Senior Mechanical/Materials Engineer
Boulder, Colorado, United States
6 days ago
**Careers that Change Lives**
In this exciting role as aSenior Mechanical/Materials Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and developing patient monitoring consumables, specifically focusing on materials.
The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions
**RESPIRATORY, GASTROINTESTINAL INFORMATICS (RGI)** offers a complete line of solutions that spans the continuum of care. We help with early detection and treatment of diseases, and reduce complications to accelerate recovery from patient conditions. We focus on expanding global access to our therapies that improve clinical outcomes for gastrointestinal diseases and cancer, and patients with respiratory compromise.
You will analyze, research and evaluate materials and their related fabrication and application processes for the engineering design of and/or application in patient monitoring consumable products
You will interpret specifications, international standards and regulatory requirements for all aspects of product design, including materials, and apply them to patient monitoring consumable products
You will design test fixtures, equipment and data analysis methods to evaluate material choices for the design and development of patient monitoring consumables
You will lead and provide guidance in the design and development of patient monitoring consumable prototypes, verification/validation units and product specifications, including material specifications, assembly drawings and manufacturing documentation
You will have continual awareness of new and advancing technologies, including material related advances, and be able to provide conceptual and practical applications for patient monitoring consumable products across the Patient Monitoring portfolio
**A Day in the Life**
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
+ Researches, plans, designs, verifies, validates and develops mechanical and/or electromechanical products and systems, such as metals, instruments, controls, plastics, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, resonance, hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy.
+ Recommends various technology options or approaches for system, processes, facility or program improvements in terms of safety, performance, efficiency or costs.
+ May be responsible for the transfer from RD to manufacturing.
**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**
+ Bachelors degree required
+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
+ Knowledge and experience working with thin films, laminates, adhesives, epoxies, and foams
**Nice to Have**
Experience with flexible material manufacturing, conversion, and assembly processes
Knowledge in the mechanics of adhesion and adhesive failure modes
Experience working with plastics for injection molding or extrusion
Demonstrated experience with medical grade materials and complying with RoHS, biocompatibility, etc.
Demonstrated experience working with suppliers, vendors, manufacturers
Thorough understanding and wide application of technical principals, theories and concepts in mechanical and material engineering for medical devices
Demonstrated ability to apply engineering analysis techniques and tools (SolidWorks, Matlab, Minitab, Excel, Ansys, etc.)
Demonstrated hands-on experience in technology and product development, i.e., taking design requirements from concept through final design
General knowledge of related principals including electromechanical, tissue optics, physiological signals, etc.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills with high attention to detail
Effective communication and presentation skills at all levels of the organization
Experience and capability of working with global and/or remote team members
Ability to work on concurrent projects and be able to successfully manage time and priorities
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Materials plus 8 years of experience
Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Materials plus 6 years of experience
10% Travel may be required
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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