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Engineer II

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Job ID 19000K7T

Available Openings 1

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The level Engineer II may be assigned to participate in a design project, execute the building of prototypes, and pioneer research and development activities contributing to Fresenius products.  As a member of one or more Fresenius R&D team, the Engineer II may be assigned to break down high level tasks into smaller well-defined tasks.  The Engineer II may be responsible to initiate the design concept, formulate the pre-development project and participate actively in the feasibility study as assigned.  The Engineer II can be part of cross-functional teams (CFT) as assigned by the supervisor. If so, this person will work closely with team to execute the project and solve the problems assigned by the CFT leader.  The Engineer II requires intermediate supervision.  The Engineer II may be tasked by the supervisor to mentor one or more entry level Engineer I employees.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be involved in various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
  • Authors testing plans, engineering test reports and position and/or white papers.
  • Builds productive working relationships.
  • Learns FDA/ISO Design Control regulations and their application.
  • Offers ideas and potential inventions to be used in new products.
  • Continuously improves knowledge related to research projects by continuous assessment of current publications.
  • Hands-on involvement with fabrication, processing, and develops detailed engineering specifications under intermediate supervision.
  • Develops new techniques, test protocols, writes SOP / TM and perform validations on TMs as assigned.
  • Coordinates secondary projects and supports sub tasks of other projects as assigned.  Completes these tasks with intermediate supervision.
  • Maintains general housekeeping of working area and plant.
  • May provide assistance to Engineer I staff with general tasks that require a better understanding of functions, as directed by immediate supervisor.
  • Seeks senior level staff  or supervisory assistance with higher level problems that may arise.
  • Normally receives general work instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.  Is assisted with these tasks by senior level or supervisory assistance as required.  Works with intermediate independence.   Work is reviewed for soundness.
  • May participate in cross-functional teams on new product development and manufacturing problem-solving efforts as assigned.
  • Assists GMQ sites with set-ups, adjustment and operation training on production equipment and evaluates analysis instruments.
  • Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Writes engineering reports, feasibility reports as assigned.
  • Maintain assigned documentation and design history files per establish standards.
  • Exercises best judgment within defined procedures and practices to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations.  See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related Engineering or scientific discipline required; advanced degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:       

  • 2 – 5 years’ related experience.
  • Master’s Degree with industry experience.
  • PhD Degree with Postdoctoral related experience.

Addendum: Chemical Systems

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of prototype systems for use in novel home hemodialysis products

  • Participate in the design, development, and optimization of algorithms and technology

  • Explore innovative experimental solutions to enhance product/process performance, safety and reliability

  • Promote scientific and analytical rigor in developing and validating world-class analytical methods

  • Evaluate products/materials through chemical and physical techniques to advance sorbent hemodialysis technology

  • Disclose findings to cross functional team and management through captivating and compelling presentations.

  • Execute studies to evaluate medical products for chemical performance.

  • Propagate culture of rigorous mathematics, fundamental science, and sound engineering in all work.

  • Foster culture of collaboration, knowledge transfer, and continuous learning at all times.

    Working Conditions

    While performing the duties of the Scientist, the employee is required to work in an office and laboratory environment.Capable of lifting 35 lb with assistance, as required.Extended periods of standing and sitting may be required.Capable of working in moderate to excessive noise levels.Exposed to corrosive, caustic, and/or reactive chemicals, compressed gases, dust, and flammable solvents.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.