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Associate Materials Engineer

• The Associate Materials Engineer responsibilities include but are not limited to support various manufacturing sites for Medtronic devices.  This includes working with Seniors Engineers and participating in cost savings, redesigns, manufacturing process improvements, tooling replacement projects and resolving production issues related to metal and/or plastic components.  
• The Associate Materials Engineer will not only need to follow but to help develop new company’s best practices and standard procedures
• The Associate Materials Engineer must be able to communicate technically with various suppliers for Medtronic to support troubleshooting, supplier development programs and tooling replacement programs to ensure quality components will continually be received timely at the manufacturing sites.

• Manufacturing and Project Engineering team member for activities in accordance with standard operating procedures
• Key participant in DFMEA, PFMEA, and CTQ processes assuring specifications are well defined and documented.
• Assure production requirements are achieved for component and tooling specifications, supplier selection, and qualification.
• Knowledgeable of technology advances associated with tooling and process development.
• Communicate  and coordinate activities with multiple functional groups both within and outside of operations
• 25% travel to manufacturing sites and supplier visits required. (International and domestic).

A Day in the Life

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

  • Analyzes, researches, designs and develops materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems.
  • Applies principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes.
  • Develops, analyzes and applies material properties and design allowables, processing processes and quality engineering specifications.
  • Material analyses may include failure analysis of components, systems and subsystems, life predictions, and definition and requirement specifications.
  • May review and approve subcontractor material processing procedures.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

0 years of experience required

Is A Bachelor's Degree Required? Yes

Nice to Have 

• Dynamic, positive attitude
• Knowledgeable of production processes related to components plastics and/or metals
• Strong project management skills
• Knowledge in plastic components manufacturing process (I.e. injection molding, extrusion)
• Knowledge in metals components manufacturing process (I.e. stamping, deep draw, etc.) 
• Exposure to plastic and/or metal components manufacturing processes.
• Working Knowledge of Six Sigma a plus
• Working knowledge of GD&T a plus
• Working knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA, and Risk Tools a plus
• Working knowledge of DFA/ DFM principles a plus
• Strong computer skills

• BS Engineering or Equivalent

• 1 to 2  yrs. Applicable Experience

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.

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.

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