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Senior Operational Excellence Engineer

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s):  N/A

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:

The Senior Operational Excellence Engineer contributes to Boston Scientific’s strategic objectives by driving sustainable improvements to systems within our Delivering Excellence business model and Product Life Cycle Process (PLCP). He/she/they supports the advancement of continuous improvement by identifying and implementing innovative solutions that eliminate waste and optimize value for our customers. The primary customer groups are the Process Development and Research and Development teams at Arden Hills.


Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Understand and improve our Product Life Cycle Process (PLCP), ensuring customer expectations, budgets, and timelines are met.

  • Understand and implement New Product Excellence (NPE) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) concepts.

  • Identify the appropriate customers and decision makers during projects.

  • Adapt to changing requirements, timelines, and expectations while seeking customer feedback.

  • Develop sustainable systems by applying DMAIC or PDCA and verifying effectiveness.

  • Adheres to the DMAIC or PDCA process, experiments, innovates, and relies on data and lean to guide decision making.

  • Sustain and improve the following Lean principles and systems: Work Content Graph (line balancing), Standard Work, Standard WIP, Visual Staffing Plan, Variation Tracking, Equipment Capacity, 5S, 8 Wastes, Continuous Improvement System and Kaizen.

  • Select lean principles, systems or tools for projects or tasks resulting in waste reduction, improved flow and added value for customer.

  • Facilitate training courses and Kaizen events while demonstrating clear and confident communication.

  • Develop Gantt chart or Project Plan to anticipate critical path risks (resource conflicts, sequencing, etc.).

  • Develop trust and respect with project teams which can be leveraged during projects to strategically influence project direction, team alignment, and project momentum.

  • Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent and supportive of BSC’s values.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, or similar

  • 5+ years of experience as a full-time engineer
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of LEAN principles, systems, and tools
  • Proficient user of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Experience moving or re-laying out a manufacturing line, or similar environment

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in various ways at all levels of the organization

  • Proven ability to simultaneously manage several projects at one time


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering 
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing

  • Experience with New Products and the Product Life Cycle Process (PLCP) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

  • Experience with acquisitions, transfers, or mergers

  • Six Sigma and/or Project Management Certification

  • Simulation Software Experience (Arena, Simulate, FlexSim, etc.)


Requisition ID: 581008

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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 prohibited substance 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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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