Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Mounds View, Minnesota, United States Requisition #: 20000IG7 Post Date: Nov 12, 2020 Careers that Change Lives This position is for a senior level mechanical engineer in the CRHF Instruments HW Released Product Engineering group (a.k.a. continuation engineering, sustaining engineering, product support). This group participates in several cross functional teams for market released external medical instrumentation products. Cross functional project teams include members from external suppliers/manufacturers, Product Development, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sourcing, Contract Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Reliability, Regulatory, and Service functions. The group's primary objective is to provide the design expertise necessary to support continuity of quality and compliant products globally. Although a significant share of the responsibilities will relate to generating/updating documentation and CAD files, a strong competency in mechanical engineering and manufacturing principals is necessary in order to represent the group from a mechanical design perspective. A Day in the Life â€¢ Create and update product labeling graphics to accommodate new markets and changing regulations. â€¢ Create and implement Engineering Change Orders in Medtronic's Product Data Management system following rigorous procedures. This includes leading the cross functional change review and approval process. â€¢ Revise detailed part and assembly engineering drawings from basic layouts, established references, and standard data in a field of specialization such as structures, devices, mechanics, or electronics. â€¢ Utilize Adobe Illustrator and computer-aided design (CAD) tools including Pro-E/Creo and SolidWorks. â€¢ Represent the organization in communicating detailed technical information to both technical and nontechnical audiences within Medtronic and Medtronic's suppliers and regulators. â€¢ Review manufacturing abnormalities to determine root cause, disposition, and recommend design and/or process improvements for resolution. â€¢ Assess supplier driven changes, Part Change Notifications (PCN), and component obsolescence of mechanical components, tooling, or materials for potential impact against product functional requirements. Document and communicate the rationale, analysis and/or testing necessary for approval of the notifications. â€¢ Work within teams to identify and clarify design needs. Work autonomously to prioritize numerous project tasks, identify creative and effective solutions, and complete design tasks according to project schedules. â€¢ Typical issues are reactive and are often urgent, so priorities change frequently, and issues must be resolved promptly. Efficiently leverage network of expertise and learn new design elements to quickly become the design expert as issues require. Responsibilities: â€¢ Design parts and fixtures with 3D modeling and 3D part printing for prototyping and product testing. â€¢ Gather information, perform calculations, prepare original rough layouts and sketches to present design proposal. Prepare tolerance/surface area analysis and associated reporting as requested. â€¢ Make and assess proposals for design and manufacturing changes to reduce manufacturing cost, scrap, and/or lead time. â€¢ Investigate field failures for root cause and recommend design and/or process improvements for increased reliability. â€¢ Create test verification/validation methods, plans, and reports, and coordinate product testing. â€¢ Support initiatives to assess products and product changes for compliance to global restricted material regulations. Must Have: Minimum Requirements â€¢ Requires a Baccalaureate degree and minimum of 4 years of experience or Advanced Degree with 2+ years of experience Nice to Have â€¢ Experience with plastics, polymers, metals, and injection molding â€¢ Strong competency with Adobe Illustrator, Pro-E/Creo, and SolidWorks â€¢ Experience with PDMLink/Windchill, Enovia and/or Agile â€¢ Experience in a regulated industry, preferably with medical devices â€¢ Experience working in or with a manufacturing environment â€¢ Experience with quick turn assignments â€¢ Strong written communication and documentation skills â€¢ Experience planning and leading projects and using tools such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project 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 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)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.