Senior R / D Engineer

Medtronic   •  

Mansfield, MA

5 - 7 years

Posted 183 days ago

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Careers that Change Lives

The Renal Care Solutions, and specifically Renal Access, global business unit is committed to new products, programs and technologies focused on the treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and end stage Renal Disease.  Market leading technology platforms, superior brand recognition and equity remain a primary source of competitive advantage.  Coupled with a quest for radical product innovation and a broad product portfolio and geographic reach, Renal Care Solutions will provide a significant opportunity for growth worldwide.

Under the direction of the R&D Manager, this individual will have primary responsibility to lead and drive Sustaining Engineering projects and New Product Development activities relating to catheter development of medical device products and associated disposable devices as part of the prevention of CKD.  In this effort, this individual will work with cross-functional project teams including members from various groups within the organization and may also involve outside vendors.  

Essential duties and responsibilities will include the following:• Lead cross-functional project teams to implement next generation design improvements and/or establish root cause of design-related issues and implement solutions. • Represent R&D on design and process changes initiated from the manufacturing plants to revise product, materials, components, assemblies, processes, or documentation specifications to achieve cost savings or address issues internally or at external vendors.• Work closely with Operations and Quality to ensure design specifications are being met with existing products and new product transfers.• Conduct Voice of Customer investigations for potential New Product Development efforts. • Address design-related customer questions/concerns as necessary, as prompted by Marketing/Sales or QA.• Manage outside contractors and consultants to help complete assigned projects. • Work independently and in a team setting to plan and schedule activities necessary to produce results and meet timelines.

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

Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

Bachelor's Degree Required


BS degree, or higher, in Plastics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar discipline.- Ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience developing, transferring, and/or supporting electro-mechanical medical systems and/or disposable medical devices.- Experience in DOE, statistical techniques, and ideally with Minitab.- Excellent verbal and written communication.- Ability to travel globally (approx. 10 % travel).- Preferred but not required:  • Project Managementexperience• Operations (AME, ME, and/or QE) experience• Solidworks software experience• MSdegree or higher is a plus

COMPETENCIES: • Action Oriented  • Approachability• Building Effective Teams                                    • Command Skills                                                   • Perseverance• Organizing                                       • Drive for Results                                                  • Functional / Technical Skills           • Negotiating    • Motivating Others • Process Management• Planning• Presentation Skills                                   • Written Communications      

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE:- Reports to the R&D Manager, Dialysis Access

WORKING CONDITIONS:- Mansfield, MA -  Office Based- Approximately 10% travel is anticipated (including global travel)

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.