Thursday, August 2, 2012

Certificate in Smart Grid & Renewable Energy INFO SESSION - 8/9

Certificate in Smart Grid & Renewable Energy

Interested in Smart Grid & Renewable Energy? Learn about our Certificate in Smart Grid & Renewable Energy by joining us for an upcoming information session on Thursday, 8/9 at 6PM.

Whether you recently graduated from an undergraduate program or are already working as an electrical engineer, the Certificate in Smart Grid & Renewable Energy (SGRE) may be for you. The SGRE offers a series of three courses over Autumn 2012, Winter 2013 and Spring 2013. Courses are taught by the same world-class faculty who teach in our daytime Master's program and highlight cutting-edge research and current, relevant issues and topics in industry.

Course topics include:

Autumn 2012: Substation & Distribution Automation
Winter 2013: Renewable Energy Systems
Spring 2013: Integration of New Energy Sources

When: Thursday, August 9th
Time: 6-7PM
Where: Electrical Engineering Building, room 303
RSVP here

Deadline to apply to Certificate Program: September 1st, 2012
Admissions Requirements

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Engineering Advancement Student Worker

Supervised By:  Special Events Manager, College of Engineering

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Assist special events team with the production of event collateral, venue research, online calendar updating, and day-of event assistance.

·         Assist donor relations manager with endowment and donor files, schedule student scholarship recipients for assignments and update and maintain the endowment master list.

·         Data entry, ensure that alumni updates are entered into University database.

·         Assist Marketing and Communications team with research projects, mail list maintenance, online image gallery maintenance and general office support. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Not applicable

Desired Qualifications:

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Project management skills, ability work independently and meet deadlines.  Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

·         Capacity to work professionally with many constituencies (e.g., staff, faculty).

·         Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Creative Suite (primarily InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator) and MAC computers.

·         Ability to work outside of regularly scheduled work hours on event days (evenings and weekends).

·         Ability to lift 25-30 lbs.

Please forward resumes to (applications being accepted until August 17, 2012)

Associate Engineer with Exponent

Exponent Contact:
Priscilla Matschat, Human Resources Representative
P: 202-772-4965

Associate – Biomedical Engineering, Bellevue
Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing industry, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 900 staff members work in 25 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 600 consultants, including more than 350 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

We are seeking an Associate at our Bellevue, WA location. The individual in this position will be responsible for providing a high level of project management, medical device regulatory and technical assistance, and program support to the consultants in the Biomedical Engineering practice.

Key responsibilities include:
• Managing and logging all incoming project related material including medical devices for inspection, acquiring and maintaining research/reference literature, and organizing project related materials
• Editing and proofreading complex technical reports
• Providing technical review and quality control support for medical device related projects
• Reviewing literature, regulatory standards, and medical device guidance documents
• Synthesizing technical, medical, and regulatory information
• Compiling and managing data
• Monitoring and processing data related to project work/studies
• Interacting with clients
• Managing and tracking project budgets
• Managing project subcontractors
• Coordinating with laboratories related to project work
• Organizing and assisting with the daily activities of the practice
• Preparing client presentations

Qualifications for this position include:
• Bachelor’s degree in a Science or Engineering field; Biomedical Engineering preferred
• Experience in a research and/or project management environment
• Strong working knowledge of Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer required, experience with MS Project a plus
• Excellent communication, organization, writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Detail oriented, able to work independently, and manage time effectively
• Strong ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines
• Exposure to sensitive information will necessitate considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment
• Must be able to lift at least 20 lbs.

For consideration, please apply online at and reference “3526” as the keyword.

Exponent provides a competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, including company-subsidized medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a 401(k) Retirement Program, with a 7% company contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Product Engineer III - Life Cycle Engineering with Ingersoll-Rand

Job Number:


Kent, WA
Business Unit :

Industrial Technologies
Recruiter :

Travis  Wilson

   Contact:  Scott Ward
   To apply:
This position will lead engineering initiatives which deliver gross margin and product integrity improvement, support manufacturing operations, and meet customer requirements through custom engineered solutions. This position will work closely with cross-functional teams including product management, supply chain and operations.

• Provide technical oversight and support to production to meet customer expectations
• Provide Engineering design support of divisional productivity improvement projects through effective participation on cross functional teams
• Lead Engineering efforts on critical projects which includes idea development, prototype, project execution, and plant/business system implementation
• Coordinate design and project activities with other Product Engineers in and out of production facilities. Ensure performance, quality, and reliability are maintained throughout the design cycle
• Ensure accuracy and completeness of engineering design, documentation, and bill of material for products on both a domestic and global level
• Design and implement test programs to insure designs are adequate for intended purpose
• Research and resolve product integrity issues with an appropriate sense of urgency
• Facilitate and lead value stream and lean workshops with internal teams as well as supply base, conduct workshops to identify and define cost reduction opportunities
• Support plant and product management cost out and margin expansion activities
• Effectively use financial metrics along with evaluation of technical risk to make concrete decisions on level of project support
• Build and encourage a culture of productivity within the Industrial Technologies Sector. Provide support for the development of engineering team capability along with functional competencies.
• Provide technical guidance to team members including Sourcing, Operations, and Marketing with respect to product based decisions
• Manage productivity pipeline specific to site or product line to ensure opportunities are prioritized and aligned to sector and product strategy
• Support product transfers and Regional New Product Development
• Design, develop and implement custom engineered solutions meeting customer product specifications on budget and on time

Percentage of Travel: 20%
Min. Yrs. Experience: 5 years
Education Standard: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required

• Demonstrated ability to prioritize and lead multiple concurrent projects and key initiatives based on the distinct needs of the business
• Experience leading projects with moderate complexity; track record of delivering on cost and budget. Strong project planning and follow-up skills.
• Fluency with 3D CAD and PDM systems – Pro-E or Unigraphics experience is preferred
• Solid background in design and manufacturing principles, with preferred experience in machining, casting, injection molding, and gear design and analysis
• Plant or manufacturing operation experience strongly preferred
• Experience with quality and reliability processes, supplier qualification, and part approval requirements
• Ability to navigate projects or opportunities with limited definition and provide business and technical feedback on their merit
• Experience facilitating and leading teams
• Strong collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to lead effectively across functions (operations, product management, sourcing, etc.)
• Experience with financial reporting and tracking systems, including basic cost accounting and project viability assessment(ROI, NPV, etc)
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Some travel will be required (not to exceed 20%). International travel is a possibility.

Seeking candidates eligible for employment in local country/region.
If you share our passion for inspiring progress—for bringing about bold shifts in how people, economies and societies operate—then you belong with Ingersoll Rand. Progress begins with you.

Ingersoll Rand is committed to helping you reach your professional, personal and financial goals.  We offer competitive compensation that aligns with our business strategies and comprehensive benefits to help you live your healthiest. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture that engages as well as values the different backgrounds and experiences of our employees, which, in turn, spurs innovation, generates creative solutions and enhances our customer relations.  

Ingersoll Rand is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Manufacturing Engineer with Zimmer

Job Function:

Job Summary
Responsible for providing manufacturing engineering services to support cellular manufacturing and timely new product introductions.  Engineering services include process development, cell management, tool design, and CNC programming.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


Conducting feasibility study to estimate product cost and analyze capital equipment, capacity, and capability requirements affecting the make versus buy decision.

Establishing process methods which meet performance and quality requirements.

Establishing preliminary bill of materials and routers.

Developing a wide a variety of applications, including machining, finishing, forging, casting, and molding.

Sorting through options choosing the most appropriate processes and machining methods.

Negotiating target completion dates with appropriate personnel from other departments.

Developing project plans and schedules for work activities.

Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)
*Individual percents should be greater than or equal to 5%.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA.

Expected Areas of Competence (i.e. KSAs)
§  Skilled and knowledgeable in manufacturing and new product processing.
§  Familiarity with control procedures, such as the Engineering Change Notification (ECN) and Deviation process, Zimmer Engineering Specifications (ZESs), and Zimmer Laboratory Procedures (ZLPs).
§  Familiarity with drafting standards and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
§  Ability to balance marketing, manufacturing, and design requirements to meet customer requirements.
§  Ability to handle project assignments of medium scope and complexity and able to prioritize and complete work in a timely manner.
§  Demonstrates good problem solving skills through the use of quality and statistical tools.
§  Ability to effectively work within a team and cross functionally to expedite completion of critical project tasks.
§  Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills.
§  Microsoft Office Suite and Project.
§  Statistical Process Control skills.
§  Proficient in process development, CNC programming, Computer Aided Design Systems, and Unigraphics 3-D modeling software.

Education/ Experience Requirements
§  B.S. in mechanical, industrial engineering or other engineering science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Travel Requirements
§  Up to 10%

   Contact: Heather Miller

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2009 sales were approximately $4.1 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of approximately 8,500 employees worldwide.

Quality Development Program Engineer with Zimmer

Job Function:

Job Summary
The Zimmer Quality Development Program provides broad, on-the-job experience in key functional areas at Zimmer. This program also provides opportunities for action learning and exposure to key business issues through targeted events.  The program consists of three eight –month rotations through various departments within Quality.  Upon successful completion, program graduates will be placed into full-time position in a business segment.  Career development tools will be provided to support development into more senior and more critical roles in future.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


Formulates procedures, specifications, and standards for Zimmer products and processes.
Develops and implements corrective/preventative action plans. 
Collects and analyzes data for gauge and product evaluation.
Identifies critical personnel, gauges, procedures, and materials needed for the completion of new products.
Ensures that suppliers have necessary information and facilities to deliver quality products to Zimmer.

Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)
*Individual percents should be greater than or equal to 5%.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA.

Expected Areas of Competence (i.e. KSAs)
§  Ability to work within a team environment and build relationships outside of the department as well as outside the company (suppliers, regulatory agencies, etc.).
§  Ability to deliver, meet deadlines and have results orientation.
§  Able to communicate both orally and in written form to multiple levels of the company.
§  Demonstrates characteristics of high potential for future development opportunities.
§  Microsoft Office Suite
§  Basic knowledge of blueprint reading and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, basic understanding of QSR/ISO regulations, design assurance, FMEA, and product testing methods, and are able to use optical comparators and CMMs.

Education/ Experience Requirements
§  B.S. in engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial preferred)
§  Certification as a quality engineer (e.g. CQE) preferred
§  Previous experience (internships/co-op) in Engineering; Medical Device preferred 

Travel Requirements
§  Up to 20%

   Contact: Heather Miller

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2009 sales were approximately $4.1 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of approximately 8,500 employees worldwide.