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R-D Engineer II

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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R-D Engineer II


Santa Rosa, California, United States

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4 days ago

**Careers that Change Lives**

Research and Innovation Engineer responsible for the development of technologies and product concepts used in Transcathether Heart valve replacement therapies. Primarily focused on the development of technologies and concepts related to the Heart valve Implant.

Will feed the product development pipeline with technologies and concepts through the execution of new technology and innovation projects. Will ensure that those concepts can be successfully transferred to Product Development and to Manufacturing.

Activities will include heart valve frame design, prototyping, testing, and some process development, tooling design/fabrication, equipment design/fabrication, project management, failure risk analysis,.

**Position Overview:**

Implant Design

Development of technologies and concepts of new transcatheter heart valves based on user requirements specifications.

Under guidance from engineering colleagues, generates new device concepts and product specifications. Ensures review of existing research, device concepts and data. Identifies areas that require additional investigation.

Create and utilize models and finite element analysis to inform design iterations and testing conditions.

Implant Prototyping Testing

Prototypes transcatheter heart valves.

Develops tooling and test equipment for manufacturing processes. Examples of pertinent duties include creating CAD drawings, equipment modeling, and specifications development.

Implant Characterization

Creates, validates and performs test methodologies supporting design characterization

Performs data analysis (statistical and practical) and develops appropriate action plans based upon such analysis.

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development.

+ Designs studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise.

+ May be involved in product research and development and/or clinical trials.

+ Translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience

**Nice to Have**

Degree in Mechanical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering

Specific knowledge of Domestic and International standards for Cardiac Valve prosthesis.

Operator/Technician Supervisory Skills

Design and testing of implantable heart valve frames

Understanding of anatomical use and boundary conditions

Knowledge of United States and International regulatory requirements (medical device, general), GMPs and industry standards/guidelines

Knowledge of implantable materials and associated manufacturing processes for fabricating prototypes

Experience with modeling and Finite Element Analysis

Nitinol design, manufacturing, and testing skills

Failure analysis experience

Computer Skills: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint; LabVIEW, Matlab

Excellent verbal and written communication

Custom instrumentation and laboratory automation

Project management and planning

Statistical Methods

**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.


Posted: 2020-02-14 Expires: 2020-03-20
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