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Summary of Position:
This is a senior level R&D position leading large scale platform or breakthrough projects. The successful candidate will have a strong technical background in Mechanical Engineering and have experience managing technical aspects of large product development programs for the medical device industry. The ability to coordinate with internal and external cross functional teams is essential. The qualified candidate is expected to travel up to 20% of the time with occasional international travel required.
Applies strong technical expertise designing electromechanical systems and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Develops technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.
Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function as the primary technical leader for new product development platforms. The decisions or recommendations of this individual would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
Works on complex technical and project management challenges and provides innovative solutions that require use of ingenuity and creativity.
Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives of assignment with minimal direction. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results.
Skilled in working in a cross functional technical environment where working with outside partners is essential for project success.
- BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent Degree
- MBA or PMP Certification a Plus
Experience working with overseas manufacturers and contract design/manufacturing houses
- Medical product development experience
- Proven track record of successful technical project management in a product development environment-
- Strong presentation skills
- DFSS or Six Sigma/Lean Certification
- Strong knowledge of mechanical system and component level design
- Advanced aptitude in project management including
- Advanced computer skills, especially with 3D CAD (Solid Works, NX)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Willingness to travel internationally as needed
The position reports directly to the R&D Manager of the Electromechanics Group. This position may include the supervision of other technical personnel. The individual in this position represents the organization as the technical project leader on product development projects. Interacts with external personnel on significant cross-functional programs, often requiring coordination with vendors outside the organization.
Covidien - 15 months ago
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