Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed's 1,400 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.
Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery
The Senior Manufacturing Equipment Engineer will support, improve and develop new and existing production floor equipment and automation. This includes requirements generation and consultation, development of global fixture standards, engineering change control and equipment qualification, validation and installation. This role will also assist in designing and developing equipment with counterparts in Aachen, Germany facility. This is a salaried position, and primary working hours will be 8:00a - 5:00p. International travel up to 10% of the time may be required in this position.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities of the Senior Manufacturing Equipment Engineer:
Ensure smooth & continuous production capability through daily floor support, including the troubleshooting, repair and improvement of production fixtures, equipment and tooling.
Support the design of manual and semi-automated fixtures / equipment (various complexity levels) to meet production demand
Identify improvements for existing fixtures and equipment to optimize manufacturing processes and uptime
Develop global standards around user needs, requirements, qualification, calibration, maintenance, safety, spares and storage of production equipment, fixtures and tooling.
Review equipment drawings for completeness, inclusive of ISO standards, GD&T, and tolerance analysis
Initiate and manage improvement projects from start to finish (i.e., making the business case, development of the schedule and the budget, resource estimation and daily progress management)
Support the selection & development of fixtures, equipment and metrology with reproducibility and manufacturability in mind
Support Manufacturing Engineering in IQ/OQ/PQ of new and existing equipment and fixtures.
Suggest preventative maintenance (PM) requirements / changes to PM cycle for existing equipment
Create supporting documentation for equipment (work instructions, fixture specification, purchase specifications)
Present improvement concepts to key stake holders and cross-functional team members
Assist with Engineering Change Orders (ECO's) to support Manufacturing Engineering's deployment of equipment to Production
Primary working hours Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
4 - 8 years of Manufacturing Equipment and / or Automation work experience
Working knowledge of sensing schemes and automation logic
Knowledgeable of FDA, QSR, ISO, GAMP5, and cGMP requirements
ISO/ANSI drafting standards knowledge
Knowledgeable about material selection, characteristics, and usage (for metals, plastics, and ceramics)
Able to work on problems requiring the exercise of considerable autonomy, judgment, and expertise
Able to communicate clearly, effectively, frequently.
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner with general supervision
Basic knowledge in machine shop, metrology, and tool usage
Hands-on approach to fulfilling job responsibilities
Technical Skills Required: MS Office, Solidworks Willingness and ability to travel internationally up to 10%
Automation design and deployment experience strongly preferred
SAP experience desired
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
GD&T knowledge desired
Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.