Engineer III - Process Development (Nitinol)

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: St. Paul – Minnesota, US, 55127

Company: Heraeus

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Engineer III - Process Development (Nitinol)
Location St. Paul – Minnesota
Permanent 
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, a FORTUNE Global 500 listed company, 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.

 

The primary responsibility of this position is to lead design and development activities on nitinol and nitinol-related medical device products.

The following challenges await you:

  • Lead or contribute to design, development, and validation activities for complex medical devices in accordance with project scope
  • Develops processes, fixtures, and equipment for site and product requirements
  • Assess and incorporate input for design for manufacturing
  • Lead procurement, on-boarding, and installation of equipment and fixtures
  • Provides guidance regarding technical strategies and approaches; work cross-functionally in identifying, analyzing, and resolving technical issues
  • Utilizes process characterization skills and tools such as Design of Experiments (DOE), pFMEA, and capability analysis.
  • Ensure that proper technology processes are selected, developed, implemented, maintained, and documented to successfully introduce new products into manufacturing
  • Available to support and trouble shoot production ramp up 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
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field required, master’s degree in Engineering or related technical field helpful
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required, including specific experience with nitinol (material properties, laser cutting, post processing, shape setting, electro-polishing, testing, etc.)
  • Experience and knowledge in use of nitinol components in medical devices like stents, snares, or embolic protection
  • Independently applies knowledge of the methodology for process development and selection
  • Able to communicate complex technical concepts to broad audiences and customers
  • Able to make data driven decisions utilizing statistical tools such as DOE, tolerance stack-up analysis, or Minitab
  • Strong independent problem-solving skills and actively works to coach others in this area
  • Proficient with new technology development and capital equipment procurement
  • Actively, informally, or formally coaches and mentors less experienced engineers
  • Must work cross-functionally to influence and drive for results
  • Continuous improvement mindset and champions change within the organization
  • Must be willing and able to travel between the Fridley and White Bear Lake, Minnesota sites as needed

 

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