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Terumo Cardiovascular Group Senior Electrical Engineer II, Product Development in Ann Arbor, Michigan

At Terumo Cardiovascular, we develop, manufacture and distribute medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary bypass, intra-operative monitoring and vascular grafting. This includes a full-line of perfusion products, endoscopic vessel harvesting products and surgical stabilization products.

Our mission is to work as a team to save one more life, today and every day. We do this by providing lifesaving technology to cardiac surgery teams around the world.

This position is responsible for the development of robust multivariable control systems. This position will also be responsible for applying linear matrix inequalities, linear quadratic regulation, linear quadratic Gaussian and state estimation with Kalman filters methods for algorithm development preferred. Familiarity with modeling/simulation/algorithm development methods such as plant model design and use of MATLAB/Simulink to create, test evaluate and optimize controller design and performance including applicable control constraints a plus. Experience translating control system simulations to system level hardware/software implementation including attention to digitization, sampling rates, time delays, phase/gain margin and stability preferred.

  1. In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

  2. Provide technical assistance and leadership required to plan and implement specified projects to be completed including organizing and leading members of various departments, initiating planning and scheduling, coordinating resources (personnel, materials, time, money, suppliers), preparing proper documentation, etc. in a manner consistent with company objectives.

  3. Utilize engineering skills to solve engineering problems at the component through system level. Conduct testing utilizing existing test protocols or develop new ones as needed.

  4. Lead cause-identification and problem-resolution on any type of design issue that arises.

  5. Apply engineering knowledge to the design and development of new products as well as product changes and enhancements.

  6. Work with other functional areas within Terumo CVS to develop new products and coordinate introduction of new products and improvements of existing products/processes.

  7. Contribute to the intellectual property position of the Company via invention and patent applications.

  8. Develop and maintain knowledge medical device industry, including understanding of current technologies and trends, through actions such as professional memberships, attendance at conferences and/or seminars, subscription to trade magazines, etc.

  9. Follow Design Control procedures for proper development and control of design plans, design documents and specifications, protocols, results, etc. Maintain and update Design Control procedures as required.

  10. Oversee outside suppliers and consultants as required.

  11. Monitor and control programs, identify issues, and ensure they are resolved.

  12. Develop knowledge and understanding of and regularly utilize available information, resources, and systems. Maintain awareness of current patent and journal literature in areas of responsibility. Develop a knowledge and understanding of Terumo's products, customers and customer needs.

  13. Utilizes the systems and processes in place to attract, develop, engage, train and retain talented Associates; creating a work environment where Associates can realize their full potential, thus allowing the organization to meet business needs.

  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a four-year college degree in an engineering discipline and a minimum of ten years of experience in an engineering environment or a Master's degree and a minimum of eight years of experience in an engineering environment. Intermediate computer software skills, i.e. Microsoft Office. Experience in regulated industry preferred.

Terumo Cardiovascular is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and genetic information.

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