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Medtronic Sr. Inspection Supervisor in Bedford, Massachusetts

Senior Inspection Supervisor

Careers that Change Lives

A career at Medtronic is like no other. We’re committed to and driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people worldwide!

Join a diverse team of innovators who bring their worldview, their unique backgrounds, and their individual life experiences to work every day. It’s no accident – we work hard to cultivate a workforce that reflects our patients and partners. We believe it’s the only way to drive healthcare forward and remain a global leader in medical technology and solutions.

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A Day in the Life

In this exciting role as a Senior Inspection Supervisor in the Bedford and Billerica facilities, you will have responsibility for supporting the quality functions of complex catheters to support the Cardiac Ablation Solutions Business. In this role you will be part of a team that grows the operations capacity over 8X to support our customer needs in this newly acquired product portfolio. You will lead improvements in manufacturing quality, capacity, and stability through solving problems, developing solutions, and executing strategies.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads team in predetermined methods, operations, setups and prescribed specifications to inspect visually in-process and completed products such as electronic units and subsystems, precision electromechanical assemblies or mechanical units, subassemblies, structural flaws, internal defects, and missing welds.

  • Uses various measuring devices and testing equipment.

  • Accepts, rejects, or reworks defective or malfunctioning units or systems.

  • Works from blueprints, diagrams, dial indicators, preset micrometers, scales, fixtures, customer specifications, drawing or inspection instructions and checklists.

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

  • Performs line clearances after each lot to ensure all materials from the previous lot have been removed.

  • Assures smooth operating of the inspection unit, maintaining daily records and reports.

  • Prioritizes schedules based on product introduction and manufacturing schedules, maintaining a minimum turnaround time.

  • Makes recommendations for capital expenditures and manpower for inspection area.

  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

  • Recommends new or enhanced methods, procedures and standards

  • Management Skills: Management of Financial and Material Resources, Critical Thinking, Project Management, Management of Personnel Resources, Collaboration and Productivity Software, Effective Communication Skills.

  • Functional Skills: Machining and Manufacturing Technologies, Software & Programming Languages, Technology Awareness, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), Lean Sigma DMAIC, Blueprint reading, SAP (System Applications and Products), Quality Management System.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Requires advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. Requires 3+ years of experience with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Nice to Have

Experience managing large teams of direct hourly reports within a medical device setting.

13485 experience.

4+ years of incoming inspection experience.

General inspection experience.

Clean Room Experience highly preferred.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here ( .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) here .

The base salary range is applicable across the United States, excluding Puerto Rico and specific locations in California. The offered rate complies with federal and local regulations and may vary based on factors such as experience, certification/education, market conditions, and location. Compensation and benefits information pertains solely to candidates hired within the United States (local market compensation and benefits will apply for others).

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It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.