Manufacturing Engineer

Medtronic    North Haven, CT
Job Description
The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for product-related issues associated with sustaining engineering of current products. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for product-related issues associated with sustaining engineering of current products. Responsibilities include cost oversight, detailed data analysis of manufacturing efficiency, process development, change management leadership, and point of contact in interfacing with various contributing organizations, Contract Manufacturers, Vendors, Supply Chain, Management, R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, and Operations Engineering.
  • Leads or supports initiatives in all product manufacturing aspects: Cost reduction, quality improvement, Service/Repair, Process Improvement, Documentation.
  • Develops sound understanding of product designs and focuses on ways to improve manufacturing processes as well as identify and implement cost reductions.
  • Provides Design for Manufacturability guidance to R&D Engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Gathers and analyzes manufacturing metrics and works closely with Quality organization to define appropriate process changes.
  • Uses statistical techniques to compile and analyze data and realize appropriate improvement initiatives
  • Works closely with Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality to coordinate product changes
  • Participates on cross-functional operations team in implementing RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) programs within the Company.
  • 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 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience
  • Nice to Have QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Essential Characteristics: Self-starter, proactive, forward-thinking, able to see the big picture, technically competent, able to take direction but also knows when to push back
  • Knowledge and understanding of Engineering change management systems (Agile preferred)
  • Excellent oral, presentation, and technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of operations engineering and manufacturing facilities and systems
  • At ease speaking in front of people, both working level and management.
  • Experience in directing production technicians and operators, developing preventive maintenance programs
  • Knowledge of operations engineering and manufacturing facilities and systems
  • Essential Characteristics: Self-starter, proactive, forward-thinking, able to see the big picture, technically competent, able to take direction but also knows when to push back
  • Instructs manufacturing and technical support staff on engineering changes, processes, and other issues.
  • Provides written reports and engineering documentation as well as cost and time estimates for engineering and project schedules.
  • Assures compliance with company Standard Operating Procedures and policies, and demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices and all other applicable standards.
  • Stays informed about applicable new rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly work area, and follows all safety procedures.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.
  • EDUCATION:
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related field).
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • EXPERIENCE (Preferred):
  • experience in engineering practice, including project management responsibility.
  • manufacturing experience in PCBA or system manufacturing, other automated and manual assembly processes.
  • SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in DFM (Design for Manufacture) principles as they apply to manufacture of both systems and PCBAs.
  • Competence in dealing with multiple organizations and disciplines, leading projects, directing meetings, making assignments, documenting and tracking action plans, and MS Project Schedules.
  • About Medtronic 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)

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