Design Engineer
Paragon Medical, Inc. - Pierceton, IN

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SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible for creating concept (prototype) designs and providing cost information for Case & Tray delivery systems used in surgical procedures. Position will also support final design requirements as assigned by the Project Engineering Lead. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Under general supervision, makes recommendations in the design and development of new products, which support department goals and objectives.
  • Analyzes and recommends improvements to existing products and functions as a primary technical resource within specific product groups.
  • May participate as a project team member, or may serve as leader of a multifunctional project team responsible for moderate to complex projects that are aligned with the business strategy.
  • As an equal participant on the team, contributes to meeting goals and direction for the group.
  • Understands all assigned project schedules and communicates status.
  • Communicates and documents approvals, changes, delays, etc. as appropriate to supervisor, customers, account executives, and project management.
  • Generates design concepts for new projects based on customer requirements (inputs) as noted in the RFQ / statement of Work.
  • Generates appropriate documentation as required per Design Control Procedure OCP 40-06 (outputs).
  • Insures compliance with ISO, FDA and regulatory bodies such as local regulations.
  • Understands and follows corporate policies and procedures.
  • Travels for, but not limited to, training, departmental planning session and customer support.
  • Awareness of market requirements, suggests creative ways to improve designs from both a cost and functional perspective.
  • Periodically, provide technical advice, expertise and support to other designers.
  • Routine decisions, which have limited impact on company projects and profits, made under department guidelines.

  • EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent job experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 2-3 years experience in design/product development in related field. SKILLS:
    • Applies basic engineering principals, theories, concepts and techniques to tasks and projects within established and appropriate industry norms.
    • Applies moderate knowledge of ASME and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing standards.
    • Strong design, task management and communication skills.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Self- starter/motivator for personal and professional growth.
    • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills.
    • 3D CAD modeling (Unigraphics, Pro-E).
    • Microsoft Office 2000 Suite or newer (particularly Excel application).
    • Professional presence. Enjoy working with people.
    • Leadership skills and ability to influence others.
    • Skilled in dealing with all levels of staff, production through management.
    • Positive approach and attitude toward work.
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal and employee development skills.
    • Ability to work and contribute in a team-oriented, continuous improvement manufacturing environment