Assoc Engineering Spec, PR


: $55,110.00 - $78,550.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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Assoc Engineering Spec, PR


Humacao, Puerto Rico, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jul 02, 2019

Careers that Change Lives

A Day in the Life


Designs andplans layout for such activities as machining, metal forming, plasticsprocessing, welding and brazing, assembly, and materials handling. Adaptsmachine or equipment design to factory and production conditions. Designsarrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient andproductive layout. Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures forthe fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect productperformance. May incorporate inspection and test requirements into theproduction plan. Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools toverify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action ofproblems and deficiencies to ensure product quality. Develops manufacturingprocesses that are applicable to statistical process control, and may developthose techniques. Provides guidance to Engineering regarding design conceptsand specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturingtechniques. Ensure compliance with company programs procedures and applicablequality system regulations and standards.


  • Developsexpertise knowledge of all factors that make a process to support the responseto highly technical questions and situations, to solve quality issues, toimprove process, or to confirm reliability of products.

  • Collaborateswith technical experts, Design team, and other facilities for the processdevelopment of new devices. Supportsequipment development efforts for new devices, and process improvements. Theseefforts may be the internal development of process equipment or coordinationwith an external equipment integration company.

  • Supportsprocess owners. This support might include daily support of productionoperations as well as leading reliability and yield improvement activities fornew products while handed off to the process owners.

  • Providesengineering support to the remote facilities, as required. Builds relationships with counterparts at theworldwide manufacturing facilities to support the virtual factory that has beenestablished as well as Global Technology Teams.

  • Supportsworldwide standardization of processes and products.

  • IncorporatesSix Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools to support the critical initiatives ofimproving quality, reducing scrap, increasing yield, meeting ship commitments,and driving down cycle-time through the development of new processes. AppliesLean Sigma methodology to new process development activities, and processenhancements. Full understanding of allprocess intricacies to provide engineering knowledge for troubleshooting androot cause analysis and corrective actions

  • Workson complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluationof many tangible and intangible factors. Individual will be required at timesto make complex technical recommendations on product quality and reliability tosustain business activities.

  • WritesProcess and Equipment Specifications when applicable.

  • SupportsProduct Return organization in providing root cause analysis with processexpertise to explain field failures caused by new process issues.

  • Supportsthe coordination and guidance of integral analysis of the processes /technologies utilizing appropriate tools, acting supporting the technicalexpert. Complies with standardization of methods and processes with othersites.

  • Collaborateswith Technical Experts to implement new Product/ Process activities across thefacilities following Technology Roadmaps and Design Engineering activities.

  • Determinesand puts in place Parameter Monitoring to understand the health and performanceof the process.

  • Performsother position related duties as assigned.


  • Reportsany observed or informed process and/or product non-conformities to theSupervisor.

  • Findsresolution of Quality Situations at the area of responsibility.

  • Reportsany complaint regarding a Medtronic product to the Supervisor.

  • Complieswith all the requirements in the operational procedures at the area ofresponsibility in order to meet the requirements of all applicable QualitySystem regulations (e.g.: FDA Part 820 Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485Quality Standard, R-PAL (Japanese QSRs).


  • Acknowledgeand maintain commitment with the EHS Policy.

  • Participatein the development of EHS improvement projects.

  • Participateactively in the EHS programs to achieve the objectives and targets defined forthe area.

Engineers inProjects:

  • Ensurethat the EHS considerations, legal and corporate requirements and efficiencyindicators are included in new project design and project evaluation in orderto maximize the cost/benefit ratio and minimize the EHS impacts and risks.

  • Ensurethat EHS performance indicators are included in the selection process ofcontractors.

  • Evaluateand re-evaluate periodically the EHS performance of contractors andsub-contractors.

  • Supervisethat contractors perform their job in accordance to the EHS requirements inorder to reduce, minimize or prevent EHS impacts and risks.

  • Maintaincurrent knowledge of the potential EHS aspects and risks of new projects.

MinimumEducation Bachelor Degree



Educational:Applied or Natural Science, Engineering or Science of Engineering or fieldrelated to previously mentioned background.


AssociateLevel: 0 Years with Bachelors

  • Time onEngineering Internship accounts as is.

  • Exposure toengineering and manufacturing environment


Analytical Thinking

Problem Solving

Interpersonal Relations

Quality and Results Oriented

Computer Literate

Fluency speaking and writing inEnglish and Spanish


Qualifications Background

Experience in medical device,pharmaceutical, or electronic industry


  • Teamwork

  • Communications

  • ContinuesImprovement

  • ProjectManagement

  • RootCause Analysis

  • TechnicalWriting and Composition

  • EngineeringDegree

  • Machiningknowledge

  • Surfacetreatment and assembly



Capacity tocalculate, classify, compare, coordinate, copy, edit, evaluate, interview,instruct, read, observe, organize, plan, compile, select, request and document.


Light workrequiring physical effort, in addition, requires communication skills,capability to move from one place to another, visual discrimination andtolerance to the use of personal protectionequipment.


Work isperformed in buildings interior with normal temperature, good illumination,air condition, clean environment and minimum risk

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Associated topics: aerodynamic, autocad, brakes, cae, catia, fluid, machine, mechanical, mechanic, vehicle * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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