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Sr Materials Engineer

Mounds View, MN 55112
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Sr Materials Engineer


Mounds View, Minnesota, United States

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Post Date:

Mar 24, 2022

**Careers that Change Lives**

his position will provide technical leadership in materials science and engineering, including materials selection, problem solving, and applied research. The position will support the Global Operations Supply Chain Innovation team, focused on transformational change driving best in class performance.

This position will also influence materials strategy, identifying technologies and initiatives needed to develop cost-effective and reliable products capable of scaling with market growth. The appointed candidate will contribute to the execution of the strategies and actions to address those needs.

The individual will serve as a materials expert with a focus on metals and metal processing by leading and participating in technical activities for materials selection, processing, analysis, and process-property-performance relationships for medical devices.

**A Day in the Life**

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

As an expert in your professional discipline within the organization, you will serve as a materials expert by leading and participating in technical activities supporting Operations.

+ Possesses proven expertise in the following business critical skill sets:

+ Materials, including polymers, metals, electronics,and ceramics

+ Microscopy and failure analysis

+ Surface sciences and associated analytical techniques

+ Addresses challenging and complex problems within a project.

+ Drive material technology selection in alignment with Operating Units (OU) strategies, Technology Development Centers (TDCs) and external trends.

+ Proactively manage materials obsolescence to prevent business continuity impacts, including phase-in and phase-out (PIPO) product, material component strategies.

+ Participate in strategic functional initiatives identified by leadership and scout prospective material technology development projects to accomplish objectives.

+ Partner with the global manufacturing network, OUs, TDCs and strategically integrate best practices, and define/refine materials technology roadmaps.

+ Maintains a focus on quality, possesses the necessary drive and determination to promote the highest level of customer satisfaction, quality, reliability, performance, cost and development predictability.

+ Utilizes excellent communication skills, fosters an inclusive culture with sufficient credibility to discuss subject matter freely with all levels of management, project leaders, technical peers and junior colleagues alike.

+ Provides consulting and support for unplanned but critical needs.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

+ Comprehensive knowledge of mechanics of materials, metals processing technologies

+ knowledge of metallurgical failure analysis caused by stress and corrosion.

+ Expertise in microscopy and failure analysis, surface sciences plus associated analytical techniques.

+ Expertise in materials with the ability to identify and develop testing methods, correlate material properties with product performance and predict various failure modes.

+ Demonstrated ability to apply skills and knowledge of technical/operational theories and principles to resolve real-world biomaterials challenges.

+ Demonstrated ability to deliver quality technical work within project schedules and timelines.

+ Knowledge of Design, Reliability Manufacturability (DRM) and Six Sigma improvement methodology.

+ Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook).

**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: 2022-03-29 Expires: 2022-06-05
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