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Terumo Medical Corporation Sr Engineer II, Molding & Extrusion in Elkton, Maryland

Sr Engineer II, Molding & Extrusion

Date: Apr 12, 2024

Req ID: 3075


Elkton, MD, US

Company: Terumo Medical Corporation

Department: Engineering

Terumo Medical Corporation (TMC) develops, manufactures, and markets a complete, solutions-based portfolio of high-quality medical devices used in a broad range of applications for numerous areas of the healthcare industry. TMC places a premium on providing customers with world-class products, training and education programs that drive clear economic value, better clinical outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. TMC is part of Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation; one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers with $5+ billion in sales, 20,000+ employees worldwide and operations in more than 160 nations. Terumo Medical Corporation is comprised of two strategic business divisions: Terumo Interventional Systems and Terumo Medical Products.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the investigation, development, and implementation of new injection molding and/ or extrusion processes and technology. This person would be considered the subject matter expert in their field and must possess a thorough understanding of their engineering discipline. It is expected that the Senior Engineer II would stay current on emerging technology and trends in industry so as to enable implementation of “state of the art” systems. This role will require mentorship and development of more junior engineering associates. It is expected that the associate in this role be capable of leading projects centrally focused in their discipline such as the insourcing of existing components, etc.

Job Details/Responsibilities

  1. Lead and maintain responsibility for the design, development, and qualification of efficient, robust and cutting-edge Injection Molding and/ or Extrusion processes and equipment.

  2. Ensure all work and documentation is compliant with existing internal procedures and relevant external regulatory requirements.

  3. Provide guidance to product design teams in relation to DFM of molded and extruded components.

  4. Provide support in cost and capacity modeling as well as resource planning estimates for project assignments.

  5. Manage suppliers of molds and equipment to ensure established timelines, budgets and performance requirements are met.

  6. Provide mentorship and guidance to more junior staff members in order to develop their technical knowledge and engineering skillset.

  7. Manage projects whose primary objectives are based in Injection Molding and/ or Extrusion.

  8. Serve as subject matter expert in all matters concerning injection molding or extrusion engineering discipline.

  9. Identify areas of potential improvement in existing processes and build rationale to support their implementation.

  10. Present technical information to target audiences in a clear, concise and professional manner, in order to gain understanding and/ or consensus.

  11. Maintain positive relations with suppliers, contractors and all levels of associates.

  12. Performs other job-related duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)

  • Ability to specify, procure, install and validate IM and/ or Extrusion equipment and processes

  • Ability to manage internal and external suppliers

  • Understanding and application of statistical experimental design and analysis techniques, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Six Sigma principals, problem solving and decision-making tools.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Thorough understanding and application of scientifically based injection molding and/ or extrusion process development.

  • Ability to mentor junior associates

  • Ability to create technical reports and documentation suitable for inclusion in submissions to notified bodies

  • Thorough understanding of engineering drawings and tolerancing

  • Use and understanding of computer aided drafting systems, Solidworks preferred

  • In depth understanding of mold design and tooling and/ or extrusion tooling design

Qualifications/ Background Experiences

  • Typically requires a BS in Plastics Engineering or other relevant discipline

  • Minimum 10 years of increasing responsibility/experience in injection molding and/or extrusion engineering

  • Experience with manufacturing equipment design, procurement and validation

  • Experience in injection molding/ extrusion for medical devices or other highly regulated industry

It is Terumo’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As a Company, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.