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Date: Nov 10, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, United States, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

About the Role
Responsibilities that include data analysis and identification of process improvement. The role will span all operations on site and will give the successful candidate a very good understanding of all aspects of the operation Projects will incorporate lean manufacturing, theory of constraints, Just-Do-It's, quick response manufacturing, Just-In-Time, Methods-Time Measurement, or a variety of other systems improvement and variation reduction philosophies.


Your Responsibilities Include

  • Assisting in the analyzing, designing, and implementation of manufacturing and business process improvement, resulting in increased capacity, reduce lead-time, reduction in the work-in-process, improve fill-rates, and improve process flow and efficiency.
  • Assisting in the design, implementation and maintenance of effective metrics with internal customers or suppliers to ensure unbridled supply is achieved.
  • Participates in multiple facets groups across the organization including manufacturing, design, supplier development, and documentation.
  • Create strong relationships with internal and external customers to ensure project success.
  • Makes recommendations to core teams, which drive higher yielding, lower cost, more manufacturable products.
  • Able to complete change requests of BOMs, Routers and understanding of validated state.
  • Must comply with all regulatory requirements and ISO 14001:2004 and BSC Environmental, Health and Safety standards and follow procedures and instructions related to these standards.


What We’re Looking For
Basic Qualifications:

  • 1 Year of experience with Associates Degree, or equivalent combination of education/work experience. 
  • Read and write English in order to complete paperwork and understand written procedures, specifications, GMP’s and quality requirements.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods of time and perform repetitive tasks.
  • Requires manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, decimals and fractions when performing a variety of measurements and assembly operations.
  • Work to continuously improve product quality and process flow.
  • Must be adaptable to changing procedures; ability to learn new procedures due to changing products and technology. May be asked to cross train on a variety of department operations.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated product building and process knowledge.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to maintain lean systems.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility to adjust work schedule regularly to support all shifts (first, second, third, weekend days, weekend nights) within each month.  
  • Experience with Lithium strongly preferred.  This position is heavily focused on workplace safety that includes but not limited to developing and documenting plans for execution on proper techniques, methods, and practices for Lithium handling.  A subject matter expert and champion for the site. 
  • Strong ability to communicate and work cross-functionally to gain buy-in to drive execution and results.  May be required to perform demonstrations and deliver presentations to several levels of the organization.
  • Proven background showcasing a quick learning and change management techniques.
  • Excellent prioritization skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Strong organization skills, tracking safety needs, and be process improvement oriented.


Requisition ID: 509378


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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