Engineering Technician II – PLC Programmer

Canoga Park, CA posted on October 2

Description:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

 

 

Become part of a business unit committed to improving the quality of life of transplant patients and their families. Our Engineering team is committed to developing and producing innovative quality medical devices for the clinical and research segments of the transplant community. Your role focuses on providing high quality customer service through PLC programming, assembly, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment and systems used within Thermo Fisher Transplant Diagnostics Serology, Production and Plastics departments and in the biomedical laboratories of its customers.  This role provides a good introduction and ideal training for future design contributions to the next generation of our proprietary devices.

                      

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Apply PLC skills and knowledge to improve, develop, and troubleshoot PLC program used to run proprietary medical device equipment.

2. Purchasing and Receiving of Engineering Materials and Supplies:

  • Monitor inventories and submit Purchase Requisitions for Engineering Department supplies (shipping tape and materials, tools, perishables etc.).
  • File Engineering copy of Purchase Requisitions approved by Department Manager.
  • Perform Receiving Inspections and Tests on incoming materials and parts including dimensional inspections using conventional inspection tools (calipers, micrometers etc.)
  • Submit and file Packing Slips and inspection records for authorization of payment.
  • Dispatch goods received to appropriate stock locations.

3. Inventory Control:

  • Make entries in inventory log books.
  • Perform monthly inventory reconciliations, update and submit manual and computerized inventory spreadsheets to Management.

4. In-house Equipment Maintenance and Repair:

  • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance and calibration of OLI production equipment (including Lambda Dots, Jets and Scans, tray production systems, tray labeling machines and Insta-seal production systems).
  • Respond quickly to trouble calls from other departments, troubleshoot and repair.
  • Assist Engineers and senior Technicians in implementation of process improvements.

5. Customer Assistance and Equipment Repair:

  • Respond quickly to customer inquiries and complaints by telephone, email, or fax.  Troubleshoot and resolve customer equipment problems.  Under direction of senior engineering staff, authorize and arrange for the return of equipment to OLI for repair.
  • Effect repairs to customer equipment with guidance from senior technicians.  Process all associated paperwork.  Insure a two day turnaround time of customer equipment returned for service or repair.

6. Assemble and Test Electromechanical Systems (Lambda Dots, Jets Scans etc.):

  • Pull parts and components from raw materials inventory.
  • Assemble and test electromechanical systems utilizing written build instructions.  This includes such tasks as building and testing wiring and cable assemblies, soldering, bench top mechanical assembly, full functional testing and recording of test and inspection results on quality control records, downloading software programs to EPROMs and packing.

7. Order Filling:

  • Pull and package parts, accessories and equipment from stock.  Deliver ordered goods to Shipping Department and process associated paperwork.

8. Record keeping and Goal Setting:

  • Use time management and time planning techniques to set milestones and goals for all relevant projects as requested by the engineering manager.
  • Keep an accurate running log of daily time usage, by project, as directed by engineering manager.

9. Skill Requirements:

  • Basic working knowledge of bench top electromechanical assembly, troubleshooting, repair and testing techniques.  Working PC skills including Windows, Outlook, Word, and Excel.

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Applied and demonstrated PLC programming experience
  2. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or related degree program AND 3 years of experience assembling, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, calibrating and testing electromechanical assemblies with documentation and supervision

OR

  1. Minimum of an Associate’s degree in mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering, or related discipline AND 5 years of experience assembling, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, calibrating and testing electromechanical assemblies with documentation and supervision
  2. Must be able to read and use schematics and wiring diagrams.
  3. Must be able to interface comfortably with customers who may be in a stressful situation with a malfunctioning piece of equipment.
  4. Must be able to follow oral directions and perform procedures as assigned.
  5. Must be able to read, understand, and implement written and/or verbal assembly, test and inspection procedures.

    Become part of a business unit committed to improving the quality of life of transplant patients and their families. Our Engineering team is committed to developing and producing innovative quality medical devices for the clinical and research segments of the transplant community. Your role focuses on providing high quality customer service through PLC programming, assembly, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of electro-mechanical equipment and systems used within Thermo Fisher Transplant Diagnostics Serology, Production and Plastics departments and in the biomedical laboratories of its customers.  This role provides a good introduction and ideal training for future design contributions to the next generation of our proprietary devices.

                          

    Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

    The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Apply PLC skills and knowledge to improve, develop, and troubleshoot PLC program used to run proprietary medical device equipment.

    2. Purchasing and Receiving of Engineering Materials and Supplies:

  6. Monitor inventories and submit Purchase Requisitions for Engineering Department supplies (shipping tape and materials, tools, perishables etc.).
  7. File Engineering copy of Purchase Requisitions approved by Department Manager.
  8. Perform Receiving Inspections and Tests on incoming materials and parts including dimensional inspections using conventional inspection tools (calipers, micrometers etc.)
  9. Submit and file Packing Slips and inspection records for authorization of payment.
  10. Dispatch goods received to appropriate stock locations.
  11. 3. Inventory Control:

  12. Make entries in inventory log books.
  13. Perform monthly inventory reconciliations, update and submit manual and computerized inventory spreadsheets to Management.
  14. 4. In-house Equipment Maintenance and Repair:

  15. Perform regularly scheduled maintenance and calibration of OLI production equipment (including Lambda Dots, Jets and Scans, tray production systems, tray labeling machines and Insta-seal production systems).
  16. Respond quickly to trouble calls from other departments, troubleshoot and repair.
  17. Assist Engineers and senior Technicians in implementation of process improvements.
  18. 5. Customer Assistance and Equipment Repair:

  19. Respond quickly to customer inquiries and complaints by telephone, email, or fax.  Troubleshoot and resolve customer equipment problems.  Under direction of senior engineering staff, authorize and arrange for the return of equipment to OLI for repair.
  20. Effect repairs to customer equipment with guidance from senior technicians.  Process all associated paperwork.  Insure a two day turnaround time of customer equipment returned for service or repair.
  21. 6. Assemble and Test Electromechanical Systems (Lambda Dots, Jets Scans etc.):

  22. Pull parts and components from raw materials inventory.
  23. Assemble and test electromechanical systems utilizing written build instructions.  This includes such tasks as building and testing wiring and cable assemblies, soldering, bench top mechanical assembly, full functional testing and recording of test and inspection results on quality control records, downloading software programs to EPROMs and packing.
  24. 7. Order Filling:

  25. Pull and package parts, accessories and equipment from stock.  Deliver ordered goods to Shipping Department and process associated paperwork.
  26. 8. Record keeping and Goal Setting:

  27. Use time management and time planning techniques to set milestones and goals for all relevant projects as requested by the engineering manager.
  28. Keep an accurate running log of daily time usage, by project, as directed by engineering manager.
  29. 9. Skill Requirements:

  30. Basic working knowledge of bench top electromechanical assembly, troubleshooting, repair and testing techniques.  Working PC skills including Windows, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  31. Minimum Requirements:

  32. Applied and demonstrated PLC programming experience
  33. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or related degree program AND 3 years of experience assembling, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, calibrating and testing electromechanical assemblies with documentation and supervision
  34. OR

  35. Minimum of an Associate’s degree in mechanical or electro-mechanical engineering, or related discipline AND 5 years of experience assembling, troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, calibrating and testing electromechanical assemblies with documentation and supervision
  36. Must be able to read and use schematics and wiring diagrams.
  37. Must be able to interface comfortably with customers who may be in a stressful situation with a malfunctioning piece of equipment.
  38. Must be able to follow oral directions and perform procedures as assigned.
  39. Must be able to read, understand, and implement written and/or verbal assembly, test and inspection procedures.

 

 

Compensation: negotiable

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $12 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.


Wage

DOE

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time