Supplier Engineer - Metrology

Date:  Sep 3, 2023

Danvers, Massachusetts, US, 01923

Abiomed, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory and respiratory support, with a mission of recovering hearts & saving lives. Abiomed's "Patients First!" culture drives our skilled workforce and strong relationships with clinicians. Our innovative product portfolio and robust pipeline provide us the incredible opportunity to bring lifesaving technology to more patients around the world than ever before. Founded in 1981, Abiomed has a proven track record for growth, integrity and innovation.


I Am Abiomed | I Am Heart Recovery | Patients First!


ABIOMED is redefining team-driven success while reshaping heart recovery. Here, new ideas are welcomed and encouraged, learning is constant, and our dynamic setting enables positive people to do profoundly important work.


If you have: the ability to build and grow strategic partnerships, a keen focus on consistency of methods and moving the company forward, and the desire to make a true impact on patient health, we want to hear from you. Discover your true potential as you work with Suppliers, Manufacturing and Design teams, develop professionally, and contribute to a company imagining the future of heart care.


The Supplier Engineer- Metrologist serves as ABIOMED’s primary technical contact for inspection method development and alignment, both internally and with external suppliers, lead Gage R&R and Test Method Validation activities, improving quality through continuous improvement programs, maintaining and implementing new inspection equipment and performing inspections of components and product to support the release of new development programs.  This role is a key technical resource for the company’s continued growth, and is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference at one of the fastest-growing medical technology companies, focused on recovering hearts and saving lives.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and implement new equipment requests to support development and production needs, including programing of vision systems (Micro-Vu, Keyence) and inspection fixture development
  • Lead Gage R&R activities and support Test Method Validations of new inspection equipment and methods, responsible for the associated protocol and report documentation
  • Train inspection operators on new inspection methods, both internally and at external suppliers as needed
  • Assist in the " Quality at the Source" program with the objective of increasing yields at the supplier and qualifying quality inspections at the supplier facility
  • Support the analysis of defective components in Incoming Inspection and work with vendors to resolve 
  • Support production incoming inspection when required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, or similar
  • 3+ years of professional experience involving inspection method/fixture development
  • Proficient understanding of metrology and programing of vision systems
  • Knowledge of Test Method Validations, Process Capability and data analysis using statistical tools (Six Sigma Green or Black Belt is a plus)
  • Knowledge of polymer, machining, and/or metal cutting processes a plus
  • Willingness to travel up to 10%, primarily to visit suppliers


Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Boston