Cantel Medical

  • Principal R&D Engineer

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Cantel ENDO
  • Company Overview

    At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.


    Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:



    Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.



    Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc. and MEDIVATORS.



    Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.

    Main Responsibilities

    Responsible for technical oversight of Design Control elements of New Product Development for medical devices, including aspects of product lifecycle post commercialization; cross-functional project resources in a matrixed environment, provide technical direction and lead product development activities to ensure completion of technical activities on time, on budget and a predetermined COGS; work with project manager, prepare plans, monitor/manage cross functional activities, and report on projects to ensure milestones, project costs and product costs are met; work in collaboration with Global R&D Science and Engineering personnel in identifying and solving complex technical problems related to low temperature sterilization through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results; develops designs for vaporization and dispersion of liquid chemical agents; models heat distribution and convection currents within large and small enclosures; translates technical information; implements activities to support new product development using engineering principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, material science, statics and dynamics; utilizing analytical tools such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD); partner with Marketing to ensure effective definition of Customer Requirements and translation into comprehensive product specifications by applying code/standard guidelines; communicate information or concepts to other functions related to ideas for cost reductions and manufacturing efficiencies; work with regulatory group to insure regulatory requirements of the product developed are met for each country in which they are intended to be marketed; collaborate closely with Quality Assurance to ensure design inputs, design outputs and risk analysis are effectively addressed; develop detailed designs and documentation in the technical area of expertise for use by manufacturing to produce in-house manufactured components, assemblies, and purchased parts to ensure customer defined needs are met, utilizing Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software like SolidWorks or Creo; prepare product SKU offerings, product structures and lists of materials to ensure products, spare parts, and other materials are configured to meet customer needs and expectations; plan, coordinate and document experiments to ensure defined product requirements are met; prepare technical reports and presentations; ensure all design activities are carried out in compliance with design controls pertinent to regulatory requirements in all key markets; research and assess emerging technologies, state of the art solutions to foster best practices in the development process, innovation and process efficiencies.

    Domestic and international travel required up to 20% of work time.


    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, engineering or technical field and ten years of experience in mechanical engineering, or Masters and eight years of experience or PhD and 4 years of experience.


    *Specific skills and other requirements:   


    Three years of experience in:

    - developing and launching sterilization and decontamination systems;

    - vaporization systems, thermodynamics;

    - assimilating technical and market information;

    - Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software like SolidWorks or Creo;

    - Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and other computational and analytical methods for structural and fluids analyses.



    Foreign equivalent and any suitable combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable.


    The position is located at Medivators, 14605 28th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55447.

    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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