Senior Designer

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Department: Research & Development
Employment Duration: Full Time Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Code: 2019-151
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. Additionally, our AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion System products are the most widely used LAA management devices worldwide. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.



This position will be responsible for the design and development of new medical device products and product improvements. Other responsibilities include the creation and maintenance of 3D CAD models and documentation, design analysis, material research, prototype design, building and testing, design of gages and fixtures, manufacturing support and interface with the product development team.



  • Design/Development of medical products and product improvements
  • Creation and maintenance of 3D CAD models, assemblies, and prints
  • Management and use of CAD data management tools
  • Compliance to the AtriCure Quality System and company policies
  • Performing engineering analyses such as:
  • Mechanism design and analysis
  • Part fit and tolerance analysis
  • Materials selection
  • Design for manufacturability validation
  • Collaborate with suppliers in the design and procurement of development components
  • Supporting manufacturing validation
  • Facilitating the creation of design standard practices within the company



  • Regular and predictable worksite attendance
  • Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
  • Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
  • Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
  • Ability to successfully work with others
  • Additional duties as assigned



  • AS degree in Mechanical Design, Engineering Drafting, or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of mechanics and dynamics
  • Demonstrated creativity and proficiency in design of complex mechanisms and assemblies
  • 2 years of experience in advanced modeling and document creation using Solidworks CAD
  • Proficiency in advanced GD&T and tolerance analysis
  • Proficiency in material selection and associated manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of general prototyping and manufacturing technologies, including:
  • 3D printing
  • Injection molding processes
  • Low to medium volume manufacturing processes
  • Strong computer/data entry, report writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving/trouble shooting experience
  • Ability to read and understand technical specifications and drawings
  • Ability to travel 10%





  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field of study
  • 5 years of experience in advanced modeling and document creation using Solidworks CAD
  • Advanced knowledge in materials selection
  • Advanced knowledge in GD&T and tolerance analysis
  • Experience in design of complex medical device assemblies
  • Experience collaborating with suppliers in the design and procurement of development components
  • Experience in performing stress analyses with finite element analysis tools
  • Expertise in general prototyping manufacturing technologies
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator in document creation
  • Experience with inspection/testing and data analysis
  • Human Factors and Industrial Design experience



  • Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as required
  • Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check



AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).


AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here


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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