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Product Development Engineer R&D

Oberdorf, Switzerland
R&D Engineering (R&D)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905718168W

"Caring for the world… one person at a time” inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. This culture of caring is the focus of our corporate philosophy, that are anchored in the internationally applicable Credo

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of technology, devices, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, cranio-maxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today’s evolving health care environment. Our broad array of inspired, innovative and high-quality offerings help advance the health and wellbeing of people around the world. 

For the Biomaterials Product Development department in Oberdorf (BL), we are looking for a Product Development Engineer. 

In this position you are responsible for the design and development of new and improvements/modifications of existing implants and instruments.

  • Design and develops new implants and instruments and develops improvements and modifications to current products
  • Participate and / or guiding of development projects as well as responsible for product design
  • Create and evaluate solutions and design concepts / strategies as well as leading product development projects
  • Works with surgeons, sales force and others for design requirements, design concept, development, prototype and cadaver evaluation and clinical follow-up
  • Responsible for initial patient 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 engineering office, generates product models, concept layouts, and prints using a CAD software
  • Responsible for the performance of the product and it’s mechanical stability, as well as the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Develops mechanical test set-ups (including deviation of benchmarks) according to national and international standards and coordinates the activities required to fabricate test parts and complete mechanical testing
  • Works with manufacturing ensuring the design stages to incorporate manufacturability into the product designs and during the implementation 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
  • Supports surgeons with regards to handling of implants/instruments and engineering specific questions
  • Maintains awareness of surgical trends through involvement with or support of AO experts groups
  • Performs other special projects and functions as assigned

  • You have an MSc or Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, other related Engineering or Natural Science field or equivalent working experience
  • Experience and interest in polymer technology, surface analysis and physico-chemical analyses is a must  
  • Knowledge of Biomechanics, biology, anatomy is a plus 
  • You are an open-minded, sociable and a good communicator at all hierarchical levels and present your concepts to an international audience
  • You look forward to an interdisciplinary environment and influence your colleagues with your inspiring nature with connecting abilities, solution orientation, flexibility, endurance and a high degree of autonomy
  • CAD/CAM knowledge 
  • Project Management experience
  • Very good knowledge of English and good knowledge of German

If you are a creative and innovative mind passionate about medical technology and want to become part of a successful and growing organization, then please send us your online application (CV & Motivation Letter)

Primary Location
Synthes GmbH (7111)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
Requisition ID