18 days old

Manufacturing Engineer

Kinnos Inc.
Fremont, California 94539
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Kinnos is a venture-backed company founded by three Columbia alumni with a mission to protect society from infections. We’ve created an award-winning and patented colorized disinfection technology called Highlight® that is revolutionizing how people use disinfectants. Highlight® is used by first responders and laboratories, has been field-tested in Liberia, Guinea, Haiti, DR Congo, and Uganda for various outbreaks, and is being implemented by leading US hospitals. Kinnos has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, and Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare.  

We are looking for a full-time Manufacturing Engineer to join our team to make significant contributions in running the operations behind manufacturing a game-changing product. If you're truly interested in making an impact in healthcare, aren't afraid to get your hands dirty, and have a knack for detail-oriented work, then we'll hold up our side of the bargain and give you meaningful responsibilities with real deliverables that you can be proud of working on.

The Job’s Mission: Responsible for Kinnos manufacturing sustaining operations; support of new product manufacturing; supply chain development; and product evaluation and testing to ensure adherence to specifications.

Key Activities & Responsibilities: 

  • Keep the manufacturing line running and in top shape, including training and MPI sustainment

  • Research, evaluate, design, and develop machines and tools

  • Design and construct test equipment; develop test protocols and issue test reports

  • Develop, publish, and execute QMS documented production controls

  • Collaborate with team members, clinicians, and customers to achieve project goals

  • Provide training and support to peers, clients, and business partners as required

  • Supplier management including cost reduction efforts

Job Dimensions:

  • Responsible for first pass yield and other manufacturing metrics

  • Timely execution of all projects and other department driven tasks

  • Own various aspects of the Quality Management System

  • Manufacturing quality engineering including incoming and in-process inspection metrics

  • Assist with contract manufacturer and supplier contract negotiations

  • Achieve cost reduction targets and other supplier metrics

  • Key player for new product Design Transfer to Operations

  • Continuously assess state of business readiness to relocate manufacturing operations if needed


You offer:

  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical/EECS/ECSE Engineering

  • 5-10 years as an associate engineer, staff engineer, or engineering supervisor

  • Packaging engineering

  • Working within a quality management system for regulated devices

  • Ability to travel up to 10 percent

  • Comfortable in a start-up environment making things happen with minimal guidance

  • Comfortable covering a wide range of tasks from housekeeping to contract negotiation to customer-facing activities

  • Proficiency with solid modeling (SolidWorks)

  • High level of proficiency in MS Office applications

  • Statistical analysis skills

We offer:

  • Close involvement with the inner workings of an exciting, early-stage startup!

  • The opportunity to lead a critical operations role

  • Passionate and close team with a healthy work culture

  • Competitive salary with opportunities for equity

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance



Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-05

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