Pr. Manufacturing Data Engineer - Medtronic Careers

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Careers that Change LivesAs a member of the Medtronic Diabetes – Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor R&D team this Principal Engineer will assist with development, validation and transfer to manufacturing of Medtronic’s micro-fabricated glucose bio-sensors. This position is in the Process Development group of Sensor R&D and focuses on process data analytics, enabling process control, and transfer to manufacturing. The Principal Engineer will have a heavy emphasis on developing predictive models relating process or design inputs to test/performance outputs. This will also include incorporating input parameter population distributions into these relationship models and evaluating output population distributions along with statistical confidence levels of these predictions. The engineer will be expected to perform independently on large scale projects while balancing leadership responsibilities of said projects. There is a strong technical leadership path available to successful candidates and the Principal Engineer will have the opportunity to grow his/her scope of technical and project leadership over time as well as coach junior team members. He/she will also have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-functional development teams as a subject matter expert with manufacturing model development and yield prediction. There will be communication to upper management on a regular basis through presentations and reports, and the individual must have the ability to effectively convey project updates to internal and external stakeholders (vendors, manufacturing, etc.). A Day in the Life

•Utilize technical skills associated with… 

oModel development including, for example, Machine Learning

oDRM/DFSS, Six Sigma, Lean and other appropriate statistical improvement techniques 

•Utilize Best-Known-Statistical/Modeling-Methods to build parameter models predicting process & part variability  

•Evaluate effectiveness of and recommend alternatives for processes control to achieve operating excellence 

•Provide detailed engineering analysis and documentation to support model deployment and transfer for use in manufacturing volume ramp

•Act as a key interface with Manufacturing/Production teams

•Drive projects to successful completion using Project Management skills

•Promote a positive culture that focuses on continuous improvement & operational excellence

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned:

•Provides technical and sustaining engineering support of a wafer fabrication area in a semiconductor company or a product manufacturing area of a medical or pharmaceutical company.

•Establishes operating equipment specifications, improves manufacturing techniques and production yields, and introduces new process equipment to improve production efficiencies.

•Interacts with product design and development personnel to ensure that processes and designs are compatible.

Must Have: Minimum RequirementsIN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE EVIDENT ON YOUR RESUMEEducation & Years of Experience Required:Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Sciences with 7+ years of professional experience; or Masters of Science in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Sciences with 5+ years of professional experience. Nice to have:•Experience with statistical analysis of data and variability (Ex. Monte Carlo simulation, Bayesian network, Minitab, JMP, excel, etc.)•Exposure to microfabrication processes, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), or similar work experience.•Experience with technical documentation (Ex. laboratory notebooks, publications, engineering reports, IQ/OQ/PQ’s, Standard Operating Procedures, test protocols, etc.)•Demonstrated experience developing/building models relating process or design inputs to test/performance outputs (highly desired qualification) •Demonstrated experience incorporating input parameter variability into these relationship models and evaluating statistical confidence levels for output variability predictions (highly desired qualification)•Experience with Monte Carlo, Bayesian Networks or other statistical modeling techniques •Experience with model development through Machine Learning, Neural Networks, etc.•Experience with yield prediction, yield monitoring and Statistical Process Control (SPC) •Exposure to a microfabrication/wafer/MEMS manufacturing environment •Experience with wafer test/analysis systems and associated data•Experience with gage R&R studies, demonstrating process capability (Ppk & Cpk), and Qualification procedures (IQ/OQ/PQ)•Experience with DRM, Lean and/or Six Sigma (ideally Black Belt certified or equivalent experience with demonstrated work in advanced statistical analysis techniques)•Experience with MATLAB•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks & projects and work independently & within a team-based environment•Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills About MedtronicTogether, 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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