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R-D Engineer I

North Haven, CT 06473

Posted: 08/11/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 579640 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Top 3 technical  skills that you are looking for in a candidates experience:
  1. Tensile testing using instron
  2. Sample handing, organization, labeling for testing
  3. Data collection and organization


Education Required:  BS in engineering, (mechanical, biomedical, materials)

Years’ Experience Required: 0-2

Will the contractor be working 40 hours a week? If not, weekly estimate? No overtime for this position.

Does this position require the candidate to be onsite or remote, if hybrid what does the onsite vs remote schedule look like?

Onsite position

What is your timeline for scheduling interviews?


What product line will this person support?

Wound management NPD, project big loop

Careers that Change Lives

The R&D Engineer II will report into the Wound Management R&D Team and will focus on development of new would closure products to meet customer needs and expand our wound closure product line.


Surgical Innovations: In Surgical Innovations, we advance minimally invasive surgery to improve outcomes for patients and providers around the globe. From concept to commercialization, we bring meaningful innovation to our robust and growing portfolio of surgical devices and technologies. Through wise investments, thoughtful planning, and world-class partnerships, we help patients get the care? they?n?eed – from diagnosis to treatment – when they need it.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots, and provides technical skills during research and/or product development.
  • Designs studies to investigate root cause or identify process parameters.
  • Supports product development activities.
  • Provides feedback on machine design and prototypes.
  • Designs fixturing for manufacturing equipment or testing.
  • Creates prototype test samples.
  • Supports voice of customer and pre-clinical studies.
  • Prepares and tracks test samples.
  • Assists in DOE planning and execution.
  • Performs statistical analysis and presents results.
  • Composes engineering reports.
  • Researches technical and procedural topics and reports findings to group.
  • Work will be performed in R&D laboratories and in manufacturing facilities.


Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required with 2+ years of experience or Advanced Degree with 0+ years of experience

Nice to Have

Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering
  • Practical experience in the following areas:
    • Suture and/or needle test methods
    • Equipment and/or test fixture design
    • Polymer development and manufacturing
    • Fiber extrusion
    • Textile manufacturing
    • Material characterization
    • Development and manufacturing of combination products
  • Experience in the medical device industry
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality technical work within project schedules and timelines.
  • Must be team oriented, with the ability to work well on common deliverables with diverse cross-functional teams and to interact at the highest professional manner with all organizational levels
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and interpersonal skills to successfully partner on varying levels ranging from cross functional to global multi-site and multi-business unit
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