Lubrizol Sr. NPD Engineer in Corona, California

Sr. NPD Engineer

Req ID: 43802

Vesta, a Lubrizol company is a contract manufacturer that specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Vesta family. Vesta is located in Corona California which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.

Vesta Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three layer extrusion.


JOB TITLE: Sr. New Product Development Engineer DATE: July 10, 2018

REPORTS TO: VP Engineering and R&D DEPARTMENT: Engineering




Develop new products and new manufacturing processes, relating to tubing and catheter products, with specific focus on secondary and value-added operations such as reflow, forming and sub-assemblies.

This can be an autonomous role, with room for growth, for a self-motivated candidate.

Direct Reports: None initially. Eventually may have both direct and indirect

Work Schedule: TBD


Develop catheter, catheter subassemblies, braided shafts and value-added operations (tipping, hole punching, skiving, printing, etc.) to meet customer’s specification for design, performance and quality. Including testing to ensure performance criteria is being achieved

Implement Vesta’s catheter assembly and braided reflow expansion plans– involving capital requirements, employee training, procedure and manufacturing process development and supplier development

Collaborate with plant management on facility layout for optimal manufacturing process flow

Assist in preparation of quotations related to catheter subassemblies and other secondary operations (including costing, technical and quality related items)

Interface with customers and sales managers to facilitate product design requirements and assess internal capability to manufacture the customer’s product

Collaborate with quality in defining validation protocols for process, products and equipment

Develop work plans and schedules for development activity and execute to plan

Generation of Project Documentation – pFMEAs, Process Validation Protocols & Reports, Manufacturing Procedures, BOMS, Routers, etc.

Work with operations to scale manufacturing for higher volumes, including implementation of lean principles for lowest scrap and high yielding manufacturing.

The preceding reflects management’s definition of essential function for this job, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may also assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred.

• Minimum of 5 years in design or manufacture of catheter or catheter sub-assemblies including braided reflow

• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

• Strong project management skills

• Strong track record in development of catheter and catheter subassembly manufacturing

• Clinical understanding with respect to catheters and catheter delivery system use and application

• Familiar with design controls, ISO, GMP, QSR requirements and regulatory submission

• Must be able to work independently in a fast pace environment

• Must be innovative, motivated, detailed oriented, diligent and organized

• Must possess excellent verbal, written communication skills

• Working knowledge of plastics and metal is required

• Strong Business Acumen

• Overall Team Player with “can do” attitude


• As needed to support sales team in development of new business

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Vesta is located in Corona CA, the golden state. Corona is located in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Corona

Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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