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Test Fixture Engineer III

Job Type: Full-Time
Category: Manufacturing
Location: Plano, TX, United States
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Description

Who we are and what we do...  

We are a leading global medical technology company with a legacy spanning over 20 years, specializing in cutting-edge portable oxygen therapy solutions designed for patients with chronic respiratory conditions. Our mission is centered around enhancing lives through comprehensive respiratory care. Each day, our dedicated teams and associates are motivated to create a meaningful impact. Our commitment to serving patients and customers begins by prioritizing the support and development of our employees, ensuring they continually enhance their knowledge and skills to propel their careers forward. We have a new opening for a Test Fixture Engineer in our Plano, TX manufacturing site.   

What you'll do...  

The Test Fixture Engineer is akin to a Industrial, Automation, Manufacturing or Process Engineer.  It is responsible for developing, documenting, maintaining, and implementing all assembly and test fixtures required to manufacture Inogen products efficiently and effectively. To achieve this goal, the Test Fixture Engineer must ensure that test and assembly fixtures are manufacturable, scalable, reliable, and cost effective. The Test Fixture Engineer will be responsible for developing assembly and test fixture as a part of new product development as well as improving and duplicating fixtures for existing products. We are targeting a Level III candidate.  

In this critical role, you will...  

Test Fixture Engineer I:  
  • Design, document, produce, validate, and maintain assembly and test fixtures used in Inogen manufacturing operations.
  • Prioritize work to meet project deadlines.
  • Simultaneously develop manufacturing test fixtures and processes as part of the product development cycle.
  • Conduct equipment manufacturing and process validations, including Installation Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ), and Performance Qualifications (PQ).
  • Plan and execute line expansions and duplications across Inogen manufacturing sites as necessary to meet volume requirements.
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate lists of fixtures and equipment used in the production of Inogen products.
  • Keep detailed equipment and part expenditure records to ensure accurate tracking of project budgets.
  • Ensure well-organized and properly equipped lab space allocated to projects.
  • Document equipment, including Bills of Materials (BOMs), equipment procedures, and calibration and maintenance schedules.
  • Work to standardize test fixtures and assembly equipment to meet safety and quality standards according to regulations and company standards.
  • Provide training to operators and other manufacturing personnel as necessary to operate equipment.
  • Maintain availability for an immediate response to production line issues.
  • Identify and implement production line fixtures to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Test Fixture Engineer II (In addition to Test Fixture Engineer I responsibilities):  
  • Contribute to test fixture and assembly equipment design projects to meet production goals and increase manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Possess focused strength in mechanical and pneumatic test fixtures and assembly equipment.
Test Fixture Engineer III (in addition to Test Fixture Engineer II responsibilities):  
  • Design, prototype, test, and implement test fixtures and assembly equipment autonomously.
  • Work across multiple engineering disciplines and collaborate cross-functionally within the organization to drive projects to completion.
  • Handle projects of increased complexity, including machine-to-machine communication and data collection.
Here's what you'll bring to the role...  
  • Strong Solidworks experience required (CREO/ProE)
  • Strong RS Logix, PLC (Allen Bradley), Cognex (incl In-sight), and HMI Design/Programming desired.
  • Hands on and highly skilled in fixture design 
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective conflict resolution.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to multitask.
  • Solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • Excellent planning, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively interface with different departments within the company.
  • Experience with electrical and mechanical test equipment and fabrication equipment.
  • Proficiency in surface mount and through-hole soldering, including microscope-assisted soldering.
  • Desire and ability to perform hands-on prototyping and testing.

Additional Qualifications  

Level I  

Test Fixture Engineer I  

  • Bachelors’ in Mechanical, Industrial, or related Engineering or Scientific field required.
  • 1+ year of equipment design, preferred.
  • Medical device manufacturing experience, preferred.
  • A combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to the qualifications listed above and that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Level II  

Test Fixture Engineer II  

  • Bachelors’ in Mechanical, Industrial, or related Engineering or Scientific field required.
  • 3+ years of designing and supporting test fixtures and equipment, required.
  • 2+ years of medical device manufacturing experience, preferred.
  • A combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to the qualifications listed above and that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Level III  

Test Fixture Engineer III  

  • Bachelors’ in Mechanical, Industrial, or related Engineering or Scientific field required.
  • Masters’ in Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Industrial, or related Engineering or Scientific field, preferred.
  • 6 years of test fixtures and assembly equipment, required.
  • 3+ years of medical device manufacturing experience, preferred.
  • A combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to the qualifications listed above and that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  
Inogen offers employees...  
  • A culture of respect, diversity, collaboration, and innovation fostering inclusiveness and superior performance.
  • Attractive compensation and benefit packages which are practical, robust and equitable.
  • A commitment to support ongoing professional growth through career development, on the job experiences and training opportunities.
  • Diverse and flexible work arrangements to achieve the optimum balance between work and personal responsibilities.
  • An unwavering commitment to company values, employee safety and excellence in everything we do.  
How we feel about EEO...  
Diversity drives innovation; inclusion fosters belonging, growth and success. Inogen believes that it takes multiple perspectives and voices to create a culture and workplace which fosters engagement, teamwork, and employee satisfaction to perform our best and deliver on commitments. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where all employees feel valued, included, and can share their ideas so that we can exceed even our own expectations.  

Disclaimer  

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  

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