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DRM / DFSS Coach / Master Black Belt


Careers that Change Lives
Make an impact on your community and the lives of others by applying and coaching the use of continuous improvement in design, reliability and manufacturing.

If you are passionate about Design Reliability Manufacturability (DRM) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), this job could be for you.
In this role, you will provide technical leadership for the application of DRM to projects across the Restorative Therapies Group (RGT).

A Day in the Life
  • Drive application of Design for Six Sigma, System Engineering, and Reliability Engineering techniques to improve outcomes of the product development and process development projects.
  • Facilitate application and use of DRM tools to make breakthrough improvements in the design, reliability and manufacturability of products.
  • Coach DRM/DFSS Black Belt and Green Belt candidates towards successful applications of the methods and successful certification.
  • Coach and mentor teams and individuals in the use of DRM methods & tools to resolve issue or improve the operational performance of the organization or a particular product development program (Sustaining products, new products, new technologies and other relevant projects).
  • Enhance the product development lifecycle within R&D by applying industry best practices, processes and metrics.
  • Recommend improvements to work processes and procedures, design guidelines, systems models, interfaces, systems architectures, and protocols,

    Must Haves - Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree (or 5 years with a Master's degree) in a variety of product development environments focused primarily on integrated systems requiring high manufacturability and reliability.
  • Past engineering experience developing, delivering, and maintaining complex integrated systems products
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline required
  • Must have proven experience in orchestrating and implementing DRM / DFSS improvements resulting in sustained change.
  • Experience in the application of statistical methods for improvements in product performance.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a Research and Design organization as a change agent implementing DRM / DFSS methods and strategies.

    Nice to Have
  • Masters degree
  • Black Belt or Master Black Belt - Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) / DRM
  • 5+ years of responsibility in a variety of product development environments focused primarily on complex systems.
  • Engineering education in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical device product development experience and understanding of FDA and IEC standards.
  • Leadership experience at the manager or director level in an Engineering organization
  • Experience working in Electronics, Telecommunication, Semiconductors, industry will be considered.
  • Excellent oral and written skills with the ability to interface at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to work with others and accomplish goals working within a team.
  • Familiarity with a range of System and Hardware / Software architectures, technologies, platforms, and tools.
  • Experience as a creative problem solver
  • Comfort in dealing with ambiguity. Confidence in applying engineering experience to make pragmatic choices about system design, architecture, and implementation.

    Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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 can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and
    skills of this position. The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

    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. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment
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