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Principal Quality Engineer

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Principal Quality Engineer


United States

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Post Date:

Feb 03, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**

Are you passionate about Design, Reliability Manufacturability (DRM) or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)? Are you a project leader who wants to tackle challenging Quality improvements across Medtronics Global Operations footprint?

Our Global Quality Strategy is rooted in the Medtronic Mission and our Quality Policy. Being a trusted partner means always putting patient safety first, upholding product quality, and maintaining the highest ethical standards in our business relationships and programs. Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients.

**A Day in the Life**

As a **Principal Quality Engineer** , you will be a key member of the Global Quality Operations Excellence Group.You will providetechnical engineering expertise and project leadership for the **Machined Implantables, Capital Disposables** and **General Surgery Market Access** Operating Networks.

**You will**

+ Identify and execute Quality projects related to line efficiency, production throughput, Cost of Poor Execution (COPE), and SOGL reduction.

+ Develop, evaluate, implement and maintain technical quality assurance and control systems or reliability systems and standards pertaining to materials, techniques, or company products.

+ Oversee the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.

+ Guide the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.

+ Direct the development of new concepts from initial design to market release.

+ Manage feasibility studies of the design, specifically manufacturability (DRM), to determine if capable of functioning as intended.

+ Monitor documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.

+ Organize the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 7+ years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality OR Advanced Degree Engineering, Science or technical field with 5+ years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality.

**Nice to Have**

+ 10+ years experience in medical device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, or other regulated industry.

+ Working knowledge of FDA regulations and ISO standards applicable to implantable medical devices and to drug-device combinations.

+ Experienced practitioner of Design for Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM) and/or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) with DRM/DFSS Green or Black Belt.

+ Experienced practitioner of continuous improvement methodologies with Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt.

+ Advanced statistical data analysis skills.

+ Experience working with cross-functional and international teams.

+ Ability to manage multiple projects across multiple geographies.

+ Able to work independently, as well as in a team environment.

+ Ability to educate stakeholders, customers, and management.

**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)

Travel up to 25%, domestic and international.
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: 2021-02-09 Expires: 2021-05-16
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