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Product Development Engineer I

Date:  Aug 30, 2021
Location: 

Danvers, MA, US, 01923

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.

 

Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

 

 

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s > 1,500 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development. 

  

Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery 

 

Abiomed, an innovative medical device company, is focused on recovering hearts and saving lives. We have a single guiding mission: “Patients First.” With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,000 employees form one of the fastest growing medical technology companies in the world. Abiomed attracts and retains exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development. 

 

Overview:   

We are a dynamic development team that drives innovative solutions to improve patient care.  As a Product Development Engineer you will support and own technical efforts, design initiatives, and engineering activities for next generation Impella systems. You’ll have a tangible impact on our business and be rewarded by a positive impact to patients' lives. 

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide Product Development expertise supporting pump and system design initiatives. 

  • Participate & drive brainstorming efforts to identify potential solutions considering design trade-offs. 

  • Perform mechanical, fluid, vibration, thermal, reliability, magnetic and systems analyses to support new and existing designs; strong collaboration with subject matter experts is required. 

  • Fabricate prototypes with assistance from technical support team (Machine Shop, Technicians and Designers) and suppliers. 

  • Construct solid models and drawings using GD&T and stack-up analyses 

  • Work with internal and external manufacturing partners to ensure producible designs (DFM) 

  • Address technical and programmatic risks, ensuring effective risk identification, assessment and mitigation. 

  • Prepare design reviews and present to peers and review team, and ensure the technical integrity of the product design. 

  • Effectively communicate activity status, issues and mitigation plans with key stakeholders. 

  • Collaborate to ensure compliance with design controls, company quality policy and applicable regulatory requirements. 

  • Suggest and contribute to initiatives that improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures. 

 

 Job Qualifications: 

  • BS in Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering or directly related scientific discipline 

  • 1 year product development experience, demonstrated history of executing to meet goals and achieve results 

  • 3D modeling experience with experience of utilizing advanced analytical methods such as FEA, Fluid Dynamics or tolerance analysis to vet designs and mitigate risk during early development 

  • Experience applying statistical analysis (Six Sigma and/or Design for Six Sigma) 

  • Strong problem-solving skills and experience with root cause investigations 

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results  

  • Willingness and ability to travel to the EU, up to 10% of the time, in support of role responsibilities  

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master of Science degree 

  • Medical Device product development experience 

  • Knowledge in medical device clinical use, design controls and regulating standards 

  • Knowledge of cath lab and/or cardiothoracic/vascular surgical environments  

  • Solidworks experience 

 

 

Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.


Nearest Major Market: Boston