Careers that Change LivesIn this exciting role as a Principal Design Assurance Engineer, you will have primary focus on new product development for Structural Heart business.As a member of the Design Assurance team, you will have primary responsibility for influencing product quality and reliability outcomes across new product development projects.CVGCORONARY AND STRUCTURAL HEART provides interventional devices to treat coronary arteries that are blocked by atherosclerotic plaque and devices and therapies to treat structural defects of the heart.A Day in the LifeResponsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.Integral member of product development team responsible for leading activities required to ensure reliability of the design.
Work closely with product development engineering, clinical, marketing and regulatory to assure appropriate reliability requirements are defined for the specific device application and target patient population.In collaboration with product development, formalize new testing methodologies and approaches required to complete comprehensive reliability analyses of device designs.
Lead verification and validation activities for newly developed test methods.
Must be "hands on" when leading the development and validation of functional test methods.Direct completion of specific product verification/validation testing and analyses required to satisfy both regulatory and internal Medtronic requirements, including the preparation of high-quality plans and technical reports.Work directly with product development engineering to translate user requirements into design requirements down to the component level.
Provide support for the identification of critical components and design features.Leads risk management activities throughout the product life cycle, including Preliminary Hazard Analyses, DFMECAs, PFMECAs, and UFMECAs.Work with product development engineering and manufacturing engineering to translate design requirements into manufacturing requirements to achieve design for manufacturability.
Provide guidance for development of manufacturing test/evaluation methods to assure process reliability requirements are attained.Serve as a technical resource for problem investigations to guide root cause analysis / corrective action development.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.May determine units and/or batches requiring environmental testing and specifies minimum number of samples to obtain statistically valid data.Must Have: Minimum RequirementsBachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 7 years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality OR Master’s Degree Engineering, Science or technical field with 5 years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality.Nice to HaveExperience in reliability testing and analysis of implantable, life sustaining cardiovascular devicesExperience with materials traditionally used in prosthetic heart valve substitutes (e.g., bovine pericardia tissue, porcine valve tissue, titanium alloys, stainless steels, pyrolytic carbon, etc.)Experience with ISO 5840, IEC 62366, ISO 14971, ISO 13485, FDA QSREffective negotiation and influencing skillsExperience with reliability analysis and testing of safety critical devicesAbility to effectively manage multiple competing prioritiesCertified Reliability Engineer (CRE)Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)Six Sigma Black Belt (Medtronic or external)Certified Project Management (PMP)About MedtronicTogether, we can change healthcare worldwide.
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