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Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  27072  
Annualized Pay Range:  $110,900 to $138,615.00 
Target Bonus on Base:  10.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.



This position is on an Engineering team that supports Equipment Production Operations. This team offers hands-on support of the manufacturing of electro-mechanical medical devices that are low to mid volume and high complexity. Performs duties that require application of intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.  Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities.  Carries out complex or novel research assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. 



  • Provide technical direction and leadership across site/regions to drive/lead best practices and continuous improvement projects, keep abreast of new technology and develop innovative solutions. 
  • Drive systemic improvement to have break though in processing methods. 
  • Be subject matter expert on HLA/system integration.
  • Understands manufacturing and test equipment concepts, technologies, and techniques and how to apply them to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Lead Sub-assembly test development and execution to improve First Pass Yield on the production of legacy and new products.
  • Carries out process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.
  • Establishes, maintains, and improves manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality improvement, and efficiency.
  • Dive into production data and suggest and defend importance of projects to improve FPY and quality of manufactured complex electromechanical devices, garnering support from adjacent groups to execute.
  • Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment - applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Keeps updated on recent technical advances within the industry and applies this knowledge to products and processes.
  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.
  • Participate in development of corrective actions, planning of continuous improvements, and supporting the Quality Improvement Process to ensure products consistently meet high quality standards. 
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on projects. Interacts with senior level external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Follows and develops technical specification requirements and provides significant input on technical procedures on various processes that impact multiple disciplines.
  • Contributes to the establishment of business objectives, goals, budgets, and costs as requested.
  • Mentors less experienced technicians and engineers.


  • May work with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Occasional travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (25%).



  • Passionate customer focus
  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution
  • Intermediate Computer Skills.
  • Advanced Decision making, Problem Solving Skills.
  • Advanced Verbal and Written Communications Skills.
  • Working knowledge of key processes and related equipment.
  • Ability to lead multi-Site teams and interact with executive management.
  • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools a plus.
  • Multi-site or multi-national responsibilities are a plus.
  • Certified IPC 620 a plus.
  • Certified GD&T a plus.





  • Master/ Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.


  • Minimum 8 years experience.
  • 5 years of related working experience in HLA/System integration.



  • Knowledge of complex electromechanical HLA integration is essential
  • Sub Assembly test development and execution to improve FPY and reduce rework strongly desired
  • CMO or OEM Operations experience strongly desired
  • Strong Conflict Management and Influential Skills required
  • Demonstrated interactive skills in, cross functional participation and influence, mentoring and acceptance of guidance, technical leadership, project management, coordination with cross functional team members, team behavior, and support for subordinates, junior engineers, technicians, and management.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary. 
  • Driver for acquiring resources and building consensus across products.
  • Solicits and accepts the ideas of others, as well as actively contributes to an environment conducive to open communication.
  • Understanding of and adherence to GMP practices and FDA regulations.
  • Windchill use for Change Management is a plus



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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