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R&D Extrusion Technician III– Danvers, MA


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Medtronic’s Coronary and Structural Heart (CSH) business – Danvers, Ma location, is looking for an R&D Technician III that will provide Extrusion and Braiding support for Danvers Shared Technology Center group in a flexible environment. Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment which reflects our standing as the world’s top medical device company. The person that takes this role will be expected to play an active role in development of tubing, multi-lumen tubing and braided shafts used to support all Medtronic sites with their development and validation needs.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and an unrelenting desire to improve our business. The candidate will be motivated and must have exceptional soft skills that will be used to work with a team.

We value what makes you unique.  Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.


Position Description

This R&D Extrusion Technician III position will have an emphasis in the development of tubing and braided shafts using extrusion polymer processing skills used to support all Medtronic sites with their development and validation needs.


Position Responsibilities

This position will have an emphasis in technical support in extrusion development, prototyping, validation and production activities. You will work with various engineers and on your own to and tasks such as:

  • Communicating progress toward project objectives to manager or project engineer.
  • Support R&D team in the development of extrusion process to build development request.
  • Strong Extrusion process knowledge of extrusion including free extrusion, composite multi-layer extrusion, multi-lumen tubing and extrusion over a core.
  • Work with other technicians and engineers on the set-up, running and breakdown of extrusion equipment.
  • Work with project engineers in process development efforts with an end goal of successfully completing Process Ranging, Characterization and Validation in support of achieving commercialization objectives and timelines.
  • Attend and Contribute to Team meetings and Design Reviews in conjunction with assigned projects.
  • Provide technician support in product line transfers from outside facilities to Danvers.
  • Work with various engineers, technicians or independently with various extrusion projects and tasks.
  • Work with engineers to develop product and process specifications.
  • Provide details and updates as required. Carry out tasks within projects to meet agreed upon timelines.
  • Maintain good lab documentation practices.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a High School Diploma or GED

  • A minimum of 4+ years relevant experience

  • Ability to travel 20-40%

  • Ability to work well with others and teams

  • Technical Writing Skills

Desired/Preferred Qualifications


  • Extrusion, Molding and Polymer processing background

  • Knowledge of Plastics Processing (free extrusion, composite multi-layer extrusion, multi-lumen tubing and extrusion over a core)

  • Knowledge of polymer materials

  • Medical device experience

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Good verbal and written communication 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 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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