Job Description



The Engineer Operations – New Product Introduction (NPI) is a member of the NPI group within the Operations Engineering organization of Thermo Fisher MSD organization. The Operations Engineering NPI group is responsible for module introduction in manufacturing and service according the Product Management Process (PMP) process. This starts at the requirements phase in R&D and continues via alpha testing to a production ready implementation of tools in our manufacturing department. Using your technical background, you will guide this implementation, validate the product, prepare the process documents, train the factory and service engineers and finally push for release. Generally, you have 1 or 2 main projects running simultaneously in various phases, depending on module or integration projects.

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    The Position
    The Production Engineer is responsible for the smooth introduction of new products into the factory and field. This position interfaces with R&D, manufacturing, service, logistics, purchasing, suppliers and quality groups. The goal is ensuring development of sustainable products according to the latest quality standards, at lowest COGS and in line with best practices. Specific deliverables associated with this position include:
  • Engage with design engineers early in the Product Management Process (PMP) for New Product Introductions (NPI). This includes analysis and investigation and response to systems design proposals. Specific attention will be placed on design for manufacturability, testability, reliability, sustainability and serviceability. In this phase your will interact mostly with our R&D department.
  • Manage introduction projects from inception to completion (from R&D requirements phase to field validation and first 6 months approx. after shipment.) After that our sustaining team takes over.
  • Support suppliers with process definitions, quality controls and first builds.
  • Train manufacturing, service and sustaining engineers in new product build, test, install and repair procedures.
  • Develop technical product documentation, Manufacturing and Service work instructions and process documentation.
  • Support suppliers, factory and field service engineers with first builds, installs and upgrades of newly introduced systems and modules to ensure proper working order. This may require travel to various locations worldwide. In practice this is about once a year.
  • Conduct detailed troubleshooting and analysis of system or component level problems that affect reliability, performance, list hours, manufacturability etc., you will interpret business intelligence information and solve problems according to the Shainin method.
  • Support the supply chain with Engineering Change Order (ECO) execution internally and at suppliers.
  • Provide 3rd line Service support on the modules under your supervision as required.
    The Requirements
    The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
    • Typically required, a Bachelor degree in a technical discipline, preferably mechanical engineering, applied physics or mechatronics.
    • Typically requires 2-5 years of experience and engineering working knowledge.
    • Candidate must have hands-on mentality; you love high end technical complex tools and problems.
    • Areas of technical interest; (precision) mechanics, vacuum, parts cleaning, DFX, vibration isolation, pneumatics, hoisting, transmission, electro mechanical interfaces, cooling circuits, acoustic isolation.
    • Being able to read and interpret Business Intelligence data and take appropriate action on data found, problems occurring, manage and involve necessary stakeholders. Solid computer skills are required (Word, Excel)
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to plan and resolve issues that involve gaining cooperation of multiple cross-functional departments and sites.
    We offer
    A highly dynamic and challenging high tech environment where you will be interfacing with stakeholders across all levels of our organization. We guide you through factory training in the first months, where you will learn ins and outs on our Transmission Electron Microscopes! You will be trained in our PMP process, mentored by our specialists and will learn project management. We offer decent
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