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Electrical Dev Principal Engineer I (738848)

Broadview Heights, OH (Onsite) Full-Time
Job Summary
Zimmer Biomet is a global medical technology leader. Our team members are part of a company with a heritage of leadership, a focus on shaping the future, and a mission dedicated to alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world.

You have a design owner and/or key project role with responsibility for new product design, development, and commercialization relative to all electrical elements; and/or to maintain in the market innovative medical device products in order to further Zimmer Biomet’s mission and grow Zimmer Biomet’s market leadership position.

Additionally, you will identify and put into application new technologies to serve the above goals. You will mentor less senior Development staff within the department.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Stays current with and understands relevant medical electrical standards and regulations.

Creates product designs which fully address targeted user needs/requirements, and authors design rationale to document basis of all design features

Prepares and reviews information for invention disclosures and patents

Creates hardware requirements specifications which defines what the design is intended to do as well as hardware design details which defines how the design is intended to meet specifications.  Also provides design elements that appropriately account for design, design for manufacturability (process capability). in-circuit testability and other inspection groundwork.

Evaluates, verifies and validates product designs relative to design requirements and to reduce user risk in compliance with Zimmer Biomet procedures and global regulatory requirements (includes completing tolerance stack-ups, benchtop testing and executing simulated operating room cadaveric product evaluations)

Develops new test methods and/or predictive modeling as required to evaluate new products, and complete test method validation as required by Zimmer Biomet procedures and global regulatory requirements

Supports Sustaining Engineering teams with subject matter expertise in assisting with design changes.

Supports Zimmer Biomet Post Market Surveillance and Quality team with product investigation expertise and testing requirements.

May serve as a project manager for small scale, lower technical complexity projects for new product development, market released product manufacturing/sourcing transfers and/or market released product design changes

Coordinates, assigns to project team members and tracks project tasks to timeline

Identifies anticipated project risks, determines appropriate contingency plan(s) with stakeholder and project team member input, communicates risks in appropriate status update meetings and obtains supervisor approval to implement contingency plans

Stays current and understands product performance through review of registry data and journal articles.

Trains and mentors less experienced Development Engineers and cross-functional peers on product design and development

Provides technical support for new product launches and market released product such as answering customer and sales force product questions

Identifies and/or develops new technologies and appropriately incorporates these in product designs to address user needs while meeting business goals

Expected Areas of Competence

Demonstrated good written and verbal communication skills, able to deliver professional communications to a global audience base

Microsoft Office Suite software proficiency required

Demonstrated a general understanding of various electrical/electronic manufacturing processes (including printed circuit board assembly manufacturing,) and material science for application in new product development

Design and testing of printed circuit board assemblies for embedded and electrical systems using an enterprise level EDA package such as Mentor Graphics or Altium.

Experience with embedded microprocessor design, schematic capture, printed circuit board layout and simulation tools.

Strong understanding of hardware interfaces and I/O (SPI, UART, A/D, D/A. I2C, CAN. LVDS, MIPI, etc.)

Ability to execute board bring-ups by using advanced debugging and troubleshooting techniques.

Board level EMC design experience, supporting product level EMC test and EMC issue resolution.

FPGA/CPLD design proficiency with VHDL (or Verilog) language preferred.

Bluetooth and wireless design experience desired.

Motor control experience especially with BLDC desired.

Li-ion battery pack management desired.

Education/Experience Requirements

Minimum B.S. degree from an ABET accredited school (or global equivalent) in one of the following engineering disciplines: Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.

7+ years of full-time (including relevant ZB Coop/Intern) engineering experience.

Travel Requirements
Up to 5%


Additional Information
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and might not necessarily comprise all of the essential functions for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

At Zimmer Biomet, we believe in The Power of Us, which means that we are stronger together. We are committed to creating an environment where every team member feels included, respected, empowered, and celebrated.Â

As a Zimmer Biomet team member, you will share in our commitment to providing mobility and renewed life to people around the world. This is why we offer you a competitive rewards package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, wellness incentives, employee assistance programs as well as paid time off for vacation and holidays.



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