Edwards Lifesciences Sr. R&D Engineer -Lasers in Irvine, California
For over 60 years, the Edwards’ Surgical Structural Heart business has been committed to fostering surgical innovation through collaboration with clinicians. Today, with our surgeon partners, we continue to deliver innovations that empower surgeons to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a team that is continuing to advance the gold-standard products on which Edwards was founded, and to transform the surgical structural heart space with breakthrough innovations to advance patient care.
Role Purpose: Applies knowledge of laser system design and materials processing with general engineering principles and methods to design and lead R&D projects in the application of new technologies to build and support new products and processes. Can work through complex challenges and problem solving on their own, can find opportunities for process improvements, able to multi-task projects effectively and efficiently, guide junior level engineers on technical issues, and represent the team to both internal and external business partners as needed.
Selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
Develop and execute test plans (lab studies, validations, etc.; protocols and reports) to support equipment and process characterization and validation.
Design, optimization, and troubleshooting of laser systems to support R&D projects.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering/science field is required.
A minimum of 4 years prior hands-on project process development experience.
A minimum of 3 years prior hands-on laser system design and process characterization experience.
Knowledge of optical properties and laser physics.
Previous experience in the Lifesciences industry.
Solid comprehension of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to laser processing and general engineering.
Experience designing and executing characterization test plans (e.g. DOE) is required.
Excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Proficient computer skills including all major common software is required.
Experience with CAD software (SolidWorks, Creo, etc.) is helpful.
Must be able to work in a team environment.
Previous experience in both R&D and Manufacturing roles is highly desirable.
Must be self-motivated and able to independently lead and move projects forward.
Must be willing to perform hands-on duties in the lab.
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
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 13,000 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.