Principal Engineer Mechanical / Plastics Design

11 - 15 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Merrimack, NH
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Job Functions

  • Sets direction and communicates vision for product development in support of the research and development of new medical devices.
  • Provide technical and project leadership over multiple complex product development projects.
  • Lead the effort to maintain a high level of design control and quality for new design projects.
  • Work with Marketing and members of Sr. Managament to establish User and Product Requirements.
  • Lead the Design Verificaiton and Validation activites of new medical devices in development.
  • Develop project plans based on the scope of project.
  • Ensure schedules are well planned and followed.
  • Review project progress with senior management. 
  • Prepare and give oral presentations in a group setting. 
  • As needed, will supervise othertechnicians and engineers and serve as liaison to other company sites or to external organizations, boards, or committees.
  • Typically serves as a technical expert (subject matter expert) on platform and complex projects.
  • Review and assess projects and processes for potential patent opportunities. 
  • Assists in special projects as needed. 
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related duties as requested.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Mechanical and/or plastics engineeringexperience developing, delivering, deploying and maintaining medical devices as well as past experience in plastic part design and/or mold design are required for this position.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present technical information and prepare written reports.  Successful management and implementation of projects. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in leading others in critical thinking, problem solving and analysis and effective technical project leadership.
  • Experience in utilizing Six Sigma tools and analysis is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Experience managing direct reports is preferred.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • BS in Biomedical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or other related technical degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of ten years of product development experience with design controls, process engineering, manufacturing engineering, or other related experience is required. 
  • Prior experience with the assembly of medical devices (implant and/or disposables) is preferred. 
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (Word/Excel) are required.


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