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Senior Principal R&D Engineer

Northridge, CA 91325
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Senior Principal R&D Engineer


Northridge, California, United States

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Post Date:

Nov 29, 2021

**Careers that Change Lives**

As a member of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Medtronic Diabetes Product Innovation Organization, the Sr. Principal RD Engineer plays a significant role in the planning, scheduling, tracking, documentation, and oversight of projects for Diabetes-related products, accessories and cross-functional initiatives.

The person filling this role will become part of a dynamic and fast-paced RD group with a strong history of successful product developments. They will have the opportunity to interface with the end customer, as well as various functional groups within the diabetes business unit while representing the Mechanical Engineering function in Core Teams and engagements with external partners.

The ideal candidate for this position has had experience in medical device design and development, with an emphasis on new product introduction, research and development. This individual has experience managing projects of medium to high level of complexity through the various phases of the project lifecycle: definition, planning, execution and delivery. This individual is responsible for creating and maintaining schedules, budgets and technical risks trackers, providing feedback to the engineering team, working vendors and cross-functional partners through technical issues, and collaborating across the matrix within the organization

**A Day in the Life**

+ Be the primary point of contact with external vendors, and a Core Team Member representing the Mechanical Department.

+ Facilitate collaboration on various development projects within the mechanical engineering team, and between functional groups.

+ Grow and maintain technical knowledge current, with thorough understanding of technologies related to product development of diabetes therapies and accessories, including electromechanical design, high volume consumables design and injection molding.

+ Translate voice of customer (VOC), and voice of business (VOB) feedback into engineering design requirements.

+ Coordinate and oversee development and testing activities both at the vendor and within Medtronic facilities.

+ Support chartering and maintenance of program objectives and milestones in conjunction with engineering staff and core team leads.

+ Presents out technical capability assessments, project updates and design reviews to wide audience, including Diabetes Senior Staff.

+ Lead teams of mechanical engineers and technical staff around evolving issues to arrive at robust technical solutions.

+ Create and release documents within the product lifecycle control system according to Medtronic quality requirement and process engineering change orders.

+ Plan, schedule, track, and provide technical feedback on mechanical concept design, tolerance analysis, finite element analysis, or other design analysis

+ Provide guidance and mentorship to junior engineering staff and review their work assets.

+ Ensure specification, methodologies, and test equipment used to evaluate design concepts meet the objectives of the project.

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

+ Knowledge of variable and fixed asset costs of a technical development project to build accurate project budgets.

+ Develop project schedules within Microsoft Project and Excel and report outs in PowerPoint, as appropriate.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree and 10+ years of industry experience OR an advanced degree in Mechanical engineering or related engineering degree and 8+ years of industry experience.

**Nice to Have**

+ Ability to track multiple tasks and projects.

+ Experience using Microsoft Project to create and maintain detailed project schedules.

+ Experience designing and developing new products, including electromechanical assemblies.

+ Demonstrated ability to analyze data accurately.

+ Experience in solid modeling software such as SolidWorks or equivalent.

+ Experience creating and reviewing technical drawings, requirements, written procedures, engineering reports and Bill of Materials.

+ Familiarity with design control process in a regulated environment.

+ Experience and ability to work with key partners and stakeholders across various geographies and time zones.

+ Ability to travel within the US and Internationally, up to 25%.

+ Degree (undergrad or masters) in Mechanical Engineering, or a degree in biomedical engineering with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering

+ Experience with medical device product development and the PDP cycle

+ Design Verification Testing (DVT) experience and knowledge.

+ Process and product validation experience, preferably in the medical device or pharmaceutical industries.

+ Demonstrated application of statistical and/or sensitivity analysis.

+ Familiarity with structural finite element software such as ANSYS or Cosmos

+ Experience in plastic part design, rapid prototyping methods, injection molding and other mechanical manufacturing processes.

+ Commitment to working in a collaborative and dynamic research field

+ Knowledge of mechanical systems.

**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: 2022-03-08 Expires: 2022-06-06
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