Product Research Engineer

Align Technology   •  

San Jose, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 242 days ago

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The Product Research Engineer – Additive Manufacturing will be a key member of the R&D Biomechanical Engineering team.  The Product Research Engineer will be responsible for planning, leading and executing projects focusing on new product design and design improvement utilizing 3D printing Technologies. He/She will work with internal and external resources to optimize the product design, system, process, and material for 3D Printing.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional resources to develop 3D Printing equipment, process, materials, software and post-processing
  • Conceive and design 3D printed product prototypes for biomechanical test models
  • Master complex systems with sound mechanical principles
  • Simulate real world conditions and measure outputs using sensors
  • Define procedures to evaluate product performance and conduct bench top testing
  • Conceive new product and technology development plans
  • Work with software team to incorporate new designs and features into 3D printing prototypes
  • Document test protocols in accordance with FDA regulations
  • Make sure testing covers efficacy, reliability, verification, and validation
  • Perform statistical data analysis and interpretation
  • Collaborate with manager and cross-functional team in creating product and test plans
  • Communicate with professionals in the field at all levels and transition information into product improvement
  • Lead multiple both product development projects and research projects until product launch
  • Work in a fast paced environment and meet critical deadlines
  • Problem solve issues with attention to detail
  • Complete assigned tasks to develop custom orthodontic products
  • Creation and evaluation of prototypes, design characterization, produce and maintaining the requisite FDA/ISO documentation
  • Duties will also include general engineering support in R&D.


  • MS or PhD in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering; other scientific disciplines considered or equivelent years of experienc
  • 5+ years of laboratory skills performing Product Research
  • 5+ years of experience with 3-D modeling using SolidWorks
  • 2+ years in 3D Printing designing, building, developing, and manufacturing

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping processes
  • Knowledge in Topology Optimization
  • Experience with FEA analysis
  • Medical device industry experience
  • Knowledge or experience in Orthodontics, dental industry, and/or Biomechanics