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Principal Sustaining Engineer

Medtronic GmbH

This is a Full-time position in Boulder, CO posted February 22, 2021.

n n nn The Sustaining Jaw Principal Engineer position is responsible for the application of their specific engineering field, along with expanded knowledge of medical and business fundamentals, to work with New Product Development and Sourcing to create and execute a long-term jaw supply chain strategy with our primary development partner.

A Principle Sustaining Engineer is a subject matter expert and very highly proficient within their engineering field.

They may perform a wide range of functions including mentors, technical experts, and project leaders as an individual contributor, and often support multiple projects at the same time.

In addition, they possess a basic working knowledge of one or more other related disciplines.

nn nn Medical Surgical nn nn The Medical Surgical Portfolio strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

nn nn SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

nn nn A Day in the Life  nn nn Position Responsibilities: nn nn
• Cross functional leadership role reporting to Operations, training and working directly with the R&D jaw design group.

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• Senior Level Position that will be the primary point of contact working with Manufacturing/Sourcing on jaws after Commercialization exit of a project nn nn
• Working with Manufacturing and Sourcing to create and execute a long-term jaw supply chain strategy with our primary development partner  nn nn
• Resolve performance concerns proactively or as they arise with jaws on legacy devices, with the potential to transfer designs/manufacturing to low cost locations nn nn
• Identify and manage cost down initiatives on legacy devices nn nn
• Troubleshooting jaw related issues that occur as part of routine production nn nn
• Participates and provides technical skills during research and/or product development.

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• Develops engineering specifications and iterative design concepts for legacy devices.

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• Design and assemble basic prototypes for feedback and testing.

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• Continuous improvement of manufacturing, technical and organizational processes.

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• Develop and perform engineering tests, measurements and analysis.

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• Troubleshoot technical problems, determine and execute resolution plans.

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• Select, develop and qualify component suppliers.

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• Perform engineering testing on animal and human tissues.

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• Interpret and ensure compliance with various technical standards and regulations.

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• Document critical information within presentations, memos, protocols, reports, reviews and notebooks.

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• Create and/or contribute to project scoping, planning, budgeting and schedules.

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• Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary project team and other functional areas to achieve project targets.  nn nn
• Execute assigned tasks within the project scope, budget and timeline.

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• Lead peers, technical and multi-disciplinary project teams.

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• Use subject matter expertise on specific engineering topics to help ensure other individual engineers and project teams are executing effectively.

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• Provide input to individual engineers and project teams regarding a variety of engineering topics.

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• Lead and participate in design reviews.

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• Demonstrate drive for results, creative problem solving, effective teamwork and communication.

nn nn Must Have: Minimum Requirements n Bachelors degree required Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience Nice to Have nn nn
• Proven record of aptitude and strong performance relative to a specific engineering field.

• Skill using industry standard computer aided design software and business productivity software. 
• Extensive experience designing, developing, and qualifying components as part of a product or system.

• Extensive experience of continuous improvement for a variety of low and high-volume manufacturing processes.

• Extensive experience with stamping and injection mold tools, materials and technologies.

• Experience determining engineering specifications and test requirements.

• Experience with using electrical and mechanical measurement equipment.

• Experienced in various manufacturing assembly methods.

• Working knowledge of various technical standards and regulations.

• Extensive experience using standard engineering documentation practices.

• Extensive experience developing project scope, plans and resource requirements.

• Experienced working with cross-functional teams to execute project plans.

• Experienced leading teams and peers.

• Subject matter expert in own engineering field.

• Working knowledge of adjacent engineering fields.

• Needs to be diligent, motivated to learn, and have the aptitude to learn quickly
• Politically Savvy and personable enough to work with a diverse group of individuals (from different departments, suppliers) that may potentially have different goals and expectations for a given task
• Organized and tactful communicator with ability to be persistent and hold others accountable in order to achieve results To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Additionally Preferred:
• Advanced degree in related technical field
• Extensive experience in the manufacturing of consumer level or medical products.

• Experienced mentoring and managing others.

• Experience with CT scan measurement data analysis
• Experienced with FDA and ISO medical standards.

• Working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

• Working knowledge of surgical procedures and techniques.

• Medical device/ FDA regulated industry experience.

About Medtronic n nTogether, 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.

n n 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.

n nPhysical Job Requirements n n 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) nn nnIt 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.nn nnThis employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here .nn n n