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Senior Design Quality Engineer

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Careers That Change Lives

In this exciting role as a Senior Design Engineer you will have primary focus on supporting reliability within new product development for the Neurovascular business within the Brain Therapies group.  As a member of the Design Assurance Engineering team, you will have primary responsibility for influencing product quality and reliability outcomes across new product development projects.

The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

BRAIN THERAPIES offers an integrated portfolio of devices and therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases, as well as surgical technologies designed to improve the precision and workflow of neuro procedures.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Actively represent Design Assurance Engineering on product development teams
  • Mentor less senior Design Assurance Engineers
  • Apply knowledge of Design Control principles and quality engineering to positively influence new product development efforts, including those for Voice of the Customer, establishing design inputs/outputs, Design Verification & Validation, Process Characterization & Validation, Component Qualification, and Risk Management.
  • Drive predictive engineering methodology principles (DRM) incorporating reliability and capability analysis assessments in Design and Manufacturing processes.
  • Recommends design improvements or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability.
  • May develop mathematical models to identify units, batches or processes posing excessive failure risks during development.
  • Completes risk analysis studies of new design and processes.
  • Analyzes preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency reliability objectives.
  • As necessary, proposes changes in design or formulation to improve systems and/or process reliability.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 4+ years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality OR Advanced degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 2+ years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality.

Nice to Have
  • Experience with vascular devices: embolic coils, stents, and/or catheters
  • Design, Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM)
  • Experience with Risk Management
  • Self-motivated, driven and committed to a team approach
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and project management skills
  • Strong oral, presentation and technical writing 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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