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Principal Engineer Advanced Manufacturing

Boulder, CO 80305
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Principal Engineer Advanced Manufacturing


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Post Date:

Aug 18, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

Principal Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing


Together, we will change healthcare worldwide. Join us in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore

health and extend life worldwide. Lets work together to address the universal healthcare needs

and improve patients lives, optimize costs and efficiencies, and expand global access. Together,

we can make a real difference in the global disparity in care. By providing quality care at the lowest

possible cost, we will succeed as a company, and take the future of healthcare Further, Together.


The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (AME) champions the manufacturability of new product

introductions from product design to the manufacturing process and is accountable for the

practical application of design for excellence principles on the product/process development

efforts. This position is also responsible for the formalization, coordination and implementation of

product test strategies into manufacturing.


- Work as part of the development team to bring new products to market on time; in budget

and within predetermined specifications.

- Is a core team member on the product development process (PDP) teams representing

operations (Eng., Mfg., Procurement, Logistics) and is accountable for leading

manufacturing core teams during the different PDP phases.

- Accountable for key operations related deliverables within the (PDP) including but not

limited to Mfg Plan; Make/Buy decision analysis/recommendation; Capacity Planning;

COGS estimation; Process Validation; Prototype Builds; Capital Equipment Specifications

and Procurement; etc.

- Responsible/contributor for operations related activities and tasks within the PDP.

- Is a consultant on inquiries posted by team members related to manufacturing and testing

technologies or other operations related processes.

- Accountable for the application of Design for Excellence (DFX) principles such as DFM; DFC;


- Application of OpEx methodologies such as Six Sigma and LEAN to identify, validate and

improve defect sources in a variety of business processes.

- Application of risk management methodologies such as DFMEA and PFMEA to identify

actions that can be taken to eliminate or reduce the potential causes leading to failures.

- Procure and manage contractors.

- Accountable for the development of product test strategies interfacing with the receiving

manufacturing site.

a. Understanding receiving plant test capabilities

b. Evaluating any potential for contracting test fixture development

c. Driving test strategy realization and schedule with receiving plant

- Adhere to SOPs and have the ability to prepare written policies, procedures, proposals, and reports in accordance with cGMP/FDA/ISO-13485 guidelines and regulations.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

Strong record of manufacturing (mfg) operations management experience including:

-mfg. process management involving a collection of technologies and methods used to define how products are to be manufactured.

-end-to-end manufacturing process involving production management, performance analysis, quality and compliance.

Manufacturing engineering experience in a medical device related industry, with a demonstrated track record of developing processes for new products.

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications, manufacturing, programming, and failure analysis.

Experience with industrial engineering processes including takt/cycle times estimates, process flow, line layout, capacity planning.

Project Management of manufacturing process from concept to delivery.

Strong Mechanical Aptitude (aptitude for understanding and using machines and/or tools).

Six Sigma/Lean certified preferred.

Ability to prepare written policies, procedures, proposal, and reports.

Well versed in Design for Excellence (DFX) Principles.

Knowledgeable in risk management methodologies such as DFMEA and PFMEA.

Knowledgeable in manufacturing plant test strategies.

Solid Works, AutoCAD, MS Office, MS Project.

Effective communication skills with superiors, peers and subordinates

Travel required 20-30% of the time. International travel may be required.

**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. Lets 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)
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.


Posted: 2020-08-20 Expires: 2020-09-27
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