SR EXTRUSION ENGINEER

Function:  ENG & TECH - MANUFACTURING & PROCESS DEV ENGINEERI
Requisition ID:  1695
Location:  Plymouth, MN, US, 55442
Alternative Locations: 
Education Experience:  -
Employment Experience:  -
Travel:  Less than 10%

Segment: Industrial Solutions
Business Unit: Medical
Building: MN-Plymouth-CM5
GJF Title: SR MANUFACTURING ENGINEER
Band/Level: 5-2
Hiring Manger: JASON EDDY
Recruiter: ADAM FRANTZ
Relocation:Yes - Domestic
Travel: Less than 10%

 

 

Company Information

 

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today's increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations - redefining what's possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS - www.TE.com.


The TE Medical business unit, part of the Industrial Solutions segment, offers medical device OEMs, a complete product offering, and capability portfolio for minimally invasive, imaging, surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices. With more than 350 design engineers and a global presence in all key medical device hubs, we are a premier partner to the world's leading medical technology companies for their next-generation medical devices. We are experts in all aspects of device design and manufacture, from access and delivery solutions for interventional medicine; to sensors and connectors for surgical applications. Our innovative solutions enable ground breaking medical therapies such as treating heart disease without opening the body, placing microscopic devices into brain arteries and powering robotic surgery.

Job Overview

Extrusion Engineer is responsible for new process development, legacy product process improvements, project engineering, technical sales support, and other engineering related support functions to support organizational growth and profitability. Will function as internal expert on extrusion equipment and processes, process controls and process validations to ensure a safe, stable and repeatable manufacturing platform for products within a regulated environment.

The Extrusion Engineer performs functions to provide engineering support to manufacturing, quality and sales operations for assigned products. Identifies extrusion requirements, writing specifications, analyzing system performance, designing for spec compliance, documenting manufacturing processes, tracking and expediting products through phases of validation and manufacturing, while working within limits of established policy.TEGTA16.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Essential Functions:

  • Provide engineering support for extrusion processes and tooling. Support internal manufacturing, quality and sales operations for all assigned projects; Provide research and development support for all assigned processes, presents research as needed to clients; Function as internal expert on manufacturing platforms within the organization. Investigate process improvements and/or alternatives. Recommend and implement new processes and process improvements.
  • Lead, direct, influence and coordinate project objectives, completion dates, and technical specs. 
  • Exercise judgment to define manufacturing requirements and processes, test, troubleshoot, repair, and validate equipment. Document work in accordance with applicable procedures.
  • Develop, document, plan, and is responsible to oversee the execution of process validation protocols through IQ,OQ,PQ on new processes and legacy process changes. 
  • Evaluate and analyze results, develop design improvements and implement them, develop test procedures, test specifications, and supporting documentation
  • Guide and develop other personnel by precedent and within the limits of all established procedures and regulatory requirements. Analyze product, customer, and regulatory requirements to ensure processes, tools, fixtures and equipment requirements are properly translated and implemented into documentation.
  • Review potential product modifications and consult with customers, suppliers, and others to determine the best approach. Build prototypes and ensure products meet customer’s requirements and expectations. 
  • Collaborate with Quality Engineering to define quantitative parameters for quality inspection and testing as required per customer and regulatory quality requirements.
  • Determine safety limits/requirements and set appropriate limitations and safeguards to ensure safe operation.
  • Investigate equipment/process problems, devise methods of repair, and make adjustments or direct related efforts of others. Document what was done and train maintenance personnel and production associates to eliminate repeat issues.
  • Attends/participates in a variety of meetings/task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain high level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, and policies.
  • Leads and participates in Kaizen activity.
  • Work with Operations to schedule engineering activities requiring resources outside the engineering team.
  • Train personnel on new equipment, processes, and changes to existing processes.
  • Must have Solid knowledge/experience with multi-lumen extrusion process; Tube Extrusion; technical writing; tool design; automation; manufacturing processes; waste elimination through Lean Manufacturing.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS in Engineering or Engineering Technology; broad knowledge of discipline, mechanical electrical engineering.
  • 7 years’ experience in engineering of manufactured products or comparable related technical activity, including the application of advanced engineering principles and technology.
  • Possess the demonstrated ability to recognize and apply theoretical concepts to real world applications.
  • Five+ years of experience in multi-lumen extrusion process; Tube Extrusion manufacturing or similar experience.
  • Preferred knowledge of FDA and ISO 13485, GMP Practices & Lean Manufacturing processes
  • Experience working with medical devices preferred.
  • Experience using Solidworks or similar software and ability to read blueprints and specifications
  • Experience using drafting tools, machine tools, hand and power tools, and electronic test devices.

Competencies

  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

 


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