Associate Product Development Engineer
C. R. Bard - Warwick, RI

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Assoc. Product Development Engineer/
Product Development Engineer
Davol Inc.
Warwick, RI

Responsible for the conception, design and development of new and improved products. Coordinates and implements projects through all phases of design and development.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

•On a project management assignment basis, uses the concurrent engineering process to design and develop new and improved medical devices.
•Reviews design objectives with marketing and management and assures product design meets objective.
•Coordinates the development of prototypes and lab testing samples and fixtures.
•Performs and/or supervise development and 510(k) testing.
•Formulates and approves product specifications, materials, assemblies and processes.
•Responsible for and/or assists in design control activities, including user needs assessment, product performance specifications, hazards analysis, DFMEA, design verification and validation
•Supports design review meetings in accordance with procedures.
•Researches outside market for information on new materials and processes related to the design and the improvement of the Davol product lines.
•Works concurrently with Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Engineering groups in starting up production of new and improved products.
•Functions as team leader on assigned projects typically within larger scaled programs. (Product Development Engineer.
•Responsible for creating and managing project plans and schedules developed with project teams (Product Development Engineer).
•Supports maintenance of business and regulatory submission requests as needed.
•Responsible for communications to supervisor and all levels of management.
Manufacturing and Quality Engineering groups in starting up production of new and improved products.
•Functions as team leader on assigned projects typically within larger scaled programs.
•Responsible for creating and managing project plans and schedules developed with project teams.
•Supports maintenance of business and regulatory submission requests as needed.
•Responsible for communications to supervisor and all levels of management.

Davol Inc., and C.R. Bard, Inc. are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers, M/F/D/V.

Basic Qualifications:

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required (Associate Product Development Engineer):

•BS/MS Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering.
•Zero to two years experience (BS) as Product Development Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, or Product Design Engineer in the surgical, disposable medical products or related industries.
•Must be capable of handling a variety of projects at the same time.
•Must have good communications skills to deal with all levels of technical and operating management.
•Limited knowledge of engineering principles and concepts.
•Ability to travel occasionally

Basic Qualifications for a Product Development Engineer:
•BS Mechanical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
•Two to five years experience (BS) or one to three years experience (BS/MS) as, Product Development Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, or Product Design Engineer in the surgical, disposable medical products or related industries. Background and knowledge of test method development.
•Knowledge of current FDA medical device regulations including IDE and GMP requirements.
•Must be capable of handling a variety of projects at the same time.
•Must have good communications skills to deal with all levels of technical and operating management.
•Broad knowledge of use of medical disposable devices and equipment.
•Ability to travel occasionally.

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge for an Associate Product Development Engineer:

•Knowledge of current FDA medical device regulations including GMP requirements.
•Some knowledge of the use of medical devices and equipment.
•Background and knowledge of machine shop practices, plastic molding and forming equipment and plastic component assembly techniques.

Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

•MS Degree preferred.

•Background and knowledge of all machine shop practices, plastic molding and forming equipment and plastic component assembly techniques preferred.

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