Engineer R and D

Posted 05 May 2022
Job type Limited
DisciplineScienceLife Sciences

Job description

For our Customer a Pharmaceutical Company in Zuchwil we are looking for a

Engineer R&D

Is responsible for the design and development of new and improvements/modifications of existing implants and instruments.
The position is focused on Life Cycle Management: change management, CAPA, non conformities, field investigation and support to manufacturing: design transfer, cost improvement, verification / validation.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops new implants and instruments and develops improvements and modifications to current products according to the Synthes product development process
  • Responsible for the product design
  • Is primary contact person for technical questions/issues of existing products
  • Works with surgeons, sales force and others for design requirements, design concept development, prototype and cadaver evaluation, and clinical follow-up
  • Responsible for initial patent review of designs for freedom to operate as well as for the protection of new concepts, techniques and products through proper patenting
  • In close collaboration with the technical engineering office, generates product models, concept layouts, and prints using a CAD software
  • Responsible for the performance of the product and its mechanical stability, as well as the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Develops mechanical test set-ups (including derivation of benchmarks) according to national and international standards and coordinates the activities required to fabricate test parts and complete mechanical testing (according to PD process)
  • Works with manufacturing during the design stages to incorporate manufacturability into the product designs and during the implentation phase to clarify design issues
  • Performs the required activities and generates the appropriate PD documents to ensure compliance with national and international regulations related to medical devices (in particular EU MDD, US FDA, Japanese PAL)
  • Supports surgeons with regards to handling of implants/instruments and engineering-specific questions
  • Know and follow all laws and policies that apply to the job, and to maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all time

Extended duties

  • Maintains awareness of surgical trends through involvement with or support of AO expert groups within the TK system and other expert bodies
  • Performs other special projects and functions as assigned.
  • Responsible for managing high impact and particularly complex projects within the group or across the organization
  • Establishs and maintains relationships with experts in the field (i.e. surgeons, research scientists, metallurgists, etc.)
  • Performs Group Manager related tasks when required and is deputy
  • Trains and mentors DEs and ADEs, this can involve formal leadership


  • University plus at least 3 years practical experience or Experienced professional, who has mastered the job through professional training and extensive experience (min. 7 years)
  • Experience in the medical devices field mandatory (ideally in trauma products)
  • Ideally Mechanical experience (construction, production)
  • Knowledge of biomechanic, biology, anatomy is a plus
  • Spread sheet and CAD/CAM, materials science
  • Project management
  • Creative/problem-solving skills
  • planning skills
  • willingness to accept responsibility
  • independent
  • team player
  • English: Business fluent
  • German: Business fluent (desirable)

General Information:

  • Workplace: Zuchwil
  • Workload: 100%
  • Start Date: 01.06.2022
  • Duration: 7 months

Your Application:
Please apply online. For further information about the position, please contact your Kelly recruiter, M Judith Atgé Martin (+41 61 270 80 16).