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Sr. Systems Engineer

Wilsonville, Oregon 97070 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/02/2018 Job ID: 17883 Industry: Engineering

Position Title:  Senior Systems Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity with our client in Wilsonville, Oregon for an experienced Senior Systems Engineer. 

Job Requirements:
  • Coordinate mechanical, electrical, software, controls, and applications engineering disciplines for the execution of custom automation projects to meet the technical requirements.
  • First responder for customer facing electro-mechanical automation machines, with minimal notice for international travel as needed (up to 20%).  
  • Excellent root cause analysis and problem solving with minimal direction and customer interaction.
  • Self-motivated and pace setter for rapid resolution and customer satisfaction.
  • Business acumen when it comes to solution based decision making and issue resolution
  • Able to lead technical teams of up to 10 technicians and engineers through issue resolution and root cause determination, and maintain customer facing relations and updates as frequently required.
  • Provide technical guidance for preventative actions to reduce and eliminate issues that take away from sustaining manufacturing with extremely high machine uptime and process capability.
  • Clear and concise documentation and communication within  DWFritz  and externally with suppliers and customers.
  • Perform acceptance testing and improvement analysis (i.e. IAT, FAT, and SAT) to optimize and satisfy customer based requirements, while meeting functional and performance requirements

  Job Qualifications:
  • Familiarity and competency with statistical analysis, that includes a deep knowledge and application on gage R&R and process capability.  
  • Demonstrated track record of success throughout the full project lifecycle (definition, development, validation, and manufacturing).
  • Solidworks  and PDM proficiency preferred.
  • Strong sense of personal accountability and performance orientation.
  • Strong work ethic, high results oriented and high tolerance for ambiguity.  
  • Excellent problem-solving skills that incorporates data and statistics to determine corrective and preventative actions.  
  • Must be able to work with and lead technical teams through influence rather than position.
  • Demonstrated customer focus and orientation to creating value for the customer. 
  • Organizationally nimble, able to navigate the customer and internal organizations.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, questioning/listening skills, and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical concepts to non-experts
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 20% of time, for durations of 3-4 weeks or as needed, occasionally with little advanced notice.
  • Must possess a valid passport.

Education and Experience:
  • Engineering Bachelor’ s degree minimum, advanced degree desirable. 
  • Recent 10+ years engineering experience with 5+ years' experience as a system engineer in the machine design / automation industry  with combination of design, debug, and production support.
  • Technical expert in at least one of the following disciplines, direct experience with 3+, and working knowledge 5+:
  • Precision Mechanical Design
  • Stepper and Servo motor (position encoder) debug and problem resolution

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

James Sturgeon


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