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Instrumentation Laboratory - Bedford Manufacturing Engineer III in Bedford, Massachusetts


Werfen, founded in 1966, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of specialized diagnostic instruments, related reagents, automation workcells, and data management solutions for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The Company’s business lines include Hemostasis, Acute Care, and Autoimmunity diagnostics, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturing. Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We’re passionate about providing healthcare professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to improve hospital efficiency and enhance patient care.

Our North American Commercial Operations, as well as our Headquarters and Technology Center for Hemostasis and Acute Care Diagnostics, are based in Bedford, MA. Our Headquarters and Technology Center for Autoimmunity Diagnostics is based in San Diego, CA. Additionally, our Technology Center for Hemostasis and Blood Gas Reagents is in Orangeburg, NY, and our Technology Center for Whole Blood Hemostasis is in San Diego, CA.

Position Summary:

Responsible for process engineering and production support of a product or product line. Provides technical support for continuous improvement team efforts focused on process improvement and optimization. Provides engineering design, procedures and implementation of assembly methods, test methods, equipment operation, including specification and optimization.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the resolution of production process issues utilizing problem solving techniques to analyze, identify root cause(s), develop and implement solutions

  • May be required to act as Product Champion for a specific product or product line with the following leadership responsibilities

  • The focal point in operations for the products which they have responsibility for.

  • Leads the resolution of production process issues utilizing problem solving techniques to analyze, identify root cause(s), develop and implement solutions.

  • Provides technical support for continuous improvement efforts conducting root cause analysis then formulating and implementing corrective action proposals

  • Responsible for establishing the Manufacturing Quality Plan (MQP) for a product or product line including process flow, production floor layout, equipment, line balancing, etc.

  • Writes process procedures, change orders, equipment specifications, validation plans, and reports.

  • Performs research on technology, equipment and tooling to improve process quality, yield or cost. Generates proposals for purchase and implementation, including cost of ownership, ROI and benefit analysis

  • Perform engineering design of test equipment, assembly equipment, fixtures and tools. Perform IQ/OQ/PQ validation activities

  • Participate in the introduction of new products into manufacturing; Collaborate with R&D and suppliers to improve product robustness and manufacturability both pre- and post-release

  • May participate in Lean Six Sigma projects of significant scope and complexity.

Budget Managed (if applicable): N/A

Internal Networking/Key Relationships

  • To be determined based on department needs

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Functional/technical skills

Min Knowledge & Experience Required for the Position:

  • B.S. in Engineering and a minimum of 5 years of experience related to the areas given above or suitable equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Prior experience with Lean/Six Sigma preferred.

International Mobility Required: No

Travel Requirements:

  • <5% of time

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.

Werfen appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

We operate directly in over 30 countries, and in more than 100 territories through distributors. Annual revenue is approximately $2 billion and more than 5,000 employees around the world comprise our Werfen team.

Job ID: 2022-5250

Shift: 1st

External Company URL:

Street: 180 Hartwell Road