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Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: (n/a)



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About the role

Knows the customers, markets, business, and competitors. Primarily works on the mechanical engineering aspects for implanted orthopedic devices, surgical device implant tools, implanted surgical accessories, implanted leads, other implanted medical devices, and radiofrequency ablation needles/electrodes. Completes exploratory research, feasibility, product development, sustaining engineering, and other activities under minimal supervision/guidance. Develops product specifications, designs, materials, processes, test methods, and additional formal medical device documentation.


Your responsibilities include

  • Demonstrates standard product development process and business processes/systems knowledge through delivery of high-quality deliverables
  • Collaborates within and across functional departments/teams/divisions.
  • Works independently to identify activities, prepare execution plans, and exceed goals/objectives.
  • Leads medical product research, requirements development, design development, engineering analysis, animal studies, preclinical studies, clinical studies, and creation of medical device documentation.
  • Example types of engineering analysis include force/stress/strain/thermal analysis, tolerance analysis, materials analysis, process capability analysis, statistical analysis, and industry standards analysis.
  • Example types of medical device documentation include engineering product specifications, component specifications, 3D part/assembly models, 2D design detail drawings, engineering characterization reports, assembly procedures, flowcharts, test plans, and test reports.
  • Creates risk management documentation such as design failure modes and effects analysis (DFMEA)
  • Familiar with statistical quality processes such as gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R) and capability studies.
  • Invents new design concepts and submits invention disclosures
  • Prepares for and conducts engineering design reviews.
  • Designs, procures, and fabricates tools/jigs/fixtures.
  • Designs engineering experiments and coordinates execution of design verification activities.
  • Performs efficient/effective troubleshooting and failure analysis.
  • Collects data, analyzes, summarizes, draws conclusions from test results, makes recommendations, and makes informed data-driven decisions.
  • Improves specifications, test methods, designs, materials, and/or processes.
  • May train and/or provide work direction to engineering support personnel, interns, co-ops, consultants, etc.


What we’re looking for

Basic Qualifications

  • Medical device industry experience is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent degree.
  • 8+ years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong SolidWorks design experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Eagerness to learn and expand responsibilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Familiar with Minitab 17 or later


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 450462


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