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R&D Analytical Lab Metallurgy Manager

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s):  N/A

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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.                


The R&D Analytical Lab Metallurgy Manager has managerial, leadership, and staff development responsibilities and connects the lab function and lab customers on technical matters.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists in and/or manages functional deliverables and ensures technical excellence for material, process, and product development support to R&D and commercial product sustaining support to Operations.

  • Leads function test equipment sustaining and replacement projects.

  • Provides guidance and approval regarding technical strategies and approaches for execution of analytical services to lab customers.

  • Provides guidance and training to staff, assists subordinates in attaining career goals, motivates individuals to achieve results, and recruits and maintains a high quality staff.

  • Assists in and/or completes the development of budgets and monitors spending.

  • Assists in identifying and developing department function equipment, software, supplies, and tools.

  • Assists in and/or determines appropriate staff levels, schedules and resources.  Works with lab customers and project leaders to understand priorities and plans resource and time allocation accordingly.

  • Collaboratively determines project staff assignments and schedules work to meet completion dates and deliverables.

  • Maintains and enhances cross-functional team relationships within the department and with lab customer groups and service partners.

  • Works cross-functionally in identifying and resolving technical issues.

  • Monitors and evaluates project and department progress and results.

  • Reviews records and deliverables from the team for technical competency and compliance with department and company policies and procedures.

  • Executes or delegates and guides non-conformance investigations and reporting.


Quality Systems Requirements:

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

  • Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the department and BSC Quality Policy.

  • Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering with work experience emphasis in metallurgy

  • 5 years of work experience in industry as an individual contributor performing materials science engineering or metallurgical engineering tasks

  • 3 years of work experience in industry as a metallurgy project team leader or functional metallurgy service team leader with engineering professional and technician direct reports

  • Work experience in goal-setting and in providing on-going coaching and performance feedback to direct reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of work experience in industry as an individual contributor in a materials science engineering analytical laboratory

  • 3 years of work experience in industry as a project leader or functional team leader in a materials science engineering analytical laboratory

  • 3 of the years of work experience in a medical device company

  • Work experience in industry performing hands-on metallography, mechanical testing, SEM fractography, EDS surface chemistry analysis, and or corrosion resistance testing of austenitic stainless steel alloy components, NiTi alloy components, weldments, and laser machined and electropolished surfaces

  • Work experience performing engineering peer reviews and manager reviews of engineering test records and reports for technical competency and quality compliance with company and department SOP’s and test methods

  • Knowledge of and working experience with metallurgical lab test equipment hardware and software



Requisition ID: 580042

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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