Conceives, plans, and conducts research in problem areas of engineering of considerable scope and complexity. May also perform as a technical staff specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned area of responsibility. At this senior level, candidates must have medical device experience. Medical Device Product Design preferred. Candidates must have a competency in product failure analysis during R&D phase.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS PERFORMED
Conducts complete and conceptually related studies to approach technical problems, whereas the problems are difficult to define, require unconventional or novel approaches, and require sophisticated research techniques.
Performs technical work where available guides and precedents contain critical gaps, are only partially related to the problem, or may be largely lacking due to the novel character of the project.
Generally contributes inventions, new designs, or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of specific problems.
As a staff technical specialist, keeps abreast of new scientific methods and developments affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in emphasis of programs or new design programs warranted by such developments.
Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of engineers or technicians and may be assisted on various engineering projects.
May provide input and direction to management on various issues.
Works on special projects, writes ECN's, and creates prototypes.
Performs other related duties and tasks as required.
SUMMARY OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Educational and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or technical field related to the department of assignment or industry with ten years previous related experience, a Master's Degree with eight years previous related experience, or a Ph.D with five years previous related experience.
Ability to independently apply analytical skills, complex scientific technical principles, and detailed knowledge in solving engineering problems and developing new products, techniques, or designs.
Demonstrated computer skills preferably spreadsheets, word processing, database and other applicable software programs.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member.
Working knowledge of United States and international standards as applicable to the department.
Strong mechanical aptitude
Medical device product design experience
Competency in product failure analysis
Scientific problem solving
Special projects/ECN's/ prototype creation
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
Lifting -- Not to exceed 50 lbs. -- local practice may apply.
Field of vision/peripheral
Fine motor skills
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ, MMSI) was founded in 1987 by Fred P. Lampropoulos. Merit develops, manufactures and markets single-use medical devices primarily for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular and vascular disease. Merit has been successful in introducing and marketing innovative, high-quality products through its expertise in new product design and its capabilities in injection and insert molding of plastics; the application of its proprietary electronic and sensor-based technologies; and wire, extrusion and catheter technologies. Merit also develops and markets embolotherapeutic products for the treatment of uterine fibroids, hypervascularized tumors, and arteriovenous malformations. Embolotherapy procedures are primarily performed by interventional radiologists and use bioengineered microspheres to create targeted vascular occlusion and drug delivery. The Company is utilizing its competitive advantages and technologies to develop and offer products that address a wide range of needs related to cardiology and radiology procedures performed in hospitals. Sales are made primarily to U.S. hospitals through a direct sales force. The Company markets its products in over 60 countries worldwide, utilizing a direct sales force in Europe, and distributors for the remainder of the world.
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
1600 Merit Parkway
(9800 South Redwood Road)
South Jordan, UT 84095
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Merit Medical Systems, Inc.