Senior R&D Engineer - Mechanical Engineering

Medtronic Inc. Louisville , CO 80028

Posted 2 months ago


This position has the responsibility and authority for the development and commercialization of new products and improvement of existing products. Serves as a technical lead on feasibility and development programs, provides technical leadership and coaching to junior engineers within the surgical technologies group.


  • Independently lead development projects as assigned by the Manager of R&D with the ultimate goal of launching new products or improving existing ones. Assumes the role of technical lead, driving all aspects of design as it relates to disposable electrosurgical devices.

  • Plan and lead the execution of technical studies that support development, such as pre-clinical in-vivo animal studies that inform the development process.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior engineers in the R&D group.

  • Design and development of test methodology, fixturing, or instrumentation is often required.

  • Apply principles in product development excellence, such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

  • A strong working knowledge of the various electrical mechanical and physical properties relating to electrosurgical technology is required, as well as the ability to understand and calculate moderately complex algebraic relationships.

  • Extensive use of both Microsoft Excel and Word is required.

  • Support Sales and Marketing departments by providing technical support to the field.

  • All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System.

  • Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.

  • Travel requirement: 10-20%



  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline and 4+ years experience or an advanced degree and 2+ years experience in medical device


  • Disposible Medical Device experience preferred.

  • High volume production experience preferred.

  • Injection molded plastic and small mechanical design experience preferred.

  • 4+ years' experience in an electrical or mechanical engineering position with product development and improvement responsibilities preferred.

About Medtronic

Together, 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 Requirements

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. 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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