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Mechanical Design Engineer - Principal

Tempe, AZ 85281
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Careers that Change Lives:
Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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.

The Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will contribute to the development of new products that meet application, business, and customer requirements. Collaborate with design colleagues to ensure equipment and tooling designs are capable of meeting performance targets. Prepare regulatory submission-ready documentation for the FDA and other regulatory bodies. Support multiple projects within the organization.

A Day in the Life:
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Research, plan, design, verify, validate and develop mechanical and/or electromechanical devices and systems to support new technology and business development. This may include instruments, controls, robots, resonance systems, hydraulic systems, or heat transfer systems to support various manufacturing operations. This would be done while working with metals, plastics, and ceramics through various fabrication processes.
Recommend various technology options or approaches for systems, processes, facility, or program improvements in terms of safety, performance, efficiency, ergonomics, and/or cost.
Perform design, implementation (ordering, payments negotiations, and installations), and integration activities to support daily-use tooling (ex. shipping trays, device handling, and transfer tooling) in 24/7 manufacturing operations.
Design mechanical, electromechanical and mechatronic systems, subsystems, and tooling solutions to support complex medical device manufacturing operations. Preferred outcomes will be innovative, lean, and cost effective.
Responsibilities will include assessing component and assembly manufacturability needs, developing solutions, and ensuring successful integration into the manufacturing environment by participating in Design for Reliability and Manufacturability ("DRM") and Six Sigma design processes.
Interact with, and direct, suppliers and vendors to manage results and outcomes through this extensible workforce/resource.
Perform risk / failure mode assessment, plan and conduct performance and safety testing and ensure mitigations are in place for designs.
Write engineering reports and create presentations of analytical and interpretive nature as required to document and communicate results. Institute design changes based on internal and/or external customer feedback
Collaborate on the development of appropriate testing to verify the product meets internal and/or external customer requirements. Prepare documentation in accordance with relevant internal Standard Operating Procedures and Design Control.
May be responsible for the transfer from R&D to manufacturing.
Responsible for technical execution of experiments utilizing six sigma methodologies
Lead, direct, and/or review the work of technical team to execute the technical plan
Define QMS approach such as leveragability of designs/documentation
Create and evaluate prototype concepts to generate model and lead down selection process for final concept and model approval
Assess the performance of developed devices through execution of structured experimental plans to drive data-based decisions
Define and develop tests and test methods to meet product requirements
Partake in verification and validation of designs and processes
Provide technical mentoring to less experienced engineers and technicians
Develop strong partnerships and work effectively with cross-functional team members
Perform job functions in accordance with applicable GMP and ISO standards
Comply with applicable FDA and international regulatory laws and standards
Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development.
May be involved in product research and development and/or clinical trials.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have:
B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, or an equivalent degree with Mechanical Engineering emphasis and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree (Masters or PhD) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Knowledge of basic material characterization techniques, including mechanical and analytical.
Knowledge of the product development process including verification and validation.
PC experience (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.).
Functional knowledge of the following:
3D CAD software i.e SolidWorks, Creo, etc.;
Injection molding, metal injection molding, ceramic molding, machining, stamping, additive manufacturing, and rapid prototyping;
GD&T, 2D tolerance analysis, 3D analysis, or other application of drafting practices;
Working knowledge of common metrology tools including CMM equipment,
Kinematic and stress analysis of mechanical systems;
Working with laboratory instrumentation and computer software utilizing research-based applications;
FEA and simulation experience;
Placement of purchase orders;
Coordination with vendors for price, quality, delivery;
Support tooling design and implementation for 24/7 production facility.

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: Nov 19, 2021
  • Travel: No

Posted: 2021-11-21 Expires: 2021-12-20
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