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Sr Reliability Engineer

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Sr Reliability Engineer


Northridge, California, United States

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Mar 16, 2022

**Job Title: Senior Reliability Engineer**

**Req Number: 220004T0**

**Location: Northridge, CA (Hybrid- minimum 50% on-site presence required due to hands-on nature of job)**

**Careers That Change Lives**

A career at Medtronic is like no other. Were purposeful. Were committed. And were driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.

In this exciting role as a Senior Reliability Engineer, you will be tasked with technical responsibility in planning and conducting reliability activities for all medical device product lines (current and new) at Medtronic Diabetes. Assignments will include conducting reliability activities including reliability target definition, generation of reliability requirements, reliability allocation, and reliability modeling. Support for reliability test planning, execution, and reporting, in collaboration with RD activities in these areas as needed, will be central to this role. This position assures the timely, accurate and independent evaluation of product performance prior to clinical studies or market release of product improvements and next generation products.


The Diabetes Operating Unit focuses on improving the lives of those within the global diabetes community. As a business, we strive to empower people with diabetes to live life on their terms by delivering innovation that truly matters and providing support in the ways they need it. Were committed to meeting people with diabetes where they are in their journey, always with an aim to make their lives easier. Our portfolio of innovative solutions are designed to provide customers greater freedom and better health, helping them achieve better glucose control, while spending less time managing their disease.Visit to see an overview of the products in our Diabetes product portfolio.

**A Day in the Life**

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

+ Serve as the Quality organizations representative for development of reliability goals and requirements within RD project teams

+ Analyze field data and leverage Design of Experiments methodology to identify principal failure modes and mechanisms driving reliability for a given product or system

+ Guide reliability allocation activities

+ Support development and usage of reliability tools

+ Prepare, execute, review, and approve reliability targets, reliability requirements, reliability test plans and reliability test reports.

+ Collaborate with RD teams on reliability growth and reliability demonstration test plans/reports for the introduction of new product designs and enhancement/evolution of current product designs.

+ Develop new test equipment and methodology to evaluate the reliability of new and existing products on both system level and component level.

+ Perform root cause failure analysis and troubleshooting (mechanical and electrical) for current and new products undergoing reliability and verification testing.

+ Participate on new and sustaining product development teams, acquire specific product knowledge, and contribute to the design reviews through identifying reliability issues and recommending design improvements.

+ May provide guidance to lower-level Reliability technical staff regarding their day-to-day responsibilities.

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

+ Develops, coordinates and conducts technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts and design of experiments (DOE) constructs.

+ Recommends design or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability.

+ Completes risk analysis studies of new design and processes.

+ Compiles and analyzes performance reports and process control statistics; investigates and analyzes relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes.

+ Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards.

+ Analyzes preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency reliability objectives.

+ May develop mathematical models to identify units, batches or processes posing excessive failure risks.

+ As necessary, proposes changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability.

+ May determine units and/or batches requiring environmental testing, and specifies minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

**To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.**

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 4+ years of experience in Engineering and/or Quality OR Advanced degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 2+ years of experience in Engineering and/or Quality.

**Nice to Have**

+ Quality/Reliability Engineering experience in a regulatory environment (e.g., Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Defense).

+ Experienced with statistical analysis of data (e.g., MiniTab, Weibull ++, ALT, JMP, etc.).

+ 4+ years of engineering experience

+ Experience with HALT, DFMEA, Accelerated Life Testing, Risk Analysis, ORT, Reliability Growth, and/or Demonstration Testing

+ Advanced degree in engineering (M.S. or PhD)

+ Experience in medical device industry

+ Experience with writing and reviewing reliability requirements

+ Superior understanding of electromechanical devices, battery-powered devices, and/or electrochemical reactions.

+ Certification in Reliability and/or Quality Engineering

+ Proven success with management of engineering projects, including designing and executing complex reliability test flows

+ Demonstrated history of working effectively in cross-functional teams

+ Adept at various computational modeling packages (e.g., FEA, CFD, SolidWorks, PSpice)

+ Ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team.

**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. 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.

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Travel not required unless working remotely. Up to 10% preferred as it may be beneficial to visit other Medtronic sites (RD, Manufacturing) as part of job.
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: 2022-03-18 Expires: 2022-05-27
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