SENIOR R&D ENGINEER (1 of 2) in Somerville, New Jersey | DiversityInc Careers
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 Mentor is a leading supplier of breast implants in the global aesthetic market. The company develops, manufactures, and markets innovative, science-based products for surgical and non-surgical medical procedures that allow breast surgery patients to improve their quality of life. The company focuses on two strategic areas: breast reconstruction and breast augmentation. MENTOR® is the only manufacturer whose silicone breast implants are made in the U.S.A. For over 20 years, more than 5 million women have chosen MENTOR® Breast Implants.

Mentor is seeking a Senior R&D Engineer located in Somerville, New Jersey and Irving, Texas.

The Senior R&D Engineer will:
  • Contribute to multi-functional multidisciplinary project teams (R&D, manufacturing, marketing, regulatory, etc.) in the design, development and manufacturing of breast implants, tissue expanders, and processes to fulfill clinical needs within regulatory requirements
  • Conduct research toward new product or process development or development toward improvement of existing products or process
  • Apply knowledge of scientific and engineering principles to a broad range of assignments and contribute inventions, new designs, new processes and techniques to solve technical problems based on customer needs
  • Interact directly with customers (surgeons) to determine and identify unmet needs and work towards producing products to support these conditions that incorporate manufacturability into new product development
  • Interact with manufacturing to prepare R&D prototype testing or processing equipment for use in manufacturing
  • Responsible for participating in design reviews and re-validation assessments to ensure the safe and environmentally sound start-up of new processes
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance
  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed/assigned by the manager

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering or related field, or equivalent required; a master’s degree in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering is highly preferred
  • At least 4 years related engineering experience required
  • Experience with polymer based manufacturing and/or device design preferred
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics is required
  • 5 years of experience in design, development and commercialization of Class I-II medical devices preferred
  • Working knowledge of Design Control preferred
  • Designing with 3D CAD tools, including SolidWorks and rapid prototyping, including hands-on manual prototyping, SLA and FDM is desired
  • Proficiency with MS Office preferred
  • Previous experience with mechanical testing and/or laboratory test method development desired
  • Location: Somerville, NJ or Irving, TX
  • Travel: Less than 10% travel required

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Other Locations
North America-United States-Texas-Irving
Mentor Worldwide LLC (6177)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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