Engineering Project Leader – Upstream Manufacturing
Smith & Nephew Inc. 206 reviews - Memphis, TN

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Engineering Project Leader – Upstream Manufacturing - MEM00000388 Description
      SUMMARY: The Engineering Project Leader for Upstream Manufacturing partners with Product Development, Marketing, Quality, and Manufacturing to develop and manage new product projects to meet the needs and expectations of Smith and Nephew’s prospective surgeons as well as retention of our existing surgeons.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES for the Engineering Project Leader include the following:

      Ø Consults with Product Development to determine specific product requirements. The Engineering Project Leader provides technical expertise on the manufacture of Orthopaedic products and its relevance to product design, including the subjects of specific anatomy, physiology, surgical techniques and biomechanics. The Engineering Project Leader partners with Upstream Project Managers, programmers and machinist to facilitate the design, development and manufacturing of products as requested.

      Ø Facilitates in house product testing analysis in support of product design, manufacturing and quality. The Engineering Project Leader evaluates the product design concepts in regard to manufacturing feasibility, identifying critical design parameters and assessing the impact on quality.

      Ø Prepares technical documents and technical presentations in support of engineering deliverables and milestones within the Design Transfer Process. The Engineering Project Leader creates and reviews material and process specifications as required to support new products. The Engineering Project Leader leads process FMEA’s, and conducts risk analysis as appropriate.

      Ø Builds and manages a successful team by coordinating with Upstream Project Managers to provide Engineering support to new product projects. The Engineering Project Leader works with the engineering team and Upstream Project Managers to set appropriate objectives for the team and individuals on the team, provides ongoing developmental feedback to team members and gives performance feedback to engineering team members on their performance.

      Ø Creates and/or evaluates UG 3D models, wire-frames, and prints while utilizing knowledge of programming fundamentals. The Engineering Project Leader investigates new processing technology/materials and makes recommendations regarding implementation. The Engineering Project Leader also participates in machine design to automate or otherwise optimize processes where possible.

      Ø Working with Upstream Project Managers, helps establish and manage project schedules by working closely with all members of cross functional teams (Product Development, Upstream Project Managers, Marketing, Quality, CNC programmers and machinists). The Engineering Project Leader helps set project timelines and deliverables as well as being responsible for adherence to all project deadlines. The Engineering Project Leader ensures that projects meet expectations and are delivered on time in relation to milestone dates.

      Ø The Engineering Project Leader evaluates prototype prints and oversees the manufacturing of prototype products. The Engineering Project Leader consults with suppliers regarding prototype products, leads process validation efforts, and ensures compliance in accordance with quality specifications. The Engineering Project Leader evaluates product print’s and/or print modifications for existing products.



      Bachelor’s degree in Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or other related engineering related field plus a minimum of six (6) years of experience in orthopaedic development, manufacturing, or related field or 12 years experience in engineering related fields depending on level.

      Required Training consist of Trauma Sales Rep training. Surgical technique training for Trauma products. Complete product training Hips, Knees, & Trauma.

      Required experience the Engineering Project leader are as follows: Sales training, Smith & Nephew product knowledge, Cad experience, sawbones experience, cadaver experience, and GD&T training, operating room experience, surgical technique experience, some competitor product experience, and surgeon communication experience.

      Other Knowledge and Skills:

      Must possess a thorough knowledge of competitive orthopaedic products and productation.

      All applicants are expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

      Building Strategic Working Relationships: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

      Customer Focus: Making customers and their needs a primary focus on one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships

      Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data form different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constrains, and probable consequences .

      Developing Others: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.

      Follow-Up: Monitoring the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considering the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the assignment or project.

      Gaining Commitment: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.

      Quality Orientation: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

      Meeting Leadership: Ensuring that a meeting serves its business objectives while using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods and considering the needs and potential contributions of others.

      Leading Through Vision and Values: Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.

      Performance: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards impose.

      Innovation: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.

      Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

      Job Engineering & Research
      Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis

      Organization Global Operations
      Schedule Full-time

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      Smith & Nephew can't make you hip, but it can make you a hip. Focusing on orthopedics, wound care, and endoscopy, the firm makes products to...