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Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - 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 this role:
We have an exciting opportunity for an Extrusion Engineer in our Manufacturing Engineering team.  Seeking a technical owner of Manufacturing of components used in medical devices across Boston Scientific’s plant network. This position leads initiatives for the daily support of extrusion products, processes, materials, and equipment to meet production area goals (i.e., safety, quality, cost, and delivery) as well as supporting the development and commercialization of new products. In a fast-paced and dynamic environment, this position will be responsible for several manufacturing processes, working cross-functionally with quality and production teams to achieve business unit goals. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues
  • Communicate effectively to an audience consisting of peers and management in Engineering, Production and Quality 
  • Participate and/or lead partnership communication activities with downstream partners across the plant network.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize own daily work routine to meet production requirements and project schedules 
  • Troubleshoot new and existing products/process problems as related to design, material, or processes
  • Apply problem solving and process improvement methodologies to improve moderately complex and diverse manufacturing processes across multiple product lines, ensuring root cause of problem is identified and quickly resolved
  • Train and/or provide work direction to operators/technicians
  • Recognize quality signals and escalate appropriately, using quality system tools
  • Incorporate business policies and procedures into task completion
  • Work under general direction to identify, implement, and manage equipment requirements to support production goals
  • Work with vendor/suppliers to design, procure, and fabricate equipment tooling and fixtures
  • Leverage existing/emerging technologies to meet business needs
  • Design and coordinate standard engineering tests and experiments
  • Consistently summarize, analyze, and draw conclusions from test results
  • May lead a project team of small to moderate scope
  • Work cooperatively with R&D, Process Development, Quality, Production, Regulatory, Equipment Engineering, and Supply Chain to ensure project success.
  • Participate in product development activities.  Work with cross functional teams to develop the validation strategy, risk documentation deliverables (PRA, DCM, DFMEA, Print Specifications), and production area strategy to deliver quality and target cost goals at product launch.
  • As required, successfully contribute to both new product development teams and product support, typically including the following activities: process capability studies, process development and validation, Six Sigma and Value Improvement Projects
  • Contribute to PLCP design activities.  Participate in Design Freeze, Design Verification, and Design Validation activities as part of the overall product development lifecycle.
  • Contribute and participate in developing new cutting-edge technologies and processes to deliver capabilities to meet future product design needs.
  • Influence and develop Lean Tools to drive continuous improvement in the unique extrusion manufacturing environment.


What we're looking for in you:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or applicable field
  • Understand engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques
  • 2 - 4 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot manufacturing processes
  • Highly collaborative, with strong written and verbal communication skills, adjusting for audience requirements 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Plastics Engineering, Polymer Science, or Chemical Engineering background
  • Extrusion knowledge and experience
  • Medical device or heavily regulated industry experience
  • Robust technical skills with proven application on projects
  • Familiarity with various polymer processing techniques including extrusion & bonding
  • Experience with Minitab or other statistical software
  • Equipment and process validation experience
  • Experience with high volume automated equipment and systems

Requisition ID: 475436


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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