Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

Develop robust and innovative design solutions for medical devices that set the standard for performance and value in the market-place. Manage assigned projects, refine existing mechanical designs and create new designs for application to humans and animals for TMI, Northgate Technologies Inc. (Nortech), Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC), and TML.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING

  • Ensure customer demands and business objectives are met by designing products from idea to concept development to production development
  • Support business objectives with technical inputs, e.g. assisting in the development of production cost estimates for developmental projects and determining specifications for off-the-shelf components
  • Ensure products are designed to be safe and efficacious for users, e.g. by doing comprehensive analytical evaluations of complex design solutions, by identifying and resolving design issues and technical risks
  • Ensure that new products are developed in an expeditious manner and that all parties involved in the core team are aware of the current status of the project
  • Resolve technical problems related to new and existing products by working with the Tooling Engineering Specialist and collaborating with injection molding vendors during tool development, build and production
  • Ensure that all product development documents are maintained in an orderly and systematic filing system by working with Document Control staff

PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Ensure integrity of product designs by maintaining organized project design files

SUPPORT AND COLLABORATION

  • Resolve technical problems related to new and existing products by collaborating with injection moulding vendors during tool development, build and production
  • Ensure products meet customer and business needs by collaborating internally and externally, e.g. Marketing, Manufacturing Engineering, clinical investigators, etc.
  • Ensure on time delivery of projects by responding to vendor inquiries and technical problems

REGULATORY

  • Adhere to all current relevant policies, procedures and legislation, e.g. QMS

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering or a related field of study
  • Professional Engineer designation
  • At least 5 years of product development and design experience
  • Medical device industry experience, or a similarly regulated field, is an asset

Specialized Skill or Knowledge

Design

  • Ability to rigorously analyse complex design solutions, make optimal design decisions, and identify and resolve design risks
  • Ability to produce detailed manual and computer assisted design drawings, and specifications of plastic injection-moulded parts
  • Ability to produce concept renderings of new products and their application
  • Ability to prototype mechanical components, e.g. machining, vacuum forming, casting and painting
  • Experience with ergonomic design
  • Experience with modern design techniques including design for assembly (DFA)
  • Experience with high volume molding processes, tool construction, and material selection

Project Management

  • Experienced in defining and managing product development project activities to meet business objectives

Learning

  • Ability to rapidly learn and assimilate new technologies, technical material, and skills for operating new equipment and instrumentation

Administration

  • Efficient in preparing high quality technical reports

Processes and Theories

  • Knowledge of design of experiments (DOE)
  • Knowledge of techniques of stress analysis and failure criteria
  • Theoretical understanding of flow-related phenomena of fluids in tubes
  • Intermediate experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Basic knowledge of aerosol delivery

Materials

  • Knowledge of plastics including experience in the design of high-volume injection molded components and material selection
  • Knowledge of the properties of polymers, plastics and other materials used for external and indwelling medical applications

Administration

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements as they may apply to new product development, e.g. ISO 9001 design controls, FDA GMP and HPB requirements

 

Specialized Computer Literacy

Type of Software Brand Name Level
3D Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) SolidWorks* Advanced
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) COSMOSworks* Intermediate
Plastic Injection Molding Simulation Moldflow* Intermediate
Data acquisition LabVIEW* Intermediate
CFD CF Design* Intermediate
Statistics Minitab*, MS Excel* Intermediate

 

Work Habits, Communication Skills, and Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work independently
  • Persuasive and skilled communicator
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving through inventiveness and innovation
  • Enjoy ‘raising the bar’ in design solutions’ ability to meet functional, manufacturing and cost objections
  • Passion for developing design solutions and seeing them through to manufacturing launch

 

How to Apply

Email
hr [at] trudellmed.com

  • Include a résumé and cover letter which includes the job title
  • Use Microsoft Word .doc or .rtf formats
  • Include the job title and your name in the title of both Word documents
  • Include the job title in the Subject line of your email

Mail
Human Resources
Trudell Medical International
London, ON  N5V 5G4
Canada

 


 

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