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Date: Nov 18, 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.


Supplier Engineer I


About the Role 
An entry level engineering level engineer. Understands and can execute to relevant component/material related procedures. Able to apply standard engineering techniques and sound judgement in making component/material changes. Assignments have clear and specified objectives. Act as liaison between material suppliers and cross functional groups in resolving problems encountered in the supply chain. Work is generally performed independently but with instruction. Receives technical guidance on problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

Your responsibilities include: 

  • Executes plans to support supply chain objectives: supplied material risk mitigation, supplier performance, and material value improvement projects. 
  • Competent to execute material qualification activities (component qualification, acceptance testing, statistical analysis) and knowledgeable in use of all relevant business tools and concepts (product data management).
  • Participates in small and medium scale projects under guidance from senior engineering staff. Partners with cross functional team members to qualify and improve supplier processes/performance. Executes all phases of engineering work with guidance. 
  • Interfaces with suppliers to understand component/material processes and technical considerations.
  • Addresses all supply constraints. Supports product complaint investigation where the supplied material is a potential root cause. Uses basic statistical tools where appropriate.
  • Takes into consideration the impact of design requirements on the supplier process and overall component cost impact. 
  • Proficiency in report writing, presentation creation, and communication skills is essential.


What we’re looking for:
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Biomedical, or Materials Engineering disciplines
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude, communication & interpersonal skills 
  • Must be experienced in MS Word, Excel and Project. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in medical device or supplier engineering
  • Background in polymer chemistry, polymer processing, and mechanical testing of polymer components


Requisition ID: 512223


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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