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Fresenius Medical Care North America Sr. Staff Engineer PDL in Lawrence, Massachusetts


The Sr. Staff Engineer (Product Development Lead - PDL) works largely unsupervised and is accountable for major decisions. The Sr. Staff Engineer (PDL) leads major product development and improvement projects as the technical lead and partners with Product Management and the Project Management Office. The Sr. Staff Engineer (PDL) architects the overall product design and sets direction for the program within the technical field. The Sr. Staff Engineer (PDL) will be a team leader of either internal Cross Technical Teams (CTT) or external Cross Functional Teams (CFT) and responsible to drive associated projects to completion. The Staff Engineer (PDL) functions as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the respective products and disciplines in which he/she is trained and expert in. The Sr. Staff Engineer (PDL) communicates to senior leadership and represents the project team.


  • Applies broad engineering principles, including risk management process, and is able to discuss with relevant subject matter experts.

  • leads major projects as assigned by a direct supervisor.

  • Coordinates with appropriate departments, resources, and/or outside services to prepare design modifications, clarify problems and develop designs for systems or responsibility.

  • Designs and develops products that meet approved User Inputs, support business and market strategies, and are intended to generate revenue growth.

  • Develops and establishes detailed Engineering Input specifications to ensure product function and cost effective manufacturing.

  • Applies deep understanding of NPI processes throughout the product lifecycle (from concept to design transfer)

  • Integrates complex technologies from a planning, budgeting, and resourcing perspective

  • Performs risk/benefit analysis to provide actionable data for product / project direction

  • Supports 510k process and requirements

  • Communicates cross functionally and represents the project team to senior leadership, including project risk/schedule/budget and setting expectations

  • An expected contributor to the generation of ideas and potential inventions.

  • Distills complex topics and discusses them with senior leadership

  • Creates a sense of community amongst team members

  • Adheres to and has in-depth understanding of quality systems requirements (QSR) and design controls.

  • Excellent Time Management/Prioritization

  • Maintains a safe work environment for self and other employees.

  • Maintains a clean work area.

  • Mentor other staff, position subordinates for promotion and increase overall department/group expertise whenever possible.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related engineering or scientific discipline required; Advanced Degree preferred.


  • 15 years' related experience;

  • Master's degree with >12 years' related experience;

  • PhD with >7 years' related industry experience; or equivalent directly related work experience.

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Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.