Sr Manufacturing Engineer

Natus Medical Incorporated Pleasanton , CA 94588

Posted 3 months ago

About Natus:

Natus Medical is a leading manufacturer of medical devices for the Newborn Care, Neurology, Sleep, Hearing and Balance markets since 1989. Natus products are used in hospitals, clinics and laboratories worldwide. Our mission is to improve outcomes and patient care in target markets through innovative screening, diagnostic and treatment solutions. Now we're undergoing one of the biggest transformations in our history: OneNatus. In almost every area of Natus Medical, we're shaking things up and looking for new ways to develop and deliver a great experience for our employees, customers and patients.

It means there's a lot happening but it's an exciting time to be part of our team. So, if you have the drive, optimism and resilience to help drive us forward, we'll offer a ton of opportunities to learn and experience new things. If that's you and what you're looking for, we'd love you to be part of our future.


Develop, implement, and maintain methods, operation sequence, and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies. Plan and lead Design Transfer activities for the release of new products. Estimate manufacturing costs, determine time standards, and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines. Maintain records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations. Define, execute or direct the execution of, and document supporting process validations and test method validations. Provide technical support for production process issues. Lead teams consisting of other manufacturing and/or sustaining engineers, production technicians/operators, and cross-functional support personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Confirm compliance by staying up-to-date and following all quality system procedures related to this job, which can affect the quality or products or services provided to our customers.Support other engineers with documentation activities in accordance with best engineering practices, company procedures, and regulatory requirements.

  • Perform design and development of manufacturing processes including product flow, assembly methods, and production equipment, leading and driving the implementation of manufacturing processes; selecting, developing, and validating manufacturing processes, equipment, and tooling, and preparing and maintaining complex detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.

  • Support or define production metrics by estimating or measuring production times, estimating staff requirements, and instructing operators, technicians, or other engineers in the use of equipment and fixtures; supporting production control, standard operating procedures, safety, quality control and training; planning and improving productions methods and product cost; ensuring the meeting of production targets through efficient and effective identification and resolution of line issues.

  • Utilize company PLM tools and procedures, structure Bills of Material (BOM), initiating engineering change requests (ECRs), and investigating, planning, and completing, or directing others to complete, engineer change orders (ECO), and/or other non-conformance reports (NCR).

  • Meet all project schedule deadlines by planning individual and/or team workload and leading in cross-functional teams during product development and design transfer activities; ensure design-for-manufacturability, design-for-test, and other best industry practices are followed.

  • Determine manufacturing methods, cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiencies by assisting in designing, developing, testing, sourcing, and cost-justifying various tools, machinery and equipment.

Travel Required:

Occasional travel to supplier or other Natus sites (5%)

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, mechanical, or electrical engineering from four-year college or university plus a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with medical device design control regulations, good manufacturing practices, and other relevant medical device standards and regulations

  • Strong Technical skills

  • Knowledge of manufacturing and process-related standards

  • Working knowledge of process engineering software packages

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Project, Visio, and Office.

  • Experience with PLM and Product Data Management (PDM) systems

  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations

  • Analytical thinker with good interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills

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.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Natus offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit package that starts on your 1st day, 401k match, an employee stock purchase plan, 9 paid holidays, generous paid time off plan (4 weeks to start) and tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 annually.

Natus Medical is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


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