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Supplier Engineer 3 - Injection Molding

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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28425  


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. 

Supplier Quality Engineer (Injection Molding)


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is hiring a Supplier Engineer (Injection Molding) to join our Supplier Engineering team within the Quality department for our Lakewood, Colorado manufacturing facility. This team is responsible for the quality of components and raw materials we receive from suppliers and resolving non-conformance issues that impact our disposable medical devices.

Our medical devices enable therapies that help patients all over the world. In this role, you’ll have an impact on patients’ lives by helping to ensure the quality of our legacy devices, like the Trima Accel® and Spectra Optia®. From a career growth and development perspective, this is an opportunity to make your mark in our Quality organization through supplier process improvements, reducing costs, and alleviating pain points that negatively affect manufacturing.

Example Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports relationships with key suppliers and acts as the Point of Contact for resolution of technical issues and concerns
  • Works cross-functionally and proactively on supplier quality and management activities, including:
    • Tool Design and Process Development that drives zero defect approach to quality
    • Project management of tooling projects including tracking of project scope, schedule, and budget.
    • Area of concentration includes Injection Molding, Thermoforming, Laser Cutting, and Welding for blood-contacting, disposable products
    • Component, process validations (IQ/OQ/PQ), verification and final documentation
    • Engineering studies and recommendations for the purchase and implementation of injection molding tools, spares, and other mold repair parts
    • Engineering/technical documents such as protocols, reports, specifications, drawings, and vendor provided documents
    • Statistical analysis including process capability, equivalency, and measurement system analysis (i.e. Gage R&R).
    • Supplier quality performance, including corrective and preventive actions
  • Implements and understands FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary
  • Follows technical specification requirements and provides feedback on various technical processes and procedures


Gain Experience and Make an Impact:

  • Opportunity to engage and travel to suppliers and Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies sites outside of the United States
  • Realize cost reductions and savings by partnering with new, low-cost suppliers
  • Alleviate pain points and disruptions in the manufacturing process by improving the quality of raw materials and components we receive from suppliers


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Materials or Biomedical preferred)
  • Minimum 7 years of experience working with manufacturing processes and a focus on quality
  • Possesses and applies technical engineering knowledge. Must understand the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, how components are manufactured, what is manufacturable, etc.
  • Ability to solve technical problems and address issues through corrective actions
  • Skilled in communicating complicated concepts in a clear, succinct, and simple manner
  • Proactive in asking questions and sharing updates with the team
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects at once
  • Understands GD&T and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) concepts
  • Continuous improvement mindset, e.g. LEAN, Six Sigma
  • Project management proficiency


Target Pay Range:  $87,800.00 to $109,800.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


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. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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