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Senior NPD Manager

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Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Corona, CA, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol’s contract manufacturing business 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 Lubrizol family. The Medical Device Contract Manufacturing business is located in Corona, California, which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.




Position Summary

The Sr. NPD (New Product Development) Manager will lead the creation and implementation of Lubrizol's Vesta’s medical device contract design and development department. The Sr. NPD Manager will have full responsibility for managing the department and employees on an ongoing basis after implementation. The Sr. NPD manager will be accountable in developing a sustainable medical device design and development operation.  This includes setting up the entire infrastructure, department, systems, facility and equipment.



Essential Duties

  • Implement Vesta’s design and development capabilities via internal transfer/integration from BMT – including capital requirements, employee training, procedure and process implementation/development, costing and supplier development
  • Collaborate with quality personnel to implement finished device quality systems (related to design, product testing and validation) to support FDA and CE requirements
  • Lead team of NPD engineers and support staff to execute on customer projects on time, on quality and on budget
  • Prepare and present project proposals to customer including costing, timeline, deliverables and services to be provided
  • Interface with customers and sales managers to facilitate product design requirements and assess internal capability to manufacture the customer’s product
  • Collaborate and execute with quality in defining validation protocols for process, products and equipment
  • Collaborate and execute with quality design history files, records, CE marking and FDA submissions
  • Generation of Project Documentation – pFMEAs, Process Validation Protocols & Reports, Manufacturing Procedures, BOMS, Routers, etc
  • Collaborate with Germany team to affect product transfers between CA and Germany

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 and manufacture of medical devices, preferably in R&D capacity
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA and ISO 13485 related to design and documentation requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate and direct employees
  • Strong track record in design and development of medical devices  
  • Clinical understanding with respect to minimally invasive technologies, catheters and catheter delivery system use and application
  • Must be able to work in a fast pace environment,
  • Must be innovative, motivated, detailed oriented, diligent and organized
  • Must possess excellent verbal, written communication skills.
  • Experience in transferring from R&D to production is preferred
  • CAD/SolidWorks experience
  • Strong Business Acumen  
  • Overall Team Player with “can do” attitude



  • Travel between US and Germany for training on systems and processes and affect product transfers if needed
  • As needed to support sales team in development of new business, customer visits and suppliers


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.



Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account



The 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.


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.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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