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Pr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Medtronic
Northridge, CA 91325
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Pr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Location:

Northridge, California, United States

Requisition #:

20000K5C

Post Date:

Nov 29, 2020


**Careers that Change Lives**

As a member of the RD Mechanical Engineering group you will be responsible for product, process, and technology development activities of diabetes related products such as insulin pumps, glucose sensors, and related accessories. The Pr. Mechanical Design Engineer will play a lead role in the design, development, sustaining, Design and Process Characterization and Design Verification activities of diabetes products. The individual will have significant ability to influence on technology and process development as new products are conceptualized.


The person filling this role will become part of a dynamic and fast paced RD group with a strong history of successful product development. They will have the opportunity to interface with vendors and end customer, as well as various functional groups within the diabetes business unit.


The ideal candidate for this position has had experience in medical device design, development, design verification, and validation. This individual has experience in plastic part design as well as electromechanical assemblies. The ideal candidate has a strong background in process design and qualification including Test Method Validation (TMV). This individual has experience in medical devices and aptitude for taking customer feedback and product requirements translating them into meaningful engineering specifications and designs.


**A Day in the Life**

Lead product and process development activities of diabetes management products.

Lead and perform process characterization, design verification, and Test Method Validation (TMV) activities.

Provide guidance and mentorship to junior engineering staff.

Develop and implement mechanical concept design, perform tolerance analysis, finite element analysis or other design analysis. Apply methodologies such as Design for Reliability and Manufacturing (DRM), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Design for Manufacturing Assembly (DFMA) and Cell Operating System (COS) during process design and development phase.

Works closely with strategic partners and vendors to support current products and initiate new production projects and assists in developing processes/techniques to meet contract objectives.

Travel to vendor locations and manufacturing sites as needed to help ensure programs meeting deadlines and troubleshoot issues.

Drive corrective and preventive actions with appropriate and detailed follow up.

Grow and maintain technical knowledge current with advancing technology related to product development of diabetes devices and accessories.

Design components to be manufactured via plastic injection molding, stamping, machining, extrusion, and related processes. Work with manufacturing to consider high volume assembly processes in design concepts.

Help ensure designs meet and exceed product specifications, regulatory requirements, and international standards.

Provide technical feasibility assessments.

Translate voice of customer (VOC) feedback into engineering design requirements.

Help develop specifications, test methodologies, and test equipment to evaluate design concepts.

Perform calculations, analyses, and engineering testing to verify the designs. Document results in reports and laboratory notebooks.

Create and release engineering drawings, written procedures and Bill of Materials.

Process engineering change orders.

Work with suppliers to ensure components meet design requirements diagnose design problems.

Collaborate with other departments within Medtronic on development projects.

Present technical findings or project status to cross functional teams and management through meeting minutes, design reviews, presentations and other means of communication.

Researches, plans, designs, verifies, validates and develops mechanical and/or electromechanical products and systems.

Recommends various technology options or approaches for system, processes, facility or program improvements in terms of safety, performance, efficiency or costs.

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.


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**

Education Required

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree


Years of Experience

7+ with BS in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree

5+ with MS in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree


**Nice to Have**

Experience 3D modeling software, i.e. SolidWorks and/or ProEngineer

Experience designing and developing assembly processes and mechanical assemblies

Experience developing and characterizing assembly processes

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT) practices

Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects

Experience creating technical, written content

Demonstrated data analysis skills

Ability to interpret technical drawings and creating Bill of Materials

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

Experience designing and developing electromechanical assemblies

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles and methodologies

Effective problem-solving skills

High degree of initiative and self-motivation

Experience solving ambiguous problems

Experience with the design and manufacture of medical devices

Experience in product design and development in an RD environment

Formal training in DRM Greenbelt or Blackbelt

Ability to use structural finite elements software such as Cosmos or Ansys

Experience in plastic part design and injection molding


**About Medtronic**


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. Lets 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)
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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Posted: 2020-12-03 Expires: 2021-03-12
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