PURPOSE – in 3-4 sentences, briefly describe the overall purpose of the role, i.e. why the role exists
The Product Development Engineer (PDE) is capable to both leading technical projects and taking full responsibility for developing products according to the company’s Design Control and Idea to Market process. Products include new product developments as well as maintaining the existing product portfolio such as cost reduction or quality improvement. The PDE further acts as a general point of knowledge for technical expertise (SME) in the company’s products as well as the industry’s trends.
Product Development Engineer
ACCOUNTABILITIES – describe role accountabilities/responsibilities, i.e. what the role does
Autonomously design and develop products according to the company’s Design Control and Idea to Market processes. Plan, perform and document design verification and validation activities.
Ensure all required specifications and related documentation are in place in due time and quality to assure early milestone achievement (e.g. SG, KGM, Design Transfer etc).
Manage external partners, suppliers, and KOLs in relation to assigned PD activities.
Identify patentable designs and file patents in cooperation with the company’s IP department.
Identify process and product improvements and support improvement requests for other departments.
Be a central point of knowledge of and comply with all relevant PD guidelines and procedures such as Design Control and Idea to Market process.
Continuously report to line and project manager achievements and escalates challenges in a timely manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE – Functional/technical competencies specific to the role and required to perform the role
Critical Knowledge and Qualifications: (what the role holder must know; including any required general or professional qualifications/education)
Strong technical background (BSc, MSc or equivalent) in relevant field (biomedical or mechanical engineering).
Further education in Medical Technology or Business Administration is a plus.
Fluent in English (spoken and written), German (spoken and written) is an asset.
Critical Skills/technical know-how: (what the role holder must be able to do)
Expert knowledge in relevant tools (3D CAD, SAP, Office), processes (DCP and ItM) and relevant SOPs.
Good understanding of user needs, clinical and laboratory workflows to be able to translate customer needs into technical requirements and to perform customer visits with valuable feedback.
Good knowledge of the relevant Nobel Biocare products, their history as well as manufacturing methods incl. limitations and cost.
Five plus (5+) years of successful working experience in product development and / or technical project lead in medical device or pharmaceutical industry, preferably in the dental industry.
Experience in leading technical projects and teams in matrix organizations.
Randstad Hungary Kft.
Mr Attila Kerekes