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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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

Additional Skills:

  • 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.