Edwards Lifesciences Staff Engineer, Process Control Network in Irvine, California
The Staff Engineer will be responsible for providing expertise on the design, integration and implementation of process control network and automation systems throughout our manufacturing plants around the globe.
Lead efforts to digitize and automate the manufacturing process at the Edwards manufacturing facilities through cross functional project work, focusing on process efficiency and global quality compliance standards by utilizing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems
Lead the execution of complex transformation projects across the organization generating tangible business results while partnering seamlessly with cross functional team members within and across other business units to drive consistent outcomes through decreasing process and equipment variability
Be a leader in influencing change by implementing complex process improvement projects that impact multiple functional areas
Lead teams to execute complex projects utilizing appropriate methodology (manufacturing, transactional, DFM) to include tracking project status and results, anticipating and removing project barriers, and developing team members
Provide technical recommendations and continuously improve manufacturing production flow, visibility, and automation integrations to enable data liquidity, access, and reduction of non value-added activities
Provide training and coaching for peers and business partners
Travel to our different facilities around the globe, about 1 week per month
Other incidental duties
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or relevant field with an emphasis in mechanical, electronic, mechatronic, automation or a related field with 6 years of manufacturing project/sustaining experience with a focus in various automation systems (distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, SCADA system) or similar experience required
Master's degree preferred
Experience in the medical device industry or a regulatory industry
Experience in PLC logic and programming with one or more of the following PLC’s, programming languages or SCADA systems (e.g., Allen Bradley (Logix 5000), Siemens (Step7), Elau, Bosch, Omron, Modicon, GE Fanuc, B&R, Mitsubishi, VB, SQL, Wonderware InTouch, RS View, Siemens, Labview, Factory Talk, GE Cimplicity)
Excellent documentation, communication (e.g., written and verbal) and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative and relationship management skills
Advanced problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to influence and gain cross functional support to achieve shared goals
Excellent project management, team leadership, mentorship, and knowledge transfer skills required
Previous experience managing technical individuals and teams preferred
Ability to translate technical information to all levels of the organizations
Extensive knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to controls engineering
Extensive understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work
Strong leadership skills and ability to influence change
Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing
Strict attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.