Associate Design Automation Engineer


Careers that Change Lives Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of engineering team in Manufacturing you will provide expertise in the troubleshooting, validation and commissioning of production assembly tooling and automation equipment in support of daily production of innovative surgical devices. ______________________________________________________________________ Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives – starting with your own. The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck. We value what makes you unique. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations. A Day in the Life As a key member of the Engineering Team you will confer with Manufacturing Engineers to properly identify root cause analysis to optimize assembly process and functionality of existing and new equipment. You will also work directly with Sourcing and approved suppliers in support of equipment design, assembly process strategy and acceptance testing to meet or exceed project milestones and overall business requirements. You will: * Plan and develop technical and financial specifications for Reliability, Prototype and Production assembly tooling and automation equipment. * Participate in Manufacturing Engineering meetings and Quality Design FMEA meetings. * Provide input to the Assembly Tooling Strategy and Process FMEA, particularly the integration of controls to mitigate high risks. * Contributor to the Capital Expense Request (CER) process, specifying costs for assembly equipment, with consideration to product standard cost targets and capacity demands. * Generate electronic Purchase Requisitions based on quotations from selected suppliers for design, build and acceptance testing of capital assembly equipment. * Strategic supplier contact during assembly equipment design, fabrication and acceptance testing, providing technical support and project management resources. * Conduct assembly equipment design reviews, ensure supplier adherence to fabrication specifications and safety requirements, and direct execution of factory and site acceptance testing protocols. * Initiate and execute validation protocols to support assembly equipment release for production (IQ and CQ). * Program and troubleshoot PLC’s, vision systems and data acquisition systems on new and existing production equipment. * Provide technical training and support to Maintenance and Manufacturing Engineering personnel in the operation and maintenance of automated assembly equipment. * Investigate and develop new controls technologies to continuously improve production operations. Must Have: Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline require plus minimum of 1 year related experience. * Electrical controls and automation design experience. * Proficiency in PLC (Allen Bradley), vision system (Cognex) and data acquisition system (LabVIEW) programming and troubleshooting. * Knowledge in the application of machine motion controls, servo and pneumatic. * Knowledge of electrical, pneumatic and machine guarding safety standards. * Experience in equipment risk assessments and mitigation plans. * Experience in Lean Design and Manufacturing. * Demonstrated knowledge of DFA, PFMEA, IQ and CQ ABOUT MEDTRONIC: Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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 can 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. EEO STATEMENT: 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. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:*************************************** DISCLAIMER: 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.

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