Electrical Engineer III in Boulder, CO at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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    Boulder, CO
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Job Description

Job #:  813225

Seeking a senior level Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in a regulated industry (FDA preferred, Aerospace, Military). Preferred experience includes circuit design, CAPA resolution, development projects, quality and regulatory requirements, ability to multi-task, root-cause investigations, and more. For immediate consideration, please send your updated resumes to


Must Haves:

  • Hands on in the lab experience
  • Ability to design circuits
  • Some type of regulatory experience (if not FDA, aerospace, military)


Possible temp to hire.



  • The sustaining engineers primary responsibility will be to support Patient Monitoring products currently on the market.
  • The sustaining engineer will solve design, quality and component issues, provide technical support for field issues and process issues, and validate components, materials and applications while sustaining current product designs.
  • The engineer is responsible for the medical device design history files, determining test requirements and coordinating verification and validation testing.
  • In addition, the sustaining engineer will support design changes to ensure regulatory compliance to current and new international and national standards and regulations, perform complaint investigations, and perform root cause failure investigations.



  • Provides technical support for existing products by developing solutions for complex issues with relatively high organizational impact and with a high level of accountability and minimal supervisory oversight.
  • Maintains products throughout their lifecycle by updating designs and design documentation to the latest national and international standards.
  • Performs and validates design changes to PCBA, power supply, battery, display, and electro-mechanical systems due to component obsolescence.
  • Establishes a wireless core competency which includes both established and state-of-the-art wireless methodologies as well as an in-depth understanding of standards and use cases to support remote monitoring products.
  • Serves as a mentor and technical leader for less experienced engineers and technicians within the Sustaining Engineering group.
  • Maintains product performance and quality by leading or assisting with issues relating to CAPAs, customer complaints and manufacturing processes, such as:
    • Non-conformance investigation and root cause analysis
    • CAPA resolution
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Product Design Verification and Design Validation
    • Design changes
    • Test methods and tooling design
    • Process enhancement and improvement


  • Updates and documents components, modules and assemblies for RoHS and REACH compliance.
  • Follows strict adherence to policies and procedures associated with an FDA controlled environment.
  • Works with clinicians technical issues and communicates solutions at the appropriate level.
  • Integrates product performance activities with new product development to improve project delivery time and reduce post release production issues.



  • Prepares analysis reports for director(s), project leaders or other personnel.
  • Presents project status to management and teams, as required.
  • Develops and tracks work schedule and assignments.
  • Provides input to departmental planning and resource activities.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.



  • BSEE with Electro/mechanical experience and product life cycles.



  • 6+ years of experience working in a multifaceted environment with internal and external customers in a technical support role.
  • Sustaining engineering RoHS programs, product design and project management experience.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and a proven track record of success in product support evidenced by lowered support or warranty costs and by a failure rate reduction
  • Experience with internal and outsourced sustaining development projects
  • Proven ability to partner cross functional organizations to successfully drive the business (relationship building skills is key - influencing - working through people)
  • Solid working knowledge of quality and regulatory requirements, plus experience dealing with regulatory agencies or outside professional groups (e.g. FDA, ISO, ANSI, HIMA)
  • Must be a strong communicator, verbal and written, across all levels of the organization as well as cross functionally
  • Must be an extensive multi-tasker, and problem solver with high energy levels and strong organizational abilities. Must be organized and attentive to details, and must have strategic and tactical thinking.
  • Medical Device and clinical environment experience



  • Problem solving, priority setting, customer focus and driving for results


Other Skills:

  • Must communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal
  • Some software and scripting experience is a plus (C, C++, Matlab, Python, etc.)



  • Partners closely with Global R&D Sustaining Engineering leaders Works on moderate to complex engineering tasks and provides weekly updates with their Supervisor.



  • Normal office conditions and engineering labs Clinical Environment International travel to Design Centers, Manufacturing plants and Contract manufacturing facilities









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