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Process Development Engineer 2 at Dexcom

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

About Dexcom:

Dexcom, Inc. empowers people to take control of diabetes through innovative continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Dexcom has emerged as a leader of diabetes care technology. By listening to the needs of users, caregivers, and providers, Dexcom simplifies and improves diabetes management around the world.


In this role as an Engineer 2 - Process Development, you will use sound and proven engineering principles to assist in designing and developing processes and requirements. The projects and activities will focus on Dexcom's future sensor wire technology. Working as a member of a technology team, you will collaborate with other engineers, management, and operators.

This position will lead efforts to prove out manufacturing and automation processes to achieve design requirements specified by R&D, and explore and evaluate new technologies and concepts through analysis, prototyping, fixture design, and experimentation.

This position will transfer and scale up new products from R&D. Involvement may begin from feasibility at vendors to full scale manufacturing.

Functional Description: Technical Individual Contributors

Develops new or modified process formulations, defines processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, and reviews processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of products. Involvement may begin at any step from pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing. Coordinates design requirement review with appropriate engineering/scientific personnel to ensure compatibility of processing methods. Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications. May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts, equipment automation technology, and approaches in the processing or development of new or improved processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, document and optimize new manufacturing process/assembly steps and operating procedures for new stations, equipment, and processes within a regulated quality system.

  • Demonstrate hands-on process understanding and provide guidance and training with pilot plant operators on engineering level builds.

  • Develop and maintain project timelines and provide updates and feedback to project leadership.

  • Design and develop fixtures and equipment components required to meet process goals from concept to implementation.

  • Create and release equipment specifications and drawings, establish calibration and preventative maintenance requirements.

  • Implement, characterize, and optimize processes, mechanical tests, and fixtures/jigs for assembly, inspection and test through implementation of measurement systems, part inspections, MSA, and capability analysis.

  • Identify process risks and track mitigations through standard methods.

  • Assist in scaling up equipment and processes from prototype to pilot to full scale manufacturing. Provide design and assembly requirements working within scope as determined by business and schedule needs.

  • Plan and perform Design of Experiments (DOE) to characterize and determine optimal processing methods

  • Confer with vendors to produce equipment, materials, and/or parts that meet determined product specifications

  • Perform statistically robust and industry standard analysis of data, and present findings to technical teams

  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action.

  • This position assumes and performs other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrate hands-on process understanding and provide guidance and training to operators and techs on engineering builds

  • Assist in the development of project timelines and provide technical updates and feedback to project leadership

  • Design and develop fixtures and equipment components required to meet process goals from concept to implementation

  • Assist in scaling up equipment and processes from prototype to pilot to full scale manufacturing

  • This position assumes and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to run self-directed projects, maintain timelines, stay organized, and balance multiple activities in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity/uncertainty and a willingness to try new/challenging things.

  • Proven ability to work hands-on in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficient in the use of SolidWorks or equivalent CAD software.

  • Familiar with experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation of experiments; JMP experience or Minitab preferred

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and personal interaction skills

  • Knowledge of high reliability, high volume manufacturing processes and designs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical device experience

  • Lean Six Sigma or Six Sigma DMAIC methodology

  • Manufacturing or sustaining experience

  • Experience in DFA/DFM

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 2-5 years related experience or Master's degree and 0-2 years' equivalent experience.

  • Prefer degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science or equivalent

Travel Required:

  • 0 - 10%

Functional/Business Knowledge:

  • Possesses a high level of theoretical knowledge. Ability to deliver technical ideas that have an impact on the objectives. Understands organizational and functional processes and policies aligned to the technical and business goals.


  • Demonstrates technical proficiency. Works on moderately complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interprets data and draws conclusions regarding results used in presented material.


  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Talent Acquisition at

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