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Sr Advanced Mfg Extrusion Engineer


Danvers, MA
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Company Medtronic
Job Title Sr Advanced Mfg Extrusion Engineer
JobId 24226
Location: Danvers, MA, 01923, USA

Sr Advanced Mfg Extrusion Engineer


Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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Post Date:

Jul 29, 2016

Focus on the technology and processes of medical extrusion including free extrusion, composite multi-layer extrusion and other designs that provide performance value to our customers. Provide extrusion engineering leadership in the concept, prototyping, clinical evaluation, process/equipment development and production scale up of new products and components from RD, Supply Chain, manufacturing transfers and business acquisitions. Provide leadership in the management of product transfer from RD to Manufacturing. Provide extrusion engineering leadership in product transfers from RD to Manufacturing. Provide extrusion engineering leadership in product line transfers from outside facilities to internal manufacturing in Massachusetts. Provide extrusion engineering leadership in product line transfers from current manufacturing to outsourced manufacturing vendors. Provide extrusion engineering leadership in scale up of component manufacturing for other businesses within Medtronic. Provide extrusion engineering leadership for development and scale up of low cost manufacturing for legacy product lines. Define equipment, process, material and operator specifications for manufacturing. Approach all engineering activities with the objective to reduce variability in operator, materials, machines and manufacturing processes to improve profitability at the Danvers site. Ensures Danvers Shared Technology Center strategic objectives are met. Ensures Quality, Service, Cost and Technology expectations are realized for our customers.



•Insure compliance to Corporate, Divisional and Site Process Validation procedures and policies.

•Insure compliance to Corporate, Divisional and Site Equipment Design/Development and Control procedures and policies.

•Participate with RD in the prototype development and clinical phases of new product introduction. Participate in Design for Lean Sigma activities.

•Provide a project leadership role with RD in the commercialization phase of major new product introductions.

•Lead Process and Tooling Development efforts with an end goal of successfully completing Process Ranging, Characterization and Validation in support of achieving commercialization objectives and timelines.

•Provide a project leadership role with outside organizations in the transfer of manufacturing to the Massachusetts facilities.

•Provide a project leadership role with outside organizations in the transfer of manufacturing from the Massachusetts facilities to outsourced manufacturing vendors.

•Generate and manage project documentation according to prescribed policies and guidelines.

•Conduct Team meetings and Design Reviews in conjunction with assigned projects.

•Work with the tooling engineers and machine shop to design, build and implement new tooling in support of manufacturing ramp up and transfer.

•Evaluate proposed designs and processes for manufacturability with associated recommendations for improvements.

•Manage engineers and technicians in accomplishing project goals.

•Develop and/or Approve product and process specifications, generate E-Specs, QC Specs, material specs, incoming specs in support of new product introduction.

•Provide detailed project plans and updates as required. Manage projects to meet agreed upon timelines.

•Lead or assist in Complaint and Failure Investigations where expertise dictates involvement.

•Using influence management skills interface with engineering, materials control, planning, finance, document services, marketing and manufacturing in setting and achieving common project goals.

•Prioritize and balance workload of multiple project assignments based on business and functional objectives.


•Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline (preferred plastics)


•5+ years with BS

•3+ years with MS


•Ability to lead a team.

•Ability to work on a Team

•DOE, SPC, FMEA, GMP, ISO, 6 Sigma

•AutoCAD or Solid Works Proficiency

•Knowledge of Statistical Software and Practices

•Knowledge of Materials and Related Processes

•Technical Writing Skills

•Verbal, Written and Presentation Skills

•Interpersonal and Project Management Skills



•MS in plastics engineering discipline

•Medical device experience


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. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.


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.


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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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.

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