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Principal Manufacturing Engineer



Other Engineering
Mason, OH, USA · Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Cincinnati, OH, USA ● Mason, OH, USA Req #1933
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Afib and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure’s AtriClip® Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide. AtriCure’s Hybrid AF™ Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a lasting solution for long-standing persistent Afib patients. AtriCure’s cryoICE cryoSPHERE® probe is cleared for temporary ablation of peripheral nerves to block pain, providing pain relief in cardiac and thoracic procedures. For more information, visit AtriCure.com or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.

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A Principal Manufacturing Engineer is a high level, experienced manufacturing/process engineer and is accountable for developing and maintaining capable and stable manufacturing processes to meet product quality standards/requirements. The role is responsible for process development and improvement, and tooling and fixture development and improvement both internally at AtriCure, and externally at key suppliers. A principal manufacturing engineer may also be involved in development of process analytics for preemptive defect control, process documentation and process layout & material logistic flow.


  • Experienced member of the manufacturing engineering team responsible for the qualification, implementation and support of manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Is considered a subject matter expert in at least 2 major areas of manufacturing engineering
  • Ensures continuous improvement in process, cost, quality and production
  • Responsible for leading/mentoring members of the Manufacturing/Process Engineering Teams
  • Supports and drives a DFM focused culture within the PD teams and the operations organization
  • Supports and drives a continuous improvement culture within the PD teams and the operations organization
  • Key liaison with external suppliers. Expertise in machining, molding and extrusion tooling and processes


  • Regular and predictable worksite attendance
  • Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
  • Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
  • Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
  • Ability to successfully work with others
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Eng., Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Eng. or equivalent is required
  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Experience in development of new manufacturing processes and the tooling/equipment required to implement the processes
  • Knowledge base in Lean Processes and Continuous Improvement
  • Experience in Design for Manufacturability
  • Experience with medical device design and manufacture
  • Previous class II or class III Medical Device manufacturing experience
  • Possess a strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and capabilities. Provide guidance in process and supplier selection when necessary.
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop business, operational and financial strategies, plans and programs that foster the achievement of organizational objectives
  • Ability to translate broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans
  • Demonstrated possession of in-depth and current knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to implement the same
  • Experience in technical report writing and verbal and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to read blue prints and interpret technical specifications and illustrations
  • Comfortable driving multiple initiatives at a rapid pace, making thoughtful recommendations with available data
  • Active, high-energy communicator who drives a company vision/mission to align teams, critical resources, management, and stakeholders
  • Creative thinker with exceptional process, analytical, management and relationship skills
  • Problem solving/trouble shooting experience
  • Ability to travel 10%


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  • Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as required
  • Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families. Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 20 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet Insurance, and more. Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria. To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website: https://www.atricure.com/benefits AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here https://www.e-verify.gov/ AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides Drug Free Workplaces. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).

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  • Job Family Manufacturing Engineering
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Non Manager
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