Reliability Engineer, Southeast MI

Our client is a medical device company with an outstanding opportunity to analyze processes and influence product reliability early in the design process.  Great work environment with rewarding and challenging work where your contributions will make an impact.  Utilize your broad technical knowledge and reliability expertise to affect product development by developing and implementing the reliability process.

In this role you will analyze usage and environmental conditions from the field to improve requirement setting and testing methods. Facilitate DFMEA’s and participate in design reviews, specify risk and validation plans for components and subsystems using a physics of failure approach. Provide guidance on sample size requirements and durations for reliability testing using reliability statistics. You will facilitate failure analysis to understand root cause and drive resolution of failures occurring during product development, assessing risk at each phase of the reliability program.  Research failure mechanisms to build more robust validation plans and influence design choices.

You will influence supplier selection for higher reliability and provide clear guidance on reliability requirements and demonstrations to suppliers, apply lessons learned from previous designs to new products.  Utilize your experience facilitating FMEA’s and lead cross functional teams.  Must have an understanding of accelerated testing methods, governing equations, and physics of failure for different failure mechanisms.

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