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Manaufacturing Returnship, Medtronic

Make an impact in medicine and engineering with a technology leader in medical devices and therapies.  At Medtronic, we improve the lives of more than two people every second.  Our internships expand your skills, test what you know and help you prepare for the next stages of your career.

 
Medtronic is excited to expand our Careers 2.0 Returnship Program!
Careers 2.0 is a new program that is designed to increase the pipeline of female STEM talent who are returning from a two or more year career break. This program provides the opportunity for professionals to get back into the workforce at a later life stage, and offers a powerful return-to-work strategy for individuals. This program is part of a large initiative to increase the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) talent pipeline driven by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch, a career re-entry firm. 
 
CAREERS 2.0 Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:   
•        A current career break of two or more years
•        An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
•        Minimum of 4 years of relative professional experience 
•        Previous experience working in a collaborative and diverse environment
 
As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for the management, execution, and review of projects delivering improvements in Quality, Service, and Cost of the molding processes that provide implantable components to finished devices. This position interacts closely with the Operations team as well as several engineering disciplines such as Process Development, Quality, Reliability Engineering, and Regulatory Affairs.  Additionally, this position requires problem solving skills and technical knowledge (Lean, DMAIC) and the ability to manage complex projects to a successful and timely conclusion.  MECC Operations seeks candidates who will meet or exceed our customers’ expectations by striving without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products, processes, and systems by being accountable, having a voice, and taking action.
 
Day in the Life:
• Utilizes project management skills to drive continuous improvement initiatives, including lean manufacturing, stakeholder analysis, report outs, risk assessments, and cost/benefit analysis
• Make use of appropriate technical skills and tools, such as DOE, SPC, hypothesis testing, capability studies, Gemba walks, and “hands on” analysis, to perform in depth analysis, determine root cause, and identify corrective actions
• Assessment of quality, service, and cost reduction projects based on impact and effort for prioritization
• Manage project through required regulatory approvals
• Lead teams and collaborate with multiple levels and cross-functional areas for effective project execution
• Lead and/or participate in Kaizen events across the organization.
• Experience with lean manufacturing and principles including statistical analysis, variation reduction, waste reduction, customer evaluation, and has general knowledge of other related disciplines.
• Conduct regular project reviews to assure accomplishment of key results. 
• Communicate progress, status, and issues to upper management. 
  
Must Have: Minimum Qualifications 
 
CAREERS 2.0 Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:   
•        A current career break of two or more years
•        An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
•        Minimum of 4 years of relative professional experience 
•        Previous experience working in a collaborative and diverse environment
 
Specific to this role:     
• Minimum of 2 years manufacturing engineering experience or MS degree 
• Experience in Lean Manufacturing
• Experience with project management
• Experience with problem solving using analytics
 
Nice to Have:
 • Understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts of manufacturing processes 
• Technical knowledge of manufacturing processes
• Experience handling multiple tasks concurrently 
• Experience interpreting mechanical drawings 
• Experience conceiving and communicating mechanical design concepts to drafting team 
• Excellent data analysis skills, and proficient in the use of statistical tools in problem solving
• Computer skills such as Word and Excel 
• Knowledge of quality systems
• Green Belt Certification (Internal or ASQ)
• BB/Master Black Belt certification
• Experience in Leading large projects and project teams. 
• Experience with Medical Device Regulation ISO 13485. 
• Experience in medical product mfg / assembly operations 
• Excellent data analysis skills, and proficient in the use of statistical tools in problem solving 
 
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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