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Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

210009HV Requisition #

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
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This position guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.  Applies technical expertise toward developing world class medical systems for image guided surgery.  Develops technical solutions to complex problems that require use of ingenuity and creativity. Works with cross-functional teams on the design phase, and verification and validation phase of key projects.  

We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result — and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.
Day in the life: 
•    Technical Leadership role in an R&D product development environment to develop our robotic guided imaging products. Serves as a technical expert in cross-functional team developing mechanical designs (including design review facilitation).
•    Responsible for mechanical designs that meet both internal and external customer requirements and are optimized for production, reliability and cost. Perform design analysis and risk analyses.
•    Responsible for all development phases: writing requirements, architecture documents, design implementation, writing test plans, execute tests and write verification reports. 
•    Coordinate system level testing and validation efforts.
•    Interface with outside vendors as needed to communicate design requirements and databases to ensure the accuracy of parts and subsystem manufacturing by vendors.
•    Adhere to Medtronic Standard Operating Procedures.
•    Leads troubleshooting and problem solving efforts related to the development projects.  Supports decisions through engineering and analysis data. 
•    Participates in the evaluation of new technology, new products, new materials, and their impact on the business.
•    Implements and maintains the project plans for new technology programs.
•    Mentors and provides technical guidance as required.
•    Ensures appropriate documentation is maintained and completed for new technology programs, ensuring that information is transferred to product line specific areas during commercialization phase.
•    Finds and evaluates new ideas and new technologies.
•    Works with product areas to outline testing of new products and conducts or coordinates product evaluation.
•    Assist with activities relating to design, testing and evaluation of system elements.
•    Give direction to engineers and drafters, clearly communicate their roles and tasks.  
•    Comply with regulatory requirements, including company design control procedures
•    Ensure business’ quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained in business.  
•    Provides information to senior management
•    Serves as a representative as a prime technical contact and interacts with senior internal/external personnel on significant technical matters.
•    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
•    All other duties as assigned.
•    Travel requirement: Less than 10%

Must Have: Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree
- 7+ years of experience with Bachelors Degree  OR 5+ years of experience with an Advanced Degree

Nice to Have 
•    Mechanical or equivalent 5+ years of experience in medical device mechanical engineering or other regulated industries required
•    Experience in robotic design including belt drives, ball screws, stepper motors and DC servo motors.
•    Experience with system dynamics modeling, control systems design and analysis of motion systems utilizing Matlab/Simulink a plus. Experience with x-ray imaging systems a plus
•    Solid working knowledge of regulatory requirements for medical product development, including knowledge of federal and international regulations, such as FDA QSR, IEC 60601, ISO: 13485, 14971, 62304, and 13485, Medical Device Directive or other regulating agencies is required.
•    Understanding of medical device’s development methodologies and medical device’s lifecycle, or other heavily regulated device’s lifecycle
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs:  Outlook, Excel, and project scheduling such as Microsoft Project is desirable. 
•    Interpersonal, written communications, time management, and organizational skills.

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.

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