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Senior Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

North Haven, CT 06473
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Senior Principal Mechanical Design Engineer


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jan 28, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**


Together, we will change healthcare worldwide. Join us in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life worldwide. Lets work together to address the universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives, optimize costs and efficiencies, and expand global access. Together, we can make a real difference in the global disparity in care. By providing quality care at the lowest possible cost, we will succeed as a company, and take the future of healthcare Further, Together.


The Sr. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer identifies and drives the implementation of product cost reduction and optimization opportunities in Surgical Robotics employing the practical application of mechanical design principles.


1. Researches, plans, designs, verifies, validates and develops cost effective 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.

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

3. Relies on Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) and design for excellence (DFX) methodologies to identify and implement cost improvement opportunities.

4. Formulates, delivers and/or manages projects assigned and works with other stakeholders to achieve desired results.

5. May act as a mentor or may direct the work of other colleagues.

6. Procures and manage contractors.

7. Most of the time is spent delivering product and process cost reductions from design to implementation - while adhering to policies, using specialized knowledge and skills.


Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Requires a University Degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

B.S. Mechanical Engineering.

10 years of relevant experience at Sr. level or above.

Experience in a medical device related industry with a demonstrated track record of developing capital products/processes for new products.

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for optimizing product costs.

Knowledge and extensive experience on Project Management.

Strong Mechanical Aptitude (aptitude for understanding and using machines and/or tools).

Six Sigma/Lean certified preferred.

Well versed in Design for Excellence (DFX) Principles.

Knowledgeable in risk management methodologies such as DFMEA and PFMEA.

Experience with Solid Works, AutoCAD, MS Office, MS Project.

Effective communication skills with superiors, peers and subordinates

Travel required 20-30% of the time. International travel may be required.

**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: 2021-02-02 Expires: 2021-05-10
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