Smith & Nephew is a diversified advanced medical technology business that supports healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries to improve the quality of life for their patients. We have leadership positions in Orthopedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma:
• Orthopedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders
• Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds
• Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint
• Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones
We have over 15,000 employees around the world. Annual sales in 2015 were more than $4.6 billion.
We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100.
This position will lead project teams responsible for the design and development of sterile, single-use, medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures.
Keywords: Plastics, Polymer, Molding, Medical Disposables, Plastics Engineering, Conceptualization, Intellectual Property, Solid Modeling, Prototyping, Finite Element Analysis
Design, prototype and develop innovative designs for use in new, high-volume, single-use endoscopy products to meet customer needs, manufacturability (DFM), cost, quality, reliability, effectiveness and ergonomics
Develop design control requirements including the creation of CAD models, assemblies, drawings, detailed specifications, design verification and validation plans, protocols and reports in accordance with FDA and ISO guidelines
Collaborate closely and effectively with cross-functional departments –
Marketing, Quality, Regulatory and Manufacturing to drive projects to completion within schedule
Manage the working partnerships with multiple outside resources contracted for the concept/product development, prototype/pilot fabrication, and testing of devices
Identify, collaborate and manage outside suppliers on material selection, tool design, manufacturing technologies and specifications for components, subassemblies, finished assemblies
Generate and document intellectual property (IP)
Interact with Physicians to identify unmet user needs to improve product designs.
Mentor and develop junior engineers
Adherence to, and implementation of, Smith & Nephew procedures and policies.