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Systems Engineer

SP Industries, Inc., Warminster Full-Time
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Job Description

Systems Engineer - SP Scientific

SP Industries is seeking a Systems Engineer with a background in integrating Mechanical, Controls, and Electrical technologies with an emphasis on Control Systems for capital equipment.  The ideal Systems Engineer will be able to research, plan, design, and integrate Mechanical, Control, and Electrical systems into a reliable, efficient, cost effective for low-temperature refrigeration package and automated vial movement systems, and direct and coordinate the fabrication, installation, operation, and repair of these systems.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Research and analyze data such as customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine design feasibility or application.
  • Integration is paramount: Must have the ability to integrate mechanical, electrical, and controls systems into complex equipment structures which meets customers' requirements.
  • Design products or systems with consideration for cost, performance, materials, ease of maintenance, appearance, and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Oversee all aspects of the design, development, construction and testing processes.
  • Operate cross functionally in a matrix environment -customers, sales, R&D, manufacturing, et cetera.
  • Conduct research into the function and application of different types of mechanical components and material assembly techniques.
  • Explore various possible machine configurations and aid in selecting the optimum design for meeting the customer's processing objectives.
  • Build and execute the necessary models to predict performance.
  • Specify appropriate materials and components to ensure the standards of performance, quality, cost and safety are met.
  • Assist in supplier selection and in the evaluation of incoming materials.
  • Provide manufacturing support, troubleshooting and continuous improvement of assigned processes.
  • Serve as a technical resource to other departments to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design standards and customer specifications.
  • Direct activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications and customer requirements.
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Make engineering changes and improvements within the CAD environment and process engineering change requests in a timely manner.
  • Convert customer requirements into design features into system applications.
  • Participate in design reviews with design team members and read and interpret technical materials.
  • Provide product support on the manufacturing floor.
  • Some travel may be required.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, and Certifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the minimum qualifications cited.

Education, Experience, and Work Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or related field from a four-year college or university.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • PE license preferred.
  • EPA Universal Refrigeration Card a plus.
  • EPA or Refrigeration Certificate a plus.
  • HVAC certification a plus.
  • Refrigeration experience with R404A, R507A, LN2.
  • Heat transfer loop experience from -70 °C to +70 °C preferred.
  • Experience with both direct expansion and flooded refrigeration designs preferred.
  • Work experience within an FDA compliant or ISO quality environment preferred.
  • Work experience in an Engineer-To-Order environment is a plus.
  • Work experience with vacuum systems down to 5 microns is a plus.
  • Must have good structured problem solving skills.
  • Must have good analytical skills.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is regularly required to talk and listen.
  • The employee is regularly required to use color vision and work with computerized data.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • The employee is regularly required to use normal office tools, equipment and PC's.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in both the office and the shop.
  • The office environment is an interior office with air conditioning.
  • The shop contains mobile equipment, machinery, and high voltages.
  • The shop noise level is variable and may require hearing protection in some areas.
  • The shop is heated when required but many areas are not air conditioned.

Some shop processes use high voltage arcs or concentrated magnetic fields.

EEO and Affirmative Action Statement:

SP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis and takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. It is our policy to provide our employees and applicants with equal employment opportunities in accordance with applicable laws and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, pregnancy, citizenship, handicap or disability, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SP's Affirmative Action Plan is available through the HR Department and may be accessed during normal business hours.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision:

SP will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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SP Industries, Inc., is a manufacturer of specialty equipment, scientific glassware, laboratory and lab safety supplies, and home healthcare products serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, educational, industrial, OEM, and commercial markets under well-known market leading brand names.

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