Electronics Engineer III 8/18/2016

Karl Storz Goleta, CA

Company
Karl Storz
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
8104
AJE Ref #
575916524
Location
Goleta, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY:

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Advanced design of electronic circuits and associated technologies.
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Provide a high level of analysis and simulation of electronic circuit performance and associated technical documentation for the product development teams.
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Design test fixtures and tooling, test procedures, and other manufacturing support functions required to consistently produce quality camera systems.Recommend new or enhanced test methods.
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Provide technical support to the department in the areas of system analysis, circuit design recommendations, research, new or enhanced circuit analysis and simulation methods, and technical documentation.
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Perform research and development of new circuit designs for use in future products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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Research and recommend new design techniques for KSI, including but not limited to: new electronic components, advanced high density packaging, and analytical models and techniques.

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Analysis and Modeling

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Perform advanced modeling of our camera systems and components, which include imagers, amplifiers, CDS sampling, cables, timing generation, A/D converters, high speed serial data, and system interfaces.
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Thoroughly analyze and simulate the effects of worst-case tolerances to verify required performance and to ensure long-term reliable manufacturing yields.
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Develop advanced analytical and test methods to objectively quantify imaging systems performance.
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Determine methods of communicating the analytical results with the rest of the Engineering staff.
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Determine, where appropriate, empirical methods to validate analytical models.If necessary, update the model assumptions and/or empirical methods to correlate the results.
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Document results of the analyses in technical reports and design review presentations.

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Project Development Teams

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Contribute design ideas, constraints, trade-offs, and concerns to the Project Managers.
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Interface with Electronics Engineers to design and analyze new electronic circuitry per component and system specifications and target costs.
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Interface with the PWB Designer for circuit layout placement and routing to maintain circuit performance and signal integrity.
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Interface with Mechanical and Thermal Engineers to optimize packaging, manufacturability, and reliability.
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Assure that designs comply with the quality, safety, and EMC requirements of regulatory agencies such as FDA/GMP, ISO1345, UL, CSA, and the MDD.
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Participate with the development team to build and test prototypes.
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Provide support to complete the documentation and production release of the product, including development and presentation of a Technical Transfer (Theory of Operation) to Manufacturing and Quality personnel.

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Sustaining Support

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Provide sustaining support for existing product lines. This may include analysis and resolution of field issues and/or manufacturing issues.
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Determine validation test requirements to isolate and help correct sustaining problems.
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Design, implement, test, and validate new test requirements and methods.

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General Engineering

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Provide support and technical direction for the generation and maintenance of the Design Assurance Checks.
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Provide occasional seminar/tutorials to Engineers.
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Bring food.

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Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continuous improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of KSI s products and services .
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Regular attendance is an essential job function

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES

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Quality all activities associated with this position must be performed with the highest level of quality standards recognizing that the products are used in the medical industry.
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Durability all activities associated with this position must address the long-term durability of the design.
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Efficacy all activities associated with this position must consider the devices final application.
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Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:* Knowledge of the U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation, 21 CFR Part 820 (QSR), and knowledge of international quality system standards, ISO 13485, ISO 9001

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Experience using computer schematic software program: Altium or equivalent.
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Experience using computer simulation software: Spice, HyperLynx, or equivalent.
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Experience with and competent knowledge of NTSC/PAL video systems.
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Understanding of CCD and CMOS imager technology for color and black and white, single and three chip, interlaced and progressive scan.
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Highly knowledgeable of analog circuit design.
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Experience with and competent knowledge of NTSC/PAL video systems a plus.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, emphasis in Analog Design or related field with 5 or more years of experience in analog/digital system design and analysis.
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Prefer Masters of Science in Engineering or related field with 3 or more years of experience in analog/digital system design and analysis.
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Good working knowledge of low noise sensor interface and electronics, high speed analog and digital circuits.
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Must have working knowledge of Mathematics, circuit modeling, and associated software tools.
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Must be able to understand/operate advanced test equipment.
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Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
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Design and familiarity with CCDs and FPGAs a plus.
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Familiarity with Endoscopy a plus.

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

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Visual acuity sufficient for testing.
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Ability to sit for extended periods (during meetings and computer work).
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Ability to lift video and test equipment (approx. 20 lbs).
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Ability to connect electrical devices.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Safety, regulatory compliance, legal & job specific

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Injury and Illness Prevention Program; annually - OSHA requirement
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Quality Systems
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Job Specific In house requirement



LEVEL OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED:

* The supervisor develops general goals for the employee at the yearly review cycles, which are derived from the overall company goals.

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TASKS ARE DERIVED FROM THESE GENERAL GOALS BY THE EMPLOYEE AND REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED BY THE SUPERVISOR.

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WORKS WITH LITTLE INSTRUCTION DAY-TO-DAY AND WITH GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ON NEW ASSIGNMENTS.

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DETAIL PEER REVIEW OF WORK ACCOMPLISHED IS REQUIRED AND SCHEDULED AS NEEDED.



INTERFACE: (Internal/External Customers)

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Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
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Project Engineers and Project Managers.
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Engineering Peers for design reviews and PWB layout.
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Manufacturing Engineers for manufacturability issues relating to imaging performance.
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Vendors and outside services to specify components and testing.
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May interact with Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Karl Storz Endovision, and Karl Storz GmbH
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It is each employee s obligation to consistently treat visitors, external customers, and all co-workers with courtesy and respect

About the Company:

As the largest privately held medical device company in the world, KARL STORZ has achieved global preeminence in endoscopes and medical imaging devices used in minimally invasive surgery . KARL STORZ Imaging in Goleta, CA designs develops manufactures and services advanced video imaging systems and accessories.

Benefits:

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Medical / Dental / Vision
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3 weeks vacation plus sick days
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401K plus company match
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