• Research & Development Engineer

    Requisition ID
    2018-4735
    Job Location(s)
    Limerick Ireland
    Travel
    Less than 10%
    Company
    Cook Ireland
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Engineering
    Education
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Overview

    Design, development and taking to market of medical devices for one or more Cook Medical Strategic Business Units.

    Reporting to: Senior Research & Development Engineer/Research & Development Manager  

    Find out more about Cook Medical here

    Responsibilities

    • Perform Duties of Research & Development Engineer:
    • o Design development, prototyping, test method design, design evaluation , design reviews, design specifications, design verification and validation, design protocols and reports, transfer to production activities in a timely effective manner.
    • o Product testing and evaluation, completion of test reports to support design selection.
    • o Preparation and presentation of design reviews.
    • o Product and project risk analysis and risk management.
    • o Work with Process Development Engineering to introduce/develope new equipment and production processes as required for any new manufacturing techniques.
    • o Source new materials components and equipment.
    • o Development of component specifications, inspection methods, bills of materials and manufacturing processes.
    • o Introduction of new equipment, materials and technologies.
    • Work closely with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s), physicians and product managers to develop innovative medical devices to improve patient care.
    • Project lead for assigned research & development projects including technical and project management responsibly.
    • o Manage and drive project tasks to ensure timely completion of project milestones.
    • o Work closely with cross functional groups to achieve project and company goals.
    • o Product performance evaluations.
    • o Contribute to innovation and creativity within team through filing of disclosures and patents.
    • o Hold regular project meetings and document minutes and actions.
    • o Ensure project milestones are achieved to meet business metrics.
    • Compliance with Quality, Regulatory and company policies and systems.
    • Communications:
    • o Regular communication to cross-functional teams, senior management and business unit leaders.
    • o Project status communications and reporting.
    • Remain on the forefront of emerging industry practices.
    • Educating oneself in the medical area for which the new devices are being developed in order to have an appreciation for what needs to be achieved with these products.
    • Support other cross functional groups to deliver company goals.
    • Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.

    Qualifications

    • Third level degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Design, Chemical Engineering or similar discipline.
    • 2 Years design experience medical device roles.
    • Project planning skills.
    • Execution of project in a timely effective manner.
    • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
    • Good mechanical design and understanding of engineering fundamentals with extensive medical device materials knowledge.
    • Manufacturing design and process understanding.
    • Good working knowledge of Solidworks and/or Pro Engineer CAD.
    • Strong technical writer.
    • Knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives (ISO13485 and FDA CFR 820).
    • Team Player with ability to develop strong working relationships.
    • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
    • Good problem solving skills.
    • Highly motivated individual, self starter with a passion for excellence.
    • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
    • Willingness and availability to travel on company business.

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