Edwards Lifesciences Sr. R&D Engineer - Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies in Irvine, California
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a team boldly designing transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies from the ground up. Edwards’ Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies team is deeply dedicated to solving the complex challenges of mitral and tricuspid disease in order to transform treatment and significantly improve patients’ lives around the world.
This Sr. Engineer applies knowledge of technical principles and Edwards systems/procedures to optimize product development.
Build, test, and/or improve products by developing 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 models and drawings/prototypes, etc., to establish/characterize product and/or process specifications
Create/update more sophisticated design control documents including requirement specs, and risk documents
Develop and execute engineering project plans
Identify, evaluate, lead, and provide guidance to suppliers, including establishing tolerances and defining acceptance criteria for suppliers
Assign R&D support tasks; give instruction to technicians on conducting tests; train technicians and provide feedback; and coordinate technician work
Evaluate input and form a technical recommendation including designing parts, components and subsystems
Train, mentor, and guide lower level employees on routine procedures
Other duties assigned by Leadership
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Scientific field, 4 years experience required or
Master's Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Scientific field, 3 years experience required or
Ph.D. or equivalent in Engineering or Scientific field required
Experience designing prototypes and fixtures
Strong mechanical knowledge
Test method validation experience preferred
FEA experience or knowledge preferred
Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite; CAD experience preferred
Strong 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
Substantial understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Engineering
Strong problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
Meaningful understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work
Good leadership skills and ability to inspire change
Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards 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 manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects
Ability to get along with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations
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
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.