Principal Development Engineer (Covidien LP (a Medtronic Company); Boulder, Colorado) Develop new technology which leads to the development, introduction, and production of future medical energy devices, as well as the company's LigaSure products. Develop medical devices using company energy platforms.
Execute the business product development process (PDP). Develop engineering specifications and design concepts. Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports. Design and assemble basic prototypes for feedback and testing.
Design components, assemblies and systems of prototypes and products. Assist drafters in developing the structural design of medical energy devices using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software. Instruct engineers and technical support staff on engineering test and build requirements.
Develop manufacturing, technical and organizational processes. Develop and perform engineering tests, measurements and analysis. Troubleshoot technical problems, determine and execute resolution plans.
Select, develop and qualify component suppliers. Perform engineering testing on animal and human tissues. Interpret and ensure compliance with various technical standards and regulations.
Document critical information within presentations, memos, protocols, reports, reviews and notebooks. Create and contribute to project scoping, planning, budgeting and engineering schedules. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary project team including engineers and other functional areas to achieve project targets.
Execute assigned tasks within the project scope, budget and timeline. Mentor and develop junior engineers. Share subject matter expertise on specific engineering topics with other engineers and project teams to ensure effective project execution.
Collaborate with multiple teams of engineers, technicians and administrative staff. Lead and participate in design reviews. Participate in the determination of R&D departmental policy.
Comply with all company policies and Standard Operating Procedures. Coordinate with RA/QA and Documentation departments to establish proper regulatory and quality documentation procedures. Maintain current knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and standards.
Demonstrate drive for results, creative problem solving, effective teamwork and communication. 40 hrs/wk, 9:00 am 5:00 pm. (Job Code: KBOEYTEST15476-10).
Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field and 8 years of related engineering experience. In lieu of a Master's degree and 8 years of experience, employer will accept a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field and 10 years of post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible related engineering experience.
Of the required experience, 3 year of experience must be in each of the following (which may be gained concurrently): experience with Instron systems for mechanical testing; and clinical use of Class I and Class II medical instruments.
This position also requires experience in the following: clinical experience with animal and cadaver tissue; determining user needs through direct observation and discussion; designing for a variety of low and high-volume manufacturing processes; determining engineering specifications and test requirements; working with cross-functional teams to execute project plans and leading teams and peers; experience with design-related and business-related software and tools such as Pro/E or similar computer aided design package (CAD) and FEA analysis; engineering tools such as PDMLink, Windchill, BlueHill, and Agile; engineering calculations and analysis typical to engineering and design industry such as calculating force, strength and geometrics; write engineering documents, test protocols, laboratory notebook entries and reports; performing engineering changes, design, development and qualifying components as part of a medical product or system (such as open or laparoscopic medical device); operating light machine tools and laboratory instruments (such as test fixtures, laser welding equipment, and ultrasonic welding equipment); interpreting displayed results on laboratory instruments; development of medical instruments or basic research demonstrating successful product innovation; and developing and executing verification tests interpreted from voluntary standards such as IEC standards 60601-1 and 60601-2-2. This position requires up to 10% travel.
How to apply:
Please apply by mail, referencing Job Code: KBOEYTEST15476-10: Attention: Megan Williams, HR Specialist, Medtronic, 710 Medtronic Parkway, LS 175 Minneapolis, MN 55432 USA