Staff R&D Engineer
In this role, you have the opportunity to:
This is an exciting opportunity to work on New Product Development initiatives as an innovator for next generation diagnostic disposable devices (Imaging Catheters), used in coronary vascular and/or peripheral vascular applications. The Staff Engineer will design & develop primarily in the area of mechanical engineering, but will also engage in transducer design & development, manufacturing engineering, test method development & execution, Verification & Validation documentation & execution, customer interaction, and cross-functional interaction & cooperation (Collaborating with Quality Engineering, Marketing, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, etc.)
You are responsible for:
Lead and support R&D development projects for diagnostic disposable devices
Design devices via user requirements, biocompatible materials, safety requirements and performance standards
Create SolidWorks 3D models and generate part and assembly 2D drawings
Develop fixtures and early-stage manufacturing and assembly processes
Build physical prototypes of new designs
Develop fixtures and write protocols/reports for in vitro bench testing
Perform data analysis on results generated from engineering studies and utilize this analysis to draw meaningful conclusions
Identify and analyze root causes for failure modes based on test results
Develop and perform action plans to address CAPA, complaint reduction and other internal projects
Lead, generate and conduct formal verification and validation plans for completed designs, interacting with Quality and Regulatory staff
Actively participate in the transfer of designs from R&D to Manufacturing.
Conduct technical design reviews with the project team(s) and independent subject matter experts across the company
Follow good practices to document and protect company intellectual property.
Share best practices across the organization and coach / mentor other engineers and technicians
Assume full responsibility for assigned designs and effectively supervise work of technicians and operators who contribute to the design
May have 1-2 direct reports at the technician/operator level (though not primary responsibility)
Perform as a core team member on cross-functional teams and collaborate with external entities for development
You are a part of:
You will be an integral part of a talented R&D team striving to create the next generation of IVUS Imaging catheter devices that are capable of achieving high levels of performance and provide meaningful value to the customer.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant field.
Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience with a BS or a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience with an MS
Ability to read and interpret engineering specifications, drawings, manufacturing instructions and technical analyses
Ability to design, prescribe, and perform testing of disposable devices involving measurement, tensile strength, simulated use and other methodologies
Ability to understand and use electro-mechanical machinery and test equipment
Understanding of clinical relevance and importance of customer requirements with devices used in interventional procedures
Ability to lead initiatives with regards to technological improvements
Experience with design control requirements and DHF management
Strong ability to write technical documents such as manufacturing instructions, mechanical drawings, policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and a statistical package such as Minitab
Proficiency with 3D modeling and CAD software such as SolidWorks
Knowledge of descriptive statistical data analysis techniques
Strong rational and analytical approach to troubleshooting complex systems
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties including company management and external business associates
Ability to work in a team environment and prioritizes fostering of cooperative & productive working relationships with colleagues
Ability to organize and prioritize workflow in order to meet project timelines
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Self-motivated with ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
Would not be expected to travel often, could be up to 25% as-needed
Experience with cardiovascular catheter development and manufacturing
Experience with IVUS technology
Experience with transducer development and manufacturing
Knowledge of inferential statistical data analysis techniques
Experience with FDA and ISO standards for medical device design controls and manufacturing
Familiar with improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma, Design for Excellence, etc.
Experience with technical presentations to large groups of people
Previous mentorship and/or team-leadership for junior technical colleagues
In return, we offer you:
An opportunity to drive technically challenging/ engaging projects within our dynamic organization. As a market-driven company, we are accustomed to listening to our customers & apply the same thinking to our employees. We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to develop your talents further.
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