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Company Medtronic
Job Title Senior R-D Engineer
JobId 34310
Location: Woburn, MA, 01888, USA

Senior R-D Engineer


Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

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Post Date:

Sep 29, 2017

**Senior RD Engineer**

**Position Description** :

This engineering position requires strong technical skills and an ability to support and lead the design and development of innovative, new products within the Gynecology Health business. The position is based in Woburn, MA.

**Position Responsibilities:**

+ Be creative and apply solid mechanical engineering design skills while following design controls to develop new medical devices.

+ Develop concepts and build prototypes for marketing, user feedback, technical feasibility of device functionality, design for manufacturing and design for assembly.

+ Contribute as the RD team member to complete various project activities – development of design inputs from user needs, generate concepts, evaluate feasibility, generate FMEAs, assist with risk analysis, and perform design verification and validation, assist in design transfer and setting up manufacturing processes.

+ Create and implement the product test plans/protocols and generate test reports to ensure product design meets the specifications and quality system requirements.

+ Make, recommend or justify critical technical decisions based on scientific investigation and testing in product design and ensure their implementation in development.

+ Work closely with cross-functional team, including design reviews with manufacturing engineers, test engineers, electrical engineers to ensure the design meets the product requirements, including safety, reliability and manufacturability. Be creative in finding cost effective and innovative solutions in the product development process.

+ Work closely with supply chain, contract manufacturers, vendors and suppliers to ensure quality goals are met.

+ Familiarity with medical device regulatory environment including FDA regulations and guidance such as QSR, GMP, Usability.

+ Able to work in global collaborating environment with intensive challenges.

+ About 10% travel involved.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Required – BS in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar with 4+ years of design and development experience.

+ Preferred – MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar with 3 -5+ years of design and development experience.

+ 4+ yearsof experience in Medical Device Product Development; preferred in soft tissue surgical products

**Skills required:**

+ Preferred knowledge of optics and endoscopes

+ Demonstrated capability for designing and developing a medical device or component, or manufacturing process especially development of injection molded components.

+ Demonstrated ability to develop models, engineering drawings and familiarity with GDT using CAD software.

+ Demonstrated strength in building strong relationships at all levels of the organization, cross functionally, and with key people external to the organization.

+ Excellent documentation skills.

+ Excellent communication skills.


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.

We can 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.


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.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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