Manufacturing Engineer II

Lab Support
North Haven
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Seeking experienced Manufacturing Engineer for full time contract project located in North Haven, CT, this project will be a minimum of 12 months in duration.


The Manufacturing Engineer is a key Operations representative within the AST Manufacturing Engineering team. The ME will be responsible for completing tasks which support the day to day operations and deliverables to the business. General responsibilities include manufacturing process evaluation, mechanical product troubleshooting and support of in house manufacturing products and processes. Conduct engineering studies and MSAs to support process validation and contribute to maximizing production performance. Provide engineering support for production assembly equipment, methods and process validation of new and existing products. Collaborate on project teams to develop high quality, high reliability and highly manufacturable medical devices. Work under the direction of Principal Level Engineer in a fast paced collaborative environment supporting program initiatives and compliant with company best practices.


* Contribute to continuous improvements in overall product cost and quality

* Participate in DFM / DFA activities assuring that production processes / equipment are taken into consideration

* Maintain documentation associated with manufacturing processes.

* Provide technical support for production tools including assembly equipment and automation.

* Follow established guidelines and management direction with regard to engineering decisions.

* Advise leadership of developments which may affect profit, schedule and costs.

* Participate on projects to concurrently develop assembly methods, tooling, equipment and processes for new and existing products.

* Partner with Manufacturing to develop lean principals to implement solutions for product assembly.

* Create standardized work and process maps that result in an optimized production system and extended value stream.

* Conduct, coordinate and aid in formal Process Validations including protocol development and execution.

* Support project team members in achieving business objects related attainment of Safety, Quality, Service, and Project Schedule and Cost goals.

* Follow established procedures to perform detailed, accurate, and compliant engineering documentation for Master Validation Plans, PFMEA, Equipment Installation, Characterization, Qualification and Validation activities.

* Daily interaction with manufacturing providing hands-on support and responsibility for metrics such as labor time, lead-time, capability, and yield.

* Provide detailed engineering analysis and documentation in the management of material disposition, process updates, ECR's and CAPA.

* Support manufacturing implementation and facility transfer while providing technical support to receiving facility.

* Complete on time project updates, project hours, development plans, self-assessments, and successful completion of all training requirements.

* Application of statistical and analytical methods such as SPC, SQC and DOE.


Some travel to suppliers required.

* Continue to enhance engineering and leadership skills through additional training and education.


* BS/MS Engineering or Equivalent

* 8 - 10 yrs. Applicable Experience


* Dynamic, positive attitude

* Strong communication, manufacturing process, product industrialization and leadership skills.

* Solid design, troubleshooting and presentation skills Skills/Qualifications:

* Knowledge of Lean and/or 6 Sigma

* Knowledge of GD&T

* Knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA

* Strong Interpersonal Skills

* Strong Computer skills

* Knowledge and Experience with product assembly and Manufacturing Methods/equipment (E.G. Ultrasonic Welders, Crimping, Molding, MIM, Leak Testers, Machine Controls and Vision Systems.

* Knowledge and Experience with material process and testing.

* Engineering and Problem solving tools: MINITAB, SIX SIGMA, DOE, GR&R, CAPA, CAD, DMAIC

* Experience with DFMA and Lean manufacturing tools.

* Excellent organization, Planning, Computer skills, Technical writing, Communication and Presentation skills.

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