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Hardware Engineer 1

Company: DexCom, Inc.
Location: Mesa
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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.

Functional Description: Technical Individual Contributors

Responsible for designing, developing, modifying and evaluating electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment and other hardware systems. Determines design approaches and parameters. Analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results. Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability.

Functional/Business Knowledge:

  • Applies basic technical understanding with the knowledge to develop process and design experiments. Possesses theoretical knowledge, but is learning the industry and requirements of applied science. Understands organizational and functional processes and policies.


  • Demonstrates potential for technical proficiency. Works on problems of basic scope in which analysis of situation or data requires a review of data factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.


  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.
  • Normally receives instructions on all work and work output it supervised.

Experience and Education Requirements:

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct production equipment support for all manufacturing areas, carries out hands on investigation and troubleshooting of equipment issues

  • Uses structured problem solving, drives engineering studies using DMAIC methodology and statistical data analysis

  • Designs, improves, and implements production equipment & processes, develops fixtures/jigs for production equipment setup and assembly to improve product quality, increase productivity, and reduce costs

  • Collaborates and communicates with company interdepartmental groups including Regulatory, Quality Assurance, R&D, and Process Engineering to provide documentation and operational support of equipment issues

  • Performs validation IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, test protocols, ensure equipment/processes meet specifications, performance, regulatory, and business requirements

  • Creates and publishes documentation for operations and maintenance procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • Flexibility to work an altered workweek and provide on-site support over weekends

  • Demonstrated use of analytical tools and procedures used in Lean Six Sigma such as utilizing the DMAIC methodology for continuous improvement

  • Proven ability to conduct engineering investigations, collect and synthesize data using statistical principles

  • Demonstrated experience applying technical principles and using structured problem solving methods to understand and root cause failure modes

  • Working knowledge of equipment validation (URS, FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ & PQ)

  • Strong use of PC/Software including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, statistical tools and Solidworks

  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize projects while maintaining timelines

  • Flexibility in a changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong equipment development background (Mechanical, Electrical, Software)

  • Proven ability to work hands-on in a fast-paced environment, demonstrated production engineering support

  • Experience training and coaching technicians on best practices and procedures

  • Demonstrated experience in machine automation, test methods/standards, processes and equipment maintenance, working knowledge of GMP standards and procedures

  • Demonstrated engineering support of production high volume automated equipment

  • Working knowledge of PLC and HMI code

  • Working knowledge of machine vision for alignment & inspection

  • Experience working with robotics systems

  • Experience in working in clean room environments

  • Experience with equipment design, design validation, new equipment introduction, volume ramp/scale

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

  • Detail oriented and organized

Travel Required:

  • Up to 25%

Language Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively in English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to perform the following Physical Activity: Standing, walking, sitting, using hands, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell. May be required to lift 0 lbs. to over 100 lbs.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be exposed to the following environmental conditions: Wet or humid conditions, work near moving parts, work in high - precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non-weather), extreme cold (non-weather), risk of electric shock, work with explosives, risk of radiation, vibration. The noise level in this work environment can range from quiet to very loud.

Please note: The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

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 Dexcom Talent Acquisition at

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.

View the OFCCP's Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision at this link.

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