Smith & Nephew, Inc. Position Description
Development Engineer 1
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The Product Development Engineer I performs product design activities and coordinates production of prototypes for Product Development. Provides technical support to the sales, marketing, and manufacturing efforts of the division.
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Consults with the marketing staff, sponsoring surgeons, and manufacturing staff, as required, to facilitate proper design or products.
Acts as a consultant on the design of special products.
Prepares design drawings and acts as a consultant in the preparation of final drawings.
Provides technical assistance in the production of prototypes.
Initiates, performs as needed, and reviews in-house mechanical product (implant and/or instrument) testing in support of product design, regulatory submissions, manufacturing, quality, and sales support.
Initiates, performs (non-surgical), and reviews surgical or cadaveric product testing in support of product design and sales support.
Provides technical support for manufacturing, quality, marketing and sales, as directed
Travels, as required, for professional meetings or in association with product development or technical support activities.
Prepares and updates Project Schedules.
Works with the in-house legal department, outside legal consultants, and Government Patent Officials, as required, on patent searches, patent infringements, and patent applications.
Other duties as assigned.