Sr. Electrical Engineer in Orange, California at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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Job ID: KAV001845

About Us

Kerr Corporation is a manufacturer of premiere dental consumables sold both domestically and internationally. Since 1891, Kerr has continued to build on its core competencies in developing innovative products for dental restorative procedures. With manufacturing, marketing and sales locations worldwide, Kerr is advancing esthetic dentistry through education and sustainable solutions for the clinician. Kerr's team spirited work environment encourages opportunities for personal and professional growth. Headquartered in Orange, CA., Kerr employs over 2,000 associates worldwide with manufacturing and administration offices located in the US, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Italy.



The Senior Electrical Engineer is a hands-on professional, experienced in the development of electronics in medical devices, responsible to lead all electrical design activities associated with all phases of product development, from concept and definition of requirements to system design architecture, definition of component specifications, component development, verification and validation testing, to product commercialization and sustaining.

The Senior EE is responsible for stand-alone embedded system architecture and hardware development of medical devices, using microprocessor-based control systems, including but not limited to analog and digital circuit design, RF/EMI noise immunity, ESD protection, low power consumption systems, wireless applications, cost optimization, part selection, functional verification and testing, multi-layered board design, prototyping.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design development, integration and testing of electrical and firmware subsystems for complex electro-mechanical medical devices

  • Interface with key partners and external vendors as part of the technical cross-functional team developing detailed product requirements, engineering specifications, system architecture, detailed component specifications, verification and validation test protocols and reports, and supporting regulatory submissions of medical devices

  • Design, integrate and test microcontroller-based medical devices

  • Create electrical requirements, system architecture, design and test documentation. Integrate firmware and hardware.

  • Design and validate associated test equipment. Generate schematics, PCB layouts and BOMs

  • Integrate firmware and electronics subsystems and mange interfaces and dependencies across the system

  • Participate in identifying test strategy and generating detailed test protocols. Perform formal verification, and generate reports. Participate, review and approve outside lab test plans, protocols and reports.

  • Participate in defining requirements, risks and mitigation reviews, and ensure subsystem requirements meet system requirements and applicable quality and regulatory standards

  • Follow a disciplined product development process and participate in technical reviews, ensuring design and documentation traceability, and confirming that design outputs meet design inputs.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, MSEE preferred.

  • 7+ years of experience in Medical Device Product development life cycle and knowledge of design controls.

  • 5+ years microcontroller experience.

  • 5+ years medical device development process

  • 5+ years electrical / hardware integration

Preferred Skill sets:

  • Strong experience in embedded systems product development

  •  Knowledge of electrical embedded systems and microprocessor controlled systems

  • Experience with system architecture design, schematic capture and PCB layout tools such as Altium or OrCad

  • Experience in multilayer signal PCB designs and EMI mitigation

  • Strong hands-on skill on prototyping, board bring-up and troubleshooting down to component level

  • Experience in low-power microcontroller-based hardware and software design

  • Familiarity with lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzer, battery testing equipment

  • Familiar with standards such as: Quality System Regulation – 21CFR820, Quality Management – ISO 13485, Risk Management – ISO 14971, EU Medical Device requirements – Council Directive, 93/42/EEC, Medical Electrical Equipment – EN 60601, Medical Device Software Standard – IEC 62304

 Kerr Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.