Monday, April 12, 2010

Reliability Engineer @ St Jude Medical (Plano, TX)

We're searching for a Reliability Engineer that takes a hands-on approach to identifying system opportunities for improvement and providing insight to manage the corresponding risks.  The successful candidate practically applies, and effectively communicates, knowledge of Reliability Engineering for both R&D activity and current product support.  We're looking for someone to create / gather data to characterize expected product life, choose and perform the best analysis from a broad menu of methods, and drive performance improvement through precise and compelling communications.

Major, On-Going Responsibilities:
•    Implement and maintain testing to determine expected life for implantable and external medical devices
•    Participate in, and eventually lead, FRACAS meetings
•    Work with Marketing, R&D, and Quality groups to determine product performance Action Limits
•    Support Reliability Characterization and Growth activities
•    Utilize activities as appropriate from the typical menu of reliability activities such as predictions, trending, allocation, de-rating, accelerated testing, HALT, FMEA, FTA, etc

Education and Training:
•    6+ years relevant work in Reliability required, 2+ years experience in Data Analysis / Statistics a plus
•    BS in Electrical Engineering required, advanced degree preferred
•    Experience in a regulated industry desired
•    Immediate productivity with advanced Excel and Access applications, and, Minitab software, is desirable
•    Current status as ASC CRE, and corresponding working knowledge, is a plus
•    Design and troubleshoot fixtures and corresponding equipment being tested
•    Proficient in collecting data from fixtures and analyzing this data
•    Consolidate and present large amounts of data concisely
•    Experienced with reliability tools to characterize and grow performance
•    Uses data and analysis to understand risks and drive decisions
•    Team-player exhibiting honesty and integrity in all interactions

Interested?  Send me your resume and one paragraph detailing your most significant accomplishment in 2010.

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