MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Together Medtronic and Covidien are working to improve how healthcare addresses the needs of more people, in more ways and in more places around the world. As one company, we can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. This is the ideal opportunity to join us, and be part of our commitment to the health of others.
We know the combined resources of Medtronic and Covidien will be transformative, creating new methodologies and new opportunities. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic – both in the lives of others and your career.
Medtronic is a $27.8b company with 85,000+ employees in more than 160 countries.
To join our Engineering & Maintenance Department, we are currently looking for our Neuchâtel Manufacturing Plant a:
Manufacturing Engineer specialized in polymer
Reporting directly to the Engineering Supervisor, you support the manufacturing department by ensuring optimized and well-working manufacturing process and equipment.
You contribute to design, develop and implement manufacturing solutions for existing and new products and products changes as part of continuous improvement process.
Moreover, you lead and perform equipment and process validation activities.
MAIN JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify source of rejects and appropriate resolutions to solve manufacturing process and quality issues.
Identify equipments and process techniques to support manufacturing for product, process and equipment enhancements.
Identify and develop network of external suppliers in order to subcontract activities or to select new manufacturing equipment.
Perform Design Of Experiment –DOE- to determine equipment setup range to ensure appropriate product specifications.
Elaborate and perform qualification protocols IQ, and collaborate/support QA Engineering during OQ and PQ phases of any new or existing manufacturing equipment and processes.
Maintain procedures and ensure to provide an appropriate training for production operators and maintenance technicians.
Initiate continuous improvement projects to improve process robustness, capability, cycle time and unit cost.
Support technology or new product transfer activities.
Ensure that accurate and complete records are kept that meet regulatory requirements.
Support Kyphon Quality Policy and Quality System.
High technical school background (i.e. EPFL, HES) in engineering with strong knowledge in polymers
Experience in Project Management.
Experience in identifying external suppliers and ability to lead technical negotiations.
An experience in polymer extrusion would be a plus.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong knowledge in polymer.
Able to read and understand industrial designs drawings and documents; CAD experience required (Solidworks a plus).
Ability to interact in a multicultural, multilingual and matrix structure.
Fluent in French and English; strong technical writing aptitude are requested in both languages.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.