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Medtronic Principal Design Automation Engineer - Medtronic Athlone in Athlone, Ireland

Principal Design Automation Engineer - Medtronic Athlone


Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland

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Post Date:

May 28, 2021


At Medtronic, we value what makes you unique. Be part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress and deliver meaningful innovations.


At our Respiratory Gastrointestinal and informatics Corporate Engineering in Medtronic, plc, we focus on executing mission critical projects involving quality/compliance, cost reduction, and capacity/service, and on disseminating best practices and strategies in the areas of Project Management, Tooling, Automation, and Test Development for SPO2 sensors.

The Principal Design Automation Engineer is directly involved in the application and dissemination of best practices for improving productivity, quality, or other measure of performance through automation and supports the development of strategies for automation that provide a road map to search for these improvements.

Come for a job, stay for a career!


Champions a common-sense approach to automation projects using the USA1 principle.

Leads a program to search for improvements through USA principles and strategies for automation creating an improvements/automation roadmap which feeds into RGIs capital assets budgeting for the next two years.

Manages mission critical2 automation projects through their typical lifecycle3 for legacy products and new product development projects.

Provides guidance to RGI manufacturing sites on automation strategies, best practices and project lifecycle3 workstream.

Provides subject matter expertise4 to RGI and vendor automation related stakeholders as appropriate and performs test, debugging and troubleshooting activities on mission critical automation systems.

Prepares design specifications, analysis and recommendations for presentation and approval.

May specify materials, equipment and supplies required for completion of projects and evaluates vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.

Procures and manages vendors involved on mission critical automation projects (contracts, performance, payments).

Ensures delivered automation systems adhere to applicable domestic and international standards as well as to company and manufacturing sites EHS policies and SOPs.

  1. Understand the existing process, Simplify the process, Automate the process.

  2. Quality, Cost Reduction, Capacity/Service.

  3. As per MITG Automation Manual (formation - technical reviews/DFX/PFMEA RFP RFQ - Vendor selection CER - Kick off - design reviews FAT SAT Closeout).

  4. Computer aided design (CAD) software engineering methods, theories and research techniques.


Bachelors Degree in engineering, science, or closely related discipline.

A minimum of 10 years experience in a medical device or related industry, with demonstrated track record of leading automation systems development.

Knowledgeable experienced about mechanical, electrical/electronic design, programmable logic controls (PLC) Allen Bradley, pneumatic systems, motor control, vision systems, and instrumentation.

Knowledgeable on project management of automation systems development lifecycle.

Knowledgeable and experienced on Design for Excellence (DFX) Principles and risk management methodologies such as PFMEA.

Strong mechanical aptitude (understanding and using machines and tools).

Solid Works and/or AutoCAD, MS Office, MS Project.

Effective verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written communication skills.

Knowledge of Cyber Security and Data Integrity.

Six Sigma/Lean certified preferred.

Medtronic offer a competitive Salary and flexible Benefits Package

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.