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RampD Engineer - Electrochemistry/Metals Material Technology

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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc

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R&D Engineer - Electrochemistry/Metals Material Technology','180240','!*!Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit to find out. 

Job Description

Gore Medical Products has provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for 35 years, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia repair, and sutures, we are looking for an R&D Engineer to join our Metals Platform team in Flagstaff, AZ.

Just 150 miles north of Phoenix and 80 miles south of the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff is an ideal place to join Gore and change. Surrounded by pine forests and mountains, Flagstaff offers natural beauty, small-town charm, a vibrant educational community, and a diverse culture. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy all four seasons here, with 300 days of sunshine and a variety of recreational activities. A major employer in Arizona's growing bioscience sector, Gore has led Flagstaff's growth in medical device jobs since 1975. 

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we’re looking for you. In this role, you will provide new-product and technology development teams with expertise in electrochemistry, materials and process selection with the goal of accelerating the development time to bring a design from concept to commercial release. 

The ideal candidate will:

Be passionate about providing electrochemistry and materials technical support for development of state-of-the art implantable medical devices and technology

Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams

Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

Enjoy solving technical challenges and performing research to understand interactions between materials and medical device performance

Responsibilities include:

Improving R&D electropolishing processes in support of NPD and technology projects

Researching nitinol fatigue properties

Developing expertise in the processing and evaluation of medical-device materials such as nitinol, stainless steel, titanium, and cobalt-chrome alloys

Executing protocols and reports for Design Verification testing of corrosion and nickel elution performance

Working closely with the design teams, prototyping and new-product development teams, other multi-disciplined engineers, product specialists, intellectual-property champions, supply chain, manufacturing associates, and regulatory agencies in the development of new products for medical applications ','!*!Required Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy, Chemical, Materials, or similar  Engineering degree programs

Minimum of 3 years' experience in a related field

Working knowledge of electrochemistry principles

Understanding of physical and mechanical metallurgical principles

Knowledge of materials testing, such as tensile, fatigue, and corrosion testing

Ability to work effectively in team situations as well as independently

Creative thinker

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to travel up to 10%

Desired Job Qualifications:

Experience with nitinol, stainless steel, titanium, and cobalt-chrome alloys

Familiarity with medical-device design and manufacturing processes

Experience with electropolishing and surface science of metal alloys

Knowledge of statistical data-analysis techniques and the design of experiments

Experience in the medical-device industry

Familiarity with quality-control systems, design control, validations, and regulatory requirements  

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc
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Company Profile
W. L. Gore & Associates has made its name by creating innovative, technology-driven solutions, from medical devices that treat aneurysms to high-performance GORE‑TEX® fabrics. A privately held company with annual sales of more than $3 billion, Gore is committed to perpetuating its 50-plus year tradition of product innovation. Gore serves its customers by focusing innovation efforts in three main areas: medical, fabrics and performance solutions. Implants from the medical division provide creative healing solutions to complex medical problems. Gore’s fabrics provide protection from the elements and enable wearers to remain comfortable across a broad range of activities and conditions. Gore’s performance solution products solve customers’ complex product and process challenges in a variety of demanding markets and industries including: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, mobile electronics, music and semiconductor. Today, Gore employs more than 10,000 employees, called associates, with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world.

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