Director, Manufacturing Engineering
Company: Stealth Mode Startup Biotech
Posted on: January 12, 2022
High growth, pre-IPO company in stealth modeJoin a rapidly
growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics
technologies that will push the boundaries in the clinical, life
sciences research and therapeutic fields. We are well-funded by
global top-tier investors, including venture capital firms and
growth equity investors. Our team brings together unique and
diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and
life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and
beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 200 employees,
including successful entrepreneurs, hardware and software
engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and
computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and
operations and commercial leaders. Play an important role in the
development and commercialization of technology and products that
will accelerate our understanding of life, biology and disease and
transform large industries.
We are looking for a highly motivated Director, Manufacturing
Engineering to join our team!
You are a talented, motivated, and experienced Director of
Manufacturing Engineering that will lead our instrument
manufacturing engineering team. You will drive new product
introduction (NPI) activities during the transition from R&D to
manufacturing. You will deploy, scale-up, and support all
equipment, vendors, partners, and activities related to volume
production, focusing on quality and best in class customer
experience. You will have the opportunity to shape the vision of
our manufacturing strategy, and to play a pivotal role in worldwide
market penetration in the field of genomics.
How Youll Contribute
- As the director of manufacturing engineering, you will lead a
team of engineers in defining, developing, documenting, training,
deploying, and maintaining manufacturing and test methods for large
and complex instruments.
- Lead the manufacturing engineering group to take fast-evolving
design from R&D with basic bill of material, assembly, test
instructions and specifications, and will create very detailed bill
of material, and work instructions under tight revision control,
capturing device history records for each sub-assemblies,
assemblies, and instruments.
- Lead the manufacturing engineering team to be the first line of
defense for all technical sourcing, manufacturing, and test in
support for suppliers, contract manufacturing partners, and
in-house system integration and final test activities as it
partners and learns from R&D.
- Automate, collect, and organize parametric results to improve
product specification margins, first-pass yields, and other
- Partner with R&D, supply chain, manufacturing partners, the
factory, QA/QC, regulatory, and finance to drive continuous
improvements KPI (such as total landing cost, quality, reliability,
and efficiency) while focusing on a premium customer
- Provide technical, business and people leadership support to
your engineering staff, including setting team goals, ensuring
appropriate training and qualification, completing performance
reviews, and establishing development plans, recruiting, resource
planning, and succession planning.
- Collaborate with project management to ensure effective
resource utilization, planning, and execution of projects that are
in alignment with business objectives, and well-aligned with
ongoing product development from R&D.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
- Bachelors degree in physics material, mechanical, electrical
engineering, or in another discipline + relevant experience.
- Minimum of 10 years in a Manufacturing Engineering/NPI position
for complex capital equipment including 6 years in leading and
directing engineering staff and projects.
- Experience in transitioning complex new products from R&D
to volume production for large and complex instruments containing
optics, precision mechanics, electronic control systems, fluidics,
- Demonstrated leadership used to motivate multi-disciplined
engineering team while instilling teamwork within the departments
and demonstrating key interpersonal skills.
- History of successful performance in a fast-paced environment
with a proven ability to make important decisions independently
with limited key information, often under pressure and tight
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in
writing to various audiences, particularly one-on-one coaching and
feedback with direct reports and peers.
- Proven track record of hiring and developing talented
engineering teams.by Jobble
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