Process Engineer III

Job Locations US-WA-Bothell
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/22/2020 4:02 PM)
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Process Engineer III - Bothell, WA


FUJIFILM, SonoSite, Inc . We are an innovative and high performance culture with tremendous opportunities.  People who work here are given the unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of healthcare throughout the world.  Headquartered in Bothell, WA USA, FUJIFILM SonoSite is represented by a global distribution network in over 100 countries.  Since its inception, FUJIFILM SonoSite’s lightweight, robust products have created and led the point-of-care ultrasound market. From sophisticated urban hospital emergency rooms to clinics in austere, remote villages, FUJIFILM SonoSite systems are used by over 21 medical specialties and provide clinicians around the world with a cost-effective tool for improving patient safety and workflow efficiency. FUJIFILM SonoSite holds a number of prestigious design awards and has in excess of 145 patents.


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General Summary:


The Process Engineer III position will be the primary contact for supporting process development of medical ultrasound transducers to ensure all products meet manufacturability, cost, performance and reliability requirements. This individual will work closely with Transducer Development and Manufacturing personnel to drive advanced prototype designs into manufacturing following allotted schedules for upcoming product releases and to sustain engineering activities on the Transducer Manufacturing floor. Heavy emphasis of hands-on preparation and processing,  along with technique development, interfacing with acoustic design, mechanical teams and technicians to support development of various configurations for leading edge acoustic designs.  This individual will define and drive projects to increase production productivity, improve product yield and reduce manufacturing costs.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Audit manufacturing processes to ensure conformity to documented requirements.
  • Develop, validate and maintain manufacturing techniques, assembly instructions, tooling, capital equipment and other aids to ensure a controlled and efficient manufacturing process.
  • Ability to simplify and improve manufacturing processes through people, machines, methods, and materials.
  • Create and maintain engineering changes and deviations as necessary.
  • Drive new technologies into scheduled product releases through engineering development/evaluations of critical materials and methods
  • Lead process improvement projects to increase productivity, yield and reduce manufacturing costs 
  • Establish traceability requirements for individual products/processes. Ensure the device history records are complete and accurate while non-conforming items are dispositioned appropriately.
  • Ensure all manufacturing processes are controlled and validated.
  • Document and communicate root-cause analysis results, manufacturing solutions and recommendations.
  • Help manage the transfer designs from Development into Manufacturing.
  • Seek continuous improvement in manufacturing of all transducer products through the use of quality system tools (PFMEA, DOE, CAR, etc.)
  • Understand, set-up, use and interpret design of experiments (DOE) and statistical process control (SPC) data.
  • Provide technical guidance to other engineers, technicians and operators.
  • Guide training requirements of production personnel
  • Responsible and accountable for carrying out the requirements of the company's quality system. 
  • Other duties as assigned by Department Head


Knowledge and Experience


  • B.S. or M.S in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, Biomedical or materials related experience w/ technical degree.
  • Three to five years’ experience in the manufacturing of devices (preferably medical) requiring a high degree of traceability and documentation.
  • Knowledge of medical device process validation, traceability, regulatory and quality requirements such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and FDA QSR.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing concepts preferred
  • Broad background in surface science, materials engineering and precision assembly techniques desired. Experience with piezo-ceramic and advanced polymers are a plus.
  • Working knowledge of the following process technologies and associated equipment is a plus: precision machining, dicing, metallization, soldering, PCBA fabrication and epoxy curing
  • Experience in collecting experimental data and using statistical analysis to make decisions. A good working knowledge using JMP, Minitab or similar programs
  • Background or experience with transducer and medical ultrasound physics is a plus.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in written reports.
  • Must be able to work fast-paced small team environment under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lift 25lbs with or without accommodations.


Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team of professionals.
  • Ability to plan and execute manufacturing tasks within set deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Ability to apply innovative thinking to solving problems.
  • Ability to leverage relationships across other business units and with external sources.
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail is essential.
  • Self-driven and has a passion to learn
  • Good aptitude for troubleshooting



FUJIFILM SonoSite, Incoffers a fantastic compensation package, including benefits, and a 401k program.  Visit us today to learn more about our exciting technologies and how you can make a difference.  To apply and obtain further details regarding key responsibilities and experience requirements, check out our careers page at   www.SonoSite.com/careers.

FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.   is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and / or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 425-951-1200, or via e-mail at ffss-hr@fujifilm.com .   Additionally, the affirmative program/plan is available for review upon formal request by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources office during regular office hours.






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