlled experiments (including DOE's) to address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions in a production environment to meet production goals

• Works cross functionally with Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing, Customer Support and Quality to improve quality, reliability and yield for new and existing products

• Assists in defining technical requirements for new products

• Works with Quality and product groups to resolve quality and reliability problems with customers

• Provides feedback of information to process owners and leads teams to resolve quality issues

• Recommends and implements new QC techniques if needed

• Interfaces with and monitor suppliers to improve product quality and yield

• May provide team leadership to development teams

Education and Experience:

• BS/MS in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnical Engineering or

• MS/PhD in Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry or Chemistry (with very strong mathematical and analysis skills) or

• PhD/MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics or equivalent

• Recent or near term college graduates are encouraged to apply

• At least three years of work experience in related industry is preferred

• High level computer skills and statistics knowledge are required

• Extremely good data analysis skills and a logical approach to problem solving are required

• Good interdepartmental communication skills and documentation skills are required

• Previous successful team leadership roles are preferred

• Biology and biochemistry knowledge strongly preferred

• Experience in manufacturing support/sustaining and transferring products from R&D to production preferred

• Experience with Statistical Process Control and DOE techniques is a plus

• Experience with high volume manufacturing in a high tech, high volume consumables industry is a plus

• Experience with product development processes and project management is a plus

• Microarray and/or sequencing experience is a plus

Illumina is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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