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Manufacturing Engineer II in Saint Paul, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job #:  928874

Manufacturing Engineer II

About The Role:

Provide support to the manufacturing organization by facilitating efficient operations within the production area, to optimize existing processes, and to ensure that production goals are met. Monitors performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Interfaces with Production, Quality, Process Development, and Research and Development organizations to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

Your Responsibilities Include:

• Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or process, for current programs, next generation programs and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company. Prepares reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings.

• Analyzes and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and new innovative approaches or a breakthrough in technology.

• Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques. Develops knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of specialization and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.

• Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion. Understands the business needs of the company, and has knowledge of the customer needs of our business. Understands the business cycle and foresight of emerging technologies trends.

• Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks. Serves as a resource in the selection, orientation and training of new engineers and employees. May lead a project team, determining goals and objectives for the projects. Mentors employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

• Interacts cross functionally and with internal and external customers. Serves as a consultant for engineering or scientific interpretations and advice on significant matters. Acts as a spokesperson to customers on business unit current and future capabilities.

• Work with vendors/suppliers to design and procure tooling, fixtures, and/or equipment

• Train and provide technical support or direction to product builders, technicians and peers

• Identify and execute Value Improvement (VIP), DMAIC and other projects. Lead projects with cross functional team members working towards a common goal.

• Collect data and perform statistical analysis for process characterization, Cpk, and scrap reduction goals.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree in Engineering discipline

• 2 - 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably medical device industry)

• Engages in day-to-day operations and is driven by a natural curiosity to solve problems.

• Develops creative solutions individually and collaboratively draws ideas from cross functional teams. Advocates for his or her ideas with passion while listening to and considering the ideas of the team.

• Is a positive agent for change, not bound by the way things are or have always been done.

• Takes initiative to identify improvement opportunities, prioritize them, communicate them to the appropriate levels and sees them through to completion.

• Is resilient in the face of setbacks. Plans appropriately for risks and responds positively to unforeseen problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Project management, processing, validation and manufacturing line support experience preferred

• Experience with Minitab or other statistical software

Quality Systems Duties and Responsibilities:

Build Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.


2 - 4 Years with BS 0 - 2 Years with MS









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