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Medtronic's Surgical Solutions is seeking a Product Engineer for the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team. The position will be in the New Product Development (NPD) Pilot Manufacturing team. The Product Engineer provides direct line support of products in Launch, Pilot and Commercialization phases. They perform troubleshooting of production equipment and tooling. Develop process improvements to decrease costs and scrap levels to ensure product delivery. They collaborate with their product NPD teams such as AME Development and Design Engineers.
The Product Engineer will prioritize daily production activities, improvements, scheduling and production tracking. The Position is in a fast-paced, and collaborative environment that is supportive of program initiatives and compliant with the company's best practices, Tenets and Philosophy.
Essential Functions Product Engineer
Create process documentation including SWI, Control Plans and job safety analysis sheets.
Perform root Cause Analysis (RCA), NCR and CAPA responses.
Create Process Flows, assembly line layouts, balance tables, assembly capacity analysis, and EHS project plans
Manage the day to day activities of the production cells for new products post launch. This includes making improvements to achieve cost, quality and efficiency targets
Actively participate in COS/Lean initiatives to stabilize production lines and reduce the time to transfer to Plant
Support line validation / qualification activities for including IQ, OQ , MSA and PQ
Write testing protocols for product evaluations; oversee and analyze product evaluation requests
Actively participate in PFMEA, DFMEA, Process Mapping, and Critical to Quality (CTQ) reviews assuring specifications are well defined and documented
Provide input for all assembly tooling required to support new product development activity as required.
Participate in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) on purchased tooling, systems and fixtures.
Department Specific / Non-Essential Functions
Travel to supplier sites as required, < />
Continue to enhance engineering and leadership skills through additional training and education
Follow established guidelines and management direction with regard to engineering decisions and departmental / company policy
Team player that can accept input, advice and suggestions from other team members
A Day in the Life
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for production support engineering with respect to testing methods, procedures, and problems; device specification and yield problems; minor redesign of devices and masks; analysis of customer returns; and optimizing device production relative to cost constraints.
Assumes responsibility for device after transfer into high-volume production and usually responsible for entire device manufacturing operations other than wafer fabrication.
May assist customer in device usage problems or customer testing of complex devices.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience
Is A Bachelor's Degree Required? Yes
Must Have: Qualifications
BS in Engineering Discipline.
2-7 years of applicable manufacturing experience.
Strong/Proven Project Leadership Skills
Self-Driven and Motivated
Ability to Multitasking
Strong Knowledge of MS Office
Nice to Have
Medical Device manufacturing and experience with GMPs.
Validation Experience, IQ, DOE, OQ, and PQ.
Strong/Proven Project Leadership Skills
Knowledge of 3-D CAD systems, Creo/ProE
Knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) Process
Quality Engineering /Quality Assurance experience a plus.
Positive attitude with good interpersonal skills
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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.