Sr Manufacturing Engineer

    • Medtronic
  • Memphis, TN
  • Posted 33 days ago | Updated 2 days ago


On Site
Full Time


Design for manufacturability
Verification and validation
Root cause analysis
Engineering support
Manufacturing operations
Project management
Supply chain management
Technical Support
Six Sigma
Test methods
Lean manufacturing
Process control
Data Analysis
Problem solving
Product development
Goal oriented
Plant lifecycle management
Corrective and preventive action
Regulatory Compliance
Statistical process control
Analytical skill
Health care

Job Details

Careers that Change Lives

Provide engineering support to Spinal manufacturing operations with an emphasis in project management to support released product. Champion cost saving initiatives for our product and the organization. Plans and coordinates larger-scale engineering projects or several medium or small-scale projects while acting as a technical specialist. Activities include approval of design changes, print updates, use of PLM tools to process change requests, approval of instrument and implant rework requests, product transfers, support all aspects of manufacturing operations, CAPA mitigation, and assist Supply Chain in backorder resolution.

Join a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage technical aspects of product and process transfer to manufacturing partners.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Manufacturer for engineering issues.
  • Actively pursue and identify cost saving opportunities
  • Lead and assist cost saving activities to fully vet potential candidates and aid in the completion of a Proforma to support project feasibility
  • Facilitate the timely completion of all projects and cost saving activities to meet or exceed plan
  • Conduct, coordinate and aid in formal Process Validations/Qualifications including protocol development and execution.
  • Collaborate on MSA activities to meet design requirements and business needs.
  • Ensure manufacturing processes have adequately demonstrated specified process capabilities through being the Champion for PFMEA, Design for Manufacturability, Demand Flow Technology, and Design for Six Sigma.
  • Work as a liaison with the Manufacturer to ensure design for manufacturing elements are incorporated to improve yield and reduce costs.
  • Provide guidance to Manufacturer as it relates to the design and assist in the evaluation of new and existing fixtures and equipment, test methods, specifications, layouts, and standards supporting a Lean manufacturing environment.
  • Approve and manage design and process changes for adherence to Medtronic requirements.
  • Candidate must have the ability to work independently and be able to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Ability to meet at off hours to support Manufacturers located across the globe with global time zone differences.
  • Ensures adherence to product specifications, industry standards, and quality and regulatory procedures and requirements. Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high-quality work.
  • Assist with selection and qualification of new materials and suppliers.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Travel requirement: Less than 10%.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related Tech field required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • 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 Machining, Molding, Grinding, Forming, Assembly, Welding, Finishing, Cleaning, Passivating, Anodizing, Shot Peening, Mass Media Operations, Coatings, EDM, Casting, Forging, Polishing.
  • Average knowledge with Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Average knowledge with Design Verification and Validation activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Effective interaction with personnel at diverse positions within and outside of the organization.
  • Value other's ideas and experience working in a team environment.
  • Able to work well with a diverse group of people both within the organization as well as with people outside the company.
  • Project Management experience or training. Work well under pressure, organized and able to attain results on several projects simultaneously.
  • 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.
  • 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.

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of 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 Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) here.

The base salary range is applicable across the United States, excluding Puerto Rico. Base pay is based on numerous factors and may vary by job-related knowledge, skills, experience, etc. Compensation and benefits information pertains solely to candidates hired within the United States (local market compensation and benefits will apply for others).

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)