Posts Tagged Injection Molding

JOBS: September, 2019


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Please see some of my current opportunities below. All opportunities are for local (US based) candidates with valid work visa and require deep industry experience.  If you have an interest then please send an email (resume as an attachment) at wd under score darshana at hot mail or find me on Linkedin.

Clinical Trial Manager – San Jose, CA

Ideal experience: 8+ years experience in medical devices, ideally in neuromodulation.  Required, experience running clinical trials, and working with clinicians and medical centers.

Head of Regulatory – San Jose, CA 

Candidate must have 15+ years experience in bio/pharma industry. Experience working with biologics and taking a drug to market in the US and EU is essential.

Mechanical Engineer – San Jose, CA

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for evaluating the current manufacturing processes and making design improvements to increase throughput, quality and reliability. This will be achieved by redesigning the current tooling and/or creating new tooling and equipment. The successful candidate will work independently and use sound judgment to deliver optimal manufacturing solutions. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

· Evaluate the current manufacturing processes /workflows and identify opportunities to realize improved product consistency and increased throughput
· Develop concepts and ideas for improving the exiting tooling as well as creating new tooling including semi-automation where applicable
· Take full ownership of tooling /fixture designs, conduct concept reviews, show proof of concept through prototyping coupled with supporting test data, coordinate with appropriate stakeholders for successful verification /validation, launch and documentation
· Create 3D models, engineering drawings and bills of materials
· Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
· Work closely with Process Engineering through the creation of verification /validation protocols (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as successful execution, data generation, report and documentation
· Establish working relationship with outside vendors, machine shops, contract manufacturers and manage the work accordingly
· Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation

Qualifications
· Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or related engineering fields
· 5-7 years hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment
· In-depth experience with complex mechanical /electromechanical design
· Extensive experience with precision mechanisms, pneumatics, fixtures /tooling and mechanical components such as motors, belts/pulleys, gears, actuators, sensors, etc.
· Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs and product specifications
· Deep knowledge of material properties, heat treatment and surface finish
· Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
· Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
· Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
· Deep knowledge of GD&T as well as proficiency with SolidWorks
· Prior experience with FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards
· Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications
· Knowledge /experience with electrical /electronics and PLC programming a big plus
· Knowledge /experience with plastic injection molding
· Experience with metal stamping, laser cutting and chemical etching
· Familiarity with cleaning and sterilization processes

Sr. Molding Engineer

Job Summary

The Sr. Molding Engineer is responsible for evaluating the current molding processes and leading the effort to increase throughput, quality and reliability. This will be achieved by redesigning the current tooling, creating new tooling /equipment as well as leveraging outside molding expertise. The successful candidate will become the resident expert in the areas of plastic injection molding and material selection. This is a hands-on position that requires interaction and collaboration with a cross-functional team.

Responsibilities

· Evaluate /characterize the current molding processes and identify areas of improvement while focusing on rapid manufacturing scale-up
· Work closely with the consumable engineering group and make recommendations for molding improvements such as use of alternate materials, parts consolidation, setup /process optimization etc. without compromising the design intent
· Conduct design concept reviews and present fresh ideas, new technologies and creative ways to take the current molding process to the next level
· Show proof of concept through rapid prototyping and supporting test data
· Take full ownership of all injection molding initiatives, coordinate with appropriate stakeholders from initial concepts through FAI, optimization, successful verification /validation, launch and documentation
· Work closely with Process Engineering through the creation of verification /validation protocols (IQ,OQ,PQ) as well as successful execution, data generation, report and documentation
· Develop /optimize molding parameters and establish best practices in molding methodologies
· Work with external companies as needed to outsource injection molding activities and manage the vendors through all phases of the projects including user requirements, RFQ, vendor selection, concept & design followed by verification /validation
· Create comprehensive work instructions and manufacturing SOP’s
· Comply with company’s policies and guidelines regarding design control, validation activities and documentation

Qualifications
· Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Plastics or related engineering fields
· 7-10 years of extensive, hands-on experience with plastic injection molding including but not limited to mold design, capability studies and process characterization /optimization
· Experience with rapid prototyping and multi-cavity plastic injection molding
· In-depth knowledge of material science /plastics properties and metrology techniques
· Experience with creating engineering drawings, BOMs and product specifications
· Good understanding of DFM and lean manufacturing
· Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
· Prior experience with FDA regulations and ISO, cGMP, QMS standards
· Knowledge and/or hands-on experience with machine shop tools
· Deep knowledge of GD&T as well as proficiency with SolidWorks
· Creative, self-motivated, flexible to work in a small company environment and assume a wide variety of tasks

Preferred Qualifications
· Knowledge /experience with micro molding
· Knowledge /experience with DOE, SPC, FMEA
· Experience with metal stamping, laser cutting and chemical etching
· Familiarity with cleaning and sterilization processes

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JOBS – May, 2012


For the opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana at hotmail dot com.

IT Project Manager (Contract Opportunity) – Bay Area, CA

There is contract opportunity for IT Project Manager with a Biotech company.  The start date for the contract is July, 1 and the project is expected to last 9-12 months.  The candidate is expected to have 10-15 years of experience in Project Management.  Job responsibilities include, plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget, acquiring resources and coordinate the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. Responsibilities also include, define project scope, goals and deliverables to develop full-scale project plans, liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis, supervise project team members, identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team, proactively manage changes in project scope, and identify potential crises.  The immediate projects include implementing company laptop encryption system, learning management system validation, and completion of proof of concept deliverables pertaining to data mapping and data migration between HR Master and AWR and Exterro.

Junior Software Embedded Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA

There is an immediate opportunity for Junior Embedded Engineer in $60-$80K salary range with a reputed contract engineering company, located inSunnyvale,CA.  This position requires an understanding of both hardware and software and how each can influence the other at all levels of the design process.  This opportunity offers a chance to work on a wide range of fun and interesting projects and an opportunity to work with and be mentored by a world class team of staff and consultants.  Requirements include MSEE + 1-2 years experience or BSEE + 2-3 years experience, keen interested in embedded systems and some experience with a number of current processor architectures, e.g. PIC, MSP430, ARM.  Also required, an ability to program embedded systems in C, C++ or other languages, knowledge of assembly language,  knowledge of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers etc and how to use them, experience with schematic capture, along with the ability to build simple prototype electronic circuits, and ability and skill to interpret customer requirements into design ideas and the knowledge and confidence to take those forward into a working solution with the assistance of other members of staff.

Quality Engineer – San Jose, CA

Drug delivery company has an immediate opening for Senior Quality Engineer with 10+ years pharmaceutical industry experience in sterile manufacturing and process qualifications for injectible drugs. Experience in documentation and batch process and automation quality systems setup and management experience is required. Qualifications should include BS in Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering or related. This is a grounds level opportunity to work on game changing technology with solid IP and secure funding, under the leadership veteran leader with several successful companies. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include stock options, with great potential.

Injection Molding Machine Building & Manufacturing Engineer – San Jose, CA

The ideal candidate for this job will be an expert in injection molding with 10+ years of deep experience.  Experience working with suppliers is not enough.  Experience with tool design and mold machine building is required.  Also required, mold design, AND operating, and fabricating of injection molding machines.  Working knowledge of design/development of manufacturing systems with emphasis on new molds and molding processes, creating and understanding mold flow analysis and ability to implement installations or modifications of new equipment and/or machinery to support the injection molding processes is required.  Hands on experience in the tooling part of plastic injection molding, taking apart and adjusting molds on a daily basis will be called upon.  Experience in Autocad and SolidWorks and BS in Mechanical Engineering is required.  Experience in vacuum forming, a huge plus. This is a grounds level opportunity to work on game changing technology with solid IP and secure funding, under the leadership veteran leader with several successful companies. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include stock options, with great potential.

PS – this is a very specialized opportunity and requires mold machine building experience to work on the first prototype that the CEO has built for very customized medical application.

Clinical Project Manager

The position will support US and OUS clinical trials in a cross-functional role to support the clinical study team.

Essential functions include manage clinical trial operations with a specific focus on European feasibility investigations, establish and maintain study master files, work with sites to prepare submissions, secure study documentation, and negotiate contracts, manage case report form data and monitoring activities, develop and refine clinical trial procedures, create and prepare materials for Investigator, Coordinator, and DSMB meetings, prepare Case Report Forms, support field clinical staff with significant involvement in site assessments, monitoring activities, site audits, and site closures as needed, write and file Adverse Event reports, annual reports, and other communications with Ethics Committees, Competent Authorities, and Institutional Review Boards, perform clinical data entry, report generation, work with sites to resolve data queries, support investigators with publication activities, as needed, provide regulatory support for US and OUS clinical submissions, interface with Regulatory Affairs department to provide support for ongoing regulatory activities, provide support for new and ongoing regulatory submissions, provide support for Product Development and Operations, development, writing of Manuals and training materials, and participate in clinical validation and product development verification activities

BS in life sciences or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years related experience in supporting medical device clinical trials is required. Experience working directly with US and EU sites and working with clinical data and database experience, strongly desired. Familiarity with literature searches, experience monitoring sites, and scientific writing skills, preferred. About 10% travel will be required.

Machinist – San Antonio, TX

Innovative medical device/ biotech in Texas has an immediate opening for Machinist. The company is found by a veteran leader with number of prior successes and this is an opportunity to contribute at grounds level, in a promising startup. (Stock options could make this a once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity). The mechanical engineer/ technician will work with other engineers to develop innovative drug delivery systems. The candidate must be familiar with fabricating small parts or tooling on a lathe and mill. Successful candidate will have combination of mechanical and electrical skills. At least 5 years experience in medical device industry is required.

Pharmacologist with In-Vivo Experience: San Antonio, TX

A dynamic company, found by a veteran leader of several successful startups, involved in the development of drug-device combination products for treating chronic diseases, has an opening for a Biologist. This is once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity to work on exciting technology with game changing potential. The applicant must have a BS with a minimum of 8 years (or MS with at least 6 years) of hands-on laboratory experience. The individual is expected to have a breadth of experience in in-vitro and in-vivo biological research supporting various drug/ device development programs across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The applicant will support and work with external institutions including CROs and academic institutions especially for conducting in vivo studies in small as well as large animals. Additionally the applicant will set up and run a variety of routine in vitro research paradigms as needed such as isolated tissue and cell-based assays as well as quantitative assays for small molecules, peptides and proteins using techniques such as FTIR, HPLC, and immunoassay. The applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts and provide biology support with minimal supervision on various ongoing projects. The position requires a strong background in cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, physiology or a related area. Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Ultra Low Power Analog Design Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an opening in CA & TX for ultra low power analog design engineer for a company found by a veteran leader of several successful companies. This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge technology, with a great promise. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, in addition to the stock options. The stock options could make this highly attractive opportunity. The position requires 6+ years of experience with medical device low power analog circuit design and embedded design experience.

My colleague is working on the opportunities below. If you have an interest, please mention the opportunity in the subject line, with your name and send your resume and I will forward it to him.

Director of Clinical – San Jose, CA

VP of RA/QA – Redwood City, CA

Senior Manager of RA/QA – San Francisco, Ca

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Jobs – April, 2012


For the opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana at hotmail dot com.

Quality Engineer – San Jose, CA

Drug delivery company has an immediate opening for Senior Quality Engineer with 10+ years pharmaceutical industry experience in sterile manufacturing and process qualifications for injectible drugs. Experience in documentation and batch process and automation quality systems setup and management experience is required. Qualifications should include BS in Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering or related. This is a grounds level opportunity to work on game changing technology with solid IP and secure funding, under the leadership veteran leader with several successful companies. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include stock options, with great potential.

Clinical Project Manager 

The position will support US and OUS clinical trials in a cross-functional role to support the clinical study team.

Essential functions include manage clinical trial operations with a specific focus on European feasibility investigations, establish and maintain study master files, work with sites to prepare submissions, secure study documentation, and negotiate contracts, manage case report form data and monitoring activities, develop and refine clinical trial procedures, create and prepare materials for Investigator, Coordinator, and DSMB meetings, prepare Case Report Forms, support field clinical staff with significant involvement in site assessments, monitoring activities, site audits, and site closures as needed, write and file Adverse Event reports, annual reports, and other communications with Ethics Committees, Competent Authorities, and Institutional Review Boards, perform clinical data entry, report generation, work with sites to resolve data queries, support investigators with publication activities, as needed, provide regulatory support for US and OUS clinical submissions, interface with Regulatory Affairs department to provide support for ongoing regulatory activities, provide support for new and ongoing regulatory submissions, provide support for Product Development and Operations, development, writing of Manuals and training materials, and participate in clinical validation and product development verification activities

BS in life sciences or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years related experience in supporting medical device clinical trials is required.  Experience working directly with US and EU sites and working with clinical data and database experience, strongly desired.  Familiarity with literature searches, experience monitoring sites, and scientific writing skills, preferred. About 10% travel will be required.

Manufacturing/ R&D Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is immediate opening for R&D Engineer with 10+ years of deep experience in injection molding. Experience in Autocad and SolidWorks and BS in Mechanical Engineering is required. Experience in vacuum forming, a huge plus. This is a grounds level opportunity to work on game changing technology with solid IP and secure funding, under the leadership veteran leader with several successful companies. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include stock options, with great potential.

Machinist – San Antonio, TX

Innovative medical device/ biotech in Texas has an immediate opening for Machinist. The company is found by a veteran leader with number of prior successes and this is an opportunity to contribute at grounds level, in a promising startup. (Stock options could make this a once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity). The mechanical engineer/ technician will work with other engineers to develop innovative drug delivery systems. The candidate must be familiar with fabricating small parts or tooling on a lathe and mill. Successful candidate will have combination of mechanical and electrical skills. At least 5 years experience in medical device industry is required.

Pharmacologist with In-Vivo Experience: San Antonio, TX

A dynamic company, found by a veteran leader of several successful startups, involved in the development of drug-device combination products for treating chronic diseases, has an opening for a Biologist. This is once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity to work on exciting technology with game changing potential.  The applicant must have a BS with a minimum of 8 years (or MS with at least 6 years) of hands-on laboratory experience. The individual is expected to have a breadth of experience in in-vitro and in-vivo biological research supporting various drug/ device development programs across multiple therapeutic areas including CNS, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The applicant will support and work with external institutions including CROs and academic institutions especially for conducting in vivo studies in small as well as large animals. Additionally the applicant will set up and run a variety of routine in vitro research paradigms as needed such as isolated tissue and cell-based assays as well as quantitative assays for small molecules, peptides and proteins using techniques such as FTIR, HPLC, and immunoassay. The applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts and provide biology support with minimal supervision on various ongoing projects. The position requires a strong background in cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, physiology or a related area. Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Sales Opportunity – Palo Alto, CA

There is an immediate opening for a business development/ sales individual with 10+ years experience in selling regulatory compliance, project management and IT in the regulatory arena in LifeSciences (Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, CRO) and Genomic Companies. Experience should be in compliance consulting, not clinical consulting. Responsibilities include both sourcing new leads and closing deals. Compensation will be commission based for first 3 months and will include salary plus commission after that. This is an opportunity to work with a veteran CEO and will include stock options.

Ultra Low Power Analog Design Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an opening in CA & TX for ultra low power analog design engineer for a company found by a veteran leader of several successful companies. This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge technology, with a great promise. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, in addition to the stock options. The stock options could make this highly attractive opportunity. The position requires 6+ years of experience with medical device low power analog circuit design and embedded design experience.

My colleague is working on the opportunities below. If you have an interest, please mention the opportunity in the subject line, with your name and send your resume and I will forward it to him.

Director of Clinical – San Jose, CA

VP of RA/QA – Redwood City, CA

Senior Manager of RA/QA – San Francisco, Ca

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