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Principal Engineer

Southington, CT 06489

Posted: 04/26/2022 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Category: Engineering Job Number: 61762 Pay Rate: 67.72

Job Description

Great opportunity to join a top medical device company and be part of their new product growth team. This is a long-term contract position in Southington, Connecticut.

Responsibilities of the Principle Engineer:
Performs high level engineering work requiring recognized expertise in this discipline of engineering. Plans and oversees work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and the substantial adaptation of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises innovative approaches to complex problems as encountered. Leads major projects and provides guidance and direction to engineers and/or technicians for the duration of project. Works with vendors and internal departments to provide technical direction, obtain necessary resources, resolve inter-departmental issues, and contribute toward project and organizational objectives. Oversees and participates in engineering projects and development activities of significant scope or degree of difficulty. Determines project parameters and assignments for project groups. Works with engineers in various departments to achieve results. Performs projects with only general supervision. Reviews documents from other departments relating to assigned projects. Assures appropriate documentation for assigned projects. Oversees preparation of documentation associated with engineering activities in compliance with company QSSOPs. Generates or reviews purchase order requests for materials on assigned projects. Coordinates communications with vendors on technical issues. Participates in and frequently conducts team meetings. Coordinates communications with vendors to provide technical information and expertise. Guides the decision-making process; frequently conducts the meeting or presentation, and makes follow-up assignments to team members. Maintains frequent communications within and outside of department in support of engineering activities, such as project management meetings and material review, etc. Assures engineering activities proceed per requirements of QSSOPs. Creates or contributes to specifications and project plans. Reviews and guides the resolution of technical issues as needed and ensures that technical work meets requirements and specifications. Performs engineering activities and provides expertise as well as critical review for projects as assigned. Plans and schedules engineering effort for all assigned projects and monitors progress to schedule. Develops and conducts Smiths Medical facilitated training and development programs for internal departments or vendors designed to increase knowledge in issues related to functional area of expertise and/or medical device manufacturing and development including GMP, Quality Systems, and specific applications at Smiths Medical. Plans and assigns work / project tasks / responsibilities to personnel (typically technicians and engineers assigned to the specific project). Generally has no direct subordinates; but provides functional supervision and mentorship to project team members for the duration of project assignment and provides feedback to functional managers regarding performance of junior team members. This position is required to assure compliance of Company operations to all applicable laws, regulations and standards, good business practices and company documented procedures (including knowledge of all standards, government occupational health

Qualifications of the Principle Engineer:
Scientific University Degree (BS degree) required. 4 year degree in engineering or similar 9-13 years of experience or 5-9 years with an advanced degree. Applies extensive technical expertise in the engineering field and has full knowledge of other related disciplines (GPM, GQR, Sales and Ops). Education requirements can be obtained through an educational institution or gained through equivalent work experience. Strong influencing skills and ability to provide functional supervision to project team members as required Ability to plan and conduct effective meetings and group presentations Ability and willingness to lead and create change – changes in policy, procedure, technology, and culture. Proven ability to coach and mentor others in technical matters. Ability to clearly convey ideas and concepts verbally and in writing. Ability to handle multiple priorities and to meet key deadlines under pressure through effective time management skills Ability to work accurately with attention to detail. Ability to critically review and interpret technical documentation. Advanced problem solving and analytical ability. Ability to work with integrity and build trust. Proven ability to lead, establish, maintain and influence effective working relationships with internal customers within the region and across functions.
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