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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Engineer, R&D in Irvine, California

We are looking for a Senior Engineer, R&D for Edwards Lifesciences' Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) Access team. The Access team is responsible for the development of sheath technologies for vascular delivery of our transcatheter devices to the patient. As the leading edge of the THV therapy, this position is uniquely positioned to interact with a wide range of THV technologies including valves, delivery systems and other procedure components. The Sr Engineer will play a key role in design and development of new vascular access devices while working closely with a broad cross-functional team that includes Valve and Delivery System R&D, quality, clinical affairs, regulatory affairs, operations and marketing, as well as interacting with clinical specialists and physicians.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create/update design control documents including requirement specs and risk documents

  • Create, test, and/or improve products by developing moderately complex experiments and tests (including writing and executing protocols), analyze results, make recommendations, and develop reports, based on engineering principles

  • Generate work instructions, test methods, engineering drawings/prototypes, etc. to establish/characterize product and/or process specifications

  • Assign R&D support tasks; gives instruction to technicians on conducting tests; train technicians and provide feedback; and coordinate technician work

  • Identify, evaluate, manage, and provide guidance to suppliers, including establishing tolerances and defining acceptance criteria for suppliers

  • Evaluate input and form a technical recommendation including designing parts, components and subsystems

  • Other duties assigned by Leadership

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Scientific field, at least 2 years of experience required in Engineering or Scientific field including internship

Additional Skills:

  • Experience in drafting design control documents

  • Experience designing prototypes and fixtures

  • Strong mechanical knowledge

  • CAD experience/ aptitude required

  • Good digital literacy in usage of MS Office Suite

  • Good documentation, communication (e.g., written and verbal) and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative and relationship management skills

  • Basic understanding of statistical techniques

  • Previous experience working with lab/industrial equipment required

  • Solid problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Knowledge of and alignment to Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels

  • Ability to handle competing priorities

  • Must be able to work in a team environment, including the ability to manage vendors and project stakeholders

  • Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships

  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

Every employee is essential to Edwards’ success, and we’re ready to help you advance along your career path!

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.