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Senior Principal Design Engineer - Surgical Innovation (North Haven, CT)

North Haven, CT 06473
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The Senior Principal Design Engineer is an expert and will lead multiple technical projects or a project of significant scope which may be extended and influence across technical disciplines within the Advanced Surgical Innovations unit and specifically the Surgical Stapling Platform.

Your new position will have you reporting to the North Haven Campus under the current flex hybrid model. Your role will be to design major components or major portions of a functional system to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations. You will work under general direction in a project role and may serve as key functional core team member and/or lead role in extended team. Serve as technical expert in an organization that supplies breakthroughs that make a difference in the lives of millions of patients.

Career growth and development is about learning and stretching yourself to grow your expertise and navigate your career. Medtronic offers award-winning programs to accelerate your development and growth. Our size, scope and market leadership give you the chance to explore career opportunities - and grow as we grow.

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SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

  • Designs and redesigns high complexity medical devices and subsystems.
  • Prepares full documentation in accordance with relevant internal SOPs and Design Control.
  • Interacts with suppliers, participates in DFM and DFA processes to access component and assembly manufacturability.
  • Participates in FMEAs and follows up on generated recommendations.
  • Participates in pre-clinical in vivo labs, observing cases in hospitals and through planned and unplanned customer interactions.
  • Create and evaluate prototypes to generate concept and model approvals.
  • Effectively communicate and works cooperatively with others as part of a team.
  • Participate in, setting up, debugging and initial running of the assembly line.
  • Institute design changes based on internal and external customer feedback.
  • Collaborate with peers to manage the development of appropriate testing to verify product meets internal and external customer requirements.
  • Prepare reports, presentation, and spreadsheets of an analytical and interpretative nature to be presented to peers, executives, surgeons, customers, and at society meetings.
  • Remain abreast of laboratory analytical applications to include changes/enhancements in research studies, laboratory technology, and research standards.
  • Direct or influence key technical resources and provide strategic vision.
  • Anticipate and identify problems of a unique and challenging nature, including those requiring research and or analysis to identify.
  • Collaborate with peers to manage the development of appropriate testing to verify product meets internal and external customer requirements.
  • Train and mentor others in specialized area.
  • Adhere to safety policy and procedures.
  • Continue to develop skills through additional training and educational programs

Must Have ( Minimum Requirements ):

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum of 10 years of experience in Engineering, Scientific or Technical field or advance degree with minimum of 8 years of experience Engineering, Scientific or Technical field.

Nice to Have ( Preferred Qualifications )
  • 2+ years of medical device or pharmaceutical field is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with 3D CAD software (ProE preferred).
  • In-depth knowledge of analytical software such as Ansys, CE-Tol, Minitab, MathCad, LabView, Kissoft.
  • In-depth knowledge and ability to design to Geometric Dimensioning &Tolerancing per ASME standards Y14.5M-1994. Advance tolerance analysis in 2D and 3D.
  • In-depth understanding of medical device industry, clinical and regulatory pathways, IP and internal processes.
  • Must be a true scientific/technical leader for the corporation and be a significant contributor in own field of expertise (including publications and patents).
  • Complete understanding of anatomy relative to surgical procedures for specific products.
  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and computer software skills utilizing research-based applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes including stamping, molding, machining, MIM and extrusions.
  • In-depth knowledge of statistical process control in mass production as well as Six Sigma (DFSS) for design validation and optimization.
  • In-depth knowledge of kinematic and stress analysis of mechanical systems.
  • Familiar with related fields of engineering such as electrical, pneumatics, optics, bearings, motors, gears, transmissions, powertrains, and software.
  • Knowledge of clinical settings such as in vivo labs, and hospital operating rooms

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)

Additional Information

  • Posting Date: Oct 6, 2021
  • Travel: No

Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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