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Electronics Component Engr IV


Goleta, CA, US, 93117

Company:  KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc.
Pay Range:  $144,500 - $182,200
ID #:  2011




Lead component discussions with EEs globally, and play a key role in establishing global standards and processes. Lead multi-functional teams to solve complex vendor-related component issues. Selects, and qualifies components used in the company’s technology. Act as technical interface between component/production suppliers and development engineers to improve quality and reliability and to assist in determining new and alternate sources to reduce cost.  


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: List the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, in order of importance and/or amount of time spent.  

  • Components
  • Provide leadership and technical support to the department in the form of component recommendations, research, and documentation to enhance quality, manufacturability, reliability, and regulatory requirements.
  • Create and maintain global guidelines such as preferred parts, derating, and tolerance analysis.
  • Support Electronics Engineers on component analysis, specifications, target costs, and cost reductions.
  • Originate and update Engineering Specification sheets.
  • Provide component definition and entry into the parts library for schematic and PWB design tools.
  • Improve End-of Life (EOL) projections during product development for long production life.
  • Represent Engineering in regular EOL meetings with Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Quality departments.
  • Support Purchasing, Manufacturing, and contract manufacturers to resolve component issues with existing product lines.
  • Support Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering for component issues with existing product lines for such as selecting and analyzing potential End-Of-Life (EOL) replacements.
  • Evaluates supplier change notification and qualifies changes, as needed.
  • Project Development Teams
  • Contribute component ideas, constraints, trade-offs, and concerns to the Electronics Engineers.
  • Coordinate with Electronics Engineers to analyze new electronic circuitry per component and system specifications and target costs.
  • Reduce component and assembly costs by minimizing diversity of similar parts – maximize commonality.
  • Reduce costly over-specification of components
  • Contribute to design reviews.
  • Coordinate with Regulatory group to ensure regulatory compliance and auditing support – RoHS, REACH
  • Provide data to Mechanical and Thermal Engineers to optimize packaging, manufacturability, and reliability.
  • Participate occasionally with the development team to build and test prototypes.
  • Provide support to complete the documentation and production release of the product, including development of a Technical Transfer (Theory of Operation) to Manufacturing and Quality personnel.
  • Altium schematic and PWB design tool librarian – process requests for new parts to be entered into the Altium shared Global Library.
  • Work independently with departments such as Engineering, Project Management, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Quality to ensure consistently producible quality camera systems
  • Originate and update Engineering Specification sheets.
  • Provide analytical support and simulations of electronic component performance to the product development teams
  • Provide training and occasional seminar/tutorials on component characteristics and selection to Engineers.
  • Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continuous improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of KSI’s products and services .
  • Research and recommend new design techniques for KSI, including new electronic components, analytical models, and techniques.
  • Analysis and Modeling
  • Develop analytical and test methods to objectively quantify component characteristics.
  • Determine, where appropriate, empirical methods to validate analytical models.  If necessary, update the model assumptions and/or empirical methods to correlate the results.
  • Document results in technical reports and design review presentations.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job function.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: List other important functions that are secondary duties but may be time consuming.

  • Quality – all activities associated with this position must be performed with the highest level of quality standards recognizing that the products are used in the medical industry.
  • Durability – all activities associated with this position must address the long-term durability of the design.
  • Efficacy – all activities associated with this position must consider the device’s final application.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: What does a person in this position need to be able to do?

  • Knowledge of the U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation, 21 CFR Part 820 (QSR), and knowledge of international quality system standards, ISO 13485, ISO 9001.
  • Evaluate electronic component data sheets and characteristics and their applicability to specific circuit applications.
  • Improve and create department processes related to component selection and qualification.
  • Must be detail-oriented with high accuracy.
  • Must be able to understand/operate advanced test equipment.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   What is the usual educational background and work experience of an individual qualified to perform this job?

  • Bachelor of Science degree, or Masters of Science degree, with at least 8 years of experience in electronics design and analysis of analog and digital circuits. And minimum 10 years’ experience with component engineering
  • Design familiarity with image sensors, FPGAs, microprocessors, and memory, preferred
  • Experience with and knowledge of video systems and CCD and CMOS imager technology, preferred
  • Familiarity with Endoscopy in a Medical Device company a plus


PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: What are the specific physical and mental demands of this position?

  • Visual acuity sufficient for testing.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods (during meetings and computer work).
  • Ability to lift video and test equipment (approx. 15 lbs).
  • Ability to connect electrical devices.


TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:   Safety, regulatory compliance, legal & job specific.

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program; annually - OSHA requirement
  • Job Specific - In house requirement



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Your Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state-of-the-art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
  • 3 weeks vacation, 11 holidays plus paid sick time*
  • Up to 8 weeks of 100% paid company parental leave**
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee’s first 6% contribution (up to IRS limits)
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
  • We prepay your tuition up to $5,250 per year!  - Tuition pre-imbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement of up to $200 annually
  • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
  • And much more!

*Field sales, internships, and part-time employees are not eligible except where required by state law.
Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in the KARL STORZ benefits program.
**To include, maternal/paternal leave, adoption, and fostering of a child.

KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employees must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and customers. Most field-based roles at KARL STORZ require hospital credentialing/health screens as a condition of employment. Credentialing can include required vaccinations, health screens & other requirements as outlined by our customers. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how credentialing/health screens may impact the role you are seeking and if you require any reasonable accommodations regarding these requirements.

The pay range and/or hourly pay rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future. When determining a specific team member’s base salary and/or hourly pay rate, several factors will be considered including such things as location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, professional credentials, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the role.

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