Ware has partnered with a medical device company in the SW suburbs. Looking for candidates to help improve new and current product designs. The Principal Designer performs conceptual design work for new products as well as proposing improvements to existing components. Works independently and creatively to solve problems and create solutions for tasks assigned. Works closely with engineering to accurately assess the performance of proposed concepts and designs. Collaborates with customers and medical advisors to develop new products. Works with suppliers to ensure the products manufacturability, and to develop robust methods of inspection. Responsibilities include:
Create designs for new devices, or improvements to existing products from rough sketches, written or verbal design input specifications.
Communicate design status and requirements to engineering and program management.
Contribute to identifying engineering requirements. Ensure feasibility and performance is assessed by leveraging engineering resources.
Participate in design related discussions with a range of internal and external customers, including medical advisors.
Specify and analyze tolerances and fits to ensure safe and effective function of devices.
Create solid models, drawings and assemblies that comply with applicable standards.
Works with internal and external personnel to develop measurement techniques that are accurate and repeatable.
Create and process change documentation
Manage prototyping and debugging efforts.
Contribute to design and project review meetings
Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two- year college or technical school
Eight to ten years’ experience with implantable medical devices, SolidWorks modelling and drafting
Familiar with plastic components, CNC machining techniques, rapid prototyping method and measurement of components
Expert in CAD skills for creating solid models, dimensioning and tolerancing of drawings