Medtronic Moldmaker III in North Haven, Connecticut

Moldmaker III


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

5 days ago


The Model Maker III is a broad level position that supports in-house new product development by creating and fabricating a wide range of complex components, clinical and appearance models. The Model Maker III will participate actively and quickly in the development process, receive input from marketing, Industrial Design, RD and NPD. The Model Maker III will also be responsible for maintenance of the machines including calibration, regularly scheduled maintenance, and routine servicing. Additionally, the Model Maker is responsible for maintaining a clean working environment throughout the shop/department.


  • Successfully performs all functions of a Model Maker II

  • Constructs medium to high complex precision prototype components and models from raw stock materials to engineering specifications by operating various machining equipment such as Vertical Milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, saws and hand tools as well as all Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment

  • Assembles prototype mock-ups to simulate new product appearance and fixtures

  • Designs and constructs medium to high complex tools, jigs and fixtures for assembly and manufacturing needs to meet production schedules and objectives.

  • Ability to hold tolerances and confirm Model specifications by verifying dimensions, clearances and alignment of machine components with precision measuring equipment (Micrometers, gauge blocks, dial indicators, etc.).

  • Ability to access prints by means of Creo/Windchill. or work from engineering drawings and written/verbal work instructions

  • Utilize 3D CAD/CAM programs to produce prototype components and production programs from solid models, 2D drawings, or verbal instructions. Create 3D programs for the CNC millers, CNC Lathes and Wire EDM machines.

  • Participate in team modeling efforts to achieve prototype instruments and provide support to other department staff members

  • Recommend optimum manufacturing approach for prototypes.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; Work with manufacturer technicians to resolve issues.

  • Assist with safety area audits as well as support manufacturing operations process improvement efforts.

  • Adhere and carry out all activities in accordance with all applicable SOP’s and safety standards. Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.


Specific minimum educational requirement and or equivalent experience/education mix

  • Technical High School or Journeyman License (Machinist/Toolmaker/model maker) and 5 years relevant experience

  • High School Diploma/GED and 8 years relevant experience


  • 5-8 years applicable experience


  • Knowledge and application of all machining, tool building, 3D CAD/CAM proficiency, preferably with Creo, MasterCAM or ESPRIT.

  • Fully competent in basic Milling, Grinding, Lathe, CNC, Wire EDM, EDM sinker skills and prototyping methodologies including CAD/CAM

  • Manufacturing methods, mathematics, materials

  • Computer skills (MS Office Suite) CAD/CAM


  • Physical capabilities to perform the job:

  • Have the ability to lift and carrying of 25-50 lbs.

  • Frequently is required to use hands to operate machinery, hand tools and perform repetitive tasks

  • Regularly possess manual dexterity to put parts or pieces together quickly and accurately


  • Machine shop and office environment


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team.Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives.Help us shape the future.


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.