Principal NPD Quality Engineer at Medtronic

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Louisville, Colorado





Job Description:

Careers That Change Lives

A career at Medtronic is like no other. We're purposeful. We're committed. And we're driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.

In this exciting role as a Principal NPD Quality Engineer you will have responsibility for providing quality leadership to develop and release cutting edge surgical navigation and robotic technologies designed to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.


  • Develop, launch and stabilize new products through new product introduction (NPI) process.
  • Lead design quality activities in support of development for electromechanical systems that utilize microcontroller technology, customized/off the shelf PCBs and software applications
  • Provide leadership to the quality extended team
  • Responsible and empowered to establish the quality and reliability strategies and DRM metrics for the project
  • May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality.
  • Provide statistical support and expertise and analytical problem solving for product development and manufacturing.
  • Review and approve design control, manufacturing, quality, engineering and validation / qualification. documents for conformance business practices and departmental procedures.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 7+ years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality OR Advanced degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 5+ years of work experience in Engineering and/or Quality.

Nice to Have - (Preferred Qualifications):


  • Master's degree preferred
  • New product development experience
  • Working knowledge of ISO 13485, ISO 14971(risk management), 21 CFR 820, IEC 60601-1 and/or MDD/MDR
  • Familiar with reliability analysis and test methods
  • Strong working knowledge of electromechanical assemblies, special processes, design verification/validation techniques and design control
  • Experience driving risk management discussions, particularly as it relates to cascading identified product issues/hazards into potential user harms
  • Advanced knowledge of Quality Engineering/Scientific methods and techniques and applied statistics of increasing complexity
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, and a Green Belt in one or more of the Process Excellence roadmaps (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean)
  • Medical device experience; or experience in a regulated environment
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical techniques
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively within team and across functions
    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)

    Additional Information


    • Posting Date: Sep 13, 2021
    • Travel: No
    • Salary Min: 107,200
    • Salary Max: 160,800





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