Senior Extrusion Engineer

Date: Dec 28, 2020

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 46838 
Title: Senior Extrusion Engineer - SC 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, SC 








Main Objective:

Design, develop, implement, sustain and improve manufacturing processes to produce cost effective extruded components for medical device products and systems. Provide process expertise in selection of materials and process parameters to consistently meet quality standards.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop processes to manufacture multifilament and monofilament components for use in medical devices.
  • Evaluate and implement processes with scalability and flexibility to support possible product development and growth of product families.
  • Design and perform experiments to understand and tailor material specifications to meet existing product standards and support development of new parts.
  • Integrate with Engineers, Product Development, Quality and/or Production to ensure timely and cost-effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
  • Manage cross functional projects related to process development, procurement, installation and validation, adhering to approved project plans and ensuring on time completion of milestone deliverables.
  • Gather comprehensive facility requirements for processes and polymer/solvent handling and generate equipment and process floorplans which meet the requirements of EHS and maintain efficient use of facility space.
  • Develop and execute validation plans and facilitate approval of components through the design and regulatory teams.
  • Estimates production cycle times and efficiencies and staffing requirements to support capacity analysis and identify opportunities to optimize process cost savings.


Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Materials Science required.
  • 7 years of manufacturing process experience with thorough understanding of extrusion in theory and practice required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage long term technical projects highly preferred.
  • Medical device manufacturing or experience working in ISO 13485/ISO 9001/GMP environment preferred.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams.

Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and controls.

Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.

Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.

Experience with planning and conducting tests to validate equipment and processes.

Experience in completing technical documentation for engineering and manufacturing.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Fiber extrusion equipment including wet and gel spinning processes, and related textile post-processing including winding, braiding, and coating. Various textile and polymer test methods.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.


Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 



Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be required to work in a controlled environment including an ISO Class 7 clean room which requires donning of gowning articles designed to maintain particulate and air quality levels.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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