Associate Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Jan 15, 2019

Location: Walnut, CA, US, 91789

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 41661
Title: Associate Manufacturing Engineer
Division: Arthrex California Inc (US03)
Location: ACI City of Industry, CA (US01)

Arthrex is seeking an Associate Manufacturing Engineer to support the production of medical devices.   The ideal candidate has a passion for continuous improvement and thrives on making tasks more efficient resulting in an increase in quality, productivity, and safety.  Individual will be responsible for supporting manufacturing engineering projects as we adapt to the rapid growth of our location.


Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better!


Main Objective: Responsible for supporting Engineering Manager with all support for the life cycle development of Class I, II and III medical devices, including new product development and maintenance of released products.  This includes design, develop, implement and improve manufacturing processes to produce cost effective quality medical device products and systems.  Provide manufacturing engineering expertise to create, document and implement required procedures and documents.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with project teams to identify issues and risks. During new product development integrate with Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers and the Packaging Department/and or Production Department to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
  • Assist ME to develop a continuous improvement culture, skills sets and tools to enhance quality and operational excellence.
  • Lead/support process improvement initiative with ME guidance.
  • Introduce new equipment, products, and processes. Present process and equipment recommendations to Leadership Team with equipment reviews and plans for implementation.
  • Initiate new projects and be the Project Leader for key improvement initiatives, identifying best practices.
  • Develop an understanding of the current manufacturing processes and identify targets for improvement in operation efficiencies.
  • Develop manufacturing Work Instructions with ME review and approval.
  • Provide process support on manufacturing technical issues with ME guidance.
  • Support ME in cleanroom for assembly of components for New Projects/ Process.
  • Develop action plans to achieve short and long-range efficiency goals, selection of new production methods, designs of production fixtures, and methods to monitor efficiencies.
  • Support ME in regards to packaging design/and or production specifications into manufacturing.
  • Monitor timelines and project deliverables to ensure adherence with approved project plans for manufacturing process development.
  • Support ME with Development of protocols and coordinate validation of equipment and processes.
  • Stay current with methods used in the medical device industry to advance technologies.
  • Investigates and test in time reliability and quality improvements
  • Drives automation to replace the manual process as much as possible
  • Ensure Information and documentation is consistently accurate
  • Analyzes and plans workforce utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards with approval from ME.
  • Support ME in Estimation of production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for upper management decisions.
  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.
  • Develop process and equipment expertise and knowledge for setting up router for similar products.
  • Support ME in Identifying issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.


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, Science or Mathematics required.


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

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams.
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Experienced user of MS Office Suite and CAD.
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge preferred


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:  Working knowledge of machining and manufacturing.


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 10 pounds.  To bend frequently and lift 30 lbs on a regular basis.


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.

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