Senior Product Design Engineer

About the Company

At UMF Medical, our passion is pulling together as a team delivering a 5-star customer experience. We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic, talented people to join our team. We live by our Core Values of Delivering a 5-Star customer experience, Teamwork, Innovative Growth Mindset, Checking Egos at the Door, and Commitment.

Job Description

The important role of Senior Product Design Engineer works with a collaborative team, adopts the Design Thinking process, and develops new products aligned to meet market needs on time and within budget.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design products according to specifications provided by Marketing Team, following the Design Thinking Model to achieve New Product launches on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams throughout all phases of Design Thinking for new product launches to help foster a Culture of Innovation.
  • Understand and design for manufacturability within Company’s competencies and according to FDA and UL Quality Standards
  • Provide Project Management of new products, working through process flows and procedures to meet or exceed launch schedules, including securing regulatory approvals.
  • Guide manufacturing development of new products in a seamless transition to production, including small pre-production runs, assembly line design/layout, etc.
  • Discover, analyze and decide materials that meet market and budget requirements
  • Discover, analyze and decide ‘make vs. buy’ decisions for components and assemblies
  • Coordinate Drafting, BOM, Purchasing, & Inventory Management work required for new product launch.
  • Manage multiple projects at the same time, both small scale and large scale

Engineering Skill Set

  • Familiarity with Design Thinking process
  • New product development experience, 3 to 5 years preferred.
  • Sheetmetal manufacturing experience, 2 to 5 years preferred.
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry and IEC60601-1 or UL60601-1 or DMAIIC Process Excellence Certification.
  • Mastery of CAD Systems, SolidWorks Preferred
  • Finite Element Analysis expertise
  • Expertise in material selection and component and product sourcing, both domestically and internationally

Computer Skills

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Products, particularly Excel
  • Experience with ERP systems and ability to learn new systems quickly.

Problem Solving/ Decision Making

  • Team-oriented personality and internal drive to go above and beyond to get the job done to optimize the customer experience.
  • Ability to translate customer requirements into intuitive, aesthetically designed products that meet and exceed customer needs.
  • Ability to develop products for efficient and cost-effective manufacturing to meet margin requirements at target market price.
  • Ability to continuously improve products for cost reduction, customer ease of use and to meet evolving clinical needs with sound, thoughtfully developed solutions in collaboration with a team.
  • Solutions should minimize risk to the organization.

Motivation and Initiative

  • The focus of this specialized, technically oriented position is on meeting and exceeding high standards of quality and customer satisfaction.
  • A thoughtful, persevering, self-disciplined approach to achieving accurate, detailed work is essential.
  • Creative problem solver with technical expertise and experience and a strong commitment to efficiently achieve high quality results.
  • Because of the fast-paced job environment, decisions must be made quickly and firmly, within the defined scope of job authority and based on job expertise.

Working Conditions

Reports to: Director of Innovation

Works collaboratively with Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing Design Engineers, Production, Supply Chain

UMF Medical is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, veteran status, age, sexual preference, marital status, or disability.

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