View Full Version : Product Development Engineer Opportunity, West Chester PA

12-15-2003, 01:09 AM
Good Afternoon!

My name is Tracy Wolfe with Preferred Professional Recruiters. We are an
executive search consulting firm specializing in the healthcare industry.

I am currently working on an exciting assignment in West Chester, PA. We
are looking for product development engineers with 3 - 7 years of experience
in the design and development of mechanical products. Candidates should
have appropriate knowledge of CAD software ( Pro-E, Medusa, AutoCad, Ideas,
Etc.). A BS in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) is required.

This company is a great place to work! Formed in 1974, they have grown from
a small distributor to the leading orthopedic trauma company in the United
States and Canada. We are looking for creative engineers who can add
significant value to the development teams! They offer a competitive
salary, rich bonus plan, complete relocation package, tuition reimbursement
and more.

For your review, the job profile is below. I would be grateful for your
assistance in our efforts. If you know a qualified candidate who might be
interested, please contact me or have them contact me directly.

Thank you for your assistance in this important search.


Tracy Wolfe, PHR
Vice President
Preferred Professional Recruiters - Solutions in Healthcare Recruiting
a Zingaro Company
21936 Briarcliff Drive - Briarcliff, TX 78669-2012
Phone (512) 327-7275 - Fax (512) 327-1774


The Company
A leading company in the orthopedic market for internal fixation devices.
This company develops, manufactures and markets the AO ASIF system of
orthopedic instruments and implants, which are used by surgeons to
internally repair difficult bone fractures.

Scope of the Job
Design and develop custom and special order requests. This includes
communication with surgeons and sales consultants, understanding the
clinical issues, defining the design parameters to support AO philosophies,
and ensuring the correct product is provided to the customer.

1. Designs and develops new implants and instrumentation and develops
improvements and modifications to current products.
2. Interacts with surgeons, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, sales
consultants, product managers, and other functional departments to define
and develop product requirements and concepts.
3. Works directly with surgeons for design concept development,
prototype and cadaver evaluation, and clinical follow-up.
4. Generates product models, concept layouts, and prints using a CAD
software. Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing accordingly.
5. Performs the required activities and generates the appropriate
documents to ensure compliance with FDA Design Control regulations, and to
support 510(k) submissions or IDE clinical studies.
6. Develops mechanical test protocols according to ASTM standards and
coordinates the activities required to fabricate test parts and complete
mechanical testing.
7. Works with manufacturing during the design stages to incorporate
manufacturability into the product designs.
8. Responsible for the all designs from concept development through
product launch.
9. Performs other special projects and functions as assigned by the
department manager.

Candidate Requirements
3 - 7 years experience in the design and development of mechanical
Knowledge of CAD software (Pro-E, Medusa, AutoCad, Ideas, etc.).
BS in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) required.

Other Requirements:
Prior project management experience preferred.
Experience in medical equipment industry desirable.
Strong communication and interaction skills, with the ability to
interface with surgeons and sales/marketing personnel.
Demonstrated creative design ability.
Demonstrated success in bringing product from design through
introduction on time.
"Hands-on" engineer.

A compensation package will be designed to attract outstanding talent and
includes a base salary, rich performance bonus, an attractive benefits
package and total relocation.


Tracy Wolfe
Preferred Professional Recruiters
512 327-7275

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