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Lab Manager - Destructive Analysis and Quality Control

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Careers That Change Lives

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

In this exciting role as a Lab Manager - Destructive Analysis and Quality Control - Medtronic Energy and Component Center in Brooklyn Center, MN, you will have responsibility for leading a workgroup of chemists, engineers, and Technicians who perform research, development, and production support testing for the Testing laboratory within a regulated medical device industry.

The position has responsibility for people management, collaborating with the lab's clients to understand testing needs and define testing plans, providing work direction, work prioritization, data and report review, and leading lab improvement projects. The position will also collaborate with business leadership on strategic planning.

A Day in the Life

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

  • Conducts exploratory research to produce new knowledge and potential products; conceives, organizes, promotes, and executes ideas and plans to increase chemistry's role in and contribution to the discovery and chemical approaches to meet exploratory objectives in product discovery.
  • Develops research proposals to provide a technically and economically sound basis for developing and evaluating new or improved products, synthetic methods, processes, and analytical and physical testing techniques.
  • Recommends utilization of the results or changes in the scope of work or termination of projects.
  • Manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the workgroup including work direction, prioritization, and training.
  • Partner with the lab's customers to define testing needs, priority, and resource planning.
  • Perform detailed technical and quality review and approval of lab notebook entries and reports.
  • Author, review and/or approve laboratory reports, test methods, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Plans and establish goals and objectives for the work group. Manage department metrics and own/drive countermeasures when needed.
  • Provide support for lab quality activities including Out of Specification investigations, CAPAs, audits and inspections.
  • Lead lab improvement projects with a focus on improving client support levels and increasing operational efficiency.
  • Manage change by developing materials and facilitating meetings to gain employee feedback, inform employees, influence behavior, drive decisions, and set policies.
  • Provide performance feedback and career development through regular mentoring and coaching.
  • Hire top candidates and help them successfully integrate into the department.
  • Travel requirement: less than 25%

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Nice to Have
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Engineering, or related technical discipline.
  • Demonstrated technical skills in defining test plans, data interpretation, and providing technical recommendations to project teams.
  • Record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to influence the outcome of important decisions or initiatives.
  • Experience managing change, managing/leading others, coaching and providing performance feedback.
  • Proficiency authoring and editing technical reports, business correspondence and quality systems procedures.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, and clients.
  • Quality, reliability, or other regulated industry experience, including knowledge of ISO 17025, 13485, cGMPs, and 21CFR11.
  • Experience working across organizations to achieve business goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, training and presentation skills
  • Experience developing budgets and managing departmental costs.
  • Experience leading Lean or Six Sigma projects and/or project portfolios.
  • Experience with Medical Device Industry and products.
  • Knowledge of Quality System Regulations in the areas of Chemical Testing, Laboratory Investigations and CAPA.
  • Experience with lab software including ELN, LIMS, LDMS/SDMS and/or chromatography data systems.

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)

Additional Information

  • Posting Date: Sep 9, 2021
  • Travel: No

Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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