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Research and Development Engineer

Company: W.L. Gore & Associates
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

About the Role: We are looking for an experienced Engineer to join our Peripheral Business R&D team. In this role, you will contribute on business directed technology projects with a diverse, cross-functional team of Gore associates and external suppliers. You will be an integral contributor to the success of Gore's interventional product portfolio and this position will involve interactions with a variety of disciplines across Gore Medical.

This position will be located at one of our facilities in Flagstaff, Arizona, with the possibility of a hybrid remote work arrangement, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.


  • Research, design, develop, and evaluate materials, components, and assemblies to create new endovascular designs to treat peripheral arterial disease
  • Develop deep technical and historical knowledge of peripheral medical products (both Gore and Competitors) to understand fitness for use requirements and translate to material properties
  • Ensure continued compliance to ISO and other global quality standards/guidelines for product design and performance, and address gaps and updates
  • Ensure continued compliance to GORE quality system: contribute and/or manage various design control, product and method verification/validation, specification development, model based systems engineering activities
  • Design, execute, and analyze experiments based on statistical techniques
  • Select, evaluate, and validate components from various potential supply sources, and partner with external suppliers and SQEs to understand and support the external development process as needed
  • Work cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing on complex projects to ensure project success
  • Collaborate with Intellectual Property Champions to support Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Practice and ensure equitable and inclusive behaviors within your team and cross functional interactions with others
  • Act immediately to appropriately address negatively impactful or unfair behavior

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or material science with a minimum of 3 years of hands-on engineering experience
    • Experience working within a Quality System in a Regulated Industry
    • Experience with product risk management (risk identification, analysis, and mitigation methods)
    • Ability to correlate clinical application needs to product specifications and develop corresponding test methods
    • Demonstrated experience navigating technical uncertainties and ambiguity
    • Demonstrated experience developing and executing experiments, performing data analysis, and communicating the results to a broad audience
    • Excellent communication and demonstrated cross-functional influence and integration
    • Ability to prioritize, plan, and drive multiple projects concurrently in a Research and Development environment against agreed upon timelines and deliverables
    • Ability to work effectively in team situations or independently, building an inclusive environment, mentoring others
    • Ability to travel up to 10%

      Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and/or simulated models (e.g., FEA and CFD)
      • Experience with polymer science
      • Knowledge of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) disease states

        Hybrid Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's hybrid working policies, from the country in which they are employed.

        What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

        We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing". Learn more at gore.com/careers/benefits

        We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at gore.com/careers/contact

Keywords: W.L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff , Research and Development Engineer, Engineering , Flagstaff, Arizona

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