Senior Engineer, NPI

Smiths Group Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 8 months ago

About Us

Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.

We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.

Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues, that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.

In Smiths Medical, one of the five divisions of Smiths Group, we touch the lives of millions of people every day. Our colleagues are focused on providing innovative, lifesaving solutions for patients around the world.

So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.

Job Description

Performs design transfer of new products duties, leading projects focused on process development. Performs engineering work requiring full competency in all conventional aspects of engineering. Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and the substantial adaption of standard engineering techniques, procedures and requirements. Plans and coordinates detailed phases of the engineering activities for part of a major project of a total project of moderate scope.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts engineering activities of advanced scope or degree of difficulty. This could include medium large components/system, processes associated with a medium or large project.

  • Performs assignments independently with limited supervision as to expected results.

  • Performs assignments independently troubleshooting tasks as related to product problems.

  • Prepares documentation associated with engineering activities.

  • Determines resolution of advanced/complex technical issues as needed and assures that technical work meets specified requirements.

  • Contributes to corrective action development and alternatives.

  • Understands and follows requirements of SOPs.

  • Coaches and develops entry level engineers by sharing knowledge and best practices.

  • This position is required to assure compliance of Company operations to all applicable laws, regulations and standards, good business practices and company documented procedures (including knowledge of all standards, government occupational health and environmental regulations and statutes related to the site).

  • Engage others, promote, and participate in Environmental, Health, and Safety initiatives, focusing on continuous improvement.

The Individual

Technical Knowledge and

  • Scientific University Degree (BS degree) required

  • 4 year degree in engineering or similar. 5-8 years of experience or 3-6 years with an advanced degree. Applies extensive technical expertise in the engineering field and has full knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Education requirements can be obtained through an educational institution or gained through equivalent work experience


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, inside and outside the unit.

  • Ability to work with integrity and build trust.

  • Advanced problem solving and analytical ability.

  • Ability to critically review and interpret technical documentation.

  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and to meet key deadlines under pressure through effective time management skills.

  • Ability to clearly convey ideas and concepts verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member.

  • Ability to exercise judgement in making preliminary selections and adaptation of engineering alternatives.

  • Ability to guide employees in trouble shooting and in carrying out project related activities.

  • Ability to provide basic on the job training, instruct and advise others.

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