Develops manufacturing methods, systems, equipment and processes on existing products to produce a high quality product at optimal cost. MAIN JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Meet or exceed Manufacturing goals and objectives. Develop and implement process and product improvements. Typically projects of complex scope and wide magnitude. Equipment and Fixturing: Determine specific requirements of manufacturing operation in order to specify equipment, fixturing, and process parameters. May collaborate on design with suppliers to fulfill equipment and fixturing requirements. Qualification and Validation: Develop plans to evaluate process repeatability and stability through equipment qualification and process validation. Continuous Improvement and Cost Analysis: Improve manufacturing methods, optimize product performance and reduce manufacturing costs in a systematic fashion. Deploy Lean 6 Sigma methodology to identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement inherent in manufacturing processes and make specific recommendations for adoption. In partnership with Finance, perform detailed cost analyses of manufacturing changes. Production Support and Trouble Shooting: Provide engineering support to manufacturing operation. Address related issues arising on the production floor. May form and lead inter-disciplinary teams to resolve high profile production issues and document recommended corrective actions using the quality systems procedures. (NCMR & CAPA) Ability to lead Failure Investigations. Develop and Optimize Work Design, Manufacturing Layout and Product Flow: Using Lean Manufacturing principles, recommend and implement process layouts for efficient manufacturing. Recommend appropriate staffing levels to support manufacturing requirement. Define and generate all required documentation in support of manufacturing protocols, reports, manufacturing instructions and procedures. These include: Engineering protocols, reports, manufacturing instructions and procedures. Ensure compliance with GMPs and internal protocol. Use appropriate statistical support and Design of Experiments (DOE) when developing recommendations. Compare internal yield/external complaint failure model with the process FMEA and accurately assess quality impact. Lead teams in operations related programs including product iterations, cost reduction programs, process changes across product lines and manufacturing layout synergies. Lead the work, manage and develop the talent of direct reports. A Day in the Life Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned. Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling. Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout. Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance. Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions. May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan. Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques. Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques. Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations. Must Have: Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree required Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience SKILLS/COMPETENCIES Design of Experiments, process validation equipment development (IQ/OQ/PQ) Some travel required - Project management experience Nice to Have BS in Engineering discipline (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial, Operations Research, etc.) JOB EXPERIENCE experience with increasingly complex engineering responsibilities in a manufacturing environment PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE/EDUCATION PREFERRED MS/MBA JOB EXPERIENCE PREFERRED Engineering experience with disposable medical devices Equipment and process Design and Development Experience with developing equipment and related processes especially molding equipment and polymer bonding Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future. Physical Job Requirements The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America) We look for bold ideas and fresh insights - that's what drives innovation. Come drive the future of healthcare with us. Engineering The opportunity to invent. The benefit of joining a leader. The power to improve lives. You ll find all that and more here. Join us in our challenge to make global healthcare more affordable and accessible. Your insight and oversight will help us create solutions that change the world. Our mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life is more than a statement. It s a belief that our employees live every day. Join us, and bring the power of your unique point of view to our culture of collaboration and innovation. The mission to improve access to healthcare globally is something we are all very proud to work hard toward achieving. Great people, fun atmosphere, big city salaries. The CEO is fantastic - he is a very clear communicator of the mission and is truly dedicating his life to achieving it. Smart and committed coworkers. Mission driven. Good benefits. Good long term career opportunities. Company is large enough that you can always find interesting projects to work on. Knowing that everyday your work helps to save lives makes it great place to work. Training on lean practices, quality and other. Excellent peers. It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here. Associated topics: business, cost efficient, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, methods engineer, project, sap, supply, supply chain
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