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Manufacturing Engineer

Inscopix, a discovery phase neurotechnology company, is seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer.  The Manufacturing Engineer will be a key member of the Operations team responsible for developing and implementing streamlined product manufacturing and test processes, developing assembly and test fixtures, troubleshooting RMAs, maintaining and creating manufacturing documentation, and providing DFM feedback and assisting in related sustaining engineering and NPI activities.  As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will have the unique opportunity to work with a multi-faceted product, comprising optical, mechanical and electronic components, and thrive in an interdisciplinary environment.  Position reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager.


  • Contribute to early and on-going operations involvement to ensure new products are designed for manufacturability and propose alternative manufacturing approaches.
  • Work with Product Marketing and Engineering to embed and optimize best practices.
  • Contribute to development of NPI product value chain (make vs buy) and supply chain strategy.
  • Ensure NPI quality and supply chain readiness.
  • Represent operations on engineering, product marketing, and program management teams and facilitate escalations.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing, improve productivity and reduce costs.
  • Release and maintenance of product assembly drawings, bill of materials, and component drawings per ISO-9001/FDA GMP design and document control environment.
  • Develop effective assembly procedures, QA procedures, and process control documents.
  • Establish manufacturing process flow diagrams and process validation procedures.
  • Evaluate process capability and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collect and analyze “in-process” data to determine areas for process improvement.
  • Responsible for building quality into processes, including process flow and Failure Mode Effects analysis as well as gauge reproducibility and reliability.
  • Troubleshoot customer RMAs.
  • Follow Inscopix safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform special projects as needed and other duties as assigned.


  • BS in ME or similar field with a minimum of five years of experience in high tech or Med-device (preferred) manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with New Product Introduction (NPI) including developing, manufacturing and releasing product and ramp-up to full scale production.
  • Experience with miniature or precision mechanical, opto-mechanical systems.
  • Mechanical design aptitude with standard 3D CAD tools (e.g., SolidWorks).
  • Knowledge of optical design, some experience with optical CAD tools (e.g., Zemax) (Bonus Skill).
  • Knowledge of scripting languages is a plus (Python).
  • Excellent hands-on technical skills experience with mechanical, electro-mechanical, and opto-mechanical assemblies.
  • Thorough, detail-oriented with good troubleshooting skills and ability to think at a systems level.
  • Capable of assuming responsibility for accurate and comprehensive Design History Records and engineering/manufacturing documentation.
  • Experience developing documentation and procedures for manufacturing and service teams.
  • Proven abilities as a team player working in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Medical device industry experience with ISO/GMP’s preferred.
  • Knowledge of component manufacturing processes (including machining, injection molding, wire EDM, cabling etc.).

Additional Qualifications:

  • Requires strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to interface with all departments and manage multiple projects/deliverables.

How to Apply:

Please forward Cover Letter with Resume.

About Us:

Decoding the neural language of the brain is the defining scientific challenge and opportunity of the 21st Century.  Inscopix is a discovery phase neurotechnology company based in Palo Alto developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping.  Our team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, physics, engineering, software development, and data science and is enabling radically new approaches to understanding the brain in health and disease.  Inscopix’s neurotechnologies and the knowledge that they foster will transform human existence, from alleviating the suffering caused by debilitating brain disorders, to the development of advanced artificial intelligence, to a more profound understanding of what makes us the dominant species on Planet Earth.  nVista and nVoke, our flagship products, are in use today at over 300 research institutions across the world, and have resulted in over 50 top-tier scientific publications on learning, memory, cognition, and on the brain circuits implicated in diseases such as Parkinson’s.  Our instrumentation products are accompanied with sophisticated data analysis software as part of end-to-end solutions for generating and analyzing brain activity data.  Inscopix has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and by Deloitte as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies.

Inscopix is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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