Juno Pacific
  • 06-Aug-2018 to 01-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Engineering
  • Anoka, MN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Profit Sharing, Short-Term Disability, Life Insurance, PTO


A 100-year tradition of quality

Cretex is a diversified family of manufacturing companies serving the medical market. Our companies share a common set of values, a common management system, and a pervasive focus on quality, customer service and responsiveness. We've been around for 100 years and by doing the right things well, we plan to be around for many more.

Upholding a true standard for ethical excellence

For nearly a century, Cretex has earned a reputation for consistently holding true to the core principles of honesty and integrity. Our employees take great pride in their work and the level of service they offer our customers. Because of this, our companies continue to earn the highest level of confidence and loyalty from our customers, suppliers, employees, owners and stakeholders.

Bringing the best together through technology and talent.

The Cretex Medical family of companies provide a broad range of contract manufacturing solutions to medical device OEMs. Our private ownership, long-term perspective and strong financial portfolio allow us to invest in the leading-edge manufacturing technologies and engineering resources required to meet the most exacting requirements of the medical device industry. Our growing portfolio of companies include rms, rms Surgical, Meier, JunoPacific, Spectralytics and QTS; providing manufacturing capabilities that include precision machining, plastic injection molding, micro stamping, metal forming, laser micromachining, surgical instruments and clean room assembly and packaging.

JunoPacific combines the full resources of facilities located in key medical device markets in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Silicon Valley, focusing on medical molding and assembly. Services range from tooling, part design and prototyping to micro/close tolerance molding, single and true multi-shot injection molding, vertical molding, reel-to-reel, insert molding, complex tooling that includes Spin-stack and rotary platen, multi-component/multi-material product assembly, secondary operations and validated sterile packaging.

JunoPacific, a Cretex Medical Company, is a custom medical device design, development, manufacturing and assembly operation supplying clients worldwide with high quality, reliable, and FDA/GMP compliant components and fully kitted medical devices. Join our dedicated team of professionals!

Position summary

The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer provides support to the manufacturing organization to facilitate efficient operations within the production area, to optimize existing processes and to ensure that production goals are met.  This role also monitors performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues.  The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer acts as a key leader for project teams in the Engineering Department to ensure a successful release into production. This role develops, evaluates, and designs manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product, materials, components, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards. Additionally this position supports production from the aspect of performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues.

Essential Job Functions                                                                

  • Ensure timely and seamless transfer to production activities including: plastics process development, equipment specification and installation, risk management, work instruction development and validation.
  • Improves quality and cost metrics through the identification and implementation of operational improvements and robust solutions to CAPAs, customer complaints, and MRB issues
  • Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or processes for current and next generation programs and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company.
  • Analyzes and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and innovative approaches or a breakthrough technology
  • Effectively leads the communication of complex technical information to all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arranges for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards
  • Leads in the installation, debug, validation, and training of new work cells - including acceptance testing of new equipment/automation/fixtures, etc.
  • Designs, coordinates fabrication and implements process fixturing or gauging fixtures, equipment, automation, EOAT, Vision systems, Gages
  • Ensure Safety, Ergonomics, and Environmental Standards are followed
  • Partners with the other business segments: sales/marketing, customer service, engineering, quality, and finance
  • Understands customer needs and the core business markets we serve
  • Ensures business systems are implemented, maintained, and functioning properly
  • Participate in required company meetings
  • Maintains an organized work area (5S)
  • Participates in the Operational Excellence Program
  • Supports and complies with the company's Quality System, ISO, and medical device requirements
  • Completes all other work duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements, Education & Experience (incl. KSA's and certifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree: Engineering (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial)
  • 5-7 years of engineering experience in a medical device manufacturing setting
  • Process design and validation, DOE's
  • Manufacturing equipment and fixture/gage design
  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced statistical concepts (i.e. Six Sigma)
  • Manufacturing automation familiarity, including electronic visual inspection, PLC programming, packaging development, testing and approval
  • 3D CAD software (i.e. ProE, Unigraphics, Solidworks, etc.)
  • High level of energy, personal accountability and integrity
  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity, multiple priorities and short deadlines
  • Ability to travel overnight, by land or air
  • Ability to consistently achieve short and long term business results
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks when needed
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and holds team members accountable
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and ERP and other business related systems

Desirable Criteria & Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience
  • Continuing Education; including participation in local chapters, associations, and/or organizations

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, family status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status as required by law.

Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment and eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

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