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Human Factors Design Eng II - Surgical Robotics

21000OX4 Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives
You will join a world class team of human factors design engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the globally launched Medtronic’s Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up: https://www.medtronic.com/covidien/en-us/robotic-assisted-surgery/hugo-ras-system.html
Impact patient outcomes.  Come for a job, stay for a career.
In the Surgical Robotics (SR) business, part of Medtronic’s Medical Surgical Portfolio, we believe patients around the world deserve access to quality care and improved outcomes. We strive to expand global access to care and reduce variability through robotic and analytics solutions.
SURGICAL INNOVATIONS set the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services.
A Day in the Life
Located in the Medtronic office in the Seaport District in Boston, MA as a Human Factors Design Engineer, you will help to execute human factors efforts within the System Architecture Center of Excellence of the Surgical Robotics Organization, working in a fast-paced environment with a team of human factors engineers.  This position is on an exciting, challenging, and fast-paced project for a new Surgical Robotics Platform. Your focus will be on evaluating new designs for fit with surgeons’ and OR staff’s expectations and abilities, with a particular eye towards safety and ease of use. Specifically, this position will be responsible for administering usability testing, completion of risk analysis for use-related issues, and other human factors program activities that support documentation for the design history file.
    • Moderating usability testing of prototypes with end users and customers,
    • Aiding in data collection and root cause analysis during usability testing,
    • Usability risk analysis,
    • Contribute to inputs for design guidance,
    • OR procedure observation / contextual inquiry,
    • Moderate interviews with end users and customers for the purpose of gathering insights,
    • Contribute and maintain human factors program documentation as needed,
    • Assist team in planning of human factors program activities,
    • Aiding team with preparation of usability-related regulatory documentation
    • Aid in identifying use-related issues upon post-market launch provide recommendations of risk control enhancements
Must have: Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience or advanced degree and 0 years of experience..
Nice to have:
As an ideal candidate, you will have any or all of the following experience:
  • BS in Human Factors or a closely-related field (such as Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Design) with 2+ years’ experience; MS or higher preferred with 0-1+ years’ experience from co-op, internship, contractor opportunity (specific experience in medical device development is strongly preferred)
  • Experience conducting and documenting usability testing in a medical device use context; experience contributing ideas to design that addresses usability test findings preferred
  • Experience with risk analysis (human factors application preferred: such as UEA, AFMEA, UFMEA, URA techniques)
  • Working knowledge of design controls and its application to regulated products
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, oral communication, and written communication skills required
  • Detail-oriented with strong commitment to quality and to the workplace with the ability to efficiently multitask 
  • Interact and communicate with all levels of employees within the Company, as well as suppliers, customers, and peers effectively.
  • Comply with policies, procedures, standards, and rules of the Company.
  • Maintain quality assurance policy consistent with standards.
  • Maintain work area in a clean, orderly, and safe manner.
  • Punctual, regular and consistent attendance.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Must be willing and able to travel ~10-20% of the time primarily between Boston, MA and North Haven, CT facilities via car or train as well as domestic and international travel periodically at times.
  • Must respond to changing requirements and working conditions including changing deadlines and project requirements and strict time constraints.
  • Software skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project); experience with qualitative analysis tools a plus.
Working Conditions: 
Work-from-Home and Standard Office setting in North Haven, CT or Boston, MA. Some limited travel may be required.
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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position. 
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.
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.
This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees .

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