Sr Sourcing Engineer at Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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Careers that Change Lives

Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As a Sr. Sourcing Engineer, you will be a key member of the Cardiac & Vascular Group's Contract Manufacturing Team.

Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives - starting with your own. The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.

A Day in the Life

As a Sr. Sourcing Engineer, you will provide technical engineering expertise and leadership to the Supply Management organization and suppliers, serving as the technical liaison between Medtronic design requirements and suppliers' technical capability to assure that robust margins are achieved and maintained.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Facilitate Lean-Sigma continuous improvement with suppliers; identification of key technical capabilities of supply base; establishment of control plans and monitoring systems for supplier processes; identify and manage of risk associated with low margins between supplier processes and design requirements; facilitate and report progress of supplier corrective actions as assigned by relevant CAPA system; provide core team input of Design for Sourcing/Manufacturability into new designs; long term technology/supplier scanning as input into product/technology road maps.
  • Drive supplier requirements and supplier performance objectives by collaborating effectively with Design, Development Engineering, Technical Sourcing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, and other cross-functional partners to clarify design intent, identify critical features, and assess feature risk to implement the quality/reliability objectives for each component using knowledge of past performance, use conditions, therapy performance and product function, user needs.
  • Ensure corrective and preventive measures meet acceptable standards of robustness and effectiveness. Resolve components/material failures and focus actions on the root cause. Assure compliance to procedures and timely completion of CAPAs and audit findings.
  • Manage and lead projects with cross-functional improvement initiative teams, lead Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) thinking and work practices to demonstrate functional excellence.
  • Utilize understanding of Manufacturing Process: advantages/disadvantage of various manufacturing methods for different commodity types, manufacturability, assembly, relation to design specifications, up and down requirements flow, traceability, and process control
  • Utilize development protocols including Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), a Performance Qualification (PQ), Special Process Validations, and Test Method Validations (TMV).


Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Provides technical engineering expertise and leadership to the Supply Management organization and suppliers, serving as the technical liaison between Medtronic design requirements and suppliers' technical capability to assure that robust margins are achieved and maintained.
  • Responsibilities may include: facilitation of Lean-Sigma continuous improvement with suppliers, support and/or implementation of structural Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) process in new product development to achieve Design for Manufacturability and Reliability; identification of key technical capabilities of supply base; establishment of control plans and monitoring systems for supplier processes; identification and management of risk associated with low margins between supplier processes and design requirements; facilitation and reporting of progress of supplier corrective actions as assigned by relevant CAPA system; providing core team input of Design for Sourcing/Manufacturability into new designs; long term technology/supplier scanning as input into product/technology road maps.


Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree required in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or other Technical Discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Nice to Have
  • Deep understanding and application of Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), a Performance Qualification (PQ), Special Process Validations, Test Method Validations (TMV), Control Plans, Risk Management (DFMEA, PFMEA).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of supplier controls, process validation, supplier and internal auditing, failure investigation techniques, statistical quality control, protocol/report preparation and non-conforming product controls
  • Knowledge of Class II and III medical devices and regulations to include ISO13485, ISO9001 and FDA CFR.

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)
More Information on Medtronic
Medtronic operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Franklin, TN and Portsmouth, NH. Medtronic was founded in 2022. It has 80303 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 357 open jobs at Medtronic, click here.
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