• Senior Process Engineer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/3/2019 2:29 PM)
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  • Introduction

    Is This The Role For You?


    We hire smart people with big hearts.  People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.


    If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

    Position Overview

    Provide expert engineering support for a wide range of products through all phases of product development and manufacturing; being responsible for development, implementation and support of various processes pertaining to the manufacture and quality control of mechanical heart valves, OEM products, and new products.


    • Coordinate and manage new complex process introduction schedule and activities, and cross-product issues throughout the product life cycle.
    • Work closely with product engineers and product development engineers during Design Control phases to conceptualize, develop and implement processes.  Responsibility includes debugging processes, reliability qualification, cycle time optimization and yield enhancement.
    • Validate and document intricate process control systems, testing equipment, and manufacturing equipment using methods such as SPC, process capability, R&R and software test cases to satisfy GMP and FDA requirements.
    • Coordinate and lead the identification, development and implementation of new or improved product manufacturing and inspection processes.
    • Communicate technical product status to management, including executive level. These can include new or existing processes.
    • Support Product Engineering, Product Development, Production, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance to assure assigned processes successfully produce components or sub-assemblies that conform to applicable drawings, specifications, and/or procedures.
    • Maintain and expand in-depth knowledge of pertinent Manufacturing Technologies and disseminate this information as requested to various engineering and production groups.
    • Develop, implement and maintain complex PLC controlled processes, including design, PLC programming and development of monitoring methods.
    • Stay current with various CAD, programming, inspection, and manufacturing system technologies and philosophies
    • Provide various component cycle time estimates for product costing
    • Provide cost and return on investment estimates for new equipment
    • Perform additional duties that may be assigned by Supervisor
    • Support and improve ongoing manufacturing processes
    • Develop software or work with IT to develop software systems and databases
    • Relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; (b) perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, persuading or speaking with others; and (c) respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor
    • Manage time effectively; prioritize and make good business judgments and decisions in relationship to efficiency


    • BS in engineering with 8+ years of process engineering experience, MS preferred
    • Detailed understanding of diagnostic, product test, failure analysis, and debug techniques.
    • Experience working with clean rooms, sterilizers, CNC equipment, and PLC equipment
    • Proven ability to take complex process designs into production.
    • Solid understanding of circuit design, as well as fault modeling and isolation. 
    • Experienced with CAD software, preferably SolidWorks
    • Experience with Visual Basic and CMM programming preferred
    • Green Belt in 5S/Lean Manufacturing preferred
    • Self-starter with strong leadership, communication skills and proven problem solving ability
    • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and follow written instructions
    • Ability to interpret and follow oral instructions
    • Required to read, write and speak English with good command of the language, and use moderately complex math.
    • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve a common goal
    • Strong computer skills including at minimum, be adept in use of MS Office, internet and electronic mail
    • Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, analyze information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    Company Info

    Who We Are.

    CryoLife is one of the world’s contemporary medical device companies providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, cardiac lasers and implantable end-stage renal disease access grafts for the repair of complex cardiac and vascular reconstruction surgeries. Since the Company’s inception in 1984, it is estimated that its products and tissues have been implanted in about 900,000 patients worldwide.


    CryoLife technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. CryoLife headquarters are located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.


    CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    CryoLife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


    Reasonable Accommodations
    CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email ADA_Accommodation@CryoLife.com or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.


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