R&D Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00053583
  • Consultant: Adrien Guimard
  • Contact: 0041 (0) 800 106 106
  • Date Published: 09.05.2022
  • Sector: Medical Devices
  • Location: Zuchwil, Central Switzerland
  • Discipline: Science - Research & Development

QLS are recruiting for an R&D Engineer to join a project with a global Medical Device Company based in Zuchwil on a contract basis for 6 months.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops new implants and instruments and develops improvementsand modifications to current products according to the “company” product development process
  • Is primary contact person for technical questions/issues of existing products
  • Works with surgeons, sales force and others for design requirements, design concept development, prototype and cadaver evaluation, and clinical follow-up
  • Responsible for initial patent review of designs for freedom to operate as well as for the protection of new concepts, techniques and products through proper patenting
  • In close collaboration with the technical engineering office, generates product models, concept layouts, and prints using a CAD software
  • Responsible for the performance of the product and its mechanical stability, as well as the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Develops mechanical test set-ups (including derivation of benchmarks) according to national and international standards and coordinates the activities required to fabricate test parts and complete mechanical testing (according to PD process)
  • Works with manufacturing during the design stages to incorporate manufacturability into the product designs and during the implementation phase to clarify design issues
  • Performs the required activities and generates the appropriate PD documents to ensure compliance with national and international regulations related to medical devices (in particular EU MDD, US FDA, Japanese PAL)
  • Supports surgeons with regards to handling of implants/instruments and engineering-specific questions
  • Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to the job, and to maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all time

Candidate’s Requirements:

  • University plus at least3 years practical experience or Experienced professional, who has mastered the job through professional training and extensive experience (min. 7 years)
  • Experience in the medical devices field mandatory (ideally in trauma products)
  • Ideally Mechanical experience (construction, production)
  • Knowledge of biomechanic, biology, anatomy is a plus
  • Spread sheet and CAD/CAM, materials science — Project management
  • Interpersonal skills / characteristics:
  • Creative/problem-solving skills• Planning skills
  • Willingness to accept responsibility
  • Independent
  • Team player English Mandatory and German is a plus

Apply: For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Adrien on 0041 (0) 800 106 106 or email aguimard@ckqls.ch. Please could you send any correspondence in English. Please quote job reference 53583 in all correspondence.

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