Supplier Quality Engineer I at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 28 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Tempe, Arizona





Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives

In this exciting role as a Supplier Quality Engineer, you will have responsibility for the ensuring the quality and compliance of materials we procure for manufacturing at Tempe facility. This specific role will support material procurement for products related to our Implantable Medical Devices and Diabetes line of products including chemicals, indirect materials and components needed to build these products.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Our Cardiac Rhythm Management Integrated Operating Unit offers devices and therapies that treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. It is comprised o f four key businesses: Cardiac Pacing Therapies, Defibrillation Solutions, Patient Management, and Procedure Innovations. Together, we will transform the lives of people with cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.

CARDIAC RHYTHM AND HEART FAILURE offers devices and therapies to treat abnormal heart rhythms, as well as cardiac diagnostic and monitoring solutions.

A Day in the Life

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


  • Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services.
  • Define Receiving Inspection requirements as required and associated test method validation for all internal Medtronic Test Methods.
  • Responsible for Supplier/Part Setup and Management in multiple applications.
  • Collaborates with Component Engineering to develop and deliver the Product Acceptance Strategy, Approved Supplier List coordination, Supplier Owned Quality deployment, and Control Plans for new products
  • Coordinate the addition/change of New Suppliers to the Approved Supplier List (ASL).
  • Performs timely investigations into supplier quality issues. Lead activities related to Material Review Board (MRB), Nonconformance's (NCMR), CAPAs, sCAPAs and Inspections.
  • Responsible for the implementation of robust supplier control plans.
  • Lead implementation of Supplier Owned Quality (SOQ). Support SPC programs at the supplier and develops effective supplier monitoring strategies.
  • Support the execution of supplier audits and assessments of their processes on time with demonstrated effectiveness.
  • Support supplier change notices, and assessing their impact to MTC manufacturing operations, existing material inventory, acceptance procedures and part number configurations.
  • Stay abreast of applicable regulatory requirements. Actively seek out opportunities to understand current industry direction. Essential requirements analysis including standards review and evidence of conformity.
  • Applies understanding of statistical concepts to monitor suppliers and correct supplier quality issues.
  • Drive continuous improvement through the use of such tools as Lean, Six Sigma and Kaizen. All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 0+ years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality

Nice to Have

Medical device industry experience.
Training in Lean Sigma and/or Design for Six Sigma is a plus.

Supplier Controls process knowledge and Experience.

Strong interpersonal, organizational and project management skills.

Demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written.

Computer skills in MS Office and ERP systems desirable.

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)

Travel less than 10%

Additional Information


  • Posting Date: Sep 17, 2021
  • Travel: No





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