Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Job Location US-MO-St Louis
    Job ID
    10175
    Pos. Category
    R&D
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.

     

    The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, R&D is expected to be an experienced individual contributor of mechanical design expertise for R&D projects in a medical device company. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer applies a broad knowledge of engineering principals to design new surgical equipment and accessory devices for ophthalmic surgery. He or she provides comprehensive product development services from conceptual design to product release. He or she approves modifications to existing designs, assesses acceptability of non-conforming parts, and troubleshoots product complaints in a team setting. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer may also provide project coordination and technical/project leadership for select accessory development activities.

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer shall be the primary individual contributor and technical project lead for assigned New Product Development (NPD) projects. The primary scope of development activities supported by position shall be ophthalmic surgical equipment and accessory devices for both anterior and posterior segment indications. Additional design change support to facilitate maintenance of business (MOB) shall be provided as required based on the mix of projects in the pipeline or as appropriate based on subject matter expertise.

    • Acts as design lead for one or more core technologies or product revenue streams.
    • Performs comprehensive mechanical design tasks as a lead contributor and/or core team member for new product development.
    • Generates design concepts for new products based on marketing inputs.
    • Collaborates with personnel from marketing, manufacturing, and quality to ensure that new designs meet customer requirements.
    • Prepares documentation to ensure that product development processes comply with FDA accepted control guidelines.
    • Creates 3D Solid Works/Inventor models and 2D prototype drawings for parts and assemblies.
    • Optimizes performance of products using engineering methods and software tools.
    • Evaluates new prototypes against performance criteria and solicits feedback from marketing product managers.
    • Attends surgical procedures and communicates with clinical advisors to acquire customer feedback for new products.
    • Writes test protocols, performs experiments, and authors reports to support new product verification efforts.
    • Participates in validation of new products and documents results. Reviews and approves design changes and verification plans for released products and procedural packs.
    • Performs comprehensive engineering activities to support new product development projects.
    • Provides consulting support for product improvement and maintenance of business projects.

    Key Relationships: 

    • Internal: Commercial, Operations, Design Quality, R&D Project Management, Regulatory Affairs
    • External: Surgeons/Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Nurses, Clinical Staff, Outside Technical Support Agencies

    Qualifications

    Required Education:  

    • BS in Mechanical Engineering

    Preferred Education:

    • MS in Mechanical Engineering or other Advanced Technical/Scientific Degree.

     

    Required Skills/Qualifications:

    • Ability to create electro-mechanical designs using Solid Works, Autodesk Inventor, or equivalent software.  
    • Ability to interpret and create engineering drawings, specifications, reports, and other engineering or manufacturing documentation. Strong knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, devices, and materials including pneumatic systems, fluidic management systems, and ultrasonic energy delivery systems. Broad knowledge of manufacturing methods. 
    • Expertise in mechanical design and tolerance analysis. 
    • Expertise with sensors, instrumentation and test equipment/software. 
    • Working knowledge of electrical systems. 
    • Good working knowledge of MS Office tools, analytical tools, project management tools, ERP systems. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
    • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally.

     

    Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

    • Electro-mechanical, medical equipment design. 
    • Micro-mechanical component fabrication process selection/development. 
    • Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis (CFD). 
    • Medical device design control and risk management expertise.

     

    Required Experience:

    • BS with Minimum of 5 years of experience, MS/PhD with a minimum 3 years of experience involving medical device development per ISO 13485 and CFR 821. Alternatively, 5 or more years of new product development experience involving mechanical/electro-mechanical equipment for consumer, military, or industrial applications.

     

    Preferred Experience: 

    • 7 or more years of progressive product development design experience involving design of electro-mechanical medical equipment or accessories. 
    • History of applied technical expertise involving pneumatics, hydraulics, vibrations/acoustics, and/or machine development. 
    • Extensive design of products fabricated using diverse manufacturing processes including milling, turning, EDM, laser welding/cutting, injection molding, ultrasonic welding, surface coatings, heat treatments, chemical treatments, tube forming, adhesive bonding, and automated assembly. 
    • Experience with Design for Six Sigma, QFD, and DFM tools. 
    • Demonstrated history of innovation demonstrated by patents and successful product introductions.

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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