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Senior Controls Engineer

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

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 This Role: 

We are searching for a Senior Controls Engineer to join their Equipment Engineering team in Maple Grove, MN. You will be part of a team of talented engineers and automation specialists who create and support automated solutions for our manufacturing and new product development customers. You will assist in developing, implementing, and supporting automated equipment and software systems for medical device manufacturing.  This role has a hands-on approach in equipment development, including automation and control design, electro-mechanical systems, industrial and collaborative robots, and computer hardware and software support. This enables us to support and develop a wide range of legacy and new technology solutions across the full spectrum of manufacturing capabilities.


Your Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provides support to new and sustaining initiatives in the areas of automation and equipment design originating from the Process Development team.
  • Actively document application success stories and exciting proof-of-concept demos through technical notes, videos, and other material to be used to promote Robotic Development Center
  • Manage and develop robotic standards to keep up with current technologies and safety standards.
  • Maintain a library of demo and proof-of-concept projects such that they can quickly be re-commissioned or shown to customers.
  • Maintain demo equipment in working order for customer visits.
  • Develop relationships and cultivate future work opportunities with clients and facilities as work is performed.
  • Develop & lead training programs and classes for customers.
  • Completes FDA/QSR software requirements by assisting in creating specifications and qualifications.
  • Ensures technical outcomes are consistent with established engineering principles and practices and that customer and company technical, system, performance, and quality requirements are met.
  • Provides training as required to ensure that the equipment can be operated effectively. Applies a wide range of engineering design and/or analytical theories, principles, techniques, and practices to a complex portion of a technical project.
  • Controls project planning (i.e., project scheduling/phasing, subcontract planning, resource planning, budget planning, commissioning planning)


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or an equivalent field
  • 5-10 years of engineering / related work experience
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated positive impact on the business that translated to precise, bottom-line results by implementing step-function changes


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Robotic simulation for Industrial manufacturing process
  • Experience with Allen Bradley suite of products (Logix5000, Studio 5000, Factory Talk View) with a PackML methodology desired 
  • Robot programming and integration in a manufacturing environment (Robot Engineer)
  • ROS (Robot Operating Systems) open-source programming.
  • Experience selecting and sizing electro-mechanical components (servo motors, sensors, pneumatics, heaters) and motion control
  • Experience managing internal and external partners on significant capital programs ($1M+)
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing business needs, determining appropriate solutions and/or opportunities, and developing and deploying lean implementation strategies



Requisition ID: 567853

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific drug 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 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.


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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