Product Engineer, Tray & Packaging

Acumed Hillsboro , OR 97123

Posted 3 months ago

About Us

Acumed is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over three decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon with a global sales and distribution network supported by offices worldwide.

Product Engineer, Tray & Packaging

The Product Engineer, Tray & Packaging develops, designs, and tests sterile and non-sterile packaging solutions that ensure safe and effective presentation of Acumed products during surgery and protection of products during transport and storage. These systems include customized surgical tray systems that facilitate product reprocessing and re-sterilization as well as sterile packaging that maintains sterile barriers throughout the product lifecycle. Responsibilities include research, planning, idea creation and realization, concept development, specification generation, testing and validation protocols, as well as effective communication with team members, management, and customers. The Product Engineer, Tray & Packaging also supports packaging solutions after development by collaborating with cross-functional groups when manufacturing and quality improvements or other activities are needed.


  • Leads small department projects.

  • Supports multiple product development projects for tray or packaging responsibilities.

  • Effectively articulates and influences technical discussions cross-functionally.

  • Collaborates effectively with external vendors to resolve issues related to projects.

  • Effectively reaches out and communicates with sales and field reps when needed.

  • Creates questions/surveys for events to gather input from hospital staff, consultants and field sales reps.

  • Presents to larger internal audiences.

  • Creates new test protocols for more complex experiments. Applies and adapts ASTM standards as needed.

  • Assists in the development and modification of Master Families and worst case considerations.

  • Performs critical CAD print/model reviews for tolerancing and manufacturability and translates outcomes into developing Best Known Methods (BKM's) and associated quality checks.

  • Performs 3D tolerance modeling and analysis to design constructs to ensure functionality and manufacturability.

  • Participates in creating design control documents.

  • Identifies project/product risks and assigns severity and probabilities within the Risk Management (RMR) system.

  • Assists with qualification and maintenance of internal testing equipment

  • Investigates and understands manufacturing requirements for projects assigned.

  • Utilizes Root Cause Analysis tools (RCA) to investigate, analyze and resolve more difficult issues.

  • Applies a wider range of statistical tools to testing methods, interpretation of test results and conclusions.

  • Understands how to leverage current manufacturing capabilities to product designs.

  • Researches and applies Operating Room and Sterile Processing practices to support projects assigned.

  • Gains and applies knowledge of Acumed products to tray and packaging solutions.

  • Researches and develops working knowledge of 2 or more technical specialties as assigned by manager.


  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Bio-Mechanical Engineering, or Equivalent with 2 or more years' experience*

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively with teammates and managers

  • Ability to lead teams on small projects

  • Ability to write test protocols & reports and conduct testing under limited supervision

  • Applied knowledge of 3D/2D software, ability to model and create drawings of moderate complexity for tray system components and sterile packaging

  • Knowledgeable and able to apply Level 1 & 2 GD&T principles to technical drawings

  • Knowledgeable and able to apply basic FEA analysis to mitigate design failure modes

  • Proficient in creating and managing ECO's through completion

  • Knowledgeable and ability to apply basic root cause analysis techniques to solve issues

  • Ability to read and understand medical journal articles and present data effectively to peers and perform clinical summaries and write clinical data reports.

  • Ability to read and understand patents.

  • Knowledgeable and ability to apply and navigate Acumed's Design control process

  • Completion and certification for Level 100 and 200 Anatomy and product training

  • Knowledgeable in at least one technical specialty area

  • Ability to conduct in depth literature searches

Acumed and ACUTE are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acumed is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying to Acumed and need special assistance or accommodation, please contact us at

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Product Engineer, Tray & Packaging