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Project Engineer at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico





Job Description:


Careers that Change Lives

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.



    • Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development.
    • Under the direction of the Engineer Section Head, provides technical direction to department engineers.
    • Plans and coordinates larger-scale engineering projects or several medium or small projects while acting as a technical specialist for a specific section.
    • Maintains a thorough knowledge of new developments and technology.
    • Monitors projects and recommends changes to improve operating efficiency.
    • Lead process / product improvement projects develop project timelines, phase in/out plans, validation strategies, validation protocols and reports, and execute validation protocols.
    • Generate Change Controls and supporting documentation required to implement the project.
    • Generate, execute and analyze and make conclusions from results of Engineering Test Requests.
    • Organize and conduct status review sessions to manage project portfolio as to provide executive summary updates to stakeholders.
    • Work with outside vendors to assure compliance with established machine specifications and schedules.
    • Actively participate in the evaluation of current and new processes, including troubleshooting, upgrade recommendations, and quotes for new equipment.
    • Responsible for the development and debugging of internally designed machinery and work with developers to debug externally developed ones.
    • Coordinate and provide support to plant personnel for the commissioning and validation of new or modified production lines.
    • Participate in the preparation and lead follow up for approval of Capital Expenditures Requests as required for tool/equipment replacement or cost reductions projects.
    • Maintain effective and proactive communication and collaboration with Operational Excellent (OpEx) Group and with the Focus Factory Leadership Team to ensure Project/Goal's alignment. Estimate, report and monitor the project savings.
    • Support the Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing initiatives across the Ponce site.
    • Responsible for assigned Lean or Six Sigma project per fiscal year and/or Cost Saving project according to performance goal financial savings. Support the OpEx & Quality initiatives (i.e., QIP, QBWM).



Must Have: Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience


Nice to Have

Bachelor in Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Problem Solving

Business Acumen

Process Management

TQM- Re- Engineering

Excellent Communicator in both Spanish/ English and must have the writing abilities as well.

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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