Chief Engineer - Inkjet

  • Markem-Imaje
  • Watertown, MA, United States
  • Feb 02, 2018
Full time Engineering/Architecture Manufacturing/Operations

Job Description

Are you a self-motivated, confident, and passionate Research & Development Engineer who understands and has experience with Digital Printing and a passion for Technology Innovation?

In this role you’ll be… leading the engineering activities of Markem-Imaje’s Drop-On-Demand (DOD) based products. Along with the Chief Technologist in charge of the development of science technologies, you will help design and integrate the technology modules required to get best-in-class DOD printers.

You’ll have an opportunity to… contribute to an organization committed to and focused on developing innovative products, as well as develop and maintain the esprit de corps culture of the company.

You should possess… a minimum of 10 years‘ product development experience with a concentration in digital printing techniques -- ideally Drop-On-Demand -- in a competitive and innovative environment.

Principal Activities / Duties / Responsibilities:

•Work with cross-functional teams in the integration of inkjet print heads, ink circuits, inks, sensors, custom drivers, software and firmware into innovative DOD prototype systems.

•Manage Research and Technology Development (RTD) process including project budgets and schedules for development projects with a technology readiness level (TRL) of 4-8.

•Use Design-For-Manufacturing and Reliability methodologies.

•Anticipate Hardware, Software, Firmware and Ink Interplay with respect to imaging algorithms and waveform generators.

•Drive collaborations with print head suppliers and other development partners.

•Assess technical risks and lead mitigation plans, create functional specifications for all new DOD products with a marketing partner, create and maintain the technical roadmap.

•Work with Future Product Marketing to determine research projects required to support product roadmap.

Education and/or Experience Required:

•PhD/Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering, Solid State Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Microfluidics Engineering.

•10-15 years’ experience in digital printing industry, developing printing components and systems, using stage-gate process.

General Skills:

•Excellent communication and collaboration skills working with global partners. •Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to prioritize.