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Principal Engineer - Transcatheter Heart Valve, R&D

Company: Edwards Lifesciences
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Principal Engineer for Edwards Lifesciences' Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) Access team. The Access team is responsible for the development of sheath technologies for vascular delivery of our transcatheter devices to the patient. As the leading edge of the THV therapy, this position is uniquely positioned to interact with a wide range of THV technologies including valves, delivery systems and other procedure components. The Principal Engineer will play a key role in design and development of new and existing vascular access devices and test methods while working closely with a broad cross-functional team that includes Transcatheter Valve and Delivery System R&D, Quality, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Operations and Marketing, as well as interacting with clinical specialists and physicians.KeyResponsibilities:Initiate and lead in the improvement, design and optimization of highly complex experiments and tests, analyze results, provide complex recommendations, and develop reports, based on engineering principles that translate to innovative productsGenerate work instructions, test methods, engineering models and drawings/prototypes, etc., to establish/characterize product and/or process specificationsOversee R&D support tasks; give instruction to technicians/engineers on conducting tests; train technicians/engineers and provide feedback; and coordinate technician/engineer work.May lead cross functional teams through complex design control activities including requirement specs, and risk documents with substantial knowledge on design control requirementsDevelop project plans to assess complex technology and drive project resultsProvide direction and guidance on strategies related to technical solution areasProactively identify issues, achieve resolution, and resolve problems of highly significant complexity on designing parts, components and subsystemsTrain, coach, and guide lower level employees on more complex proceduresRequiredQualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Scientific field with minimum of 8 years years of experience, including either industry or industry/education Required orMaster's Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Scientific field with minimum of 7 years years of experience, including either industry or industry/education Required orPh.D. or equivalent in Engineering or Scientific field with minimum of 4 years years of experience, including either industry or industry/education RequiredAdditionalQualifications:Experience designing prototypes and fixtures Experience with endovascular medical devicesExperience crafting parts for injection molding and extrusion is preferred Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite 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 Strict attention to detail Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels Ability to handle competing priorities 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 Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing is preferredEvery employee is essential to Edwards' success, and we're ready to help you advance along your career path! Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.Full timeSDL2017

Keywords: Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine , Principal Engineer - Transcatheter Heart Valve, R&D, Other , Irvine, California

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