Prin Metallurgist

Job Description
Position Description

The Principal Metallurgist will conduct studies relevant to the development of metal joining techniques for implantable medical devices. Metallurgist will utilize deep understanding of the physical and chemical behavior of metals and alloys as well as knowledge of the test and analytical methods and instruments at the different stages of the process and/or product development. Work may be related to research and development, design and manufacture, or production management and quality assurance.

Position Responsibilities

Specific tasks are the selection of joining materials and techniques based use conditions and evaluation of material properties before and after joining. Understanding of quality control techniques and working with Operations to deliver joining processes that meet reliability and business requirements. Design experimental studies, collect and analyze data with ultimate goal of building transfer functions and knowledge based solutions. Capture and transmit knowledge via technical reports, presentations, and mentoring. Provide guidance across Technology, Development, and Operations organizations for issues related to metals joining. Interface with mechanical and analytical laboratories to establish material, process, and performance understanding at the microstructural level. This work is to be performed in accordance with Medtronic development protocols which comply with FDA regulations.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelorís Degree with 9 years of experience in metallurgy or material science, or

- Masterís Degree with 7 years of experience in metallurgy or material science.

- Research and/or industrial experience in the joining or processing of Titanium or Aluminum and their alloys.

- Leadership experience in experimental design, data collection and analyses and proficient in establishment and executing to budgets and schedules.

- Demonstrated skills in Design for Reliability, Reliability Statistics, and Reliability Testing.

- Successful candidate must have practical problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently and as a strong contributing member of a research team.

- Demonstrated skills in experimental design, conduct, management and data interpretation.

- Proficient at technical writing (plans, reports, and presentations)

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

- PhD in metallurgy or material science with four years of related experience.

- Strong background in titanium and refractory metal joining with a variety of techniques,
including resistance and laser welding.

- Understanding of non-equilibrium metallurgy.

- Experience in a regulated environment, preferably for implantable medical devices.

- Experience in mechanical testing (e.g. fatigue) and failure analysis (e.g. corrosion, fracture mechanics).

- Proficient in mechanical and/or thermal modeling.

- 10 years research experience related to metal joining systems and implantable medical devices.

Physical Job Requirements

- Stand/Sit/Walk 8 hrs/day

- Frequent bending/stooping, squatting and balance

- Ability to effectively use a PC, keyboard and mouse

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or components.>

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis
Job Segments: Chemical Research, Engineer, Engineering, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Medical Device, Medical Technology, Metallurgy, Product Development, Production Manager, QA, QC, Quality, Quality Assurance, Research, Science, Technical Writer, Technology, Welding



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