R D Engineer - Tissue Research Group
Covidien - Boulder, CO

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As a global, $11+ billion healthcare products leader, we deliver outstanding results and innovative solutions for challenging problems. Through progressive thinking and cutting-edge technologies, Covidien is well positioned to lead the way in today’s rapidly changing healthcare industry. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Covidien – both in the lives of others and your career.

At Covidien, we strive to fully understand our marketplace, customers, communities and employees, and we enter into relationships with a sense of honesty, fairness and trust.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The Development Engineer is responsible for creation and innovation of new technology which leads to the development and introduction into production of new products/processes. TheDevelopment Engineer may be responsible for: a) product and/or technology development, and product introduction. b) participating as a high-level technical contributor. c) functioning as a member or as leader of cross functional teams; d) preparing time and cost estimates for projects. The Tissue Research Group works cross functionally supporting R&D projects as well as Regulatory, Quality and Marketing.
  • Performs engineering tests, measurements and analysis.
  • Provides written reports, protocols, and engineering documentation as necessary.
  • Creates, contributes to, and executes engineering schedules and plans.
  • Instructs engineers and technical support staff on engineering test requirements.
  • Prepares cost and time estimates for engineering schedules.
  • Develops alternatives and solutions for a broad range of problems, integrating multiple factors and often requiring collaboration, imagination, and thoroughness to ensure consistency with objectives.
  • Presents technical and project information in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings.
  • Is effective in setting priorities and goals while supporting multiple projects.
  • Works with RAQA and Documentation departments to establish proper regulatory and quality documentation procedures.
  • Works with engineering personnel on production problems and changes as necessary.
  • Works with Marketing and cross-functional teams to define and introduce new products.
  • Works as a team leader (and as a team member when required) in the development of engineering designs and tests.

EDUCATION : Required: Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree in related engineering or scientific discipline such as EE, ME, Biology, or Biomedical.

EXPERIENCE : Three+ years experience in engineering practice (including project development responsibility) with a Bachelor’s degree, or 2+ years experience with a Master’s degree.

  • Knowledge of engineering tests, measurements and analysis
  • Knowledge of statistical theory and application. Experience with tools such as Minitab, Mat Lab, Jump, Stat Exact
  • Experience working in laboratory environments
  • Experience working on cross functional collaborative teams
  • Experience developing and presenting reports effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including writing reports, SOP, regulatory documentation
  • Understanding of full cycle product development
  • Product development experience in a medical device industry preferred
  • Experience in tissue and energy interaction preferred
  • Experience of working independently on tasks as well as ability to collaborate in a large team environment.

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Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers...