Job ID: #8611

Sr. R&D Manufacturing Engineer

Science Science
Research & Development

Our client is Medical Device Start-up company (50 employees and growing) and they are looking for a Sr R&D Manufacturing Engineer.


  • Organize, implement and maintain production flows.
  • Develop work instructions, workmanship standards and process documents, and ensure they are followed.
  • Continuous Improvement of existing operations for increased quality, productivity, efficiency and cost savings.
  • Investigate and report on production issues. Propose and implement solutions.
  • Liaise with production planner/scheduler for ensuring the released products have adequate BOM and routings.
  • Manage manufacturing documentation required for product manufacturing (i.e. revise drawing, BOM, work instructions and workmanship standards and process procedures.
  • Generate and report on manufacturing metrics in the form of production control charts, reliability, process capability, histogram, pareto to improve, monitor and measure progress.
  • Develop process FMEAs.
  • Develop and run protocols including IQ, OQ, PQ activities as required.
  • Work with other relevant departments to determine estimated costs, run time, and close the feedback loop.
  • Identify and propose ways to reduce production costs and improve manufacturability (i.e. new process equipment).
  • Manage product scale-up from R&D to production and oversee potential product transfer.
  • Support in the sourcing and approval of suppliers for manufacturing processes and equipment. Identify alternative suppliers as needed.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow. Design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. Investigate and troubleshoot issues that arise with new layouts and operations.
  • Research, design, and develop processes to optimize productivity and workflow.
  • Clearly communicate ideas and findings to management and colleagues.
  • Train and supervise staff on processes and technology.
  • Establish and maintain a training and quality culture.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in Medical Device Development / Manufacturing
  • Experience with FDA’s Medical Device Regulations and ISO 13485
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems
  • Deep knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Experience working in a startup environment a plus
  • Experience with fiber optic components and processing a plus
  • Hands on manufacturing engineering experience required
  • Team player with solid communication skills

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