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Date: Sep 23, 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 the role:

A developing professional responsible for ensuring the Quality of the raw materials that are being used in the elaboration of medical devices, ensuring they comply with Regulations, Standards, Corporate and Site specifications as well as specific contract requirements. With a working knowledge of manufacturing processes, supplier relations and application of business and technical concepts. Drives improvement and corrective action in the quality of components sourced from outside suppliers. Provides technical support in the selection of suppliers. Develops acceptance criteria for materials. Monitors supplier performance to drive supplier corrective action, manufacturing yield issues and field failures. Has knowledge of Medical Device metal components specifications and their manufacturing processes.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assess potential new suppliers for technical, quality and manufacturing capabilities through Quality Management System Audits. Provides technical support for the introduction of components from a new supplier.
  • Generates and maintains incoming inspection procedures. Trains inspectors to these procedures.
  • Develops and/or sources inspection tools and equipment.
  • Assists in generating component specifications.
  • Generate test protocols, monitor testing, issue qualification test reports and approve components for use in products.
  • Provide input to Design Engineering on new component technology and assist in component selection with quality and reliability analysis.
  • Analyzes incoming material defects, dispositions them and drives corrective action with suppliers as necessary. Ensures Problem Solving Methodologies and Quality Tools are used by suppliers to obtain root cause of events and drive improvements.
  • Reviews new design specifications and provides input from component quality and manufacturability perspective.
  • Investigates field failures related to supplier materials. Develop corrective action plan where necessary.
  • May supervise inspectors or junior engineers.


What we’re looking for in you:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering/technical field such as materials science, chemical or mechanical engineering. Engineering experience in manufacturing floor, high pace medical device operations environment (2-5 years relevant industry experience) and component supplier manufacturing process.
  • Experience solving problems of moderate scope and complexity by use of Quality Tools.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Domestic and international travel up to 10%. Note: COVID-19 precautions currently restrict travel. At Boston Scientific, our priority is to protect and aid the health and safety of our employees, our physician customers, and their patients.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with metal materials/components specifications and manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with Laboratory Equipment: Measuring Tools and Failure Analysis.
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 13485).
  • Experience with inspection methods for components i.e. analytical or dimensional test methods.
  • Experience with Problem Solving / Quality Tools.

Requisition ID: 499596


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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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