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Assoc R-D Engineer

Redwood CityMedtronic

Position Description:

This entry level engineering position requires strong technical aptitude to help advance the development of an innovative product to treat mitral valve disease. The engineer will work closely with experienced engineers to solve technical challenges, develop new test methods and equipment, and support ongoing builds and testing. The engineer will be responsible for analyzing data and thoroughly documenting results. The engineer will participate in cross-functional development teams responsible for multiple next generation implant designs.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop new test methods and equipment

  • Tensile testing and custom functional testing with Instron

  • Radial force testing with Iris tester

  • Other functional testing such as Hydrodynamic and Accelerated Wear Testing

  • Draft equipment and component specifications in SolidWorks

  • Data analysis using Excel, MiniTab, and other software

  • Dimensional analysis and tolerance stack-ups using SolidWorks

  • Material analysis (SEM, visual microscopy, etc)

  • Support root cause investigations

  • Documentation including MPIs, work instructions, test methods, and component specifications

  • Support prototyping and development builds

  • Support vendor management

    Basic Qualifications:


    Education Required

  • BS degree in engineering

    Years of Experience

  • 1+ year of experience developing medical devices

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with FDA Quality System Regulations and/or ISO 9000 or ISO 13485 Quality Systems

  • Experience with medical imaging (e.g. CT, fluoroscopy, etc.)

  • Experience with Nitinol design and/or processing

  • Ability to solve problems and communicate effectively with engineering personnel.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, and work efficiently to accomplish each of them in a timely manner.

  • Ability to work independently in a team environment

    Specialized Knowledge or Skills

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks

  • Experience with microscopy

    Physical 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.

  • 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.
    Other examples: Able to lift 25 pounds, Able to view items through microscope, Extended periods of time doing computer-based work

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