Senior Product Development Engineer at Smith & Nephew (Memphis, TN)

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Senior Product Development Engineer

Job Description

This position is responsible for the design, development, verification, and validation of new products from concept phase through design transfer, production, and launch phases using the processes and tools identified in the S&N Quality System related to Design Controls. This position is a functional member of a multi-functional project team working with marketing, manufacturing, quality, regulatory and other team members as appropriate to facilitate the requirements of the design project. This position is expected to function in a leadership role on a design team and will provide mentoring to less experienced engineers. The successful candidate will be able to apply design/technical knowledge and experience to self-manage, create and implement project plans/procedures and receive minimal guidance for routine tasks.

  • Assists with user needs collection activities using various methods including but not limited to medical literature reviews, stakeholder surveys and interviews, key opinion leader (KOLs) panel discussions, and surgical observations.
  • Responsible for definition of design inputs, prototyping, feasibility testing protocols and the concept selection process.
  • Responsible to create and maintain device/product specifications including 3D models and prints.
  • Responsible for completion of design verification and validation activities by developing or collaborating with testing partners to develop biomechanical and mechanical test methodologies when consensus testing standards are not applicable. Also, includes engineering study development, evaluation, and execution, if applicable.
  • Create and maintain documentation to align with requirements of SN design control specifications and relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Responsible for project intellectual property (IP) including creating invention disclosures, supporting patent application/prosecution, and providing technical feedback to legal regarding other IP matters.
  • Provides technical support to multi-functional team members including but not limited to technically reviewing marketing collaterals, providing product information for regulatory submissions, and making technical product presentations to surgeon customers and sales teams.
  • Mentors less experienced development engineers
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Memphis, TN


Education: Minimum BS in Engineering

Experience: 4 years plus BS; or 2 years plus Masters

  • Experience with 3D CAD software required - Siemens NX Unigraphics preferred
  • Knowledge of Design Controls - including CFR 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, required
  • GD&T experience, required
  • Experience in full cycle product development, required
  • Knowledge of basic industry-specific manufacturing and quality inspection methods, preferred
  • FEA experience, preferred
  • Multibody dynamics simulation experience preferred
  • Data Analysis (i.e. Design of Experiments, Response Surface, probabilistic modeling, ANOVA, analysis on non-normal data, Machine Learning techniques), preferred
  • Programming experience - Matlab and/or Python preferred
  • Knowledge of lower body anatomy preferred

Travel Requirements :

Smith+Nephew provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
More Information on Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Andover, MA. Smith & Nephew was founded in 2022. It has 15318 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 81 open jobs at Smith & Nephew, click here.
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