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In microLIQUID we offer a great chance for growth and development in a dynamic and innovative environment. We have ambitious goals and we go for them. Diversity is in our strengths. We are a multidisciplinary team with experts in the life science field.

If your profile fits in our process of ongoing growth, microLIQUID is in the hunt for:

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SENIOR MICROFLUIDIC ENGINEER – PD

Position Summary

We are looking for a talented senior engineer who is highly motivated to join the product development team at TE Mondragon to design and develop breakthrough microfluidic-based products for the IVD industry. You must be willing to develop a strong technical background in the field of Microfluidics and Biological applications. You will drive the design and fabrication of novel polymer/plastic microfluidic devices from the ground up to early manufacturing stage for our customers in a multi-disciplinary environment. It is essential that you are a hands-on person with excellent engineering skills, team playing and leading capabilities and a personal drive to achieve project goal.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive design, characterization, and testing of complex microfluidic devices at component, subassembly and full plastic assembly level from concept through prototype.
  • Develop plans, communicate, and coordinate multidisciplinary teams to demonstrate feasibility of new, customized microfluidic concepts (and troubleshoot difficult problems with existing ones) to efficiently move products through the development pipeline.
  • Work with broader microfluidic team to define requirements and technical specifications, establish test methods to fully characterize device performance, systematically execute experiments, and ensure product manufacturability and reliability
  • Create and own critical product development documents such as product requirement document, verification plan and reports, and design failure mode effect analysis amongst others under design controls within microLIQUID quality standards (ISO13485).

Qualifications

  • Engineering or physics degree with Ph.D., Masters, or significant industry experience.
  • 5+ years of research or industry experience in product development.
  • Experience working with designing microfluidic devices for life science or medical device project.
  • Strong knowledge in principles of microfluidics, and material science applied to microfluidics. Knowledge on mechanics and thermodynamics will be positively valued.
  • Experience with Solid Works or other equivalent CAD packages.
  • Experience with ISO13485/FDA 21 CFR part 820 is a plus.
  • Key Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.
  • Must have excellent experimental design, data analysis / visualization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Can efficiently evaluate, prioritize, and adapt to multiple programs/projects.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with engineers, management, customers and other stakeholders across all relevant disciplines are required Demonstrated experience solving challenging, interdisciplinary research/development problems.
  • Autonomy in owning a process and troubleshooting issues.
  • Keen on innovating microfluidic capabilities and methods to facilitate scientific discoveries.
  • Fluency in English.

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EH&S SPECIALIST

The successful candidate will work with the Quality and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Team providing technical support on environmental, health and safety management systems and will be part of Corporate EHS function.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain environmental, health & safety programmes to ensure compliance with all applicable government regulations and Corporate technical standards and best practices.
  • Lead and support existing safety programmes to include but not limited to: chemical management (REACH, CLP), ergonomics and machine safety.
  • Enhance environmental management programmes in preparation for IPC licencing requirements and lead environmental initiatives such as energy reduction and waste management.
  • Build relationships across the site to ensure compliance and enhancement of the safety culture. Play an important role in promoting and driving a pro-active health & safety culture.
  • Arrange, support and chair meetings and forums to drive an enhanced performance with a particular focus on leading EHS indicators. Identify, report and trend EHS metrics through an internal tier board reporting structure.
  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver EHS training programmes to all levels within the organization.
  • Support the EHS accident and incident management process on site in accordance with legal, OSHA and corporate requirements. (Incl. investigation, root cause analysis and corrective and preventative action management)
  • Coordinate and conduct internal EHS auditing and inspection.
  • Ensure microLIQUID’s site access control and business activities coordination.
  • Support Quality activities according to Quality Management System and ISO13485 requirements: performing and managing microLIQUID’s site laboratories and cleanroom inductions and promoting the improvement and compliance with laboratory entry protocols and good practices, working together with maintenance technicians, laboratories and cleanroom coordinators in the review and approval of machinery and chemicals Pre-purchase risk assessments and safety procedures, Ensure that the people entering laboratories and cleanroom comply the safety and clothing regulations

Qualifications

  • Degree in technical field.
  • Master degree in EHS, including at least two fields of occupational risk.
  • Environment related Qualification, preferred.
  • 6+ years’ experience in a similar position within manufacturing, preferably in the medical device industry or other similar regulated manufacturing international industry.
  • A thorough knowledge of EHS legislation.
  • Key Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of Environment, Health and Safety legislation and experience in environment management systems.
  • Self-motivated, results orientated and commitment to achieving objectives.
  • Proven ability to influence safety culture.
  • Fluent in English (B2 level or higher).
  • Proven team player. Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication (written & oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in using common word processing software, excel, database applications, presentation software, and email.

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MICROFLUIDIC ENGINEER

Position Summary:

We are looking for an engineer who is highly motivated to work with the Microliquid team to develop and validate new microfluidics-based products for the IVD industry. You must be willing to develop a strong technical background in the field of Microfluidics and Biological applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Your primary responsibility would be building up test systems and products from the ground up to early manufacturing stage. It is essential that you are a hands-on person with excellent engineering skills and a personal drive to achieve project goal.

The main functions of the position are:

  • Design, characterization, and testing of complex microfluidic devices integrating microchannels, chambers, mixers, filters, on-chip valves or other components under the lead microfluidic engineer supervision
  • Maintain expert knowledge of state-of-the-art microfluidic designs, features, fabrication processes, and device architectures
  • Plan, carry out and analyze experiments to demonstrate feasibility of new, customized microfluidic concepts (and troubleshoot difficult problems with existing ones) to efficiently move products through the development pipeline
  • Engage and work collaboratively within the Microfluidic team and other functional teams (e.g., Mechanical engineering, Process development, Bioscience) to evaluate technical concepts and contribute to technical decisions to identify realistic and innovative solutions based on client requirements
  • Maintain rigorous records capturing experimental results, design decisions, design concepts, and other similar technical information complying with microLIQUID quality standards (ISO13485)
  • Support microfluidic lab organization and equipment maintenance

Position requirements:

  • Engineering bachelor or master degree
  • 0 to 3 years of experience designing self-contained microfluidic systems integrating microchannels, chambers, mixers, filters, flow control valves or other components and familiar with microfluidics manufacturing technologies
  • Hands-on experience with design of self-contained microfluidic systems integrating microchannels, chambers, mixers, filters, flow control valves or other components.
  • Preferred experience in microfluidic packaging and integration solutions for fluidic interfaces, reagent storage and dispensing
  • Experience with fluidic, mechanical, and electrical instrumentation
  • Preferred experience with Solid Works or other equivalent CAD packages
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.
  • Demonstrated experience solving challenging, interdisciplinary research/development problems
  • Experience with developing test protocols/procedures, collecting and analyzing data, and creating detailed reports
  • Fluency in English and have excellent communication skills

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MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN

We are looking for a Production Technician to work in our clean room facility. You will report to the Head of engineering and Senior engineers and work in cross-functional teams. You will assist in the manufacture of components and products, including labelling and product assembly, all according to the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and the Quality Management System (QMS).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean room or mechatronics lab conditioning and maintenance tasks under Head of.
  • Cartridge and/or Cartridge Senior Engineer.
  • Clean room or mechatronics lab equipment operation tasks under Head of Cartridge.
  • Cartridge Senior Engineer and/or Cartridge Junior Engineer.
  • Purchase and storage supplies of the corresponding department.
  • Performing and document designs and process procedures (SOP) and validations (QC) within the project specifications and time frame required.
  • Collaborate in the development, prototyping and testing for customer and/or internal projects under Cartridge head supervision.

Position requirements (EDUCATION/SKILLS):

  • Technical module and/or bachelor’s degree.
  • = 1 year of experience in Life Science or relevant component manufacturing industry.
  • Experience with fabrication under clean-room environment (wafer-cleaning, photolithography, sputtering, dicing, etc.)
  • Experience with polymer-based microfabrication processes (SU-8 molds, PDMS, thermoplastics polymers such COC, COP, etc.).
  • Technical and organizational problems resolution capacity.
  • Ease of communication at all levels of the company.

Preferred Additional requirements:

  • English certificate, IELTS or equivalent (at least B2 level).

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MOLDING ENGINEER

As part of Manufacturing engineering team, you will lead process set up of injection molding for new products. You will be responsible for the technical support of molding production and will provide leadership of improvement projects, working closely with Product Development and Transfer to manufacturing teams.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for analyze, coordinate and setup process for new materials and tooling.
  • Ensure accurate setup, quality inspection and process during production.
  • Troubleshoot equipment, tooling and materials issues during manufacturing process, identifying resolution.
  • Review tool issues and coordinates appropriate maintenance.
  • Ensure appropriate process parameters are used in terms of Quality, Performance, Safety and availability
  • Injection process improvements to improve Quality and productivity.
  • Coordinate equipment and facility support to maximize Molding machine availability.
  • Ensure 5S procedures and ISO8 Clean room requirements are in place.

Position requirements (EDUCATION/SKILLS):

  • BsC Engineering degree or Professional module with large experience and molding training.
  • Precision injection molding processes knowledge (variotermic and compression).
  • More than 3 years’ experience in similar positions.
  • Experience in precision molding processes
  • Organized and ability to work with autonomy. Strong problem solving skills and action oriented

Preferred Additional requirements:

  • English certificate, IELTS or equivalent (at least B2 level).

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OPEN APPLICATION

If you are interested in joining our team but there is no vacancy available in your field, do not hesitate to apply your resume.

Mention the following points in your application:

  • Who you are, education and skills.
  • What position are you interested in.
  • Which is your motivation.
  • Why would you like to work in microLIQUID

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