Design Transfer and Manufacturing Engineer

  • Framingham, Massachusetts

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Our client is a privately held manufacturer of medical devices and software. They are seeking a Design Transfer and Manufacturing Engineer with technical and hands-on experience. 

This is a hybrid role in the Framingham area. Travel up to 25% may be required.

This individual will be a key member of the engineering team, ensuring DFM during development and will be responsible for technology transfer activities with internal teams and external manufacturing partners. They will play a critical part in transitioning products from development to full scale production.

Overall Responsibilities :

  • Work with internal teams to provide guidance on manufacturability, robustness, DFM, and process/supplier development during new product development and post market/sustaining support.

  • Lead design transfer activities to external manufacturing partners, including cost analysis, process/supplier development, control of Manufacturing and Quality documentation. 

  • Create design transfer plans and document project activities.

  • Work with suppliers, purchasing. and development to ensure design requirements are defined and met.

  • Analyze and improve the effectiveness of current contract manufacturing processes.

  • Develop efficient process flow, manufacturing fixtures, and manufacturing work instructions

  • Develop DFM best-practices and guidelines.

  • Assist in evaluating, resolving, and auditing quality issues.

  • Provide guidance for Lean Manufacturing at Contract Manufacturer to improve process and reduce waste.  

  • Initiate continuous improvement projects throughout the company. 

  • Oversee and Support Contract Manufacturer for the selection, installation, qualification (IQ/PQ/OQ) of tooling and/or capital equipment utilized in product manufacture. 

  • Generate and implement Engineering Change Orders. 


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Understanding of elements of design that impact product cost and quality. Ability to influence the cost and quality of new products early in the design process.

  • Experience with the full development life cycle of capital medical equipment and disposables.   

  • Proficient in Computer Aided Design software such as ACAD and SolidWorks

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including MS Project.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering or related Engineering Sciences.

  • Electro-mechanical experience is required 
  • Five or more years in related work experience in a medical device environment.


Additional Qualifications (Preferred)

  • Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment.

  • Understanding of process capability

  • Experience with MiniTAB

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification 

  • Max. file size: 50 MB.

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