Engineering Manager, Polymers
Company: Medtronic GmbH
Posted on: February 22, 2021
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
-----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
-----Oversees the investigation and evaluation of new and existing
-----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
-----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
-----Drives and integrates a culture of design for COS and FTQ
-----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
- 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
- Polymer processing techniques including but not limited to
shaping, heat setting, joining, cutting, chemical processing,
- 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.
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
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
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