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Senior Electrical Engineer

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0004937 Date posted 01/19/2023

Job Description Summary

The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for the design and development of electronic and electro-mechanical laboratory automation systems from initial concept through detailed design through to transfer to manufacturing, launch and maintenance through the product life cycle.

This role is integral in driving the technological innovation and continuous improvement of processes within the Instrumentation Business Unit at STEMCELL Technologies.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, development and testing of electrical and electronic sub-systems for new and existing laboratory automation products. This includes the selection of components (e.g. compute and IO modules, motors, sensors, etc.), the definition of interfaces between modules and electrical architecture.

  • Participates in prototype instrument builds during which electrical, electronic and electro-mechanical sub-system integration challenges are resolved, performance enhanced and areas for future improvement are identified.

  • Designs and  delegates performance testing and troubleshooting activities, writes and / or reviews test reports that quantify instrument performance.

  • Interprets and advises and ensures on safety standards, carries out design in compliance with CE, UL, IEC norms and EMC regulations, coordinates third party testing and certification of products.

  • Analyzes and solves standard and complex problems using a systematic approach, carries out risk assessments, and makes recommendations for risk mitigation.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of relevant experience or Master's with 4+ years of experience; advanced degree is an asset

  • Broad knowledge of electrical design and troubleshooting of complex systems

  • Knowledge of a broad range of technologies e.g. sensors, motors, actuators, embedded systems, motion control, robotics, PCB layout and fabrication, integrated circuits

  • Code writing skills are desirablee.g. with C#, C++, Python or similar

  • Experience working with teams in a matrix organization

  • Experience communicating, presenting and influencing technical teams

  • Medical device experience preferred

  • P.Eng is an asset

STEMCELL’s vaccinationpolicy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.

STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact. 

As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

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