Senior Engineering Technician - Extrusion

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Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Fridley – Minnesota, US, 55421

Company: Heraeus

Senior Engineering Technician - Extrusion
Location Fridley – Minnesota
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and cutting-edge technologies to create products used all over the world with one thing in common: World-class quality.

About Heraeus Medevio

Together we improve lives. At Heraeus Medevio, we bring lifesaving and life-changing medical devices to market through partnerships with medical device manufacturing companies. Backed by Heraeus Group, we are committed to the growth of our teams and organization by providing an open space for open minds.

To reach our vision of improving 100 million lives every year, we foster a culture of curiosity that thrives on challenge, continuous learning, growth, and the opportunity to try new things. With sites in the United States, European Union, and Asia, and over 2,200 employees worldwide, together, we will meet tomorrow's challenges today.


As a Senior Engineering Technician - Extrusion, you’ll be reporting to the Engineering Supervisor, working closely with a team of Engineers to run the extrusion processes. You will set up, operate, troubleshoot, and clean all extrusion manufacturing equipment as indicated by specialized standards. You'll operate extruders, be responsible for material handling, including weighting and staging of raw materials and packaging, sampling and performing in-process testing, complete and maintain department paperwork, keep a clean/organized work area free of all foreign debris.


The following challenges await you:

  • Provide advanced technician support for extrusion projects.  Requires minimal direction to complete activities.
  • Sets up, runs, and adjusts extrusion equipment per specialized standards on multiple pieces of machinery and/or processes.
  • Performs quality checks and examines product for defects and size variations and fills out production documentation
  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment problems as needed. Take action to ensure quality limits and efficiency targets are met.
  • Works independently with little supervision
  • Create draft manufacturing documents including work instructions, certification checklists, visual aids, setup sheets, etc.  Establish and document process windows and controls.
  • Understands cause and effect as it pertains to process development.
  • Provide advanced support for transitioning projects into production including training of R&D personnel. 
  • Provide ongoing engineering support optimizing tooling and production processes.  Implements controlled changes, within established parameters and process change procedures.
  • Provide training to others based on expertise or demonstrated work performance.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned by advisor or the company.
  • This position will be located at Fridley, Minnesota and will require some travel to our White Bear Lake, Minnesota facility

Your profile:

  • A minimum of 5 years technician level experience required
  • HS Diploma required and 2-year technical degree strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in tubing extrusion
  • Direct experience participating in complex projects to commercialization
  • Advanced knowledge of equipment setup including setup for long term manufacturing required
  • Experience with a medical multi-lumen extrusion preferred


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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