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Principal Engineer

Company: CONMED
Location: Largo
Posted on: April 13, 2019

Job Description:

Are you an exceptional mechanical designer who would relish the opportunity to innovate alongside the world's best surgeons? As a Principal Engineer at CONMED, you will be responsible for performing complex mechanical design and analysis to support research and development of orthopedic medical devices for shoulder instability. You will lead the the Discovery and Feasibility phases, design activities, technical reviews, and report design progress. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring appreciable initiative, originality, ingenuity and excellent problem-solving skills. This is engineering at its best!

The mission of the Principal Engineer is to be the technical lead for solving the most complex mechanical problems and all activities in support of the rapid release of new products to production. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical skills, advanced mechanical engineering experience and a good understanding of instrumentation and implants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Research design options and perform experiments to determine design feasibility or solutions for complex mechanical problems.

* Construct prototypes; evaluate and document their performance; identify possible improvements

* Specify, design and evaluate mechanical components by applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and materials engineering.

* Explore new and existing materials and methods to solve design challenges

* Perform structural and thermal analyses of components and assemblies using finite element analysis methods

* Create and implement suitable tests to verify designs meet mechanical requirements

* Utilize CAD engineering software to create and modify mechanical components

* Collaborate with vendors to produce mechanical components and assemblies

* Create engineering drawings, test plans, and technical reports

* Responsible for design/development activities which may include leading, participating in, coordinating or supporting:

* Concept, planning, design and execution stages

* Risk assessment

* Prototyping/testing

* Design reviews

* Verification & Validation

* Serve as a technical leader for major product development projects or multiple simultaneous projects. Responsible for ensuring that design activities are coordinated per the project needs. Establish and maintain project schedules.

* Assist in the creation and release of Product Requirements, Design Specifications, and Design Descriptions for assigned designs, applicable standards and procedures. Evaluate product non-conformances and recommend design modifications.

* Mentor other engineers and technicians.


* B.S. in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or a technical equivalent. Master's Degree is desirable.

* Minimum of 15 years' related engineering experience with 5 years of medical device product development experience.

* Hands-on experience constructing small mechanical prototypes utilizing rapid-prototyping methods and equipment

* High degree of comfort with ambiguity in early-phase investigative projects

* Mechanical: Experience with Solid Works, Pro-E or AutoCAD.

* Thorough understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering principles

* Proficiency in the use of analytical tools such as finite element analysis methods and other simulation tools for the design of mechanical structures

* Knowledge of statistical techniques and utilization of design of experiments

* Knowledge of thermo plastic materials and specifications (ABS, PVC, Polypropylenes)

* Background in design of injection molded parts and assemblies and their associated manufacturing processes is a plus

* Experience estimating the effort to reach phase milestones and coordinating the team activities to meet schedules and goals

* Outgoing personality with a strong desire to provide mentorship within the organization

* Is a self-starter, can manage multiple tasks, and work with minimal supervision

* Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet)

* Familiarity with essential requirements of the Medical Devices Directive (MDD).

* Demonstrated experience in successful project management including defining projects, scheduling, and costing.

CONMED Corporation is a progressive, global medical device company. Through thoughtful leadership, innovation and team work, we are changing the future of medicine. Our 3,500 employees worldwide make meaningful contributions, positively impact the business, and advance in their careers as our company and product portfolio grows.

We are a leader in Orthopedics, General Surgery, Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, and Anesthesiology and our employees enjoy challenging and diverse job opportunities across these varied specializations. We are headquartered in upstate New York with additional domestic facilities in FL, CA, MA, CO, and GA. We have an international presence in more than 20 locations throughout Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.
* CONMED offers competitive compensation

* Excellent healthcare including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage

* Short & long term disability plus life insurance -- cost paid fully by CONMED

* Retirement Savings Plan (401K) -- company match dollar for dollar up to 7%

* Employee stock purchase plan -- allows stock purchases at discounted price

* Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate level courses

CONMED is an Equal Opportunity Employer & an Affirmative Action Employer. CONMED is a strong advocate of workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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