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Principal R&D Engineer

Medtronic, Inc. - Plymouth, MN









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Principal R&D Engineer




Plymouth, MN, 55446, USA


Principal R&D Engineer


Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

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1 day ago

Careers that Change Lives:

Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

The Principal RD Engineer serves as a leader to design, develop and launch medical devices as well as support existing products. Responsibilities may include providing engineering and project management leadership to new product development and sustaining engineering teams, as well as performing testing and analysis on medical devices for improvement and cost reduction.

This position requires collaborative interaction with Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs and other key functions to achieve business deliverables. This role is an individual contributor within Medtronic’s EndoVenous business.

A Day in the Life:

• Serve as a technical leader for new product development projects involving cross functional support

• Conduct product testing and analysis on existing products for improvement, cost reduction and to support CAPAs

• Establish product requirements, prototype concepts, and verify and validate designs and processes

• Define and develop tests and test methods to meet product requirements

• Perform risk / failure mode assessment and conduct performance and safety testing

• Institute design changes based on internal and external customer feedback

• Write protocols, reports and presentation of analytical and interpretative nature to communicate results

• Provide technical mentoring to less experienced engineers

• Interact and build relationships with physicians as well as sales and marketing partners

• Develop strong partnerships and work effectively with cross-functional team members

• Perform job functions in accordance with applicable GMP and ISO standards

• Comply with applicable FDA and international regulatory laws and standards

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.


• Bachelor’s degree in chemical, mechanical or biomedical engineering or related technical field.

• Years of applicable engineering work experience (minimum)

o 9 years with a B.S.

o 7 years with a M.S.

o 4 years with a PhD.

• Medical device industry experience including design controls, quality system regulations and product development processes

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects in an ambiguous environment

Nice to Have:

• Experience with endovascular catheter products, processing and technologies

• Experience and understanding of polymer chemistry

• Experience with failure analysis, process improvements and change management

• Experience with manufacturing processes and Contract Manufacturers

• Strong problem solving capabilities

**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. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

**Physical Job Requirements**

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.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.

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Medtronic, Inc.


Principal R&D Engineer Medtronic, Inc. - Plymouth, MN, United States


Location: Plymouth, MN

Company Profile:
Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group’s products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.