Failure Analysis Technician

Location: Bothell, WA
Duration: 12 Months

Description:
 
Your challenge
To support Automated External Defibrillator AED as a Failure Analysis Engineer.  This is an exciting opportunity to provide critical information to improve the Quality, Performance, and Dependability of our AEDs.  Use your Electrical Engineering prowess to uncover any escaped defects.  This role is essential to keeping the business compliant and patients safe.  Bring your enthusiasm, energy, positive attitude and meticulous drive to bear for the betterment of the patients.
            
Your responsibilities
Perform, own and improve the way we:
  • Perform analyses and apply problem solving techniques in order to identify failures at the component/part level
  • Meticulously record steps taken in the investigation and enter into our investigation tracking system
  • Pair Electrical Engineering skills with process/workflow optimization techniques to create improved root cause determinations
  • Write down and establish standards of work and work instructions
  • Develop test fixtures to improve measurement fidelity and throughput
  • Detect patterns or increases in failures for early CAPA notification
  • Document systemic failures with clear specific details for actionable engineering evaluation and CAPA documentation
 
Your team
The Released Product Engineering team is part of Therapeutic Care’s BLS/Consumer AED R&D team in Bothell.  We support all released product changes ranging from AED design changes to accessory label changes.  Our team handles post release design changes, identifies component improvement opportunities, and supports R&D.  This team is always in high demand as we provide needed support to keep the released product pipeline moving and improving.
 
Our offer
  • As part of R&D, work closely with the design team to run down new failures and failure modes.
  • Provide upfront design input to the New Product R&D team for design requirements to increase the efficiency returned device investigations and to provide real world experience on design decisions.
  • Ample opportunity to learn new things and make real visible improvements to the way we do work… and the credit that follows!
 
We are looking for
 
·         A positive attitude and attention to detail
·         Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
·         The ability to ask questions to ensure we have thought all the way through the challenge
·         Ability to replace small form (0102) surface mount components
·         AED/Defibrillator Failure Analysis experience
Desire to grow ability and knowledge and provide improved methods of doing work 

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