Manufacturing Engineer

Medical Device Manufacture, Scoresby Victoria

  • Join a dynamic global company
  • World-leading polymer microfluidic devices
  • High-tech manufacturing
  • Full time position

Our Melbourne based facility is seeking a motivated, results driven Manufacturing Engineer to manage designated production lines and take responsibility for the safety, quality and efficiency of all processes.  This is your chance to join a rapidly growing multinational medical devices company working on the leading edge of medical diagnostics and life-science.

As a Manufacturing Engineer you will develop a mastery of SCHOTT-MINIFAB’s cutting edge capabilities, engage with the introduction of new products into manufacturing and drive continuous improvement through Lean initiatives to reduce waste and minimise variation.


Reporting directly to: Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  • A proactive attitude, unafraid of a new challenge and a strong motivation to drive positive change
  • Bachelor’s Degree in manufacturing, Process or Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Significant experience in a similar role
  • Proven experience implementing safety, quality, capacity, capability and efficiency projects within a manufacturing environment such as automotive, medical device or similar industry
  • A proven ability to troubleshoot complex issues and then introduce both immediate solutions and long-term preventative measures
  • The ability to interpret and develop manufacturing systems, equipment, drawings and BOMs
  • Significant exposure to Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems
  • Proficient practitioner of Lean – Certified qualification ideal
  • Basic CAD skills to review and work with models, solidworks preferred

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Taking technical ownership of the product(s) produced
  • Supporting the introduction of new products into manufacture
  • Ensuring assigned production lines are capable of meeting quality and cost targets
  • Providing technical support to the production team, including troubleshooting
  • Introducing new products into manufacturing
  • Optimising production line performance through defect, cost, safety, waste and capability improvement initiatives
  • Developing and maintaining manufacturing and risk management documentation (PFMEA, PCP, SOP, etc)
  • Working with suppliers to improve quality, capability and cost
  • Ensuring all production lines are safe to operate
  • Managing engineering change of current products
  • Developing, validating, and implementing new processes
  • Developing plans for long term line development including increasing capacity, reducing cost, and improving quality
  • Working with all levels of Production, Maintenance, Procurement, QA and other departments to educate, drive, and champion positive change within the team while building and maintaining a Lean culture
  • Supporting SCHOTT-MINIFAB values and culture

Training of personnel in the operation and maintenance of production lines

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