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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Divisional Overview

At Boston Scientific, our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions.  In Rhythm Management (RM) we offer solutions for treating irregular heart rhythms and heart failure, and protecting against sudden cardiac arrest.  In addition, we offer solutions with 3D Mapping and Navigation systems, Radiofrequency Ablation catheters, Diagnostic Catheters, EP recording systems, and Intracardiac Access Sheaths.   Boston Scientific develops, manufactures, and markets a broad array of products and services that enable less-invasive care for some of the most threatening cardiac conditions.


About the role:

This Quality Engineer role will have primary quality support responsibility for the Machining manufacturing area.  Machining is a core manufacturing competency in Arden Hills and is part of our vertical integration site strategy.  We are a growing team that supplies metal components to the entire Boston Scientific plant network.  This is a unique opportunity in that you will have the opportunity to learn and support a wide variety of complex manufacturing processes including turning (swiss lathes), milling, and EDM Machining.  This position requires interactions with multiple divisions and value streams across Boston Scientific.

This is a manufacturing support role in which you will work with peer manufacturing engineers, technicians, and product builders to support process continuous improvement and support the quality initiatives.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Identifies manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, customer complaints), leads/supports disposition of non-conforming material, and assists in identification of root causes.
  • Owns and drives Nonconforming Event and Correction and Preventive Action investigations.
  • Develops and implements product quality plans, documents. and systems by creating product specifications, quality specifications, quality plans, risk analysis, FMEAs in conjunction with other product development team members.  May be responsible for creating risk analyses and FMEAs.
  • Develops process monitoring systems to reduce process variation and scrap, reduce cost, while ensuring product and process conformance.
  • Performs as a member of a cross-functional tecnical and operations team to achieve business goals and objectives.
  • Owns & supports product/process improvement efforts by collecting quality and manufacturing data and performing analysis using problem-solving and statistical tools to improve existing products and develop new products & processes
  • Creates Quality Tools & Training Materials by applying body of knowledge/expertise and communicating to respective teams.
  • Responsible for the final Process Monitor Release for products prior to distribution.


What we’re looking for:

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in a technical disipline with 0-2 years of similar experience.
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Must be able to work independently under limited supervision
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge of basic quality systems
  • Demonstrates good documentation practices and ability to maintain deadlines


Preferred Qualifications

  • Self starter able to identify improvement opportunities
  • Familiarity with product/component documentation, inspection and testing is a plus
  • Experience in the medical device field in a manufactruing support role is a plus
  • A track record of implemeting and driving quality improvement
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques and statistical analysis is a plus
  • Prior interactions with the following disciplines: manufacturing engineering, post market complaints, CAPA, risk management, supplier quality, process engineering
  • Comfortable in a fast pace high variety work environment


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 439272


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