1+ months

Principal Manufacturing Engineer

North Haven, CT 06473
Principal Manufacturing Engineer


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Dec 03, 2019

**Careers that Change Lives**


The Principal Manufacturing Engineer is a key Operations representative within the Pilot and Powered Manufacturing Engineering team. The Principal Manufacturing Engineer will lead a team of Manufacturing Engineers with direct responsibility for all aspects of the day to day Engineering support of the focus factory. General responsibilities include electro-mechanical manufacturing process evaluation, electro-mechanical product troubleshooting and support of in-house manufacturing products and processes. Conduct engineering studies to support process validation and contribute to maximizing production performance. Drive project execution for equipment development, electro mechanical assembly methods and process validation of new and existing products. Create project teams to develop the highest quality and reliability medical devices for Medtronic.

The Principal Manufacturing Engineer will work under the direction of Engineering Manager in a fast-paced collaborative environment supporting program initiatives and compliant with company best practices.


Lead a team of Engineers in the manufacture and assembly of medical devices

Contribute to continuous improvements in overall product cost and quality

Participate in DFM / DFA activities assuring that production processes / equipment are taken into consideration

Maintain documentation associated with manufacturing processes.

Provide technical support for production tools including applied automation.

Follow established guidelines and management direction with regard to engineering decisions

Advise leadership of developments which may affect profit, schedule and costs.

Lead on projects to concurrently develop assembly methods, tooling, equipment and processes for new and existing products.

Partner with Manufacturing to develop lean principals to implement solutions for product assembly.

Create standardized work charts, work combination tables and process maps that result in an optimized production system and extended value stream.

Support project team members in achieving business including attainment of Safety, Quality, Service, and Project Schedule and Cost goals.

Follow established procedures to perform detailed, accurate, and compliant engineering documentation for Master Validation Plans, PFMEA, Equipment Installation, Characterization, Qualification and Validation activities.

Daily interaction with manufacturing providing support and responsibility for metrics such as labor time, lead-time, capability, and yield.

Provide detailed engineering analysis and documentation in the management of material disposition, process updates, ECR's and CAPA.

Support manufacturing implementation and facility transfer while providing technical support to receiving facility.

Complete on time project updates, development plans, self-assessments, and successful completion of all training requirements.

Use of Project Management tools including Gantt charts, risk matrixs, project charters are required.

Complete on time project updates, project hours, development plans, self-assessments, and successful completion of all training requirements.


Some travel to equipment suppliers may be required.

Continue to enhance Engineering and leadership skills through additional training and education.

**A Day in the Life**

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

+ Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.

+ Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.

+ Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

+ Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.

+ May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.

+ Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.

+ Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques.

+ Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.

+ Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

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

+ BS Engineering

**Nice to Have**

Previous experience with managing direct reports

Dynamic, positive attitude

Strong communication, manufacturing process, product industrialization and leadership skills.

Solid troubleshooting and presentation skills

Knowledge of Lean and/or 6 Sigma

Knowledge of GDT

Knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA

Knowledge of Maintenance Uptime Elements

Practical Knowledge of Maintenance SOPs in a regulated environment, (FDA 21 CFR Part 820 or similar)

Strong Interpersonal Skills

Strong Computer skills

Knowledge and Experience with product assembly and Manufacturing Methods/equipment (E.G. Ultrasonic Welders, Crimping, Molding, MIM, Leak Testers, Machine Controls and Vision Systems, packaging equipment

Knowledge and Experience with material process and testing.

Engineering and Problem solving tools: MINITAB, SIX SIGMA, DOE, GRR, CAPA, CAD, DMAIC

Experience with DFMA and Lean manufacturing tools.

Excellent organization, Planning, Computer skills, Technical writing, Communication and Presentation skills.

**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: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-09

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