Electrical Project Engineer

Alphatec Spine, Inc. Carlsbad , CA 92008

Posted 3 months ago

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess, define and document system/subsystem requirements and propose designs

  • Design, evaluate & investigate electrical systems & components, applying knowledge of electronics, software, manufacturing processes and materials to meet system/subsystem requirements

  • Lead and document design reviews on existing and proposed designs

  • Develop necessary system microcontroller firmware to interact with higher level system software

  • Ability to develop FPGA and other programmable logic devices in VHDL and/or Verilog

  • Perform measurements using laboratory instruments, such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, function/signal generators, power supplies and multimeters

  • Identify problems, propose and test mitigations and drive continuous improvement

  • Collaborate on manufacturing test equipment, such as a board level test hardware/software; create specifications and test equipment, jigs & fixtures

  • Facilitate progress on projects by training and guiding technical resources, create best-practices and work instructions

  • Write and execute and/or manage V&V protocols and reports

  • Responsibility for IEC60601 EMC & Electrical Safety compliance and verification testing at system level

  • Identify risks and review risk analysis

  • Create and/or manage incoming inspection documents and fixtures as required

  • Release schematics, BOMs and manufacturing documentation designed in OrCAD, including the release of new components

  • Solicit, analyze, and document engineering requirements. Maintain and update the requirements and design documentation throughout the entire system life cycle. Perform requirements traceability to ensure proper allocation of system requirements to subsystems

  • Create experimental platforms to accurately measure performance of both current and proposed solutions

  • Create and manage Change Orders to complete Design History File documentation

  • Review and sign off for Engineering on Change Orders

  • Work with Quality department on NCMRs and CAPA requirements

  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May be asked to supervise one or more technical employees and manage external resources

QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated success in developing electronic medical systems working in an ISO 13485 regulated quality system environment

  • Experience in design of embedded systems including digital, mixed signal, low level analog and power supply design

  • Experience in developing system firmware and HW/SW interface in cooperation with software teams

  • Experience taking a system through IEC60601 EMC & Electrical Safety testing & verification process

  • Experience managing external/contract design & manufacturing resources

  • Solid understanding of common measurement and test equipment and methods

  • Working knowledge of popular microcontroller development environments

  • Ability to read, interpret and edit electronic circuit schematics & PCB documentation

  • Analysis, design, simulation, rapid prototyping, and debug of new electrical circuits and sub-systems

  • Hardware/Firmware design and system/software integration, testing, and data analysis

  • Working familiarity with state of the art electronics design tools such as schematic capture (Cadence/OrCAD, Altium), simulation (PSpice, Multisim) as well as system/software tools (MATLAB, LabVIEW) and programmable logic tools (VHDL/Verilog)

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision for most tasks knowing what needs to be done and how to do it

  • Good documentation, recordkeeping and data collection skills with attention to detail

  • Must be able to understand job duties and responsibilities, have the necessary skills/knowledge and be willing and able to continue learning and growing within the field.

  • Must be skilled at managing a significant workload and obtaining positive results, taking on additional responsibility and managing priorities as needed.

  • Must be accurate, detailed, committed to high quality standards and pro-active in finding solutions to achieve successful outcomes

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate, punctual reports/information, as required and thoroughly share information with others. Must be able to read, write and speak effectively

  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to seek constructive feedback, build relationships, promote teamwork and remain flexible and open-minded. Able to quickly adapt to change

  • Capable of creating and following realistic plans, goal setting, resource management, contingency planning, coordinating and cooperating with others

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 to 8+ years of experience in the field of electronics, medical electronics preferred; or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Masters degree in electrical/electronic engineering preferred.


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Electrical Project Engineer

Alphatec Spine, Inc.