Cantel Medical

Senior R&D Engineer, Mechanical

US-MN-Plymouth
Job ID
2017-3417
# Positions
1
Category
Research & Development
Cantel ENDO

Company Overview

MEDIVATORS (formerly Minntech Corporation), a Cantel Medical Company, is a medical technology innovator of life-impacting solutions for over 35 years. MEDIVATORS provides a full circle of infection prevention solutions through a comprehensive offering in two critical areas: endoscope reprocessing and endoscopy procedure products. The company's endoscope reprocessing products include a full range of endoscope reprocessing systems, high-level disinfectants and sterilants, detergents, leak testing and manual cleaning products, storage cabinets, endoscope process tracking and related consumables, accessories and supplies.

MEDIVATORS offerings improve healthcare and touch million of lives in over 30 countries.

Job Overview

As part of the Cantel Endoscopy Sustaining Engineering Team, lead design-related efforts to effect product changes as needed for commercialized products. This includes the division’s full portfolio of electromechanical, procedural and filtration products.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop high-value performance improvements for existing Cantel Endoscopy equipment lines
  • Drive cost, manufacturing and service improvements through design of mechanical components and processes
  • Develop detailed designs and documentation for use by manufacturing and technical support personnel
  • Partner with Franchise Management to ensure effective definition of Customer Requirements and translation into comprehensive product specifications.
  • Plan, coordinate and document experiments in technical area of expertise to ensure than defined product requirements are met.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations for use by engineering management and senior management.
  • Prepare and communicate data and information on product updates to field and technical service personnel.
  • Ensure that all design activities carried out in the area of technical expertise are in compliance with Cantel design controls pertinent to regulatory requirements in all key markets
  • Design and document new mechanical components for Cantel Endoscopy equipment and accessories using SolidWorks or ProE/Creo
  • Provide direction, mentoring and coaching to junior staff on technical aspects of electromechanical product development
  • Conduct or direct performance testing to evaluate new materials and components. Identify new vendors, as needed.
  • Prepare engineering change orders along with all required documentation

Qualifications

The ideal candidate

  • Has the confidence, presence and ability to inspire, influence and motivate people.
  • Is an effective mentor and coach to team members
  • Has demonstrated the ability to develop plans, implement effectively and deliver results
  • Works to do what’s right; is trustworthy, open and honest
  • Is driven to achieve results

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • BS or MS Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or related engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in design, testing and verification/validation of electromechanical equipment
  • Strong understanding of fluid mechanics
  • Demonstrated ability to use SolidWorks or ProE/Creo, Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Minitab a strong plus

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position includes occasional directing of technicians as part of regular project work.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

The candidate should have the ability to read, analyze and interpret technical information or reports in area of expertise.  Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information and test results in written and verbal form required. Second language a strong plus.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

The candidate should have the ability to understand and apply advanced mathematical concepts and basic statistical techniques.

 

REASONING ABILITY

The candidate should have the ability to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, as well as to assist senior staff in interpreting market and customer needs and reducing them to technical targets.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee must routinely lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally as much as 40 pounds. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but can at times be noisy due to the use of power equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.

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