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Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: Heredia, H, CR

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.


About the role

The Sustaining Engineering Manager I for RF ablation catheters is responsible for recruiting, training, mentoring, and leading a multidisciplinary group of engineers to support business critical activities required to sustain the RF single-use device portfolio.  The catheter sustaining manager works cross-functionally with Project Management, Operations, Marketing, Design Assurance, Quality, and Regulatory to establish project goals and priorities to ensure that global sustaining program priorities are determined and met, logistics are effectively coordinated, and budgets are adhered to.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute and grow to their full potential.  Implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.
  • Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.
  • Sets team priorities and monitors daily work operations and provides direction and guidance to lower-level supervisors, experienced exempt employees, or skilled nonexempt staff to achieve unit or project goals.  Proactively communicates progress wth functional management stakeholders. 
  • Solves engineering problems by analyzing the situation and recommending approaches, solutions, corrective or alternative actions.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures.
  • Supports internal and external new product transfers to manufacturing.  Develop and drive line extension projects.  Provide engineering support for CAPA/PIR, standards updates. Post Market Surveillance, material changes, supplier changes, shelf life testing, and new regional launches.  Participate in product quality reviews.
  • Interprets and executes policies that affect work processes and personnel within the assigned organizational unit.
  • Contributes to the development of operational policies and procedures that affect personnel within the assigned organizational unit.
  • Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations etc).
  • Monitors internal and external indicators by reviewing reports and newsletters, reading organizational literature, meeting with peers and reading departmental reports.
  • Contributes to the development and monitoring of area budget through regular analysis of cost and spending.
  • Continuously improves process and work methodologies by interfacing with peers/cross-functional groups and analyzing activities to improve workflow and work processes.
  • Directs support personnel and project activities.
  • Mentors Engineers in engineering activities/methodologies and domain knowledge.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field with 5+ years working in regulated medical device product development environment.
  • Experience and demonstrated success working with later stages of the product development lifecycle including process development and operations
  • Strong planning and organization skills with history of delivering results across multiple concurrent projects or programs
  • Strong technical leadership skills with experience in mentoring team members
  • Effective risk management skills
  • Global experience working in a multi-site environment


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in an Operations environment with R&D, Process Development, and Manufacturing engineering teams for interventional single use device products
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build cross-functional and cross-site relationships to more effectively execute projects and programs
  • Experience interfacing with global regulatory agencies to support product recertification strategies or regulatory reporting for design and process changes


Soft Skills

  • Proactive Communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with proficiency in English (verbal and written) and Spanish.
  • A positive attitude, innovative and creative thinker.  Collaborative problem-solving approach, willing to reach out to organizational subject matter experts (SME) to define and validate technical solution options.
  • Responsible risk taking and risk management.



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.


Requisition ID: 447451


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