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Medtronic Quality Engineer II in Fridley, Minnesota

Careers that Change Lives

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader — that’s why we make it a point to seek out, attract, and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.

Medtronic pioneered the field of neuromodulation with the first commercially available spinal cord stimulator to treat chronic pain and engineered the first deep brain stimulation (DBS) system to treat movement disorders and the first implantable drug pump to deliver medication directly to the intrathecal space of the spine. More than 40 years later, we continue to innovate, constantly challenging ourselves to disrupt the markets we created. We advance science by thinking and acting boldly, bringing together the right people with the right breadth of expertise to engineer groundbreaking therapies and technologies.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform failure analysis; provide expertise and leadership to resolve scientific and engineering challenges within the business in support of research, technology, development, and operations.

  • Identify and lead failure analysis efforts within a cross-functional team environment.

  • Perform problem definition, data collection and analysis, interpretation of results, presentation to peer reviewers, and writing reports.

  • Present results and conclusions in written and/or oral form to audiences of engineers, scientists, and functional managers.

  • Devises and implements ad hoc and long-term methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating devices for the Returned Product Analysis lab.

  • Supports current and new products in the Returned Product Analysis lab including validations of test methods and equipment and training technicians on the new product.

  • Established and productive individual contributor. Works independently with general supervision on larger, moderately complex projects / assignments.

  • Sets objectives for own job area to meet the objectives of projects and assignments. Contributes to the completion of project milestones. May have some involvement in cross functional assignments.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Minimum of 2 years of quality engineering experience

Nice to Have

  • Skill in application of analytical methods and techniques used in failure analysis

  • Experience with electro-mechanical subsystems, metals, polymers, and ceramics

  • Understanding of process-structure-property relationships

  • Hands-on knowledge and experience using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), sample preparation equipment, and materials characterization techniques.

  • Knowledge in the areas of fracture, fatigue, metallography, and fractography.

  • Familiarity with statistical data analysis methods.

  • Knowledge of test method validation, equipment qualification, and non-product software validation.

  • Experience working in a lab setting.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies, and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. Employees must also interact with a computer and communicate with peers and co-workers.

A commitment to our employees' lives is at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer many benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here (https://www3.benefitsolver.com/benefits/BenefitSolverView?page_name=signon&co_num=30601&co_affid=medtronic) .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) here .

The provided base salary range is used nationally in the United States (except in Puerto Rico and specific CA locations). The rate offered complies with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

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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.