Senior Engineer – Components

Job Description
About the role:

10x is looking for an outstanding Senior Engineer – Components to join the Process Development team in Pleasanton, CA.
The candidate will be responsible for leading development, design optimization and full implementation of consumable parts required for Next Generation Sequencing chemistries and full implementation in a commercial manufacturing facility.
The position requires a broad technical understanding of consumable plastic parts and mold design practices, injection molding process, molding equipment, tooling optimization, alignment of metrology with molding optimization, consumable part interface with instrumentation and material compatibility with NGS reagents. Demonstrated experience in the successful development and launch of plastic consumables and packaging for the medical, life science or biotech industry is required.
Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast-paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.

What you will be doing:
Detailed design optimization and development for injection molding process and equipment through risk assessment, DOE methods, scientific molding, mold flow analysis, tool design, tool improvement, decoupled molding and analytical testing.
Collaborate on cross-functional teams to establish process and equipment specifications and requirements, drive design, development and verification of manufacturing processes, and maintain strong alignment with the team and management through technical and project timeline reviews.
Conduct Design for Manufacturing (DFM) reviews for new products with internal engineers and designers, contract manufacturers, mold builders, material suppliers, and appropriate service suppliers. Lead evaluation and optimization of process and equipment, design, materials and environment to ensure product compliance.
Lead Component, Process and Equipment Verification including design qualification (DQ), installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ), and performance qualification (PQ). Evaluate and control process variation.
Lead Compliance Testing to ensure product conforms to dimensional specifications and functional requirements. Maintain accurate and detailed records of testing, conduct in-depth data analysis, and clearly communicate these results through documentation and presentations.
Evaluate project costs including capital equipment, tooling, materials, and labor.

Minimum Qualifications:
BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or related field.
5+ years of relevant injection molding experience
Demonstrated experience in plastic component development and part optimization of injection molded plastic consumables for a life science, medical device or biotech company.
Demonstrated experience in design and optimization of molding equipment, tooling, and injection molding process for precision parts.
Demonstrated experience in process set-up, DOE, optimization and troubleshooting for ultra-high precision parts.
Demonstrated experience in failure and assembly analysis for injection molded parts.
Experience in SolidWorks, Moldflow
Experience in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ISO 9001, and ISO 13485.
Good documentation skills and ability to write procedures and reports
Strong collaboration and communication skills.
Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, with a compelling technology, and taking products and processes to the next level.


About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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