View Full Version : Wanted: Sr./Principal Development Engineer

April Hyland
09-29-2004, 02:50 AM
Title: Sr./Principal Product Development Engineer

Keywords: Medical Device, Engineering, Orthopaedic, Product Development,

Location: Warsaw, IN (2 hours from Chicago & Indianapolis; >1 hour from Fort
Wayne & South Bend)


World leader in the orthopaedic market. High-growth, dynamic company. Great

As a key member of the Development team, the Development Engineer will
interact with many different functional departments and with surgeons and
technical experts outside company. A Development Engineer is responsible
for the design, development, and processing of implants and instruments, and
may serve as new product development project leader. Good communication,
teamwork and organizational skills are essential. An understanding of human
physiology and joint mechanics is preferred.

Primary responsibilities of the Development Engineer include helping to
identify customer requirements for a new product; generating prototype
models to evaluate new design concepts; designing for manufacturability,
inspectability, and optimum cost; completing stress analysis on new designs;
generating a comprehensive protocol for testing the product; coordinating
product evaluation with research lab personnel and surgeons; and generating
design assurance documentation for the project. This documentation includes
functional performance requirements, risk analysis, design specifications,
test protocols, periodic design review meeting minutes, and product
blueprint specifications.

Responsibilities of project leadership include conducting periodic
development meetings with surgeons and key company personnel; developing
project plans, milestones, and development cost estimates; utilizing
leadership and motivational skills to expedite completion of critical
project tasks with other functional groups; and communication with
Regulatory Affairs and Legal to obtain clearance on new products. The
ability to anticipate, prevent, troubleshoot, and solve a variety of
processing issues is required.


---5+ years previous orthopaedic experience in industry (hip, knee, trauma,
extremities implants) is STRONGLY preferred.

---Bachelor's or Master's degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical
engineering, or other engineering science is required.

---Experience in development/design/testing of orthopaedic or other medical
devices is preferred.

---Experience in material removal manufacturing processes for metals and
plastics is preferred.

---Familiarity with drafting standards, geometric dimensioning and
tolerancing, and manufacturing process validation are desirable.

---Experience successfully managing projects and staff is preferred

Relocation package available, competitive salary, bonus, 401(k),
medical/dental, and stock options.

Please submit your resume to aprilh@starquestsearch.com. All submitted
information will remain confidential. Only qualified applicants will be

April Hyland, President

StarQuest Search Services, LLC

Phone: 260-602-9689

Email: aprilh@starquestsearch.com

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