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Principal Research & Development Engineer


Plymouth, MN
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Company Medtronic
Job Title Principal Research & Development Engineer
JobId 33918
Location: Plymouth, MN, 55446, USA

Principal Research & Development Engineer


Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Sep 14, 2017


The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

**EARLY TECHNOLOGIES** provide innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes, lower the cost of healthcare delivery, and expand global access to care for cancers and chronic diseases of the GI tract, liver, and lung.

**Principal Research Development Engineer**

**Interventional Lung Solutions - ILS**

The Principal Research Development Engineer is responsible for the creation and innovation of new technologies as well as sustaining released products.

The ideal candidate will lead the development of new products as well as manage and support the work involved in sustaining engineering. The PrincipalResearch Development Engineer will accomplish this in a variety of ways, including a) leading and supporting technology development, product development, and new product introduction activities, b) leading cross-functional teams, or participating on cross-functional teams as a high-level technical contributor, c) formulating and developing solutions to a wide range of complex engineering problems, d) communicating updates on project status, e) preparing budget and resource planning estimates for projects, and f) providing extensive guidance and mentoring to engineers and scientists. The PrincipalResearch Development Engineer’s decisions influence overall project success, expenses, and the ability to meet the objectives of the BU/sector.

**Essential Job Functions:**

§Understand the applications of medical devices and use in the clinical environment

§Able to interpret patient and clinician needs into technical solutions

§Provide technical leadership to teams of engineers and technicians in pursuit of new technologies

§Develop creative and innovative approaches to new processes and products

§Design and document parts and assemblies supporting new product and technology development

§Perform engineering tests, measurement, and analysis

§Create, contribute to, and execute on engineering schedules and plans

§Instruct engineers and technical support staff on engineering requirements

§Provide written protocols, reports, and engineering documentation as necessary

§Write engineering test protocols for testing of component parts and integrated systems

§Facilitate and participate in team decision-making activities

§Drive, participate in, and teach others how to perform effective technical design reviews

§Provide component and assembly design-related guidance to support supplier development activities

§Present and communicate technical and project-related information effectively

§Demonstrate effective problem-solving techniques, using creative, critical thinking, and collaborative methods

§Provide consulting and troubleshooting on technical problems

§Collaborate effectively with other teams and functional departments to achieve project targets and objectives

§Provide budget updates and other activity reports to management as required

§Assure compliance with company policies and procedures

§Follow all safety procedures, and maintain a clean, safe, and orderly work area

§Maintain current knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, and standards

§May contribute to the development of new concepts, practices and standards

**Education, Skills Experience:**

§Required: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field

§Preferred: Advanced degree in related technical field

§Bachelor’s degree with 10-12 years’ experience, Master’s degree with 8-10 years of experience, or Ph.D. with 5-8 years of experience required.

§Preferred: Experience with product development in the medical device field

§Has strong knowledge of appropriate design-related and business-related software, tools, etc.

§Able to appropriately analyze designs and potential technology applications and teach these techniques to others

§Demonstrates leadership skills, both as a team leader and as a strong technical contributor

§Collaborates well with team members and functional area representatives

§Stays current with the latest developments in applicable technology and techniques

§Must be familiar with designing medical devices, and with regulations surrounding the design and manufacture of medical devices

§Has the ability to accurately scope and plan tasks and projects

§Has strong verbal and written communication skills

§Successfully manages internal or external resources

§Operates light machine tools and laboratory instruments

§Has full knowledge of industry practices


§Usual office environment with frequent* sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, stooping and occasional* climbing.

§Frequent* use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling use of office machinery.

§Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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 can 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.


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.


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.

This 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: http at :// at


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.

As a global leader in medical technology, we serve patients and partner with medical professionals in 120 countries. Below are our main regional offices; key manufacturing, service, and research and development facilities; and Bakken Education Centers for physician training.

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