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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Designer, Engineering (Injection Molding) in Irvine, California

Have you been searching for a role that brings you to the forefront of innovation? We have an

outstanding opportunity for you to join an early-stage medical device team boldly designing

transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies from the ground up!

Edwards Lifesciences is searching for a Senior Designer who has experience in plastic injection molding to transforms engineering specifications to finished CAD Designs for manufacturing and products, e.g., tooling /fixtures, detailed assembly drawings, and part drawings. The Senior Designer will advise engineering on geometric dimension and tolerance, critical dimensions of the design, and alerts the engineers to potential issues regarding the fabrication process.

Essential job functions:

  • Create new complex designs utilizing parametric solid modeling software or applications to develop basic data, complex assemblies and detailed parts of devices, mechanisms, and structures, assess viability of engineering specifications/concepts including advising engineers on suggested revisions on designs.

  • .Design more complex fixtures (e.g., automation/mechatronics) or products, incorporating ease of manufacturing, safety, performance, and reliability; and selecting equipment and materials, contractual specification requirements and cost; including recommending alternates and solutions needed to achieve the intended design objective. Identify design errors, omissions, and other deficiencies, and recommend revisions and/or improvements in design layout to responsible engineers or designers throughout the validation process including redline reviews.

  • Process Engineering Change Requests (ECR) including describing changes and providing corresponding technical justification; checking completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications; and accuracy of calculations and dimensioning and notes necessary to present design proposals.

  • Participate in implementing new processes, methods, and design fixtures in collaboration with Engineering.

  • Develop presentations and present proposal on designs across internal and external functions to secure consensus on the design viability and functionality.

  • Consult with and provide input to Engineers on Edwards drawing standards and CAD tools, maintaining integrity of the CAD PDM (Product Data Management) modeling software.

  • May perform more complex tolerance analysis.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Associate Degree or equivalent related field with 10 years of designing experience.

  • Experience using Creo or Solidworks.

  • Plastics injection molding experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical device industry is preferred.

  • Proven expertise in usage of CAD (e.g. AutoCAD, CAD PDM) and MS Office Suite.

  • Full understanding of DFM (Design for Manufacturing) concepts and principles.

  • Full understanding of ASME Y14.5M-1994 drawing standards. Advanced ability to utilize 2-D and 3-D CAD software.

  • Substantial understanding of CAD design principles, techniques and procedures including parametric solid models.

  • Problem solving methodology, tolerance analysis, and GDP (Good Documentation Practices).

  • Advanced understanding of fabrication processes (e.g machining, molding) to leverage in creating and evaluating designs.

  • Experience reading, interpreting, and creating drawings.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.

  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated ability to influence change.

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.