Medtronic Principal R&D Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas
Careers That Change Lives
Make a significant impact in Medtronic Enabling Technologies as a team member Medtronic CSF R&D team.
As a Principal R&D Engineer, you are a member of the ET Hardware organization with specific responsibilities for the design, development, and implementation of products for the treatment of hydrocephalus and other neurologic disorders. The role of the Principal R&D Engineer requires strong technical and leadership skills and will apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in working on complex technical problems. This position may supervise or mentor the activities of lower-level personnel. The Principal R&D Engineer will play a key technical leadership role in development projects from concept through commercialization and act as the primary technical lead for these programs.
You can grow your career with us; we hope you’ll consider joining our team!
A Day in the Life
Provides engineering support and technical leadership for new product design and development, existing product modifications, and/or process design, development and improvement, and performance evaluation.
Evaluate designs for short- and long-term performance and reliability.
Create product performance, design, and process specifications.
Partner with Systems Engineering, external thought leaders, and internal advisors in the development of device requirements.
Champion new ideas by presenting to and influencing peers and upper management.
Interact at all levels throughout the company and with consultants and customers.
Provide high-level technical input supporting submissions to regulatory bodies and governmental agencies.
Review and approve engineering change orders for design, materials, and process documentation.
Research and integrate new technologies.
Generate and document inventions.
May be involved in product research and development and/or clinical trials.
Translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.
Ensure all activities follow the Medtronic Code of Conduct and all Quality System Requirements.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a technically related field required
Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Nice to Have
Medical device industry experience
Demonstrated proficiency in the field of mechanical engineering.
Proficient in the use of PTC-Creo or SolidWorks.
Extensive knowledge in the design of molded components.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex projects.
Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to effectively develop and present complex technical information necessary for the company.
Demonstrated excellent analytical skills.
Demonstrated advanced team leadership skills
Proficient with personal computer software including word processing, spreadsheet, and statistical programs; computer aided drawing and project scheduling software preferred
Demonstrated advanced understanding and application of Quality System requirements, including FDA GMPs, and ISO 9000 and documentation procedures; ability to learn MPSM systems quickly
Engineering statistical data analysis using Minitab, Six Sigma, A3/Fishbone/DRM, etc.
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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