Job Description

Design, development and taking to market of medical devices for one or more Cook Medical Strategic Business Units.

Reporting to: Senior Research & Development Engineer/Research & Development Manager

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  • Perform Duties of Research & Development Engineer:
    • Design development, prototyping, test method design, design evaluation , design reviews, design specifications, design verification and validation, design protocols and reports, transfer to production activities in a timely effective manner.
    • Product testing and evaluation, completion of test reports to support design selection.
    • Preparation and presentation of design reviews.
    • Product and project risk analysis and risk management.
    • Work with Process Development Engineering to introduce/develope new equipment and production processes as required for any new manufacturing techniques.
    • Source new materials components and equipment.
    • Development of component specifications, inspection methods, bills of materials and manufacturing processes.
    • Introduction of new equipment, materials and technologies.
  • Work closely with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s), physicians and product managers to develop innovative medical devices to improve patient care.
  • Project lead for assigned research & development projects including technical and project management responsibly.
    • Manage and drive project tasks to ensure timely completion of project milestones.
    • Work closely with cross functional groups to achieve project and company goals.
    • Product performance evaluations.
    • Contribute to innovation and creativity within team through filing of disclosures and patents.
    • Hold regular project meetings and document minutes and actions.
    • Ensure project milestones are achieved to meet business metrics.
  • Compliance with Quality, Regulatory and company policies and systems.
  • Communications:
    • Regular communication to cross-functional teams, senior management and business unit leaders.
    • Project status communications and reporting.
  • Remain on the forefront of emerging industry practices.
  • Educating oneself in the medical area for which the new devices are being developed in order to have an appreciation for what needs to be achieved with these products.
  • Support other cross functional groups to deliver company goals.
  • Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.

  • Third level degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Design, Chemical Engineering or similar discipline.
  • 2 Years design experience medical device roles.
  • Project planning skills.
  • Execution of project in a timely effective manner.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Good mechanical design and understanding of engineering fundamentals with extensive medical device materials knowledge.
  • Manufacturing design and process understanding.
  • Good working knowledge of Solidworks and/or Pro Engineer CAD.
  • Strong technical writer.
  • Knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives (ISO13485 and FDA CFR 820).
  • Team Player with ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Highly motivated individual, self starter with a passion for excellence.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Willingness and availability to travel on company business.
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