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Systems Engineer May 2021

Job Description

Systems Engineer – Product Lifecycle Engineering

This is a permanent role within the Engineering team in the manufacture of medical diagnostic equipment. The successful applicant will work within the Engineering team in providing comprehensive support to product/process development, project delivery, and production support in the manufacture and continuous development of complex Medical Diagnostic laboratory instrumentation.

The position will involve delivering key projects as an individual and as part of a team, deep technical solution development, leading problem solving involving electromechanical systems. This will include the design and verification of technical solutions to solve problems, enhance products and process capability in the areas of electromechanical, automation, materials, software & fluidics.

A background in modern Medical Device instrumentation such as Hematology, Biochemistry, Immunoassay, chemistry, fluidics, pneumatics, electro-mechanics, software, databases, electronics, optics, statistics, etc. is an advantage.

The incumbent will report to an engineering manager on site in Siemens Swords and will form part of a flexible engineering team covering Manufacturing Engineering, Product Lifecycle Engineering and New Product Development. The incumbent must have the ability to work cross functionally in a complex environment and be able to lead cross functional teams.

The Role:

1)      To provide complete electrical / electronic / mechanical design solutions to improve product performance and reliability including all verification and validation activities taking DFM & DFSS considerations.

2)      Provide technical & process support to the manufacturing and test of medical instrumentation product platforms in a low volume, high complexity and highly regulated technology environment.

3)      Driving projects & tasks to meet business needs at pace using Agile Scrum always approached with a clear customer focus. Participate in new product developments by providing design for manufacture guidance in alignment with Lean and 6 sigma manufacturing techniques

4)      A deep technical competency in the area of electrical / electronic / mechanical / automation design is required with a proven ability to design or redesign solutions.

5)      Troubleshooting capability required to analyze problems to root cause with a structured approach and fully develop solutions, including all associated planning and design verification and validation activities. Statistic / Data analytic background would be an advantage.

6)      The incumbent will require an ability to work across a significant subset of the key technologies involved in modern instrumentation such as fluidics, molding, electro-mechanics, software, electronics, optics, machining, metal fabrication etc.

7)      Incumbent will be considered a local process owner, be able to develop and manage systems of metrics for manufacturing and projects. Complete systems analysis and develop projects to drive continuous improvement in key metric's in alignment with Lean, 6 Sigma, Design Robustness Principles and A3 Problem Solving Principles. Incumbent may be a member of several project teams working with Manufacturing Engineering, CPE, Q.A. R&D, Service and Continuous Improvement.

8)      Participate in the continuous development of the quality system, including standard operating procedures (SOP's), workflow development, product and process validations coupled with the ability to write concise technical reports.

9)      Support new product introduction and technology transfer initiatives from design through to maturation of product and process. Familiar with Product Lifecycle Management control systems for configuration control.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronic, Systems, biomedical, systems, mechatronic engineering) with a minimum 5-year engineering experience in a related role, (Bachelor’s degree in alternative discipline will be considered if balanced by relevant engineering experience).
  • This role requires an individual with a strong aptitude for systems level thinking.
  • High paced strong engineering background with a proven record in problem solving and the design / redesign of equipment.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements required (IEC, IVD, Machinery Directive etc.)
  • Structured analysis skills with experience in complex technical trouble shooting
  • Excellent communications skills - written and verbal skills are required.
  • Some experience in a modern world class manufacturing disciplines (lean, six-sigma, DOE) desirable.


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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