Careers

Inspire and Commit to Each Other
Our personal integrity, trust of our colleagues, and dedication to our work creates
an environment of respect and excellence throughout Ameda.

This Ameda Core Value leads to a team-oriented culture where all are challenged to think beyond the obvious. If you have a desire to learn, grow and innovate, you can find purpose and satisfaction with us. At Ameda, you can make a contribution to an industry dedicated to improving the lives of mothers and babies.

There is no typical day at Ameda. Our market and our customers are always changing. This results in a highly stimulating atmosphere, where each employee can flourish based on his or her area of expertise.

Ameda is committed to creating opportunities for qualified, enthusiastic employees who want to broaden their skills. Our growth makes it possible to offer a spectrum of development options. We are interested in learning more about you. Resumes can be sent to Recruiting@ameda.com.

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Current Opportunities

Design Engineer

Job Title - Design Engineer – Ameda

Job Description:
Ameda, Inc is a leading producer of Class I and II medical devices supporting the retail and institutional Breastfeeding industry.  Due to increased growth, we are currently seeking a Project Engineer to add to our staff in Buffalo Grove, IL.

The Design Engineer for Ameda will be responsible for new sustainability I support of existing products as well as supporting new product development.  The Design Engineer must be able to understand input requirements and develop solutions to complete initiatives.  The Design Engineer will identify key components of the product considering cost, timing, and design for manufacturability and assembly.

This position is very hands on, working closely with marketing and quality to verify and validate new products and product changes.  Infrequent international travel is required. 

Examples of Typical Activities:
     • Create, plan and execute Engineering Change Notices
     • Update 3D and 2D CAD data (drawings)
     • Create and I or maintain Bills of Materials
     • Work with Cross Functional Teams to document and define projects
     • Project Planning and Scheduling I Coordination with Cross Functional teams on multiple project types
          o Marketing
          o Tooling
          o Procurement
          o Supply Chain
          o Product Integrity and Quality
          o Asia

Required Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or MET is required; Min 2 years industry experience is desired

Required Technical Competencies
     • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
     • Computer Skills
          o Proficient with MS Office Suite
          o Proficiency with Solid Modeling (ProEngineer and Solidworks preferred)
     • Demonstrated understanding of Bills Of Materials and Engineering Change Notices
     • Project Experience - understanding of design and development procedures, milestones, etc...
     • Mechanical Engineering Aptitude
          o Electro-Mechanical knowledge
          o Problem resolution I Corrective and Preventive Action
 
Desired Secondary Competencies
     • Medical Device Experience or Regulated Industry
     • Regulatory Experience (FDA, UL, CE, CPSIA, etc...)
     • Pneumatics Experience
     • Electronics Experience (motors, switches, circuit boards, etc...)
     • Plastics experience (injection molding)
     • Consumer products experience (Biomechanical, Human Factors, etc...)
     • Experience with the International Suppliers (Asia, Mexico)
 
Required Behavioral Competencies
     • Energy - Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; sustains long working hours when necessary; operates with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time. Maintains positive working attitude.
     • Planning and Organizing - Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
     • Quality Orientation - Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; shows concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checks processes and tasks; is watchful over a period of time.
     • Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probably consequences.
     • Initiating Action - Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
     • Innovation - Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities

Project Manager

Job Title – Project Manager

Location – Buffalo Grove, IL

Job Description:

This opportunity is with a leading producer of Class I and II medical devices supporting retail and institutional industries.  Due to increased growth, we are currently seeking a Project Manager to add to our staff in Buffalo Grove, IL.

We are seeking a seasoned Project Manager with 3-5+ years of experience working with Type 2 Medical devices or consumer products. The individual interfaces with Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality and Marketing and also works with outside suppliers and resources to deliver projects according to schedule and within budget.

This position affords a unique opportunity to use project management principles to deliver a multitude of new products as well as enhancements and extensions to existing product lines.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for managing hardware engineering and software projects for Ameda products
  • Responsible for driving and gaining expertise in delivering standards compliance and implementation programs
  • Responsible for estimation of resources and expenses, coordinating activities of engineering resources and driving projects to successful completion. 

Job Activities:

  • Plan development projects including estimation of resources, expenses and scheduling
  • Work closely with area managers to ensure industry standards are implemented consistently across products
  • Work with Engineering, Operations, Quality and Marketing to communicate project needs and status
  • Execute plans and manage projects to successful completion in accordance with plans
  • Identify solutions to challenges that arise during the development process to keep projects on track
  • Drive projects to completion by navigating through roadblocks and obstacles
  • Maintain compliance with product development procedures and FDA regulations
  • Communicate status (progress of C.O. work flows, etc.) to program teams and functional areas
  • Develop relationships with key resources in all departments

Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years technical experience with electro-mechanical devices
  • Minimum 3 year project management experience with successful completion of a large multi-step program– PMP certification preferred
  • Experience within the medical device field—knowledge of and experience with industry standards and testing desired
  • Experience leading projects and driving tasks to completion on a defined schedule
  • Experience managing projects from concept to release
  • Experience developing strong working relationships with personnel from engineering, quality, operations and marketing teams

 Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong business acumen with a customer centric perspective.
  • Highly skilled on project management techniques with through understanding of product planning and new product development process execution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Working medical terminology knowledge or breastfeeding industry experience preferred.
  • Willing and able to travel, approximately 20%. 
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to the management team and board of directors

 Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Adaptability – Maintains effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships – Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes actions to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
  • Contributes to Team Success – Actively participates as the lead of a team to move members toward the completion of goals.
  • Managing Work – Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Quality Orientation – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved. Shows concern for all aspects of the job. Accurately checks processes and tasks.

Ameda Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior Project Engineer

 Job Title – SR. Project Engineer – Ameda

 Location – Buffalo Grove, IL

 Job Description:

This opportunity is with a leading producer of Class I and II medical devices supporting retail and institutional industries.  Due to increased growth, we are currently seeking a Senior Project Engineer to add to our staff in Buffalo Grove, IL.

 We are seeking a seasoned Mechanical Engineer with 8+ years of experience working with electro-mechanical medical devices or consumer products. The individual interfaces with Marketing, Supply Chain, and Quality assurance and also works with outside suppliers and resources to deliver projects according to schedule and within budget.

 This position affords a unique opportunity to use engineering and project management principles to deliver a multitude of new products as well as enhancements and extensions to existing product lines.

 Examples of Typical Activities:

  • Generate and monitor project schedules
  • Generate product Specifications and Requirements
  • Manage and oversee outside design firms and resources
  • Provide feedback to design team(s), making necessary adjustments to meet plan.
  • Manage internal project teams (quality, regulatory, marketing, sales) ensuring all functions reach consensus on design, enabling deliverables to be met.
  • Monitor budget and provide project status updates and reports.
  • Oversee the launch plan; ensure that all the requirements are met so the product can go to market.
  • Perform/oversee test and validation plans.
  • Ensure all projects meet appropriate regulatory requirements (FDA, CE, UL etc.).

Required Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering plus 8 years related experience which must include:
    • Managing outside design firms and resources
    • Design of plastic injected molded parts, electro-mechanical systems, etc.
    • CAD design (Solid Works preferred)

 Highly desirable/preferred experience:

  • Exposure to the medical device industry working with Class I and II products
  • Negative Pressure Pumps or delivery devices
  • Regulatory experience to include FDA, UL, CE, ANSI and ISO
  • Consumer products experience (Biomechanical, Human Factors, etc…)
  • Experience with the International Suppliers (Asia, Mexico)

 Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written ccommunication skills
  • Business Acumen - knowledgeable of finance, marketing, sales, procurement, manufacturing, and budgeting functions
  • Project Management Skills -ability to set project plans and meet key milestones on time
  • Computer skills- MS Office Suite to include MS Project
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team

 Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Personal Leadership- Leads by envisioning the future, engaging others, energizing people and enabling self and others to develop and execute plans to deliver strategy.
  • Builds Strategic Working Relationships- Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Customer Focus - Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive customer relationships.
  • Decision Making- Identifies and understands issues, problems and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions, uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or develop appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
  • Facilitates Change- Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  • Work Standards - Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.