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Engineering Manager

Medtronic


Location:
Northridge, CA 91325
Date:
13-10-2020
2020-10-132021-02-19
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Job Details

Engineering Manager

Location:

Northridge, California, United States

Requisition #:

20000G2W

Post Date:

Oct 09, 2020


**CAREERS THAT CHANGE LIVES:**


As a member of the Medtronic Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor RD team this Engineering Manager will be responsible for sensor prototyping, development, validation and design transfer of Medtronics glucose sensors. This role is within the Sensor Development Team with core competencies in chemistry, chemical, and biomedical engineering. The Engineering Manager will be interacting and leading a team of talented individuals in these competencies to support the design and development of Medtronics sensor pipeline throughout the product development cycle. In addition to having direct reports, the Engineering Manager will interface with other engineering, regulatory, quality, and clinical teams over the evolution of associated sensor programs as well as external entities.


**DIABETES BUSINESS DESCRIPTION:**


The Diabetes Group is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care, and improving outcomes; so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health.


We value what makes you unique. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.


**A DAY IN THE LIFE:**


The Engineering Manager will provide technical and managerial leadership through competencies in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, experimental data analysis and statistics, test method development, and process transfer to manufacturing. The Engineering Manager will instill rigor and quality in all experimentation and results, providing development guidance and providing decisions to advance sensor programs. The focus will be on integrating various technologies to satisfy program deliverables and requirements through scientific data. There will be strong emphasis on Design for Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM) principles, problem solving methodologies (DMAIC), analytical data methodologies, and process capability analysis. The individual is expected to interpret sensor signal data at various test collection stages (bench top, animal, clinical) and provide scientific recommendations on paths forward.


This individual will be expected to perform independently on his/her large-scale projects while balancing leadership responsibilities of said projects and associated managerial responsibilities. It is expected that he/she will manage engineers (both direct and indirect reports) to execute experiments and accomplish project objectives within established timelines. There is a strong technical leadership path available for the candidate with opportunity to grow his/her scope as well as managerial responsibilities over time. There will be communication to upper management on a regular basis through presentations and reports, and the individual must have the ability to effectively convey process and project updates to internal and external stakeholders (vendors, manufacturing, etc.).


Specific Responsibilities include:


Apply fundamentals in chemistry, biology, or engineering disciplines to drive sensor design and development


Apply instill Best-Known-Methods for robust characterization of various sensor designs


Apply provide guidance on design of experiments (DOE) to model the statistically significant critical to quality (CTQ) sensor performance output variability and main effects with respect to material and process inputs


Apply and interpret characterization DOE models to establish optimal material and process input set points with respect to sensor in-vivo performance


Recommend and lead feasibility demonstration for applicable test methods that translates to sensor in-vivo performance


Utilize drive technical skills associated with Six Sigma, Lean, DRM/DFSS and other appropriate continuous improvement techniques


Collaborate with process, manufacturing, quality, regulatory and quality teams


Ensure execution of detailed engineering analyses documentation to support design development and support process transfer


Apply Project Management tools to track, trend, communicate and drive projects to meet deliverables


Promote a positive team culture that focuses on innovative and rigorous development


Demonstrated mentorship and proven track record in developing team members professional growth


Participate in the guidance evaluation team members annual and mid-year career development plans which aligns with growth opportunities


**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**


**BASIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS**


**IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE EVIDENT ON YOUR RESUME**


Bachelors degree required


Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience


NICE TO HAVE:


Experience with managing a technical team of scientists or engineers


Experience in the Medical Device or Pharma industry


Knowledge of regulatory submissions and guidance


Experience working in a cleanroom environment


Experience with statistical analysis of data (Ex. Minitab, JMP, etc.)


Experience with technical documentation (Ex. laboratory notebooks, publications, engineering reports, IQ/OQ/PQs, Standard Operating Procedures, test protocols, etc.)


2 years of prior managerial responsibility in an engineering capacity


Proven ability to translate high level business objectives into tactical solution plans and execute on those tactical plans to overcome obstacles and deliver on key results.


Direct experience in leading characterization, design of experiments and data analysis methodologies (T-test, ANOVA and significance testing at a minimum)


Experience with MATLAB


Experience with Project Management and relevant tools


Experience with gage RR studies, demonstrating process capability (Ppk Cpk), and Qualification procedures (IQ/OQ/PQ)


Experience with responding to governing bodies (FDA, cFDA, PMDA, LNE GMED, etc)


Demonstrated ability to manage multiple large/complex projects, aligning strategically with business needs in addition to working independently within a team-based environment


Demonstrated ability to influence and align key stakeholders drive decision-making


Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills


**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.


**ABOUT MEDTRONIC**


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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 can 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.


**EEO STATEMENT**


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:


http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees


**DISCLAIMER**


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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.
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