Cantel Medical

  • Senior R&D Engineer, Mechanical and Systems

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



    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.

    Job Overview

    This technical leadership role must possess a good understanding of medical device product development process from concept to design verification with demonstrated success in developing products. The demonstrated ability to be a technical leader and work with technical and non-technical staff on multifunctional teams in bringing sterilization systems and infection control technologies to the market is key.

    Main Responsibilities

    The Senior R&D Engineer will be responsible for technical leadership, oversight and management of all Design Control elements of New Product Development for medical devices, including aspects of product lifecycle post commercialization. They will manage cross-functional project resources in a matrixed environment, including vendors and contractors. 



    1. Provide technical direction and lead product development activities to ensure completion of technical activities on time, on budget, and at predetermined COGS.
    • Working with the 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 (Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Information Systems and Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Technical Service and Marketing in identifying and solving difficult technical problems related to low temperature sterilization and infection control systems. 
    • Partner with Marketing to ensure effective definition of Customer Requirements and translation into comprehensive product specifications.
    • Communicate information or concepts to other functions (Sustaining Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Finance, etc.) related to ideas for cost reductions and manufacturing efficiencies.
    • Work with Regulatory group to insure regulatory requirements of the products 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 analyses are effectively addressed
    1. Execute activities in technical area of expertise to ensure successful completion of product development as defined in specifications.



    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.  

    • Prepare product SKU offerings, product structures, and lists of materials to ensure products, spare parts, and other materials required are configured to meet customer needs and expectations.
    • Plan, coordinate and document experiments in technical area of expertise to ensure that defined product requirements are met.
    • Prepare technical reports and presentations for use by engineering management and senior management for long- and short-range planning or for use by sales engineering personnel in sales or technical services activities.
    • 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.
    • Provide direction, mentoring and coaching to junior team members.
    • Research and assesses emerging technologies, state-of-the-art solutions (external & internal) to foster best practices in the development process, innovation and process efficiencies.


    • BS or MS degree in engineering or technical field (Mechanical Engineering preferred).  Must have a minimum of 5 years proven experience in technical area of expertise. 
    • Strong science/technical background, engineering and medical device highly preferred.
    • A good understanding of vacuum chambers, vaporization systems, thermodynamics and plasma systems is a plus. 
    • Ability to quickly assimilate technical and market information.
    • Must be very customer (internal and external) focused and results driven.
    • Extremely strong communication skills (oral, written, developing/giving presentations) are mandatory.
    • Proficient with Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software like SolidWorks or Creo. 
    • Hands-on knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and other computational and analytical methods for structural and fluids analyses is plus.
    • Must have demonstrable competence in office software applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook,


    • Domestic and International travel is required up to 20% of work time.



    Leadership Attributes:

    • Has the confidence, presence and ability to inspire, influence and motivate people
    • Listens to and values feedback; supports and explains reasoning for decisions
    • Is an effective mentor and coach to team members
    • Respectful of, and actively solicits, team member opinions
    • Has the ability to implement change to positively affect results

    Personal Characteristics:

    • Exhibits a positive outlook
    • Looks for and takes advantage of business growth opportunities
    • Self-evident ability to develop a plan, implement effectively and deliver results
    • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment

    Personal Principles:

    • Driven to achieve results
    • Works to do what’s right; trustworthy, open and honest
    • Displays a commitment to excellence


    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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