PCBA Engineer-Contract to Hire in Santa Clara

As a PCBA Test Engineer – Contract, you will work closely with the Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering Design Team with the development and deployment of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) test to contract manufacturers.

In This Role You Will

  • Work closely with the Electrical Engineering and Manufacturing teams to transfer in-house developed PBCA tests to Contract Manufacturers (CM).
  • Convert engineering developed draft-level test methods into production level test documentation suitable for execution at contract manufacturers and assist in the release of documentation.
  • Work as a point of contact for PBCA Contract Manufacturers (CM).   Deploy tests to CMs and train personnel.   Support issues that arise related to deployed tests.  
  • Work independently and contribute to all aspects of test development, coverage, drive execution and test results documentation.
  • Opportunities to assist in the develop test algorithms, automated test scripts, data acquisition and measurement systems to support prototype and enable verification testing with focus on repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Opportunities to build and influence instrumentation design to for manufacturing test of electrical subsystem involving analog, digital and power electronics.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related is required
  • A minimum of 4 years experience with a BS or a minimum of 2 years experience with higher education is preferred
  • Prior experience with test equipment and test fixture design at the Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) level for functional checkout is required
  • Ability to read schematics and perform electrical debug using oscilloscopes, DMMs, multi-meters, TDRs, VNA, spectrum analyzer etc. is required
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently within a team. Demonstrate task ownership in multi-functional environment; ability to serve as a domain specialist and own cross-functionally for testing/verification is required.
  • Shown problem-solving capability with excellent hands-on ability to build, debug, and modify the system and perform system failure analysis is required
  • Produce high quality documentation that is clearly understandable by internal and external personnel is required
  • Basic understanding of electrical systems and experience working with EtherCAT, RS422/RS485, RS232, I2C, SPI, SSI, BiSS, USB and/or etc is preferred
  • Experience developing electrical board level test and experience with instrumentation automation using scripting languages such as Python, Shell, Batch, Bash or Linux commands is preferred.
  • Experience in Product Lifecycle Management systems such as Agile is preferred.
  • Experience with medical devices and testing electronics in safety-critical applications is preferred.
  • Experience in Medical Device Design Control for IEC 60601, CISPR 22, UL in an FDA environment is preferred.
  • Experience defining/developing ICT/ FCT testers with external vendors for printed circuit board testing is a preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% to contract manufactures located within the San Francisco Bay Area is required

50% remote work from home

Pay Rate -DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Technical Writer- Contract- Santa Clara-Medical Device Exp. a +

As a Technical Writer – Contract, you will work closely with the Manufacturing Test Team to document the test processes in the manufacturing of electro-mechanical components and subassemblies of a medical robotics system.

In This Role You Will

  • Work closely with the Manufacturing Test Team to develop documentation for test methods, processes, and procedures.
  • Produce high quality, consistent, and detailed documentation to be used in a manufacturing environment.
  • Process test documentation and designs through Agile PLM.  Coordinate and follow up on engineering changes, revisions, and process releases.
  • Work independently and drive test documentation to release.
  • Opportunities exist to assist in the development of test processes.
  • Opportunities exist to assist in the development of electro-mechanical manufacturing test fixtures utilizing both custom and off-the shelf hardware and software.

Qualifications:

  • 2 year technical degree or equivalent experience/training.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear consistent manner is required.
  • Experience with tools and programs used to produce engineering design documents and user guides including Word, Visio, PDF is required.
  • Experience in Product Lifecycle Management systems such as Agile is highly preferred.
  • Experience with medical device environment and processes highly preferred.
  • Experience with Test Method Validation process highly preferred.
  • Understanding of electrical engineering concepts, mechanical engineering concepts, and software engineering concepts is desired.
  • Experience with tools and programs used to produce engineering drawings including SolidWorks is desired.

75% Remote

Duration 6 months +

Pay Rate-40-50/hr. DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Test Engineer-Santa Clara, Ca-50% Remote-Contract

As a Test Engineer – Contract, you will work closely with the Manufacturing and Design Teams to develop the test processes during the manufacturing of electro-mechanical components and subassemblies of a medical robotics system.

In This Role You Will

  • Work closely with the Manufacturing and Design teams to design, develop, document, and qualify test methods, processes, and procedures.
  • Design, develop, document, and qualify electro-mechanical manufacturing test fixtures utilizing both custom and off-the shelf hardware and software
  • Assist in the development of test algorithms, test scripts, data acquisition and measurement systems with focus on repeatability and reproducibility.
  • Automate test processes utilizing in-house developed test software and scripts
  • Work independently and contribute to all aspects of test development, coverage, drive execution and test results documentation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field is required
  • A minimum of 4 years experience with a BS or a minimum of 2 years experience with higher education is preferred
  • Prior experience with test equipment and test fixture design is required
  • Ability to read schematics and perform electrical debug using oscilloscopes, DMMs, multi-meters is required
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently within a team. Demonstrate task ownership in multi-functional environment; ability to serve as a domain specialist and own cross-functionally for testing/verification is required.
  • Shown problem-solving capability with excellent hands-on ability to build, debug, and modify the system and perform system failure analysis is required
  • Produce high quality documentation that is clearly understandable by internal and external personnel is required
  • Experience in Medical Device Design Control for IEC 60601, CISPR 22, UL in an FDA environment is preferred.
  • Experience with Test Method Validation process highly preferred.
  • Basic understanding of electrical systems and experience working with EtherCAT, RS422/RS485, RS232, I2C, SPI, SSI, BiSS, USB and/or etc is highly preferred
  • Experience developing electrical board level test and experience with instrumentation automation using scripting languages such as Python, Shell, Batch, Bash or Linux commands is highly preferred.
  • Experience in Product Lifecycle Management systems such as Agile is highly preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% to contract manufacturers is required

Possible Contract to Hire

Pay Rate-$55-75 depending on experience

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

IT Support-CtoH-Novato, Ca

The majority of this position will initially be with assisting in the roll-out of our two new programs, the Work Order and Time Tracker applications.

This will include recording and reporting errors encountered with both applications through the appropriate channels of communication, as well as device management and in-field troubleshooting/training on software.

  • Minimum 1 year experience with an IT Helpdesk environment
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with troubleshooting common office tech
    • Business level printer/scanners
    • Windows Desktops/Laptops
    • Network hardware (routers, switches etc)
    • Experience with iPads required
  • Experience with software development, implementation, and training; specifically timekeeping/work order related software if possible. (If not it’s cool, just some experience with rolling out new software that has bugs/issues at least)
  • Experience in a work-order style business would help greatly
  • Good phone skills, able to troubleshoot over the phone

Bilingual in Spanish highly desired!

Pay Rate-25-30/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Quality Systems Manager-DH-Morgan Hill, Ca

Duties

  • Influence the organization to improve the Quality System to reduce RMA’s
  • Investigate and determine root causes and implement corrective actions for major quality excursions and other major business issues using the QMS
  • Work with cross functional groups for continuous improvement, process improvement, preventive action, and execute key quality initiatives
  • Manage the effectiveness of the continuous improvement teams (CIT) to drive to non-repeat errors
  • Serve as the Management Representative for AS 9100
  • Maintaining controls and documentation procedures to the latest rev of the AS 9100
  • Ensure all internal departments adherence to the quality system, rules, and policies.
  • Manage the RMA system and corrective actions implementation
  • Manage the internal and external audit findings and closure.
  • Drive Quality Control Plans, Risk Assessments, and FMEA
  •  Manage Suppliers domestic and international to reduce MRR’s and RMA’s
  • Communicate quality standards and performance expectation to suppliers
  • Perform audits and follow-up with audit recommendations
  • Monitor supplier’s quality performance and compliance to RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals, etc.  
  • Manage, develop, and train Quality staff:
  • Supervise inspection and testing activities to ensure verification and conformance of material, processes, and products
  • Support Overseas Qualification of product transfers between factories or suppliers
  • Perform capability analysis (both supplier and internal)
  • Provide improvements to inspection methods and gauging for existing and new processes
  • Maintain existing inspection and SPC database systems are accurate and functioning properly

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree or a related field experience
  • 5 yrs. of experience as an SQE or in Quality Engineering related to Quality Systems
  • Successfully held a supervisory role and effective at management skills
  • Successfully leading Certification audits and customer audits
  • Factual Approach to Decision making and prioritizing using Pareto or other methods
  • FMEA, ability to leading Ishikawa discussions, etc.
  • Working knowledge of SPC, Statistical Analysis, 6 Sigma, and Lean
  • Working knowledge of machining practices and know how to measure supplier’s capabilities
  • Excellent Communication and Organization Skills
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers
  • Ability to communicate and effectively present information to top management, suppliers, customers, etc.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret CAD drawings and technical procedures
  • Ability to develop procedures and effective workflows
  • Proficient in MS Office and Excel
  • Works on complex problems requiring logical analysis of a variety of data and the influences of multiple factors

·         Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results

  • Excellent organizational and potential leadership skills
  •  A keen eye for detail and results driven approach
  • Discipline in execution

Knowledge

  • Excellent Computer Skills, MS Office Suite, ERP and EQMS systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Deliverables 

  • Proactively developing and maintaining QMS
  • Drive non-repeat errors through proper CAPAs
  • Improve and Maintain RMA’s to 5000 ppm
  • Improve and Maintain IMRR’s to 500 ppm
  • Improve and Maintain MRR’s to 1500 ppm 

Salary: 90-115K + Bonus

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Automation QA-CtoH-Foster City, Ca

Automation Contractor 

Responsibilities:
Completing automation testing tasks to ensure functional test coverage:

·       Create new automated tests using a GUI-based automation framework

·       Maintain/update existing automated tests

·       Debug test failures, and escalate regressions to appropriate developers

Qualifications:
3+ years’ experience in a QA role
2+ years of Automation experience
BS or MS in an engineering field 

Proficient in creating Automated Tests 
Proficient with Bug tracking tools like Jira
Experience with Linux or Unix based systems
Experience with Version Control systems like Git
Experience in defining Testsuites/Testcases
Experience with at least 1 programming/scripting language

Pay Rate-40/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Engineering Technician-Biotech-4-6 month Contract-Pleasanton, Ca

Responsibilities:

* Support engineering development activities including but not limited to design, fabrication, assembly, modification, and test of complex electro-mechanical medical instruments, assemblies, and components

* Build and test R&D prototypes during the engineering development lifecycle

* Support transfer of development instruments to manufacturing

* Support test and fixture development for laboratory use

* Support Reliability, Verification and Validation Testing

* Provide routine calibration and maintenance of Laboratory Instruments

Qualifications:

* Associate’s degree in an engineering discipline (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred)

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Demonstrated ability to perform mechanical, electrical, and/or system level troubleshooting, leading to the identification of root cause and corrective action of instrument failures

* Demonstrated proficiency with hand tools, precision measurment equipment, soldering, crimping, electrical test equipment, and/or machine tools

* Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and electrical schematics

* Knowledge of CAD package(s) is preferred

* Experience working in a regulated environment is preferred

* Multi-tasking skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment

Pay Rate-$30/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Manufacturing Technician- Contract-Sunnyvale, Ca

        Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Operates equipment to manufacture and test SLM products.

·         Operates various production equipment.

·         Inspects, measures, and tests wafers.

·         Inspects, measures and tests modules to determine if in-process or finished modules meet specified performance criteria prior to shipment to the customer.

·         Optical alignment of lasers to devices.

·         Records test results in logbooks.

·         Discusses test results with engineers and contributes to solving production problems.

·         Helps with the analysis and writing of reports on testing results.

·         Recommends improvements.

·         Routinely interacts with engineers and vendors.

·         Documents processes.

        Qualifications

·         Education: Associate’s degree or equivalent from college or technical school preferred, with 3-5+ years related experience and/or training.

·         Experience with basic test equipment such as voltmeters and oscilloscopes.

·         Experience with microscopes (metallurgical/bright field/dark field/phase contrast) to inspect wafers.

·         Hands-on experience working in a fab/cleanroom and wearing bunny suits and personal protective gear.

·         Extra consideration given to those that have direct experience with conducting experiments and an understanding of SPC and process control.

Pay Rate-$35/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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