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Engineer Level 5 COE Engineering Design

  • ID: 493873
  • Posted: 10/12/2021
  • Location: Lakewood, CO
  • Category: Pro - Engineering
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Acara Solutions is assisting our client in Lakewood, Colorado to fill a critical role within their team. The Center of Excellence Engineer - Design  provides strategy, thought leadership and direction on projects and initiatives focused on standardization and implementation of design and development technologies across all areas of the I&D (Innovation and Development) Engineering organization.  Works across all areas of I&D to establish engineering best practices for the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and modelling tools to further the innovation of new technologies and accelerate the development of new products.   This is a direct hire role paying between 135 and 160 K annually. 

    • Ensures alignment of engineering tools and standards to COE strategy and objectives
    • Develops, implements, and communicates protocol, systems, processes, and innovative tools to enable the development of new products and technologies
    • Serves as subject matter expert within I&D to help development teams with standardized application of product development tools in the ongoing development of legacy and new products 
    • Conducts research for the development and implementation of best practices for engineering tools and models
    • Assures tools are developed and implemented for efficient development of new products and technologies globally
    • Establishes and trains best practices globally and builds strategy to collectively innovate with new engineering tools and models
    • Leads the development of standardized systems, tools, and models that are easily accessed, updated, and utilized by development teams globally
    • Establishes and trains best practices globally on methods for technical brainstorming and design review excellence
    • Collaborates with laboratory owners globally to establish laboratory standards of excellence and aligns laboratory capabilities to meet future business needs 
    • Assures test methods are established, standardized for efficient global use, and compliant with regulatory standards
  • Leads and provides coaching, technical oversight and direction to COE team
  • Collaborates and ensures alignment with key leaders and stakeholders cross-functionally and within I&D 
  • Anticipates problems, generates technically advanced alternatives and implements innovative solutions for complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Understands the impact process change in one area will have on other areas and manages the impact of changes
  • Identifies risks and understands how to approach and complete multiple tasks/projects, avoiding major delays in schedules and product introduction or eventual loss of business 
  • Work direction responsibility may include technicians and junior engineers 
  • May work with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing and regulatory compliance issues

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to interact productively and to effectively influence peers and external colleague and senior management
  • Knowledge of standardized laboratory practices and safety
  • Experience with assessing, implementing and training on engineering best practices, test methods, GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), CAD standards and complex modeling systems
  • Knowledge of FDA regulatory and ISO requirements and trends affecting medical devices
  • Experienced with design control methodologies
  • Experience with developing medical products in regulated industry
  • Demonstrated skills in technical innovation, technical leadership, mechanical or chemical engineering, fluids engineering, and cellular biology

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