Pro Staff

Senior R&d Mechanical And Systems Engineer

Plymouth, MN
Feb 14, 2018
Feb 14, 2019
Pro Staff
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Pro Staff is partnering with Medivators, a Cantel Medical Company, to add to their growing R&D team!Medivators is an industry leader in sterilization and infection control technologies. Medivators is looking for an individual with a good understanding of the medical device product development process and can see it from concept to design verification.  Additionally, they are looking for someone with confidence, presence, and ability to inspire others around them. The ideal candidate will also value feedback and support and explain reasoning for their decisions. If you have the demonstrated ability to be a leader and work with technical and non-technical staff, this may be the position for you!

Pay Rate: $55-60/hour - Depending on Experience

Duration: Long-term Contract to Hire

Regular Business Hours

Job Description:

As a Senior R&D Engineer you will be responsible for technical leadership, oversight, and management of all Design Control elements of New Product Development for medical devices, including aspects of product lifestyle post commercialization. You will also manage the cross-functional project resources in a matrixed environment, including vendors and contractors.

Job Duties:
1. Provide technical direction and lead product development activities to ensure completion of technical activities on time, on budget, and at predetermined COGS.

  • Working with the project manager, prepare plans, monitor, manage cross-functional activities, and report on projects to ensure milestones, project costs, and product costs are met
  • Work in collaboration with Global R&D Science and Engineering personnel in identifying and solving difficult technical problems related to low temperature sterilization and infection control systems
  • Partner with Marketing to ensure effective definition of Customer Requirements and translation into comprehensive product specifications
  • Communicate information or concepts to other functions elated to ideas for cost reductions and manufacturing efficiencies
  • Work with Regulatory group to insure regulatory requirements of the products developed are met for each country in which they are intended to be marketed
  • Collaborate closely with Quality Assurance to ensure design inputs, design outputs and risk analyses are effectively addressed
  • 2. Execute activities in technical area of expertise to ensure successful completion of product development as defined in specifications.                                     

  • Develop detailed designs and documentation in the technical area of expertise, for use by manufacturing to produce in-house manufactured components, assemblies, and purchased parts 
  • Prepare product SKU offerings, product structures, and lists of materials to ensure products, spare parts, and other materials required are configured to meet customer needs and expectations
  • Plan, coordinate and document experiments in technical area of expertise to ensure that defined product requirements are met
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations for use by engineering management and senior management for planning or for use by sales engineering personnel in sales or technical services 
  • Ensure that all design activities carried out in the area of technical expertise are in compliance with Cantel design controls pertinent to regulatory requirements in all key markets.
  • Provide direction, mentoring and coaching to junior team members
  • Research and assesses emerging technologies, state-of-the-art solutions (external & internal) to foster best practices in the development process, innovation and process efficiencies
  • Requirements:
  • BS or MS degree in engineering or technical field (Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years proven experience in technical area of expertise
  • Strong science/technical background, engineering and medical device highly preferred
  • A good understanding of vacuum chambers, vaporization systems, thermodynamics and plasma systems is a plus
  • Ability to quickly assimilate technical and market information
  • Must be very customer (internal and external) focused and results driven
  • Extremely strong communication skills (oral, written, developing/giving presentations) are mandatory
  • Proficient with Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software like SolidWorks or Creo
  • Hands-on knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and other computational and analytical methods for structural and fluids analyses is plus
  • Must have demonstrable competence in office software applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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