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Supplier Engineer I - Noah Medical

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Job Title
Supplier Engineer I
Job Location
San Jose
Job Description

Who We Are

Noah Medical is building the future of medical robotics. Our next generation robotic platform targets early diagnosis and treatment of patients across multiple indications. We are looking for exceptional engineers and key team members. Our incredibly talented team of engineers, innovators, and industry leaders bring years of experience from the top healthcare companies in the world, including: Intuitive, Auris, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Verb Surgical, Mako, Think Surgical, Medrobotics, and Hansen. We are looking for talented, motivated and ambitious team members to revolutionize robotic surgery.

About The Team:

As the Supplier Engineer I, you will assist with the Supplier Component Qualification Process during Noah’s NPI commercialization phase through to sustaining. The role will be responsible for collaboration with the identification of components and/or assemblies that would require Component Qualification Process, supplier manufacturing process and all component technical aspects included but not limited to capacity increases, tooling and equipment, part and sub assembly supplier evaluations and supplier management during quality and capacity challenges.

The role will work closely with Supplier Engineering teams to ensure efficient manufacturing operations, optimize production schedules, meet customer demands, improve processes, support NPI, scale production, improve the factory, own safety and facilities, while maintaining high-quality standards.

A Day In The Life Of Our Supplier Engineer I:

  • Monitor the component qualification process plan (CQP) and ensure the documents are in PLM (Minerva, Arena, Propel) for cross functional review and approval.
  • Ensures requirements are met by the supplier per required timeline and reviewed with Supplier Engineering.
  • Reviews supplier documents and ensures all defined supplier CQP requirements are met.
  • Coordinate completion and approval of Supplier Profile Form
  • Maintain supplier performance data with Supplier Engineering for ongoing supplier evaluation, as required.
  • Coordinate supplier changes (for mechanical parts/assemblies) including manufacturing process changes, material changes, production optimization, facility changes, new equipment qualification, and new line validations.
  • Assist the Supplier Engineering with assessing and qualifying alternate raw materials or alternate suppliers to overcome supply chain shortages for continued or uninterrupted supply of mechanical parts/sub-assemblies by understanding the impact to overall product design and/or process.
  • Work with Supplier Engineering to continually improve suppliers manufacturing process performance to meet Noah Medical for supplier excellence using a collection of best practices in project management, Six Sigma, Lean, SPC and negotiation.  
  • Assist in developing supplier ramp readiness plans by judging business risk based on forecast, supplier capacity, quality performance, and process capability.
  • Effectively prioritize and advance multiple concurrent projects and tasks.
  • Assist in the research and recommend new technologies to improve reliability, efficiency and contribute to cost reduction.
  • Work with Supplier Engineering for the commodity grouping and categorization

About You:

  • Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in manufacturing.
  • Prior manufacturing experience in a medical device company, preferably in surgical robotics or equivalent highly complex medical devices.
  • Good communication, verbal and written, skills with the ability to communicate effectively across functions and levels in the organization.
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of MRP systems, MS office and related office automation systems.
  • Knowledge of sterilization processes preferred.
  • Knowledge of supplier technical, quality, and business capabilities.
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis and problem solving for both technical and process issues.
  • Basic working knowledge of CAD (SolidWorks or other) software.
  • Can read and interpret detailed mechanical drawings (GD&T).
  • Can interpret and understand the impact of purchased part changes like alternate raw material change, supplier process change, supplier tooling change,
  • Knowledge of design control and cGMP requirements for medical device
    manufacturing per FDA QSR and ISO13485 or ISO9001 and including experience in auditing suppliers to these standards.
  • Can travel to suppliers on a as needed basis.

Workplace Type: Onsite 

Benefits & Perks (For Full Time Employees):

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive health insurance including Medical, Dental and Vision + HSA and FSA options
  • Equity & Bonus Program
  • Life Insurance (company paid & supplemental) and Disability insurance
  • Mental health support through medical insurance programs
  • Legal and Pet Insurance
  • 12+ paid holidays, 15-20 days of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days
  • Paid parental leave
  • In-office snacks and beverages 
  • In-office lunch stipend
  • Learning & Development Opportunities: On-demand online training and book reimbursement
  • Team building and company organized social and celebration events

Pay Transparency

The Pay Range for this position is listed. Consistent with applicable laws, an employee's pay within this range is based on a number of factors which include but are not limited to relevant education, skills, job-related knowledge, qualifications, work experience, credentials, and/or geographic location of the posted role. Noah Medical reserves the right to modify this range as needed based on candidate experience level and/or specialized skills. Please note that the aforementioned range is only one component of the position's total compensation package.

California Pay Range
$90,600$113,200 USD

Noah Medical may offer remote, hybrid, or onsite work arrangements within the state of California depending on the specific team and/or role where applicable. 

Noah Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for our employees. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital or protected military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

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Noah Medical Headquarters Location

San Carlos, CA

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Noah Medical Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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Noah Medical Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $150,000,000 USD