Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Minerva Surgical

Santa Clara, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 01/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 101 Saginaw Drive, Redwood City, California 94063, US

About Minerva Surgical

Minerva Surgical, Inc. is a medical device start-up company based in the Silicon Valley; Cupertino, CA. The company's efforts are focused on women's healthcare. Currently, Minerva Surgical's development projects are aimed at delivering next generation products for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, a condition that affects almost 1 in 5 women.

Job Description

Works independently and/or cross-functionally to support production operations and process development activities on new and existing products; ensures efficient and effective transfer of product into production for long term sustainability.



  • Assesses process capabilities and innovate and implement process improvements in production.
  • Conducts process validation activities including IQ, OQ and PQ for equipment and processes and software validations.
  • Applies technical knowledge and statistical tools to develop, characterize, and optimize processes.
  • Able to design and develop tooling fixtures and semi automated systems to aid in process manufacturability.
  • Trains and/or provides work direction to technicians and production operators when required as part of validation activities and process improvements.
  • Executes the functional deliverables associated with Product development and Quality Systems.
  • Supports new product development activities and product manufacturing transfer into production
  • Ensures proper documentation is completed to meet quality systems requirements. (e.g., BOMs, DMRs, Routers, Manufacturing Instructions, FMEAs, etc.); Generates documentation changes/justification through ECO process.
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts all aspects of technical reviews.
  • Writes and reviews validation protocols and reports applicable to new process improvements.
  • Oversees engineering builds using special work requests.
  • Leads or assists in developing and implementing preventive and corrective action plans.
  • Drives Design for Manufacturability (DFM) effort with product development team.
  • Provides production support to ensure Production Goals and Schedules are achieved.
  • Minimizes waste in the production process.



  • Must be creative problem solver
  • Proven results in reducing cycle time and improving labor efficiency
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment where priorities are dynamic; must have well developed task/activity prioritization optimization skills
  • History of success in being able to conceptualize, design, assemble and debug tooling and fixtures; optimize existing and new manufacturing processes.
  • Able to use CAD system, Solidworks preferred
  • Strong documentation skills, familiar with EN ISO 13485:2016, CMDR (Canadian Medical Device Regulations), MDD (Medical Device Directive), and FDA QSR regulations.
  • Understanding of GMP requirements
  • Experience with production tools such as ECO process and demand flow preferred
  • An understanding of statistical software.
  • Must have hands-on experience in process validation activities including IQ, OQ, PQ and tooling qualifications. 
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.


Preferred Education and/or Job experience:


  • BS in Engineering/Technical field; 7+ years Medical Device experience preferred.
  • Experience with medical device disposable products and capital equipment

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