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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Surgical Robotics

20000IPR Requisition #

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You will be a key member of the Medtronic Engineering team responsible for developing Medtronic’s Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up, impacting patient outcomes.  


The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG) strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. SURGICAL INNOVATIONS set the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services.


A Day in the Life


The Senior R&D Engineer is a primary contributor within the Medtronic R&D engineering team to develop and support the next-generation of Instrumentation for the minimally invasive surgical robotic platform. 


This Senior Engineer is a technical leader and contributor in a fast-paced R&D environment, working within a team to deliver advanced technical expertise and solutions to complex engineering problems:


  • Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development.

  • Designs studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise.

  • May be involved in product research and development and/or clinical trials.

  • Translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.


You will: 


Working on the Medtronic Campus in North Haven, CT, you are responsible for:


  • Working as part of an engineering team in the Design and Development of new Instrumentation for the Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS) platform

  • Lead and Coordinate New Product concept generation addressing unmet customer needs within the portfolio using known or established technologies

  • Assist in defining strategy on how to integrate clinical evidence into R&D projects.

  • Primary contributor in the establishment of Engineering Verification and Reliability Test Plans.

  • Oversight of product testing and creation of models and prototypes.

  • Creation of design and testing specifications

  • Establishing, execution, and reporting on product development deliverables taking concepts through development, verification and validation and into commercialization.

  • Participating in clinical and preclinical assessments.

  • Liaison with systems engineering and System Verification and Validation group.

  • Creates documentation with design controls and risk analysis in accordance with established SOPs.

  • Incorporates required regulatory standards (FDA, ISO) in developmental engineering projects including written protocols, test methods, assembly processes and the Design History File.

  • Prepares and maintains research findings, summaries, logs and notes and develop statistical results or research.

  • Prepares reports, presentations and spreadsheets of an analytical and interpretative nature to solve complex problems.

  • Remains abreast of laboratory analytical applications to include changes/enhancements in research studies, laboratory technology, and research standards.

Must haves: Minimum requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree and 2 years of experience.

Nice to haves:

  • Proficiency with Creo Parametric 3D Modeling Software and Windchill PLM

  • Experience with JAMA Requirements management software or equivalent

  • Experience with JIRA Issue Tracking software

  • Understanding of common manufacturing processes (i.e. Injection Molding, Metal Forming, Machining, Heat Treating etc)

  • Working knowledge of rapid prototyping, material selection, and product design and process specifications

  • Ability to compile and organize technical data using Excel, Word, or Access.

  • Trained/Certified in Lean and/or 6 Sigma

  • Working knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA

  • Working knowledge of material handling principles

  • Prior experience with gears, motors, sensors, and complex electromechanical assemblies

Working Conditions

  • Standard office setting, surgical lab, operating room, pilot lab, external research organizations, supplier visits, limited travel as required.

  • Based in North Haven, CT, USA

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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