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R&D Technician III - Structural Heart

Tuam, IE-CO
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In our Structural Heart Research & Development Department in Medtronic, plc, we focus on the development of cutting-edge medical devices in the Cardiac space.

The Structural Heart Division has a unique opportunity for the right candidate to be an integral part of one of the fastest growing businesses in medical devices. Innovating at the forefront of interventional treatment, you will gain exposure to groundbreaking technologies and support multidisciplinary teams tasked with delivering the future of transcatheter heart valve devices.

The R&D Technician III will liaise closely with R&D on a daily basis and among other things will be responsible for conducting tests, maintaining equipment and troubleshooting. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the rapidly growing world of Structural Heart where Medtronic is a market leader.

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This is a new role in the Structural Heart R&D Group and provides the incumbent with a key role in ensuring the continued successful growth and development of our Structural Heart R&D group.

The role includes the following responsibilities and skill sets:

  • Performs a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and/or optical areas.
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Perform lead or support roles in appropriate root cause investigations and help drive problem solving efforts.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions.
  • Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format.
  • Performs calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and source replacements as directed; prepares prescribed compounds and solutions.
  • Assist in the creation of R&D prototypes as required.
  • Span multiple product development teams and support the product development effort by being responsible for execution of test related activities.

Other duties may be assigned. This role offers the candidate an opportunity for continued career development and increasing responsibility over time


  • We are looking for a qualified person to diploma level (Level 7 NFQ minimum) in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline and preferably with 1-2 years relevant experience in an operations or laboratory medical device or related environment.
  • We are looking for a dynamic team player who can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
  • Experience/understanding of test methods, test reports and equipment maintenance are desirable. Candidates must be able to think critically and make sound decisions.
  • Candidates must be focused on patient safety and customer service, set high standards, instils operational excellence, drive accountability and model ethical behaviour.
  • Candidates must be a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.

**R&D experience desirable but not essential**

Medtronic offer a competitive Salary

Additional Information

  • Posting Date: Jan 4, 2021
  • Travel: No

Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
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