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Engineering Manager, Polymers

Company: Medtronic GmbH
Location: Irvine
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives
Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career. This role is the Engineering Manager Polymers over the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) team within the Restorative Therapies Group (RTG) focused on developing implantable medical devices in the neurovascular space. The AMEs are responsible for process development on new products from concept through process characterization and manufacturing transfer. This Engineering Manager Polymers position will lead the AME group in developing new robust processes to ensure a successful launch utilizing Design for Manufacturing and Lean Manufacturing principles.
Day in the life:
-----Ensure successful transition to commercial operations
-----Guide the team to define the capacity plan to meet forecast
-----Work with project leaders to identify resources needed to meet project timelines and successful launch
-----Directs the development of new polymer products.
-----Manages internal and external resources to develop and complete new processes.
-----Automation development and integration experience desire
-----Ability to identify and proposed process improvements
-----Directs the development of new concepts from initial design through manufacturing transfer.
-----Be the voice of RTG Operations in early development work to ensure Design for Manufacturing (DFM)/Cell Operating System (COS)/First Time Quality (FTQ)/High Volume Factory's needs are met.
-----Oversees the investigation and evaluation of new and existing technologies.
-----Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.
-----May develop, evaluate, implement and maintain technical quality assurance and control systems or reliability systems and standards pertaining to materials, techniques, or company products.
-----Manages feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended.
-----Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.
-----Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.
-----Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
-----Aligns with organizational strategy and delivers on operational and project goals.
-----Sets high team performance expectations that meets or exceeds project goals which will result in robust and efficient value streams and fast time to market.
-----Co-develops and transfers technologies, processes and knowledge to high volume facilities.
-----Develops and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards for the department.
-----Works closely with product development teams to drive and integrate DFM principles leading to robust processes and technologies.
-----Drives and integrates a culture of design for COS and FTQ principles.
-----Coaches, mentors and develops talent for high performance.
-----Collaborates cross functionally and cross business to investigate new robust and innovative technologies in alignment with R&D Roadmaps and operations strategies.
-----Ensures successful product launch meeting the organization expectations as defined in the project plan.
-----Provides technical expertise (directly or through his/her team) for any strategic activity including but not limited to acquisitions, due diligence, divestitures, design changes, strategic sourcing changes or projects. Must Have: Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience
- An Advanced Degree and 3+ years of experience Nice to Have
- Product and Process Development Experience
- Medical Device Manufacturing Experience
- Experience with design control processes and regulations
- Experience with supervision of technical team members
- Demonstrated project management Experience
- Degree in a technical field.
- Lean, Six Sigma and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Principles
- Polymer processing techniques including but not limited to shaping, heat setting, joining, cutting, chemical processing, etc.
- Medical device manufacturing regulations and controls
- Design control requirements
- Ability to interpret and create technical drawings
- Equipment and tooling design, fabrication and qualification
- Proficient in writing, reading and editing technical documents, protocols and reports
- Proficient in use of Microsoft office products for means of creating and conveying technical information and presentations. 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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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. 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. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here .

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