Sterilmed Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Senior Systems & Equipment Development Engineer, located in Plymouth, MN.
The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies have been working to make surgery better for more than a century. With substantial breadth and depth in surgical technologies, orthopedic and interventional solutions, we aspire to improve and enhance medical care for people worldwide. Together, we are working to shape the future of health through differentiated products and services.
We have an excellent opportunity for an Engineer that will be working directly with equipment vendors in developing new and improving existing processes. Will be required to work directly with R&D in the development of table top concepts of equipment including simple automation and vision. Knowledge of programming languages and PLCs will be advantageous.
We have a great opportunity for an Equipment Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will collaborate with the design team to create complex mechanisms and lightweight assemblies. This position's primary responsibility will be to develop conceptual and detailed CAD designs, drawings, and related documentation, ensuring compliance with design specifications. Your focus will be on deriving innovative designs based on user needs and product requirements.
This Development Engineer will play a key role in expanding the capabilities and services offered by our Technical Life Cycle Management department. This position requires a fast-paced approach, involving the design, ordering, and qualification of tooling and capital equipment for the reprocessing of medical devices. This individual will work closely with Operations and R&D teams to understand design criteria and optimize quality while increasing efficiency.
At Sterilmed, we are recognized as authorities in medical device reprocessing, focusing primarily on high-complexity devices such as electrophysiology and imaging catheters. This role will involve some travel between our manufacturing, distribution, and receiving sites located in the metro-Minneapolis area.
A Day in the Life
- Implement and drive the growth of new manufacturing technologies to improve efficiency and productivity.
- Procure and qualify capital equipment, tooling, and fixtures for manufacturing processes, ensuring they meet quality and performance requirements.
- Plan, organize, and manage projects related to equipment development and oversee the work of staff members, providing guidance and support as needed.
- Stay updated on emerging manufacturing technology trends and developments, integrating them into design requirements to maintain a driven edge.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of equipment into manufacturing processes and provide valuable insights for process improvement.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and vendors to source and evaluate new equipment, negotiate contracts, and ensure timely delivery of goods.
- Conduct feasibility studies and risk assessments for proposed equipment projects, ensuring alignment with business goals and objectives.
- Possess a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, biosystems engineering, or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrate a track record of shown experience in process scale-up and development, showcasing your ability to successfully transition from laboratory-scale to manufacturing-scale processes.
- Accumulate a minimum of six years of relevant work experience in equipment development engineering or a related field, demonstrating your expertise and competence in the field.
- Use strong technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to design, develop, and optimize equipment for manufacturing processes, ensuring efficiency, quality, and safety.
- Adhere to regulatory requirements, quality standards, and safety protocols throughout the equipment development process, ensuring compliance and mitigating risks.
- Experience in an R&D design, process development and/or manufacturing engineering role in the medical device industry.
- Proficient experience with PLCs, visions systems, optics, and automation
- Proven track record working well in a team environment and learning from others.
- Track record of successfully leading multi-functional teams
- Outstanding communication, presentation, and social skills working within all levels of the organization required
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