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Engineer II, Innovation & Technology

San Antonio, United States of America
Science and Engineering

Job Description

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for supporting activities performed in support of Competitive Testing, Innovation & Technology and/or franchise related projects.  The position will initiate, research, develop, execute and assess methods for the preparation and testing of electromagnetic negative pressure devices, dressings, early stage technologies and concepts that utilize structural biological proteins, traditional dressing materials and/or mechanical designs.  Development of complex test fixtures, test algorithms, manufacturing methods/processes, dressings and therapy units and associated reporting are expected work products.  Establishment and characterization of test methods and protocols to better understand electromechanical systems, data analysis activities including: statistical analysis, data reduction and report generation are expected.  The position will work collaboratively and independently as part of the Innovation & Technology group.  Coordination of projects, with internal and/or external resources are a key component of this role.

Major Responsibilities

Work collaboratively with other engineers and scientist in the organization to providing high-level experience, knowledge and support to R&T efforts, competitive testing efforts, and franchise teams. Responsible for transferring information gleaned from experiments, concepts and technology projects to both technical and non-technical parts of the organization Responsible for coordination, implementation, analysis and reporting of NPWT device evaluations within a timely manner.  May input into experimental test design. Interact with internal resources such as lead scientists, program managers, project scientists, engineers and technicians to ensure protocols are properly understood and completed in a timely and quality manner. Utilize required software tools, rapidly turn new product ideas and concepts discussed in meetings and other forums into visual or physical designs by producing sketches, 3D CAD models, visualizations or prototypes; Specify, select and integrate material, fabric, mechanical and electro-mechanical components, and other materials. Work with engineers and scientists of other disciplines to integrate electronics and other technologies into test fixtures and if appropriate, new designs.  Performs and properly document experiments according to the specific protocols and roles.  Perform technical and record keeping duties in conformance with company and regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements.  This includes appropriate data entry, data analysis, quality control of entered data and creations and compilation of charts, graphs and tables. Participate in cross functional development teams, and contribute to the continuous improvement and development of the technical prowess of the business locally and globally. Communicate well at all technical levels including appropriately communicating technical status and issues to non-technical stakeholders. Create prototypes to allow for the presentation of concepts or functional/feasibility testing where appropriate Assist the process of achieving approval for further development of a new product concept or technology by producing supporting documentation including presentation materials. Participate and conduct detailed design reviews as required. As a member of a project teams, contribute to team meetings, liaise with suppliers and other functions outside of the I & T group. Responsible for appropriate generation and protection of intellectual property Evolve and ‘reduce to practice’ ideas that have been approved for development. Interact with external resources such as vendors, suppliers contract scientists, specialist and technicians as required Participates in any and all reasonable work activities as may be deemed suitable and assigned by management. Conforms to, supports and enforces all Company policies and procedures

Position Qualifications

Bachelors of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Engineering Self-starter, well organized and detailed oriented Proven ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing Minimum four years of experience in or with industry, substantial relevant experience in academic settings during training may be considered in lieu of experience as may considerable experience with NPWT devices Minimum one year developing and/or processing and/or prototyping Previous technical leadership experience At least 1 year experience in 3D CAD systems Proven comprehensive experience in producing prototypes and associated technical documents (3D CAD models, 2D drawings) within a regulated engineering environment Able to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of design and manufacturing processes and able to progress a new design from concept to production.  Experience working with and developing test parameters. Proven ability to create and refine prototypes, test jigs and working models Experience performing detailed task per written protocols and documenting results.  Experience working in regulatory environment and in support of writing protocols preferred. Command of computer applications for documentation and data management (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).  Experience with graphing and statistical packages, Adobe Photoshop, Sigma Scan, and Image Pro a plus. Ability to deal effectively with all employees and external business contacts while conveying a positive, service oriented attitude. Ability to maintain complete confidentiality and discretion in business relationships and exercise sound business judgment.

Preferred Qualifications

Degrees in materials science/ engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering MS, EIT, PE and/or PMP Certification Four years industrial experience in development of medical devices, pharmaceutical or combination devices Knowledge of FDA/ISO requirements Knowledge of wound management products Knowledge or experience with fluid transport and/or hydraulics a plus Experience with successfully commercializing medical devices

The information listed above is not a comprehensive list of all duties/responsibilities performed. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Any physical and mental requirements described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability: Acelity L.P. Inc. and its subsidiaries are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: VEVRAA Federal Contractor