As Principal Development Engineer you are responsible for quality, timely design and development of products which have significant impact on the company's short, mid, and long-term sales goals.
You may be responsible for supervision of one or more engineers for the duration of specific product development programs and you have direct responsibility for the commercialization of these products.
In addition, you are responsible for developing laboratory testing plans which will ensure safe and efficacious products that meet the design control requirements and the company's quality standards.
Ability to accept modifications to project timelines and priorities.
All Research and Development employees must follow all internal processes related to HCP consultant interaction, and may be in a position to initiate and verify HCP consultant’s services per the processes. Research and Development employees must follow all reporting guidelines for business expenses as they pertain to HCP interaction and involvement. All R&D employees are responsible for completing quarterly safety training per corporate policies on-time.
This position is accountable for design, development and the function of the individual's current and existing products to support global business goals. Limited supervision is required for individuals in this position.
Bachelor's degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering and/or a Master's or Ph.D. degree in engineering, science or materials science discipline is required.
Additional education and knowledge in the fields of orthopedics, orthopedic research, biomaterials, experimental and analytical stress analysis, fatigue testing, CAD/CAM skills, geometric tolerancing, project management and a working knowledge of manufacturing processes is required.
At least 10 years of experience in product development, design and project management. This individual should have a demonstrated ability to deal with abstract and conceptual design and project related problems on a daily basis. The individual must be team oriented and demonstrate effective problem solving skills and creativity.