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Sr. Materials Technician

Job Location: Fridley, MN

Medtronic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position Description


Partner with interdisciplinary team of engineers and technicians develop and qualify materials for use in implanted medical products. This includes lab bench work to create and evaluate test articles, organize data, and maintain laboratory equipment. It also includes clear documentation and communication of results to colleagues.

Position Responsibilities


• Support to materials engineers by conducting variety of studies including mechanical testing of metals and polymers, electrochemical evaluation for both functional performance and corrosion, and materials stability.
• Create test samples and participate in the development of test methods, fixtures and tooling to improve test capability and quality.
• Ensure that equipment remains maintained and calibrated, and participate in equipment qualification and test method validation when needed.
• Work with complimentary functions such as machine shop and analytical chemistry labs.
• Participate in materials problem solving, failure analysis, and process changes.
• Maintain accurate records of test results in lab notebook, organize data for analysis, and write reports.
• Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high quality work, and ensure accuracy and traceability of test articles and data that is generated.
• Manage workload on multiple projects and with multiple stakeholders, and participate in scheduling and prioritization of deliverables and tasks.

Basic Qualifications


• Two year associate degree
• 4+ years industry experience;

Desired/Preferred Qualifications


• Two year associate degree with technical emphasis in chemistry, physics, materials or related discipline.
• 4+ years industry experience in regulated or medical device
• Ability to perform tests requiring judgment in determining work methods, interpreting test results and writing clear and accurate test result reports.
• Excellent Verbal and written skills.
• Ability to perform tests requiring considerable judgment in determining work methods, interpreting test results and writing clear and accurate test result reports.
• Previous experience with most of the following equipment/techniques: corrosion test equipment (potentiostats); mechanical test equipment (e.g,., Instron, spin fatigue); metallography, polymer physical testing; detailed visual analysis using optical microscopy.
• Strong Word and Excel computer skills. Experience with data collection and analysis.
• Experience with statistical analysis methods preferred.
• Ability to work effectively within a team environment

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.
• 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.
• Able to view items through microscope,

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.



Job ID: 94210
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