Integrated DNA Technologies

  • Design Quality Engineer

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/1/2018 12:28 PM)
    # of Openings
    M-F 40 Hour Week (United States of America)
  • Overview

    IDT’s Design Engineering department design, develops and builds custom prototype and production equipment required for the manufacture of synthetic biology products. The Design Quality Engineer is responsible for monitoring and checking our engineering and manufacturing systems by applying rigorous inspections and quality checks to ensure high-quality products.  This role monitors the quality of processes in a variety of industries and play a key role to correct defects.


    Essential Functions:

    • Manages prototype specification, part data and configuration quality reviews. Including but not limited to drawings, solid models, technical specifications and vendor data and test data.
    • Performs parts inspections on both internally and externally manufactured parts and assemblies.
    • Responsible for managing critical part specifications and data for CE and safety compliance.
    • Manages non-conformances (NCR’s), Deviations, and engine change orders (ECO’s).
    • Participates in product and technical file regulatory compliance reviews.
    • Develops and routinely reports quality metrics for Design Engineering.
    • Manages and completes ERP and quality system workflow(s) and maintains reporting metrics for the DES department.
    • Recommends and implements continuous improvement to our design and quality processes.
    • Mentors team to improve understanding and proficiency with the quality system.
    • Partners with business, vendors and contractors.
    • Manages DES enterprise applications (TeamCenter; SharePoint). Partners with IT organization as needed to ensure Engineering systems are maintained and adherent to security or other IT standards.
    • Generates and revises design quality documentation as required, testing results, project materials, and other compliance support as specified.
    • Supports the Engineering function as needed by collecting and coordinating internal compliance data with auditors and various other departments as required. Assists others by responding to DES quality questions and requests.
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical, etc.) required.
    • Applied GD&T knowledge required, ASME certification preferred.
    • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certification preferred.

    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of five years hands on design and or manufacturing quality experience.
    • Previous experience working in engineering quality and/or part and specification inspections required.
    • Advanced proficiency with Excel and other analytical/statistical tools required.
    • Extensive experience with quality tools and methods (e.g. Six Sigma, root cause analysis, FMEAs, Quality Software, etc.) preferred.

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Working knowledge of the engineered product development process
    • Applied experience with CAD (Solid Edge preferred) and inspection tools and software required
    • Willingness to occasionally work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines
    • Ability to collaborate with engineering design teams to optimize product quality
    • Ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines
    • Ability to quantify quality issues, determine root cause, develop corrective action and report results.
    • Working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and CE Directives and Standards
    • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
    • Adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
    • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
    • Travel requirements up to 5%.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

    Frequent (34%-66% of work day)

    • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

    Occasional (33% or less of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
    • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
    • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
    • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.
    • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

    Visual Acuity:

    • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
    • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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