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Location: Providence , Rhode Island 02905
Employment Type: Contract

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Job Description

Contract Length:  6 months
Job Summary:  This role will implement industrial automation for implantable cell encapsulation devices. The successful candidate will join the Automation Engineering Team and work on automation development, commissioning, optimization, process scale-up, and technology transfer of novel products and processes into Manufacturing. This role will focus on machine design.
  1. Co-development of industrial automation used for production and assembly of cell encapsulation devices.
  2. Manage the evaluation and selection of new equipment/technologies or modifications to existing systems to consider new processing technologies.
  3. Support optimization and improvement in equipment/systems/processes
  4. Assembled product machinery design; design for manufacturability; design for assembly; kinematic design & analysis; dynamic analysis; mechanisms; cam-follower or servo systems; stress analysis.
  5. Establishes equipment documentation, including parts lists, mechanical drawings, and assembly drawings.
  1. BS or MS in engineering or another relevant discipline.
  2. 8+ years of experience (5+ years with Masters) working within a cGxP automation development environment (medical device preferred). Experience with device-biologic combination products is highly desirable.
  3. Experience working with a variety of automation hardware, including but not limited to, custom-fabricated mechanical components, EPSON robotics, Universal Robotics, PC-based systems, Siemens PLC and related control system components, automated process instrumentation.
  4. Experience validating manufacturing equipment and processes is required. Knowledge and experience in utilizing risk-based approaches to validation process development and validation are highly advantageous.
  5. Ability to coach and train less experienced engineers.
  6. Understanding of cGxP principles and practices and familiarization with ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and 21CFR820 is a plus. Knowledge of global cGMP requirements governing device or combination products.
  7. Experience with 3D CAD software, preferably with Solidworks, is preferred.
  8. Familiarity programming and troubleshooting industrial automation (Siemens PLC/HMI, Epson, Universal Robotics, PC-based systems, process instrumentation).


Eric Carmody
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