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Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of engineering team in Manufacturing, you will be a key operations representative within the North Haven, CT site and supports both the AST (Advanced Surgical Technologies) and GSP General Surgical Procedures) Focus Factories. You will be responsible for completing tasks which support the day to day operations and strategic projects to the business. 

Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives — starting with your own.  

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. 
SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

You will support the day to day operations and strategic projects to the business including packaging/manufacturing process evaluation, troubleshooting and support of in house packaging/labeling/sealing equipment of products and processes. 
You will conduct engineering studies and MSA’s to support process validation. You will collaborate on project teams to develop high quality, high reliability and highly manufacturable packaging for medical devices at Medtronic. 

You will:
Provide Site leadership and interface for Packaging and packaging equipment technologies in conjunction with Divisional Packaging.
Provide technical support for production packaging/labeling tools and software including assembly/sealing equipment and automation site-wide.
Contributor to the Capital Expense Request (CER) process, specify cost for packaging/labeling/sealing equipment with consideration to product standard cost targets and capacity demands.
Provide detailed engineering analysis and documentation in the management of material disposition, process updates, NCR's and CAPA.
Participate in DFM / DFA activities assuring that packaging/production processes and equipment are taken into consideration.
Contribute to continuous improvements in overall product cost and quality.
Participate on projects to concurrently develop packaging assembly methods, tooling, equipment and processes for new and existing products.
Partner with Manufacturing to develop lean principals to implement solutions for product packaging, labeling and sealing/assembly.
Create standardized work and process maps that result in an optimized production system and extended value stream.
Conduct, coordinate and aid in formal Process Validations including protocol development and execution.
Follow established procedures to perform detailed, accurate, and compliant engineering documentation for Master Validation Plans, PFMEA, Equipment Installation, Characterization, Qualification and Validation activities.
Apply of statistical and analytical methods such as SPC, SQC and DOE.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging Science or Mechanical Engineering with 2+ years applicable experience.
 Nice to Have
  • Master's Degree in Engineering
  • Experience in packaging engineering, medical devices, pharmaceutical or related industry.
  • Knowledgeable in Allen Bradley PLC’s, RS Logic, Cognex Insight Explorer and Checker to maintain and implement product labeling systems.
  • 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  
  • Knowledge and Experience with packaging, assembly and manufacturing methods/equipment (ie: Sencorp bar sealers, Alloyd blister sealers and material sealing of PETG to tyvek, foil to tyvek, foil to foil, mylar to Tyvek) and Vision Systems.
  • Knowledge and Experience with packaging material process and testing. 
  • Engineering and Problem solving tools:  MINITAB, SIX SIGMA, DOE, GR&R, CAPA, CAD, DMAIC

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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