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Senior/Staff Design Engineer

Location:Cincinnati, OH
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Corporate Engineering
Description:

This position is on the Sustaining Engineering side of our Corporate Engineering Department.

Design Engineers are responsible for aspects of complex projects related to product design and development, with focus on innovative mechanical and electromechanical medical devices that address customer needs.

Duties:

Senior Design Engineer

Provide Leadership

  • Works on a cross-functional project team through all phases of the product development process, providing guidance and mentorship to less experienced team members.
  • Plans and executes projects from concept through launch.

Execute Design Process

  • Works closely with other members of the project team and physicians to define user needs, generate design concepts and develop detail designs.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to less experienced team members in all aspects of design execution.

Execute Design

  • Performs design and analysis (such as tolerance analysis, FEA, DOE's, simulated use testing, etc.), and leads design activities of medium complexity product elements and supports development of product and process validation plans and testing.

Project Management

  • Significantly contributes to aspects of project management including scope definition, scheduling, budgeting, and contingency planning.

Intellectual Property

  • Strong understanding of patents.
  • Executes limited patent searches to understand current state of the art and potential white space.
  • Contributes to business value through innovation and patent filing.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • May be responsible for accomplishing work through outside resources (e.g., consultants, contractors, design suppliers).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Staff Design Engineer 

Note: Higher level positions perform all of the duties described above, but with increasing level of complexity and scope.

Provide Leadership

  • Leads cross-functional project team through all phases of the product development process, providing guidance and mentorship to less experienced team members. 
  • Plans and executes projects from concept through launch. 

Execute Design Process

  • Works closely with other members of the project team and physicians to define user needs, generate design concepts and develop detail designs. 
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to less experienced team members in all aspects of design execution.

Execute Design

  • Performs design and analysis (such as tolerance analysis, FEA, DOE's, simulated use testing, etc.), and leads design activities of high complexity product elements and supports development of product and process validation plans and testing.

Project Management

  • Leads aspects of project management including scope definition, scheduling, budgeting, and contingency planning. 

Intellectual Property

  • Strong understanding of patents. 
  • Executes patent searches to understand current state of the art and potential white space.
  • Contributes to business value through innovation and patent filing. 
  • Effectively works with outside counsel and other IP experts.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • May be responsible for accomplishing work through outside resources (e.g., consultants, contractors, design suppliers).
  • Other duties as assigned.
 Travel
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time; both domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Typical work related travel assignments range 2-5 days, and as such overnight, out-of-town stays are required.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • Typical office environment - accommodations will be evaluated where needed.

 

Qualifications:

Senior Design Engineer

  • Required - Equivalent of 7 years related work experience.
  • Preferred - Medical device experience, or experience in a regulated environment.
  • Required - Bachelor degree (BS) in Mechanical Engineering (or related field equivalent) with mechanical emphasis.
  • Preferred - Advanced degree in field is desirable but not required.

Staff Design Engineer 

  • Required - Equivalent of 10 years related work experience.
  • Preferred - Medical device experience, or experience in a regulated environment.
  • Required - Bachelor degree (BS) in Mechanical Engineering (or related field equivalent) with mechanical emphasis.
  • Preferred - Advanced degree in field is desirable but not required.

General Skills/Competencies/Specialized Knowledge

  • Mechanical Design - Expertise regarding mechanical processes and capabilities that impact design.
  • Design Control - Knowledge in the application of design controls and development processes.
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Adaptability
  • Trust and Integrity
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Customer Orientation
  • Business Acumen
  • Motivating Others
  • Negotiation/Influence
  • Leadership
  • Computer Skills - Proficient in computer system based tools including Microsoft Office applications, project planning, flow charts, presentation, email, web browsers and spreadsheet software. Skilled in Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools (e.g., SolidWorks). 


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