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The Associate Manufacturing Engineer is a key operations representative within the Advanced Stapling Technology Manufacturing Engineering team. The Associate ME will be responsible for completing tasks which support the completion of operations deliverables for AST Focused Factory. General responsibilities include manufacturing process evaluation, mechanical product troubleshooting and support of in-house manufacturing processes. They will assist with engineering studies to support process validation and contribute to maximizing production performance. The Associate ME will work under the direction of Principal/Senior level Engineer in a fast paced collaborative environment supportive of program initiatives and compliant with company best practices. 


•Contribute to continuous improvements in overall product cost and quality 
•Maintain documentation associated with manufacturing process 
•Provide technical support for production including automation.
•Follow established guidelines and management direction with regard to engineering decisions 
•Works independently in a manufacturing environment in support of AST’ Quality Mission, and in compliance with the Quality System Regulation (QSR), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and Work Instructions.
•Under guidance from manager or engineer, improve existing products and manufacturing processes
•May act as a technical reference or complete special projects in individual areas of expertise (i.e., Validations, tooling, packaging, testing, etc.) 
•May participate on teams in order to accomplish new product implementation, process design, process improvement or any other technical manufacturing issues. 
•Knows and follows all laws and policies that apply to one's job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times. 
•Diligently participate in our compliance program-related activities as denoted by your supervisor.
•Prepare and present technical investigative reports to senior engineers, supervisors, and managers.
•Performs other related duties, as required. Assist with performing IQ, PQ's and OQ as required per design control
•Assist with writing, monitoring, and reviewing test protocols
•Assist with the design of gages, fixtures and tooling
•Implement cost reduction by working closely with manufacturing to reduce scrap and waste


•Some travel to supplier visits 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
  • 0 years of experience required
  • Bachelors Degree Required
Nice to Have

•Dynamic, positive attitude
•Strong communication, manufacturing process, product industrialization and leadership skills
•Solid design, troubleshooting and presentation skills
•Knowledge of Lean and/or 6 Sigma 
•Knowledge of GD&T
•Knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA  
•Strong Interpersonal Skills
•Strong Computer skills

•Close-working interface with Principal / Senior Manufacturing Engineers and inter-departmental functions in support of program initiatives

•Standard office setting, clean room manufacturing area, model shop, Hospital OR.

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 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)

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