Manufacturing Engineer II

  • Takara Bio USA, Inc.
  • San Jose, CA
  • Nov 01, 2022
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Position Summary/Objective:
The Manufacturing Engineer II is responsible to follow quality and technical procedures for instrument manufacturing and substrate processing within the production facility.  The position requires the ability to work independently on established assignments and may determine methods and procedures on new assignments.  Individual exercises good judgment when resolving problems of diverse scope.  Communicates effectively to management and other departments when seeking a solution and may present data to collaborating teams.  This position is expected to work effectively with internal cross-functional teams, Engineering, Quality Control and Quality Assurance to resolve problems and improve processes.  Position may also collaborate with vendors and suppliers on troubleshooting experiments and new projects.

The Manufacturing Engineer II is an on-site role located in San Jose, CA.

Essential Functions:

  • Process chip substrates by performing incoming inspection via Keyence and interpreting results that do not meet expectations.
  • Etch substrates and clean via vapor degreasing process where chemical and solvent handling experience is required.
  • Manufacture reagent kits and chips associated with specific instrument platforms.
  • Responsible for assembling, testing and packaging of multi-sample instruments, automated liquid handlers, imaging systems, and real time thermocyclers.
  • Experience using hand tools, soldering iron and handling optical elements such as mirrors and lens.
  • Ability to operate robotic printers for the manufacture of microfluidic chips.
  • Able to follow engineering drawings and manufacturing SOPs to assemble complex electrical, mechanical and optical assemblies.
  • Follows quality control test procedures to perform system tests.  Analyze and interpret system test data for pass/fail results.  Keeps accurate test records.
  • Maintains records to comply with regulatory and safety requirements, good manufacturing practices, and standard operating procedures for laboratory environments. 
  • Recognizes improvements, and redlines drawings and SOPs, where changes may be beneficial.
  • Offers suggestions on improvements for performance, reliability and cost reductions.
  • Ensures the effective use of materials and equipment in producing quality products at minimum cost.
  • Receives and inspects assemblies and materials for correct form, fit and function.
  • Purchases inventoried or expense materials through iProcurement processes.
  • Writes and maintains documentation for areas of responsibility.
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Education/Certification, Experience, and Competencies:

  • AS/BS degree in a technical discipline in engineering or life science.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience with microfluidics, precision low volume liquid handlers, robotic printers or dispensers required.
  • Prior experience building and testing complex electromechanical and optical instrumentation or similar instrumentation required.
  • Experience working in a semi-conductor or plate handling facility desired.
  • Experience using a document management system for version control of drawings, such as Arena. 
  • Experience using a 3D CAD design software, such as SOLIDWORKS.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs. unassisted.

AAP/EEO Statement:
Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.