Manufacturing Engineer I – Plastics

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  • United States, North Haven, CT 06473 View on Map
  • Post Date : September 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 16, 2020
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Job Description

The Manufacturing Engineer – Plastics (Plastics Engineer) will provide technical input on the day to day operation of our molding components in support of Medical Device assembly. As a key member of the AST Manufacturing Engineering Team, the Manufacturing Engineer will partner with material suppliers, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers and Manufacturing Personnel to optimize manufacturability, functionality, cost and quality. He/she will also work directly with Procurement and suppliers in support of tooling and fixture design, manufacturing process strategy and the production part qualification process to meet or exceed project milestones and overall business objectives. The Manufacturing Engineer will work under the direction of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager in a fast-paced collaborative environment supportive of program initiatives and compliant with company best practices.


1. With an understanding of product designs and component interactions, specify part material selections and design features to effectively balance functionality with manufacturability and cost.
2. Daily troubleshooting of in house and supplier molding non-conformities
3. Manage the scheduling mold tooling PM’s and repairs
4. Identify opportunities to increase yield on existing molded components
5. Participate in Plant Engineering meetings and Quality Design FMEA meetings.
6. Participant in the Capital Expense Request (CER) process, with consideration to product standard cost targets and capacity demands.
7. Contributor to project business studies, providing Engineering Estimates of production component parts and subassemblies based on knowledge of materials and processing costs.
8. Key team member in the supplier selection process, including the definition of tooling and manufacturing process strategies.
9. Generate electronic Purchase Requisitions based on quotations from selected suppliers for build of Capital Tooling and qualification of Production Processes.
10. Strategic supplier contact during tool fabrication and part qualification, providing technical support and project management resources.
11. Responsible for review and approval of supplier tool designs prior to initiation of fabrication.
12. Review and advise on Materials Engineering product transfer deliverables from Pilot to the receiving Plant.
13. Advise Management of any unmitigated risks and/or developments that could affect TTM or standard cost.


1. Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
2. Travel to supplier sites as required.
3. Continue to enhance engineering skills through additional training and education.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.
  • Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.
  • Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.
  • Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.
  • May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.
  • Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.
  • Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques.
  • Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required (molding/plastics degree)
  • 0 years of experience required

Nice to Have

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GD&T.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DFM & DFA principles.
  • Knowledge in the use of mold-filling simulations, such as Moldflow, Sigmasoft or Moldex3d.
  • Some plastic manufacturing process experience, including Injection Molding, Insert Molding, and Multi-Shot Molding.
  • Some experience with medium to high volume component part and subassembly manufacturing best practices.
  • Familiarity with statistical analyses, including process capability, process control, Design of Experiments, etc…
  • Understanding of Process Validation and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for component part qualification.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Cross Cultural Respect
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Adaptability
  • Creative Problem Solving
Other Skills:
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills

Standard office setting, clean room manufacturing area, model shop, supplier manufacturing facilities. Travel expected, approximately 10%.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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)

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