Project Engineer

  • Cadence, Inc.
  • Staunton, VA 24401, USA
  • Sep 02, 2021

Job Description

. Cadence, Inc. is seeking a Project Engineer to join our Virginia team. Cadence is a contract manufacturer. We exist to improve product performance through developing solutions-oriented, open relationships with our customers and providing highly technical solutions that enable improved product performance in clearly measurable ways. Our employees take great satisfaction in fulfilling this mission and in knowing they are improving the state of medical, life science, automotive and other technologies through our work. Here are some reasons you should consider joining our team: Cadence is a great place to work! – From our company culture to our benefits program, Cadence is an awesome place to work. You will be Valued – At Cadence we consider our employees to be our most valuable asset, and as such we are committed to providing you an environment where you will be appreciated, respected, and challenged. You’ll make a Positive Impact – At Cadence “do the right thing” is more than just a corporate motto; it’s our guiding principle and way of life. You can be proud of the fact that what you do every day improves product performance. Position Summary The Project Engineer plans, prepares and executes long-term engineering projects in support of new business growth primarily through commercialization of customer products. Conducts complex engineering projects of broad scope, often involving coordination of technical activities with those of other professionals. Collaborates with Sales, Operations and Quality to ensure alignment of technical plans with business needs. Design & Development Actively contributes in establishing concepts and planning of engineering projects for the development of new or advanced manufacturing processes. Involves exploration of materials processing techniques and their applications to production processes, determination and selection of problems for investigation, and definition of alternative approaches, novel techniques, and equipment concepts. Interprets and executes all required technical activities. Organize and conduct engineering investigations, development experimentation, and process/equipment development and design. Contributes to the development of Manufacturing Strategy for assigned projects. Responsible for the suitability of processes and equipment developed under assigned projects including their technical soundness, operational adequacy, and compatibility with present processes and established Manufacturing Strategy. Project Management Frequently handles multiple projects. Prepares time schedules and estimates of production costs and associated capital / tooling costs within overall project requirements. Coordinates all phases of activity under his/her control to meet the project objectives within the limits of time and cost. Provides engineering support for the successful implementation of new processes into production, including the preparation of process procedures and specifications, training of operating and service personnel, and continuing monitoring and troubleshooting. Maintains effective verbal and written communication with customers, management and other key personnel on matters concerning assigned projects. Maintains documentation, retention of records and reporting on all project activities to include documentation for patent protection and preparation of papers and reports. Frequently represents the department in contacts with other companies or outside organizations on technical matters relating to projects or areas of specialization or proficiency. Education & Experience Bachelor of Science in engineering (B.S.M.E. preferred) 5 to 8 years of relevant manufacturing experience preferably in an engineering role in the medical device industry Proficient in reading mechanical drawings and understanding GD&T Must be familiar with a variety of metals processing techniques such as machining, grinding, cutting and forming Good understanding of manufacturing technologies and willingness to develop expertise in project related manufacturing processes. Proven technical expertise and strong project management experience in a manufacturing environment. Familiarity with the requirements of ISO 13485 and 21 CFR as related to medical devices a plus Demonstrated ability to self-educate and learn new processes Candidates who do not meet these requirements and do demonstrate high potential will strongly considered for a more junior position with an opportunity to advance to this role Computer Skills Familiarity with CAD software (Solidworks preferred) Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and use of the Internet.