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Careers that Change Lives

Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide. 

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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.

Help expand patient access to innovative, life-saving therapies. As a Simulation Specialist in our Structural Heart business, you will be responsible for partnering with product development engineers and health care practitioners to design and build benchtop anatomical models for device level testing and training of physicians for our high growth implantable heart valve platforms.   The ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and a desire to improve our business. The candidate will also be well versed in designing, building, and maintaining hydrodynamic electro-mechanical equipment, be motivated to learn, and must have strong interpersonal skills to work within a team.


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A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned

  • As a Simulation Specialist, you will design, build, and maintain benchtop anatomical models supporting product development and physician training initiatives supporting our implantable heart valve therapies. In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with product design engineering and medical education teams to define benchtop simulation requirements and instructional objectives.

  • Prepare and maintain design drawings and schematics for tooling, system components, and build requirements.

  • Design, build, and maintain hydrodynamic and electro-mechanical simulation platforms supporting Structural Heart valve therapies.

  • Interface with internal and external customers to assess effectiveness and ease of use of simulation designs.

  • Evaluate external vendors and initiate contracts for outsourced machine components.

  • Demonstrate persistence, strong attention to detail, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems;

  • Take responsibility to complete assigned tasks within prescribed schedule with limited oversight while adhering to project plans including timeline and budget.

  • Identify, communicate and implement continuous improvement ideas by identifying critical deficiencies and unmet needs.

  • Maintain technical knowledge current with advancing technology related to implantable heart valve products and associated accessories.

  • Complete required training and certifications to demonstrate compliance with applicable divisional and corporate policies in accordance with individual training matrix. 

  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

  • CAD software experience: SolidWorks or Pro/E

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated success working in a collaborative team environment.

  • Extreme attention to detail and organization. 

Nice to Have

  • Vocational or technical education with advanced certification

  • Relevant experience within the medical device field.

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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