Medtronic Process Engineer - Principal in Tempe, Arizona
Process Engineer - Principal
Tempe, Arizona, United States
Apr 29, 2021
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The Principal Process Engineer will be responsible for developing and transferring highly stable, cost-effective, and scalable wafer-based processes into manufacturing. They will develop and support processes including chemical layer deposition and output monitoring, perform necessary experiments to establish robust processes and gain a thorough understanding of capabilities and interactions with upstream and downstream processes. This role will define equipment needs, including tooling and operator interactions, establish design rules, metrologies and process controls and establish a high-volume production strategy. They will provide inputs to design teams and advance the state of the art in sensor processing.
A Day in the Life:
Leads the innovation, development and/or optimization of new manufacturing concepts, processes, and procedures for transfer to manufacturing operations.
This can include scouting and feasibility work, material selection, process and equipment selection, tooling / fixture and equipment installation and assessment of inputs, outputs, and alignment to requirements.
Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control and may develop those techniques including the measurement systems.
Performs equipment qualifications (IQ), process validations (Process characterization, OQ and PQ), and gage RR studies (TMV)
Applies statistical methods and science-based decisions to design experiments and implement improvements
Perform necessary experiments to establish robust processes
Troubleshoot and resolve equipment/process production issues
Monitor, root cause and resolve process yield issues
Reviews product development requirements for compatibility with processing methods to determine costs and schedules.
Interacts with product design and development personnel to ensure that processes and designs are compatible.
Generates and maintain documentation per quality system regulations
Ensures processes and procedures follow regulations.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelors degree required
Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Nice to Have:
BS in Engineering and a Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Experience with selectively depositing solutions on wafers
Experience in developing a process from concept to transfer in manufacturing and/or Experience working in a high-volume facility
Experience with DRM / DFSS, Lean Sigma, or Green/Black Belt Lean Sigma certification
Knowledge of DOE, statistical analysis methods and data analysis tools (Minitab, JMP, etc.)
Experience and understanding of SPC principles including process capability analysis and control charts
Have the experience or aptitude to program, run and troubleshoot automated equipment, machine
vision and automated metrology tools
Prefers to be hands-on with the equipment/process running the tool
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. Lets 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)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.