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Engineer II - Metals Center of Excellence - Materials Engineering

Company: Edwards Lifesciences Gruppe
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Engineer II - Metals Center of Excellence - Materials Engineering This is an exciting opportunity with the Metals Center of Excellence (MCoE) within the Advanced Technologies organization. You will be part of the Materials Engineering group in MCoE responsible for material innovation including alloy development, processing and characterization of metals and metallic alloys. Within our team, you will be part of alloy development, processing and characterization of the next generation of metallic materials for medical applications. You will also advance the fundamental understanding of mechanical and corrosion behavior of medical-grade materials - including Nitinol - under physiological relevant conditions.

Key Responsibilities:
--- Develop test methods, test fixtures, tooling design, test equipment setup and operation, and data collection with careful observation and understanding of any test deviations. --- Perform lab testing on materials, components and devices, including mechanical, fatigue, and heart valve simulation testing --- Must have a good understanding of metallic materials, including Nitinol, Stainless Steel and CoCr --- Must have experience with fracture analysis and identifying root cause for fractures --- Must have strong understanding of characterization techniques including differential scanning calorimetry, SEM/EDX, and surface characterization tools --- Operate the equipment per test protocol, collect data and write timely test reports. Ensure that the lab equipment is properly maintained and calibrated throughout the year per applicable EW policies. --- Provide accurate data and assist with decision making. Independently coordinate assignments, meet timelines and perform job with little supervision. --- Train others on test equipment and product testing. --- Draft technical documents (IQ protocols and reports) and execute protocols when applicable. --- Ability to work independently on product development tasks with minimal direction. --- Must have strong hands-on experience and excel in a laboratory environment

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Materials Science, Materials Engineering or related field, minimum of 2 years of experience required, or
Master's Degree or equivalent with internship, senior projects, or thesis in Materials Science, Materials Engineering Engineering or related field including either industry or industry/education required
Additional Skills: --- Must have experience with fracture analysis and identifying root cause for fractures
--- Must have strong understanding of characterization techniques including differential scanning calorimetry, SEM/EDX, and surface characterization tools --- Good computer skills in usage of MS Office Suite including MS Project; CAD experience required.
--- Good 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
--- Solid understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Engineering
--- Solid problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
--- Solid understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work
--- Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing
--- Knowledge of applicable FDA regulations for medical device industry
--- 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 the ability to manage vendors and project stakeholders
--- Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships
--- 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 E dwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all patient-facing and in-hospitals positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who enter a hospital or healthcare facility as part of their role. If hired and your position meets this criteria , as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption from being vaccinated.-- 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 15,000 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.

Keywords: Edwards Lifesciences Gruppe, Irvine , Engineer II - Metals Center of Excellence - Materials Engineering, Engineering , Irvine, California

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