Process Development Engineer III

Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: Fridley – Minnesota, US, 55421

Company: Heraeus

Process Development Engineer III
Location Fridley – Minnesota
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of approximately 14,900 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


In this position you will provide expertise in developing laser welding capability and competence in a medical device and manufacturing environment. You will own process from development through production including product design, process development, process capability, process quality deliverables, and process cost and technology improvements. The ideal candidate will understand process characterization tools and use them as needed across various technologies.


Responsibilities include:

  • Lead or contribute to design, development, validation activities through product life cycle for neuromodulation products in accordance to project scope
  • Assess and provide input for design for manufacturing. Develops welding processes, fixtures, and equipment for site requirements.
  • Utilizes process characterization skills and tools such as Design of Experiments (DOE), pFMEA, scale up factors, mitigation to foreseen risks, and capability analysis. This knowledge may be leveraged across various technologies as needed.
  • Ensure that proper technology processes are developed, implemented maintained, and documented to successfully introduce new products into manufacturing. Involved in prototyping, process development, confirmation runs, and validation. Available to support and trouble shoot production issues as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for completeness and accuracy of developed processes (i.e., lead, manage, communicate, complete documentation, train) including ownership of process capability, process quality and controls, and process costs.
  • Work with development and production operators and technicians on new and revised processes.
  • Assist in new equipment identification, procurement, installation qualification, document creation, and training. May participate in execution of these activities as needed.
  • Coordinate new tooling/fixturing identification, procurement, and verification. May participate in execution of these activities as needed.
  • Identify new technologies in accordance with site and customer priorities to improve efficiency, quality, reduce costs, and meet market technology needs.
  • Provide training to others based on expertise or demonstrated work performance. 
  • Responsible for part review at quote or PO stage based on project need and process knowledge.
  • Support business line and project engineering with accurate communication and representation of HMC’s capabilities.
  • Works with a positive attitude and acts within the principles of the HMC Core Values.  Adheres to the Heraeus Code of Conduct Policy as applicable for position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or the company



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Biomedical, Mechanical) or related technical field required.
  • A minimum of 5 years engineering experience with a minimum of 1 year of laser welding experience
  • Experience with weld schedules and laser equipment (including but not limited to generator, laser head, programming, fixture design, qualification). Moderate understanding of laser weldability of similar and dissimilar materials, particularly implantable metals (such SS, cobalt chrome alloy, precious metals, etc).
  • Demonstrated experience of process development, capability, optimization and validation. Application of statistical and analytical methods such as DOE highly desired.
  • Basic CAD/CAM experience or training; ProEngineer or SolidWorks highly desired or equivalent job experience.
  • Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English. Must be able to clearly articulate and listen attentively to questions, concerns and feedback from coworkers and customers.  Must be able to create legible, accurate, and detailed documents that clearly communicate product and manufacturing expectations.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis