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Medtronic Sr Manufacturing Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Careers that Change Lives

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Manufacturing Engineering team at Plymouth Nathan Lane. In this role as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you will have responsibility for supporting day to day operations, through developing, characterizing, and validating process improvements. In this position you will drive improvements and stability within our processes, equipment, and technologies. This role will collaborate with the various cross-functional teams inside and outside of the plant including but not limited to Operations, Quality, Equipment Maintenance, Automation, Innovation, Regulatory, R&D and external vendors/consultants. This is an in-person role with very limited travel required.

This role is at the Plymouth Nathan Lane facility which supports the Peripheral Vascular Health (PVH) Operating Unit (OU). The PVH OU brings our various peripheral vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit through the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.

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

  • Perform process development / process validation in support of key projects.

  • Leverages a multi-disciplinary approach to solve problems – Physics, Chemistry, Thermodynamics, & Electronics.

  • Ability to understand how to flow requirements from a top-level design down to a manufacturing process specification.

  • Create and complete validation documentation and route engineering change orders.

  • Develops BOM’s / Routes / Costing for new product introductions.

  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

  • Collaborate with development teams to coordinate research / testing at the Nathan Lane facility.

  • Complete design transfer and integrate new product lines into the Nathan Lane facility.

  • Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

  • Ability to remain self-motivated and supports the culture and mission of Medtronic.

  • Quickly learn and collaborate on product design to help inform manufacturing changes.

  • Make use of appropriate technical skills and tools, such as DOE, SPC, hypothesis testing, capability studies, Gemba walks, and “hands on” analysis, to perform in depth analysis, determine root cause, and identify corrective actions.

  • Generate actionable ideas to reduce cost, cycle time and increase yield.

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

Nice to Have

  • Experience working in an active Manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Automated equipment and processes.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and experience applying these skills to resolve technical problems in a manufacturing environment employing tools such as DMAIC thinking and Root Cause Analysis.

  • Project Management experience or training.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Collaboration is a strength

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Creative, self-motivated, team player who values other’s ideas and experience while working in a team environment

  • Experience working with (NPI) New Product Introduction

  • Familiar with Quality Control and Regulatory processes

  • Experience in design/manufacture of medical devices

  • Knowledge in various manufacturing processes as they apply to the medical device designs

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Experience with and effective application of Design for inspectability, Validation Protocol and report creation, SPC, Process Control Plans, MSA, GR&R, Gauging applications, Gauge design, and Gauge construction, Sampling methodologies, Data Analysis, VAVE, and IQ/OQ/PQ.

  • Experience with and understanding of Laser Cutting and Welding, Electropolishing, Cleaning, Passivating, Coatings, Assembly, Molding, and Forming

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Knowledge with Design Verification and Validation activities.

  • Effective interaction with personnel at diverse positions within and outside of the organization.

  • Works well under pressure, organized and able to attain results on several projects simultaneously.

  • Well-informed and current on manufacturing methods and equipment.

  • A thorough understanding of the product development process and its needs.

  • Results oriented and self-starter.

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, recruiter or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

A commitment to our employees' lives is at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer many benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here ( .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Operations Incentive Plan (OIP) here .

The provided base salary range is used nationally in the United States (except in Puerto Rico and certain CA locations). The rate offered complies with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

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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.