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Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific




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.




Supplier Engineer II



Based on experience and qualification, this position could be adjusted to Engineer level I or Senior Engineer level.



About the Role:


This job concentrates on supplier process changes, design improvements, and technical support for purchased components. Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, and procedures on supplied components and supplier manufacturing processes. Acts as liaison between suppliers and BSC production units to execute supplier/BSC initiated changes, as well as resolving technical problems encountered in the supply chain.  


Your Responsibilities Include:


  • Crafts plans and executes plans to support supply chain objectives, conducts supplied material risk assessement, proactively execute risk mitigation measures to ensure continuity of component supply to BSC manufacturing
  • Works with the supplier and executes process validation and test method validation. Partners with suppliers to define their process, tools, equipment and ongoing controls.
  • Interfaces with suppliers to support investigation of supplied material issues or supply/capacity constraints. 
  • Partners with manufacturing, quality engineering, regulatory, and R&D, global sourcing commercial and/or direct purchasing to resolve supplied component-related issues
  • Participates in project teams with cross functional team members to qualify and improve supplier manufacturing processes and inspection methods.
  • In every situation, actively recognizes material cost reduction opportunities. Identifies, initiates and executes material cost reduction projects (MVIP) per division and plant goals.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Assists in troubleshooting processes on-site at supplier facility
  • Works with R&D to research, develop, and evaluate component design requirements and incorporates them into supplier process output.



What We’re Looking For:


Required Qualifications


  • B.S. in Engineering (or Science)
  • 2-5 years of engineering experience


Preferred Qualifications


  • Knowledge of BSC products and processes is a plus
  • Experience in plastics materials (resins, extrusion, injection molding) is a plus
  • Familiar with analytical techniques commonly used to investigate component defects.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong bias for action and results orientation is critical
  • Individual must be self-driven and self-motivated to learn and use that knowledge to produce results
  • Good understanding of problem-solving methodologies and tools
  • Previous experience in in working with suppliers, component qualification, test method validation, product/process changes/validation, and SCIA processes.



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.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 468640


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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