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Principal R&D Engineer - RPE Ligasure Jaws

Company: Medtronic
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Principal R&D Engineer - RPE Ligasure Jaws Careers that Change Lives
The Principal R&D Engineer - RPE Ligasure Jaws position is responsible for the application of their specific engineering field, along with expanded knowledge of medical and business fundamentals, to work with the Sustaining and Sourcing teams, respectively, to create and execute a long-term jaw supply chain strategy with our primary development partner. A Principal Engineer is a subject matter expert and very highly proficient within his/her engineering field. He/She may perform a wide range of functions including mentors, technical experts, project leaders, and managers, and often support multiple projects at the same time. In addition, he/she possesses a basic working knowledge of one or more other related disciplines.Medical SurgicalThe Medical Surgical Portfolio strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.A Day in the LifePosition Responsibilities:

  • Cross functional leadership role reporting to R&D, training and working directly with the R&D Jaw Design group.
  • Senior position that will be the primary point of contact working with Operations/Sourcing on jaws after the Commercialization phase exit of a project
  • Work with Sustaining and Sourcing teams to create and execute a long-term jaw supply chain strategy with our primary development partner
  • Resolve performance concerns proactively or as they arise with jaws on legacy devices, with the potential to transfer designs/manufacturing to low cost locations
  • Troubleshoot jaw related issues that occur as part of routine production
  • Design and assemble basic prototypes for feedback and testing.
  • Develop manufacturing, technical and organizational processes.
  • Develop and perform engineering tests, measurements and analysis.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems, determine and execute resolution plans.
  • Review and statistically analyze component, device and engineering test data to support and justify data-based decisions.
  • Select, develop and qualify component suppliers.
  • Document critical information within presentations, memos, protocols, reports, reviews and notebooks.
  • Create and/or contribute to project scoping, planning, budgeting and schedules.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary project team and other functional areas to achieve project targets.
  • Lead peers, technical and multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Demonstrate drive for results, creative problem solving, effective teamwork and communication.Must Have: Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelors degree required
    • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
      Nice to Have
      • Intermediate skill using industry standard computer aided design software and productivity software.
      • Extensive experience designing, developing, and qualifying components as part of a product or system as it relates to low and high-volume manufacturing processes.
      • Extensive experience with prototyping tools, materials and technologies.
      • Extensive experience with using electrical and mechanical measurement equipment for specifications and test requirements.
      • Experienced in various manufacturing assembly methods.
      • Working knowledge of various technical standards and regulations as well as standard engineering documentation practices.
      • Extensive experience developing project scope, plans and resource requirements in a cross-functional team environment.
      • Experienced leading teams and peers as a subject matter expert
      • Working knowledge of adjacent engineering fields.
      • Diligent, motivated to learn, and has the aptitude to learn quickly
      • Politically savvy and personable enough to work with a diverse group of individuals (from different departments, suppliers) that may potentially have different goals and expectations for a given task
      • Organized and tactful communicator with ability to be persist and hold others accountable in order to achieve results
      • Advanced degree in related technical field
      • Extensive experience in the development of consumer level or medical products.
      • Experience mentoring and managing others.
      • Experienced in determining user needs through direct observation and discussion.
      • Experienced with FDA and ISO medical standards.
      • Working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
      • Working knowledge of surgical procedures and techniques.
      • Medical device/FDA regulated industry experience.
        About MedtronicTogether, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services 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 want to 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.Physical Job RequirementsThe 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)





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