Design Drafter III in Mounds View, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Seeking a Senior level Design Drafter with 8+ years experience. Preferred experience includes Solidworks/Creo, medical device industry, ASME Y14 drafting/dimensioning/tolerancing, familiarity with IEC 60601-1, Minitab, and more. For immediate consideration, please send your updated resume to

Medtronic’s CRHF - Device Engineering Mounds View location is looking for a Technician IV that will accept the challenge of learning and developing multiple disciplines in a flexible environment. Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment which reflects our standing as the world’s top medical device company. The person that takes this role will be expected to play an active role in development medical device instruments and electromechanical capital equipment. We are looking for an individual who will drive our business, innovation and talent demands of the future. 

As a Design Technician, you will apply Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, design/engineering methods and techniques in the design of mechanical and electrical components, assemblies and test fixtures. Develop solid models to capture design intent and for computational analysis to enable 1st pass success. Stay current on technology advancements in CAD which includes application software, materials, component selection, assembly design, design for manufacturing processes, design for serviceability, and design for reliability. 

Day in the Life: 
• Solid modeling of objects (components, assemblies, test fixtures) to capture design intent 
• Create 2D drawings for components and assemblies 
• Create interface specifications 
• Create animations, renderings, and drawings to support other functions (e.g. manufacturing procedure support) 
• Provide services to enable proper data management 
• Partner with engineering to improve internal process and outcomes 
• Work directly with engineers on design iterations and adherence to Medtronic best practices 
• Apply Design for Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM) principles to ensure designs have high manufacturing capability and reliability 

Must Have – Minimum Requirements 
• HS Diploma or GED 
• Practical experience applying SolidWorks and/or Creo to mechanical designs 
• Familiarity with ASME Y14 drafting, dimensioning, and tolerancing standards 
• Excellent communication skills 
• Good teamwork and interpersonal skills, 
• Strong mechanical aptitude 
• Strong work ethic and efficiency; a self-starter 
• Ability to travel OUS 10-25% 

Nice to Have 
• Associate (2 year) Mechanical Design Technical degree with 10 years of design experience 
• Familiarity with design of: gas management systems, electrical cables, wire harnesses, sheet metal parts and assemblies, machined components, injection molded components, thermoformed components, and electronics enclosures 
• Familiarity with IEC 60601-1 
• Skilled in day to day usage of PDM (Product Data Management) systems/electronic vaults to manage CAD models/drawings 
• Familiarity with executing tolerance analyses, including use of software applications such as Minitab and CETOL 
• Forethought to help identify opportunities in the design environments to increase productivity, manufacturability, reliability 
• Ability to improve design environment standard work and best practices and drive implementation internally (e.g. support development of internal hardware library systems)