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Engineer 3 - Contract Liaison Electrical

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Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  27900  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

This role is responsible for managing the relationship between TerumoBCT engineering function and its contract engineering partners.  The Contract Engineering Liaison is the primary interface between TerumoBCT and the contract engineering firms. This role provides oversight and ensures the contract engineering firm is accountable for meeting all project requirements including design requirements, timing and quality.  The role requires strong technical device background and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties. 



  • Provides oversight for all aspects of the relationship between TerumoBCT and its contract engineering partners
  • Will review and approve designs from outside design partners and suggest improvements where required.
  • Applies strong working knowledge of cross-functional and related technical areas to guide project work and deliverables
  • Proactively highlights and communicates risks to TerumoBCT leadership and contracting firms to avoid serious delays and considerable expenditure of time and resources                
  • Advises, guides and directs contract partners as required on design requirements, risk analysis and regulatory compliance.
  • Interacts and consistently communicates with key stakeholders within software, engineering, regulatory and quality functions to ensure alignment to project goals within and across functions
  • Understands and ensures alignment to TerumoBCT policies, FDA and other regulatory requirements
  • Works cooperatively and effectively within a team environment to achieve common goals and results, often influencing the outcome of the team(s).
  • Select appropriate outside design partners for individual projects.



  • May be required to adjust drawings and other Engineering documentation to be compliant with internal TBCT standards and Design history files.
  • May work with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing and regulatory compliance issues
  • Will work cross functionally with associates in other business areas such as procurement and legal to define contract requirements for outside design partners.
  • Assess the effectiveness individual Engineers at outside design partners as it relates to their ability to perform on a given project.





  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, preferred.



  • Has a minimum of 4 years’ experience managing the relationship between a device manufacturing organization and a contractor engineering organization or working with a contract engineering firm.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of device manufacturing and contract engineering process from contract through product delivery
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience
  • Two years of GMP manufacturing experience required



  • Requires demonstrated skills in technical innovation, technical leadership, mechanical and or chemical engineering, fluids engineering, and cellular biology
  • Strong interactive skills in general communication, cross-functional participation and influence, mentoring and acceptance of guidance, technical leadership, project management, coordination with cross-functional team member, team behavior, and support for subordinates, junior engineers, technicians, and management
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills
  • Mechanical and electronic ability aptitude to assist with equipment troubleshooting
  • Understanding of and adherence to GMP practices and FDA regulations
  • Knowledge and ability to implement FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively 


An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Requires travel based on business needs.


Target Pay Range:  $87,800.00 to $109,800.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. 

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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