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Medtronic Test Engineer I in North Haven, Connecticut

Test Engineer I – Surgical Operating Unit

Our Surgical OU is one new, powerful operating unit bringing together the people and product portfolio of Surgical Innovations and Surgical Robotics. We'll approach the market with a unified approach from concept single strategy, capitalize on our global commercial capabilities, and prove the power of our combined portfolio.

With the Medtronic Mission as our North Star, we will build on our legacy of proven surgical solutions and advance the promise of robotics and digital solutions for the benefit of Medtronic and the customers and patients we serve.

This role is based in North Haven, CT and will not be offering relocation assistance.

Careers that Change Lives

Engineers are indispensable to achieving our Mission. That’s why we empower you to bring the best of your experience to bear on our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Apply your existing skills and develop new ones, with the training, mentorship and the guidance you need to continue to develop your expertise. With roles in specific business units, as well as at the corporate level, you’re sure to find an opportunity to make an impact that’s right for you. Today, we’re partnering across the industry to confront systemic healthcare challenges – this requires bold leadership. If you want a challenging, energizing, rewarding career that changes lives, join us. Help us bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

A Day in the Life

  • Drive the continuous improvement activities of a Testing Services team. Balance multiple projects and responsibilities having to do with test lab maintenance, safety, efficiency improvement, and quality enhancement.

  • Author and manage JSAs (Job Safety Analysis), SDS (Safety Data Sheets), and other EHS compliance documents.

  • Monitor and renew the calibration of various electronic, electrical, and mechanical measurement devices.

  • Manage equipment and test material inventory to help with test planning and reordering.

  • Independently execute and document System tests to support System verification. Document tests via test methods and test reports. Route documents for approval (strong writing skills)

  • Perform Gage R&R studies to validate test methods. Perform IQ/OQ to validate test equipment

  • Perform statistical analysis such as: ANOVA, t-test, tolerance interval, normality test, etc.

  • Prepare and operate various lab equipment such as Instron mechanical testers, oscilloscope, force gauges, data loggers, etc.

  • Some travel may be required depending on the project demands at the time.

  • Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment.

  • Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices.

  • Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be performed.

  • Compiles data and defines changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements.

  • Responsible for testing all customer samples and for special tests that cannot be performed in the test area.

  • Additional tasks as assigned

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 0 years of engineering experience

Nice to Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field such as engineering

  • 1+ year of medical device Test Engineering experience

  • Knowledge and experience with Medtronic’s Surgical Operating Unit and products

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects in an ambiguous environment

  • Experience with Medical Product verification and FDA guidance.

  • Thorough understanding of creating test methods for verifying product requirements and validating test methods (Gage R&R)

  • Experience creating IQ/OQ/PQ protocols and executing them.

  • Experience with basic statistics and use of Minitab

  • Experience working with QA to ensure testing meets Quality and Regulatory needs.

  • Experience working with Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Software engineers when discovering, documenting, and resolving issues.

  • Experience using Instron mechanical tester, oscilloscope, force gauges, and LabVIEW

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager, recruiter or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)


A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage. Learn more about our benefits here ( .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) on page 6 here .

The provided base salary range is used nationally (except in certain CA locations). The rate offered is compliant with federal/local regulations and may vary by experience, certification/education, market conditions, location, etc.

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It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.