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Principal Manufacturing Engineer at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Brooklyn Center, Minnesota





Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives
In this exciting role as a Principal Manufacturing Engineer on the QIP team at Medtronic's Energy & Component Center (MECC), you will have responsibility for supporting and improving the manufacturing of high quality components used in implantable medical devices. You will be responsible for improving manufacturing quality, lead time and cost through active problem solving, developing solutions and implementing process changes in accordance with the quality system. This ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience with managing and implementing process control and monitoring through SPC, developing and improving the capability of processes, and navigating the medical device manufacturing quality systems to include regulatory approvals and CAPA. This role reports to a Senior Engineering Manager at the Medtronic Energy and Component Center (MECC) located in Brooklyn Center, MN. What does it take to be a leader at Medtronic? We look for inspiring and inclusive leaders who partner with others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes. Please note this role does work on-site in the manufacturing area.

A Day in the Life
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.


  • Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.
  • Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.
  • Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.
  • Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.
  • May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.
  • Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.
  • Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques.
  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • Dynamic team player and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of medical device processes with a good understanding of product and process design.
  • Good communicator and fluent in English, with a high level of enthusiasm and motivation.
  • Good organizational, presentation and project management skills are desirable.
  • Hands-on problem solver with solid knowledge of statistical analysis tools
  • Comfortable working hands-on with production equipment

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)

Additional Information


  • Posting Date: Sep 15, 2021
  • Travel: No





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