Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Department: Research & Development
Employment Duration: Full Time Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Code: 2018-136
Office based or Remote: Office Based


AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first and only medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of long standing persistent Afib and we have treated over 200,000 patients over the past ten years. Additionally, our AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion System products are the most widely used LAA management devices worldwide, with more than 130,000 implanted to date. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.


Position Summary:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design and development of new ablation products.  This position will report to the Engineering Project Manager in Research and Technology.  The individual will work on project teams to design, build, and test next generation radiofrequency ablation devices that are used by cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists. Other responsibilities include the creation and maintenance of 3D CAD models and documentation, design analysis, material research, prototype design, building and testing, design of test fixtures, manufacturing support and interface with the product development team. As a member of a dynamic research group, the Sr. Mechanical Engineer will play a key role in evaluating white space opportunities and unmet needs and in developing technologies that advance the treatment of arrhythmias.



  • Lead initiatives to identify new business opportunities, develop novel clinical procedures and invent disruptive technologies

  • Develop strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders in the cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology/ electrophysiology spaces

  • Observe clinical procedures to foster collaborative innovation and identify unmet needs

  • Design/Development of medical products and product improvements

    Creation and maintenance of 3D CAD models, assemblies, and prints

  • Building and testing of prototypes to test new ideas and concepts

  • Performing engineering analyses such as:

    • Mechanism design and analysis

    • Part fit and tolerance analysis

    • Design for manufacturability validation

  • Evaluate and select components, generate component specifications, as well as functional and test specifications

  • Collaborate with suppliers in the design and procurement of development components

  • Design test fixtures, develop and execute test methods, including writing test reports

  • Compliance to the AtriCure Quality System and company policies


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Demonstrated creativity and proficiency in design of complex assemblies

  • 5 years of experience in advanced modeling and document creation using Solidworks CAD

  • Proficiency in advanced GD&T and tolerance analysis

  • Knowledge of general prototyping and manufacturing technologies, including:

    • 3D printing

    • Injection molding processes

    • Low to medium volume manufacturing processes

  • Problem solving/trouble shooting experience

  • Ability to read and understand technical specifications and drawings

  • Knowledge of engineering and manufacturing test equipment design

  • Ability to effectively communicate and operate within a cross-functional work environment



  • Master’s degree in a technical field of study

  • 7 years of experience in advanced modeling and document creation using Solidworks CAD

  • 7 years of experience in design of complex medical device assemblies

  • Experienced in developing new procedures and bringing new medical devices to the marketplace

  • Strong working knowledge of cardiac anatomy and electrophysiology

  • Expertise in general prototyping manufacturing technologies

  • Advanced knowledge in GD&T and tolerance analysis

  • Experience collaborating with suppliers in the design and procurement of development components

  • Experience in performing finite element analysis

  • Experience with inspection/testing and data analysis

  • Human Factors and Industrial Design experience

  • Direct experience developing technology radiofrequency or cryothermy technologies



  • Regularly walk, sit, and stand

  • Occasionally bend and push/pull

  • Regularly lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift over 25 pounds

  • 10% travel possibility

  • Position dependent upon candidate passing pre-employment physical/drug screen


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families.  Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 15 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet Insurance, and more.   Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria.  To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website:

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:


Agencies that submit a resume to AtriCure must have a current Agreement in place, executed by a member of the Human Resource/Recruiting Department. In addition agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by one of our Recruiters or Recruiting Managers. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of AtriCure and AtriCure will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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