Engineer 1 - Development

Illumina - San Diego, CA (30+ days ago)3.6

Use mechanical, optical, fluidics, electronics, and organic chemistry knowledge to troubleshoot electro-mechanical equipment issues
Assist project teams with system level instrument testing and ancillary equipment support
Track instrument performance at system and sub-system level and analyze data trends
Provide feedback of information to sub-system owners and assist teams with system improvements
Participate in root-cause analysis experiments and present findings to project teams
Conduct or assist with experimentation related to risk and hazard analysis in order to refine requirements and improve system design
Learn and understand new instruments and create maintenance/service programs to provide continually improving equipment availability
Work with engineers to develop and implement procedures to reduce or eliminate sources of systematic equipment failures

0-2+ years relevant experience
Work experience in biotech or medical device field desired
Hands-on experience with commercial electro-mechanical equipment
Solid understanding of complex optical and laser systems
Good data analysis skills and a logical approach to problem solving skills required
Experience with statistical analysis and data analysis programs (JMP, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel) is a plus
Ability to communicate and document equipment issues
Ability to learn new tasks quickly
Occasional travel required, no more than 5%
Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

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