Senior Process Development Engineer

Avanos - Alpharetta, GA3.6

CommissionEstimated: $91,000 - $120,000 a year
Requisition ID: 945

Job Title: Senior Process Development Engineer

Job Country: United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:

Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for ground-breaking solutions in everything we do;
Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble, fast-moving innovation culture;
Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.

At Avanos you will find an environment that thrives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and tomorrow.

Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit .

The role

The Senior Process Development Engineer at Avanos Medical will report to the Manager of Advanced Process Development R&D responsible for the medical devices business. They will be responsible for design, development, and commercialization of processes and equipment for existing products and other new medical devices. They will work with project teams and leaders to create/redefine product specifications through innovative and robust processing solutions. They will also be responsible for test development, protocols and reports related to verification and validation device testing. They will also be expected to assist in quality system compliance and regulatory filings with the FDA and other agencies outside the United States.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide technical leadership on new medical devices, by designing and developing manufacturing processes and related fixtures and tooling that are consistent with low defect levels and low product cost.
Be the subject matter expert (SME) on any given project, and act as project lead to provide updates when the project leader is unavailable.
Conferring with vendors in determining product specifications and arranging equipment, parts, or material purchase, and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
Estimating staffing requirements, production times, and relative costs to provide data for operational decisions in house or at supplier.
Working closely with the local manufacturing department to develop, coordinate, and implement technical training for employees.
Creating and maintaining accurate documentation of tool drawings, design concepts, shop orders, and concepts in accordance with the R&E and quality assurance functions.
Supporting company policies and procedures, goals and objectives, FDA regulations, and goods manufacturing practices.
Research and purchase new manufacturing technology, work in collaboration with the local engineering department to better production equipment functionality.
Implement the transition of new technology to make sure production continues successfully without any delays.
Act as a mentor to junior engineers within the Process Development Group.

Your qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or similar).
5+ years’ experience developing technical processes with external vendors/suppliers.
Strong experience using manufacturing analysis tools; such as but not limited to, DOE, process capability studies, Six Sigma, etc.
Familiar with writing validation protocols, execution and thereafter data analysis.
Performed design transfers of new products from initial concept through launch.
Experience working with external vendors.
Knowledge of engineering principles, scientific analysis, and project management.
Must be a good communicator-written and verbal.
Comfortable with giving technical presentations within and outside of Avanos Medical.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
Must be able to work in a team environment and meet deadlines.
Willing to travel 25-50% at times, some international.

Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Experience in medical device manufacturing assembly processes including but not limited to RF tipping equipment, Pad printing, UV/Thermal adhesive dispensers, vision systems and leak testing equipment.
Experience with 3D printing, and/or PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers).
Machining of metal and plastic
Experience with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) or Design for Manufacturability & Assembly (DFMA).
Strong knowledge and background in mechanical and electrical engineering.
Green Belt in Six Sigma Lean Principles (Black Belt a plus).
Working knowledge of solid modeling (Solid Works preferred).
A second language (Spanish would be an advantage).

Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

Join us at Avanos
Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

Make your career count
Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees – through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary – our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

free onsite gym | onsite cafeteria | 401(k) + 6% match | immediate vesting | benefits on day 1 | uncapped sales commissions | HQ region voted ‘best place to live’ by USA Today