Monday, November 30, 2015

Scholarship Oppportunity

2016-2017 Indiana SMRP Scholarship
The Indiana Chapter of the Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP-Indiana) values the importance of higher education and therefore strives to create opportunities for students in engineering, maintenance and reliability related concentrations by providing financial assistance in the form of a scholarship.  The SMRP-Indiana Board of Directors has authorized a $1000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in an engineering, maintenance, or reliability degree in the State of Indiana.  If the applicant is not attending an Indiana school then they must be a resident of Indiana.
Scholarship applicants are judged on the basis of course work, extracurricular activities, work experience, leadership activities,  as it relates to the fields of engineering, reliability, and maintenance.  Recipients will receive scholarship money via a deposit at the Financial Aid Office of their university for the use of purchasing books, supplies, lab fees, and tuition expenses.
Eligibility for scholarship:
·          Candidates must be enrolled and attending classes at the time of application.
·          The applicant must be attending a school in the State of Indiana or be a resident of the State of Indiana. 
·          If the applicant is not attending an Indiana school then they must be a resident of Indiana.
  • Majors accepted: any engineering, reliability, or maintenance related concentrations
  • Membership in SMRP is not required
  • Officers, directors, and, scholarship chairperson of SMRP-Indiana, SMRP, SMRP Foundation, or SMRPCO and their direct dependents are ineligible to apply.
  • Financial need is not a criterion.
  • Applicants for the Indiana SMRP Scholarship must submit a completed application by December 31, 2015 to be eligible.
Instructions for the 2016-2017 Indiana SMRP Scholarship Application
Personal Information Section
·         Complete this section with your name, permanent address, phone number, and email address. Please give the phone number and email address where you are most easily reached. 
·         This information will be used only for questions concerning your application or to contact you about regarding the outcome of the selection process. The information provided here will not be used, sold, or given to anyone outside the Indiana SMRP organization.
Academic Information Section
·         Name of the institution of higher learning you are attending.
·         Please state the semester, quarter, or unit you will be entering at the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
·         Name of your current course of study or major and minor.
·         Title of the degree major and minor or certification that you will achieve at the completion of your current course of study.
·         Mailing address of the institution you are attending. This address should be specific to the department that administrates the course of study in which you are enrolled.
·         Please provide contact information of a representative from the department of your current course of study. This should be someone who is familiar with the program you are enrolled in.  
·         Please provide your current grade point average and the maximum grade point average achievable in your course of study. For example, in many schools the grade of A translates into 4.0 points and a B translates into 3.0 points. In this case if you have received all B’s, then your grade point average would be “3.0” out of “4.0.”
·         Please state the complete length of your program in semesters, quarters, or units as applicable.
·         Include a letter of recommendation from a professor in your field of study
Maintenance and Reliability Section
·         In this section, list all of your maintenance and reliability related courses, clubs, societies, work experiences and leadership activities. If you hold a role of responsibility in any of the activities listed, please indicate what that role is and how long you have held the position.
·         State your dream job in the field of reliability and maintenance
·         Include a one (1) paragraph essay (500 characters max) stating how you hope to exemplify one of the SMRP 5 Pillars of Knowledge in your future work place. You can read about the 5 pillars here à
·         If you are submitting a paper application, please use a separate piece of paper and attach it to the application. If you are submitting your application electronically, please attach this section as a Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat file.
Important Deadlines
·         Applicants will be notified of results in February.
·         Award presentation would be at the Indiana SMRP Indy Con on March 3, 2016. Attendance is recommended.
Please electronically send this application to or mail to
 Indianan SMRP, Attn: Rebekah Wojak, 4000 West 106 Street, Suite 125-155, Carmel, IN 46032.
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Roche Diagnostics - REVISED POSITION

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Job Details

Job Category

Job Title

Mechanical Engineer

This is a contract position, of duration of at least 1 year, starting immediately.


The Mechanical Engineer will provide technical design & development services to Roche Diabetes Care Project Teams in the Meter Development Mechanical Engineering Function.  Responsibilities include the following tasks:  
·         Perform detailed part design and documentation using PTC Creo and other systems.
·         Assist in writing technical specifications and other documentation with Functional Project Leaders.
·         Define, solve and implement technical solutions relating to feasibility, development, continuous improvements, product evaluation, and product support.
·         Assist in transferring projects to manufacturing partners
·         Perform processing of engineering changes from Meter Development and other R&D teams
Applicants should have a BS in Mechanical Engineering with 2 years of development experience.  This position requires a person with:
·         A broad product development  background (design, analysis, testing, documentation, problem solving)
·         Strong Mechanical Design Skills (CAD, Plastics, Metal Stampings)
·         PTC Creo Mechanical CAD experience  including surfacing, 2-D drawing and dimensioning
·         In-depth writing and documentation system skills
·         Experience in testing, and writing test procedures and reports
·         Recent experience in performing documented dimensional tolerancing analysis, preferably using GD&T
·         Demonstrated record of completing tasks in an urgent but thorough manner, and teamwork and decision-making skills 
 It would be beneficial for the persons to have the following experience:
·         Performing structural finite element analysis (FEA), particularly using Pro-Mechanica
·         Experience with DFMEAs
·         Design experience for highly decorated injection molded plastics
·         Regulated Medical Product Design experience
·         Development experience on hand held, battery operated, high volume devices
·         Global Supplier communication
·         Product Verification/Validation