Cantel Medical

  • Sr Control Systems Engineer

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
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    Cantel Medical
  • Company Overview

    At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.
    Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives. Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:
    Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.
    Life Sciences
    Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc. and MEDIVATORS.
    Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.


    Job Overview

    The Senior Control Systems Engineer develops, integrates and supports automation and controls
    applications within a manufacturing plant as well as for products. The Senior Control Systems
    Engineer also performs process equipment preliminary design, final design, installation, check-out,
    start-up and on-going support phases. The Senior Control Systems Engineer utilizes PLC and HMI
    programming tools and techniques, implements applications, supports the resolution of problems
    and develops documentation of the resolution.

    Main Responsibilities

    Provides technical support and analysis for installed control systems
     Develops and supports PLC programs along with HMI graphics for specific projects
     Performs engineering calculations following standard methods and principles and applies
    engineering judgment where experience dictates
     Assists in the development of project specifications, estimates, change orders and schedules
     Manages assigned portions of project and is proactive in problem identification and resolution
     Gathers information that is relevant to a problem and brings information to the team for
    discussion; Develops alternatives, and receives assistance in identifying alternatives
     Assists other engineers and project managers in performing aspects of projects, both in the
    office and at the customer’s site
     Occasionally works with vendors to procure equipment and materials
     Supports plant electrical personnel by understanding, designing, and troubleshooting electrical
    control circuits
     Occasionally supervises other engineers and designers
     Participates and contributes within a self-directed Value Stream Team for the Solutions focused
     Works within a team environment with all levels of the organization.
     Reviews and approves product engineering change orders and packaging process changes,
    including labels specifications and packaging related content.
     Consults with vendors in the development of packaging processes.
     Maintains accurate and compliant documentation to meet company, client, and regulatory
     Supports manufacturing issues, CAPA’s, SCARS and audits.

    Develops bar codes, symbology, and labeling processes when appropriate.
     Occasional travel to customers or suppliers as required


    Technical and Specialized Knowledge
     Demonstrates in-depth understanding of all compliance standards and regulations in the
    industry, and accurately interprets applicable changes and recommends action steps.
     Contributes to the improvement of existing engineering standards, introduction of new standards
    and the development of new principles and concepts.
     Is acknowledged as a subject-matter expert on matters of engineering within own specialist
    field, applying advanced technical principles, theories and concepts.
     Builds external relationships to identify technical advances, gathers feedback on standards and
    processes and refines them to better support end-users.
     Resolves complex and unique engineering requirements for which there are no precedents.
    Decision Making
     Applies an effective set of decision-making processes and analytical tools to guide group and
    personal decision making.
     Systematically changes variables to determine the effect on the whole.
     Employs a data-driven approach to evaluating business opportunities or to reach business
     Effectively deals with the sensitive, complex or significant issues within own area of expertise.
     Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining
    technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term
    perspective for desired results.
    Problem Solving and Change Management
     Encourages others to value change and supports adoption of new methodologies.
     Challenges prevailing assumptions, shares own learnings and customizes solutions to deliver
    results even in the face of adversity.
     Introduces change in a manner that allows others to see the value.
     Looks for long term strategic solutions rather than quick fixes to problems.
     Recognizes and builds new approaches and strategies needed for the company to evolve.
     Appropriately balances needs and desires with available resources and constraints.
     Proposes new and novel solutions that functional leaders
     Proposes alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by conventional
    thinking and established approaches.
     Provides energy to continuously identify and exploit opportunities for new and innovative ways
    to match customer needs.
     Shows willingness and technical expertise to pursue solutions
     Maintains Cantel’s professional reputation, ensuring a continuously standard of quality within
    the engineering departments.
     Leverages a technical understanding of quality management imperatives, principles and
    protocols sufficient for identification and migration of best practices.
     Has a deep understanding of quality in our products and services, understanding how to
    positively impact the quality of products and services, and ability to influence others to do the
    Project Planning and Execution
     Independently develops project plans; executes project plans and guides/influences
    foundational employees to do the same.
     Builds on successful initiatives and best practices to gain acceptance for ideas.
     Presents multiple solutions and explains the reasons for their primary recommendation.
     Persuades others by drawing from experience and presenting multiple arguments in order to
    support a position.



    • A BS in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferred or a minimum of a two-year technical degree in electronics or controls
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in process controls
    • Knowledge of continuous/semi-continuous process control and material handling
    • Experience with PLC and HMI programming
    • Experience with liquid material handling and conveying
    • Experience designing industrial electrical controls and coordinating with original equipment manufacturers
    • Experience reading and understanding drawings and blueprints
    • Knowledge of NEC and industrial best practices
    • CAD experience is a plus, preferably SolidWorks or Pro-E/Creo
    • Familiar with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures.
    • Experience in structured problem solving and use of statistical tools.
    • Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent.
    • Experience in Design for Manufacturing, DFMEA, PFMEA, DOE, and Validations


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