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Engineering Supervisor

Medtronic (Schweiz) AG

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Engineering Supervisor

Engineering Supervisor

Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Engineering16000K8ERequisition #Oct 10, 2016Post Date
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This position reports to the Senior Manufacturing Manager.


The Engineering Supervisor is overlooking the Engineering group.

He/she is accountable to put the right actions in place to support and improve all KPIs related to Production activities including assembly activities and packaging activities.

The Engineering Supervisor is the third escalation point after the Engineering members and the Technicians who are in charge of supporting production for process, machinery and training.

The Engineering Supervisor is a key contributor of the long-term site strategy and of the Medtronic Operating System/Cell Operating System transformation in the clean room (Lean principles).


  • Supervise and develop the Engineering Team : roles and responsibilities definition, coaching, performance management (recognition of top performers and setting up of actions plans for low performers).
  • Oversee the daily operations of his/her team, this includes the production support, production training, specific project and continuous improvement activities.
  • Is accountable to achieve, promote and coordinate the overall Lean principles and especially the Cell Operating System transformation.
  • Is accountable to propose new process technologies in order to improve our standards from design to the end of validation (URS,SAT, FAT,IQ, OQ, PQ).
  • Actively support, stimulate and deploy a continuous improvement culture through the Engineering team.
  • Assess, propose and investigate continuous process technologies in conjunction with Lean Sigma and Product development support and guidance.
  • Responsible for Non-Conformities and CAPAs management related to processes.
  • Promote performance management and teamwork between Operators, Technicians and Engineers.
  • Participate actively in projects as a Leader or team member.
  • Act as a key player in the site long-term strategy definition and deployment.
  • Is accountable to put concrete actions in place to reduce scrap or to improve equipments KPIs.
  • Escalate key information to the Manufacturing Manager in a timely manner when applicable.
  • Ensure the Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Documentation Practices and Safety guidelines are being followed correctly by the Production staff.
  • Support the Medtronic/Kyphon Quality Policy and Quality System.


  • Minimum ETS/EPF Engineering Master Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment in the medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotech,  electronic or watch industries.
  • At least 3-5 years of people management experience.
  • Knowledge in material highly recommended.
  • Excellent ability to manage projects, resources and drive change initiatives.
  • Experience in problem solving and transformation of production lines into high maturity cells (COS, Lean principles).
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all organization levels, including Senior Management.
  • Strong leadership in motivating employees, team player and solution oriented with excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent change management culture and skills.
  • Good knowledge of IT tools (Word, Excel, quality systems, ERP) is a must.
  • Fluent in French, Good knowledge of English required.