Manufacturing Engineer, Specialized Orthopedics

US, US, CA - Aliso Viejo

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 10%

Location: CA - Aliso Viejo

Ref#: 100662

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Job Description

Our NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics team focuses on orthopedic trauma and deformity within all long bones, and foot and ankle. As a Manufacturing Engineer on our team, you’ll play a key role in product transfer from advanced R&D to production. You’ll also work on integrating manufacturability into the development process, as well as support the design and development of our tooling and processes needed to reliably manufacture new product designs.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work closely with R&D project teams in the design and development of new or existing projects
  • Support design of jigs/fixtures that ensure materials are produced efficiently and conform to print specification
  • Support the design, manufacture, and coordinate the procurement of dimensional and functional jigs/fixtures for tooling validation
  • Lead the manufacturing transfer of active implantable orthopedic devices
  • Implement, organize, and scale up manufacturing processes from pilot line to product launch
  • Review mechanical assembly drawings for complete notes, and attention to DFM
  • Develop manufacturing plans, project timelines, requirements, and process flow
  • Conduct manufacturing related design reviews and train cross-functional team members
  • Manage the installation of new equipment including qualification activities (IQ / OQ / PQ)
  • Drive process improvements affecting yields, capacity increases, cycle time and cost reduction initiatives
  • Participate in manufacturing risk management activities such as design and process FMEAs
Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering
  • 3 years in medical device manufacturing
  • Effective communication skills with strong confidence to present before groups of customers, vendors, peers, and leadership
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office with a strong ability to write business reports and correspondence as well as the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, and management of the organization
  • Up to date with best practices for electronics DFM
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in new product introduction of medical implants
  • Experience creating advanced custom tooling tailored to new products
  • Functional familiarity with the FDA submission process
  • Familiarity with methods of provided automated/semi-automated processes to improve the consistency of processes
NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With more than $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has approximately 2,600 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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