Nonin Medical, Inc.

  • Sr. Electrical Engineer

    Job Locations US-MN-Plymouth
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Primary Objective:


    Responsible for designing and implementing electronic hardware enhancements and developing subsystems on major projects. Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring appreciable initiative, originality, and ingenuity. Projects have a visibility at all levels of the company. At a Senior level, this position also coordinates design activities, review/reports design progress and evaluation results. This position provides opportunities working both with internal and external cross-functional teams, in a fast-paced environment encouraging agility and collaboration.



    Essential Job Functions:

    The ideal candidate for this position will be capable of the following duties as required:

    • Design and develop electrical/electronic hardware for noninvasive medical devices
    • Serve as technical leader for one or more development projects
    • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • Electrical/electronic hardware design and development activities which may include leading, participating, or supporting:
      • Concept, planning, design and execution stages                     
      • Prototyping/testing
      • Risk assessment                                                                            
      • Design reviews
      • Pre-Production                                                                                
      • User Manual creation
      • Verification & Validation                                                                  
    • Research design options, and perform experiments to determine potential design feasibility or application
    • Evaluate, test, and review designs to assess performance according to requirements and specifications
    • Evaluate product non-conformances, determine root-cause, and recommend design modifications
    • Participate in, and lead design and technical peer-reviews
    • Establish and maintain task estimates including time for completion, appropriate staffing, and/or use of outside resources to reach goals
    • Coordinate both internally and externally with cross-functional teams, external vendors, and customers
    • Support other departments within the company to optimize production, diagnostics, and repair activities
    • Collaborate with team members to create and release Product Requirements, Design Specifications, and Design Descriptions consistent with applicable standards, and procedures
    • Interact and draw on knowledge and experience from the wider organization
    • Prepare and communicate project strategies, plans, and results through technical reports, presentations, and correspondence
    • Review product documentation for accuracy including documentation intended for customer use
    • Maintain accurate records throughout the development process to comply with company and regulatory standards
    • Mentor other engineers and technicians
    • Share technical knowledge gained with colleagues and overall organization


    Minimum Qualifications:


            Required Education & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Biotechnology, Engineering Technology or equivalent technical degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • 7+ years related engineering experience

           Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Familiarity with essential requirements of the Medical Devices Directive (MDD)
    • Analog and Digital Circuit Design
    • Use of software to document and capture electronic schematics
    • Electronic proto-typing, trouble shooting, and root-cause analysis
    • Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Highly-Motivated; Self-Starter; Highly-Organized; Analytical; Detail-Oriented
    • Team Player; Strong Interpersonal & Verbal/Written Communication
    • Customer-Focused; Results-Driven; “Can-Do” Attitude

    Preferred Qualifications:

    •  Strong background in development of microprocessor-controlled hardware
    • Experience in trouble-shooting, failure analysis, root-cause analysis, and problem solving
    • Experience in low power design for portable electronic devices
    • Experience with EMC compatibility and compliance
    • Experience with using Altium to capture and document schematics
    • Software development experience in an embedded environment for medical devices
    • Experience with assembly-level and C code development, real time signal processing, and I/O control
    • Wireless communications such as Bluetooth, ZigBee, WIFI (IEEE 802.11, 802.15)
    • Experience with Medical Device Directive (MDD), ISO 13485, FDA design controls or similar regulatory environment
    • Experience with IEC 60601 and its current revisions
    • Experience in Experimental methods including: DOE, Hypothesis Testing, and Scenario Analysis
    • Demonstrated experience in successful project management 

    Physical Requirements:

    •  Ability to sit, stand, and/or walk for 8 hrs./day


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