R&D Engineer

(none selected) | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/06/2017 Job ID: JOS000006731 Industry: Software/Hardware

The primary job role is to lead the transition of developmental lens prototypes, from laboratory to pilot scale, in preparation for clinical evaluation.

  • Support the development of new lens prototypes, through pilot lab trials and clinical lens fabrication.
  • Design of experiments, data analysis and reporting.
  • Hands-on management of lens development trials.
  • Writing of SOP’s, Qualification protocols, technical study reports.
  • Identify process improvement areas, and initiate, manage and deliver solutions, using a data driven approach.
  • Establish and maintain good cross functional relationships across the organization.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Solid understanding of chemical/mechanical engineering fundamentals.
  • Excellent experimental planning skills.
  • Fundamental knowledge of statistical techniques.
  • Strong computer skills. Experience with MS Software and Minitab is required.
  • Enthusiasm, drive; flexibility and adaptability.
  • Excellent team working skills; excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Adheres to Standard Operating Procedures, Safety and Regulatory requirements.
  • Must comply with CVI core values and cultures: Dedicated, Inventive, Partners, and Friendly
  • Knowledge of FDA Regulations and ISO Requirements is a plus.
  • Understanding of contact lens manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of basic contact lens chemistry (polymer/organic chemistry, analytical techniques)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The individual will be required to work in professional office environment as well as manufacturing areas and laboratories
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule when necessary
  • Prolonged hours of using a computer
  • The role will require the individual to come into contact with hazardous materials or working environments. The individual might be required to wear/use the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task in hand outlined in SOP's including items such as lab coat eye protection and gloves.

EDUCATION

  • BS Degree  (or higher) in Chemical, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering discipline with 4 years of related experience; MS plus 2+ years of related experience

EXPERIENCE

  • Up to 4 years relevant experience depending degree level

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